E.L.F. Makeup Review and Face of the Day

Published December 4, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Good morning doll babies. It’s extremely cold here in Florida today. With cold there is pain for fibromyalgia sufferers. My pain level is  9 today which means I will be practicing self care and resting today. With that said I chose to do a low maintenance makeup today. It’s not full on glam but I think it turned out cute. I know my hair looks put together, it really isn’t all I did was put it in a twisted bun last night and then I took it down and ran my fingers through it… that’s it, it’s my go to thing for when I’m in pain so I don’t look a hot mess the next day.

The makeup I am using today are mostly all new products for me and all are from the E.L.F. cosmetics line.

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All New Products to Me

I didn’t buy a primer because I own 2 of E.L.F.’s primers, however I couldn’t use either as both are expired. I had forgotten that I DID however purchase their Poreless Putty Primer, so I should have used that one and I will review that primer in tomorrow’s face of the day … and I really need to repurchase the two primers that went off as I really do enjoy them. I didn’t purchase an eyeliner because I find that I just do not like the eyeliners in their line as is the case with their mascara… I just don’t like their mascaras…. it’s a preference issue and not a quality issue.  I find the E.L.F. eyeliners to be too waxy and too dry for my tender eye area and as for the mascara I find their mascaras to be too flaky for me.

Now on to the face of the day and makeup review ….

The Face of the Day…..

Base: The primer I picked today was Too faced Hangover RX ($34 at Ulta, Sephora, and the Too Faced website). I used E.L.F. BB Cream SPF 20 ($6 on the ELF website) in the color Nude. For concealer I am wearing their HD Lifting Concealer ($4 on their website). To set my bb cream I used the E.L.F. Sheer Tint Finishing Powder ($6 on their website) in the color Light/Medium.  As always I set my under eye I used the Smooth and Set under eye setting powder ($4 on their website). I used the E.L.F. Contour Palette ($8 on their website) in the color light/medium as my bronzer today.

 

Eyes: To prime my eyes I used, as always, my Tarte Shape Tape ($19 at Ulta). I used the New Classics eye shadow palette ($14 on their website). To set my Shape Tape I used the color Creme. My first transition color is Truffle and my second transition is Darling which I also used on the outer 1/2 of my lid. For my crease color I chose Muse. The outer v was darkened by Earth which I also used on the outer 1/3 of my lid. On the inner 1/2 of my lid I used Beloved and then I used Glamour over top of Beloved on the inner 1/3. For my brow bone highlight I used Blanc and my inner corner highlight is Cosmo. i used a combination of Noir and Earth as my eyeliner and on my lower lash line I used Darling and Earth. On my lower water line I used NYX Faux Whites ($8 at Ulta and NYX’s website) in the color Linen.The mascara I chose was The Balm What’s Your Type? ($19 on The Balm website). I switched it up with my brows today. I used E.L.F. Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) in deep brown paired with E.L.F. Wow Brow ($4 on their website) also in deep brown

 

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With Flash

Cheeks and Lips:  I used the E.L.F. Illuminating Palette ($8 on their website). For blush I used their powder blush palette ($8 on their website) in light and I used the second color on the top. Finally I used their lip liner and blending brush ($3 on their website) in the color nude pink and paired it with their high shine liquid lip gloss ($4 on their website).

The Review ….

From what I remember on the ELF primers they are pretty good. The down side is they seem to go off too fast. I have had the 2 that I picked for only 3 months. It could be because I purchased them at Walmart and Walmart doesn’t always keep track of their expiration dates. I am looking forward to trying the pore primer! I have heard great things about it.

The BB Cream is a thin formula that gives you light coverage. Unlike most BB creams with SPF in them, this BB cream doesn’t have a scent and isn’t greasy. It’s pretty good. One dollop is all that is needed. It melds into the skin flawlessly and blended like a dream. However, like most BB creams, it does need to be set in place with a powder. It comes in 6 shades, 1 being a deep shade for dark skin. They do offer 3 color foundation adjusting creams that could help darker skinned lovelies find a shade that’s right for them.

The HD Lifting Concealer is one that I owned and have repurchased several times. The down side is that it only comes in 3 shades, none of which are even close enough for deeper skin. The upside? This concealer looks amazing under the eyes! It makes the skin look glowing and bright and flawless! It doesn’t last from morning to night, unless you set it with a powder.

E.L.F. Sheer Tint Finishing Powder is new to me. I never have tried an ELF powder because I’m so obsessed with the Laura Mercier one. This powder is silky. It comes in 5 shadeds, 2 that are for darker skin. I did find that by noon I had to reapply the powder to my nose and jaw line. This powder makes the skin look perfected.

 

 

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With Flash

Eyes: To prime my eyes I used, as always, my Tarte Shape Tape ($19 at Ulta). I used the New Classics eye shadow palette ($14 on their website). To set my Shape Tape I used the color Creme. My first transition color is Truffle and my second transition is Darling which I also used on the outer 1/2 of my lid. For my crease color I chose Muse. The outer v was darkened by Earth which I also used on the outer 1/3 of my lid. On the inner 1/2 of my lid I used Beloved and then I used Glamour over top of Beloved on the inner 1/3. For my brow bone highlight I used Blanc and my inner corner highlight is Cosmo. i used a combination of Noir and Earth as my eyeliner and on my lower lash line I used Darling and Earth. On my lower water line I used NYX Faux Whites ($8 at Ulta and NYX’s website) in the color Linen.The mascara I chose was The Balm What’s Your Type? ($19 on The Balm website). I switched it up with my brows today. I used E.L.F. Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on their website) in deep brown paired with E.L.F. Wow Brow ($4 on their website) also in deep brown

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With Flash

Cheeks and Lips:  I used the E.L.F. Illuminating Palette ($8 on their website). For blush I used their powder blush palette ($8 on their website) in light and I used the second color on the top. Finally I used their lip liner and blending brush ($3 on their website) in the color nude pink and paired it with their high shine liquid lip gloss ($4 on their website).

The Review ….

From what I remember on the ELF primers they are pretty good. The down side is they seem to go off too fast. I have had the 2 that I picked for only 3 months. It could be because I purchased them at Walmart and Walmart doesn’t always keep track of their expiration dates. I am looking forward to trying the pore primer! I have heard great things about it.

The BB Cream is a thin formula that gives you light coverage. Unlike most BB creams with SPF in them, this BB cream doesn’t have a scent and isn’t greasy. It’s pretty good. One dollop is all that is needed. It melds into the skin flawlessly and blended like a dream. However, like most BB creams, it does need to be set in place with a powder. It comes in 6 shades, 1 being a deep shade for dark skin. They do offer 3 color foundation adjusting creams that could help darker skinned lovelies find a shade that’s right for them.

The HD Lifting Concealer is one that I owned and have repurchased several times. The down side is that it only comes in 3 shades, none of which are even close enough for deeper skin. The upside? This concealer looks amazing under the eyes! It makes the skin look glowing and bright and flawless! It doesn’t last from morning to night, unless you set it with a powder.

E.L.F. Sheer Tint Finishing Powder is new to me. I never have tried an ELF powder because I’m so obsessed with the Laura Mercier one. This powder is silky. It comes in 5 shades, 2 that are for darker skin. I did find that by noon I had to reapply the powder to my nose and jaw line. This powder makes the skin look perfected.

The Smooth and Set under eye setting powder has been my go to under eye setting powder for about 3 years now, it’s that good. I use to set my under eye with face powder and it always made my under eye look dry.

This Contour Palette I used to bronze my skin with …. it’s OK as a bronzer, I really should have picked up an actual bronzer. The colors in the palette are good for contour they have the right undertones for shading. The powder blends well and layers beautifully.

New Classics eye shadow palette is amazing! The Shades are pretty, pigmented, and they blend into each other effortlessly. This palette comes with 18 shades, 8 mattes and 10 shimmers. This palette stands up to high end palettes. I will find myself reaching for this one a ton this winter. It’s a great go to palette for that everyday look that can easily be transformed into a night time look , with that black and dark brown shades.                  The Colors : Creme is a true vanilla. Truffle is a peach based tan. Darling is an orange based brown. Muse is a red based brown. Noir is a stand black. Blanc is a dull white with a silver reflect. Uptown is a grey base camel. Charmer is a pink based deep tan. Earth is a dark true brown. Beloved is a peach based pink with a gold reflect. Gilded is a deep gold with a green reflect. Glamour is a true light peach with a pink reflect. Black Cherry is a deep brown with a purple reflect. Cosmo is a beautiful tan with a pink reflect. Rose Gold is a pink based copper with a silver reflect. Platinum is a grey silver with a silver reflect. Opulent is a grey based green with a silver reflect. Downtown is a rainbow colored reflect.

E.L.F. Ultra Precise Brow Pencil really surprised me. Since I don’t really like the eyeliner lines I thought for sure I wouldn’t like the eyebrow pencil. It went on like a dream. It isn’t waxy like most brow pencils, it’s creamy… but not so creamy that it transfers to the forehead. In my opinion it’s just as good as the NYX micro brow pencil. The color was perfect and the point is small enough to draw fine hairs in the bald spots. I will definitely keep this pencil in my rotation which surprises me since I am so attached to the brow powder that I have been using for the better part of 2 years. Now the Wow Brow was another product that surprised me. I expected it to go on patchy or in the wrong color scheme. It goes on like a gel and dries down well. It also doesn’t make the brows feel crunchy. I really enjoy these two products together. The Brow pencil comes in 8 colors and the wow brow comes in 5 colors. These two products together are only $9! They work so well that the price is a steal. 

E.L.F. Illuminating Palette gives you 4 different shades of highlighter. I like them, they are not my favorite, I like the metallic flair highlighter much more (but then again I like full glam makeup much more than subtle makeup). These highlighters give you natural glow, they do have some glitter flecks but it’s nothing too harsh. They are perfect to wear for work or school as they aren’t high impact highlighters. Great for everyday wear.

The lip liner and blending brush is just OK for me. It’s a little waxy and went on a bit patchy for me. Now in full disclouser I did not use my lip balm today ( it was in the living room and I just didn’t want to go get it with the amount of pain I am in.) so this could be a factor as to why it went on patchy. The color payoff was good and I do want to try this liner again when I have my lip balm on to see if it feels less waxy and patchy.

The high shine liquid lip gloss is the unsung hero of the whole order! I have to tell you I hate lip gloss …and I mean HATE. It’s always sticky, never stays put long and then you are stuck reapplying forever, lip gloss always feels heavy on the lips too. This lip gloss is so amazing!!! I’m sad that it only comes in 3 colors and hope that E.L.F. comes out with more shades. I am totally picking up the other 2 shades. This little beauty goes on opaque and smoothly. It is not sticky at all and feels nice on the lips almost like my favorite lip balm. It almost feels like a liquid lipstick, it goes on like a liquid lipstick too. I ate breakfast and drank coffee and when I looked in the mirror my lip gloss was still in place. This isn’t the kind of lip product that you can layer over lip stick, because it’s so opaque that it would add to the color of your lip product not enhance your lip product.

Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                E.L.F. in general is a great company with great products at affordable prices. The quality of most of their products is amazing, high end quality meets budget friendly prices. This is a great company to explore whether you are a novice or an expert at makeup. This is a great place for novices to build their makeup repertoire. Just like with any other company, they do have some duds but they have more gems than duds.

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope they day finds you in good spirits with plenty of spoons.

And remember, always save a spoon for a bit of makeup.

XOXO

 

 

 

 

 

 

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