E.L.F Haul

Not too long ago I saw on a few blogs that  eyeslipsface.co.uk (ELF) were having an offer where if you spent £30 or more, you received all of your basket for half price! Seeing as it's a very inexpensive site, I decided to take a browse and ended up making the most of the offer and buying a few things, oops.


In total I purchased 6 items (fan brush not shown) and then my sister purchased a few items so it came to just over £15 after reductions, bargain!



Firstly I ordered the ELF Mineral Face Primer the most expensive of the lot at £6.95 (before reductions). I'd heard a lot of good things about this particular product. It's a silicon based formula that comes out clear and instantly smooths out any pores and lines on the face. There's also no funky scent either which can only be a good thing. I'm not usually a big fan of this type of primer, but at the bargain price I thought 'why not try it'.





Next was the ELF HD Blush in the shade 'Headliner'  - £4.50. This is a very pigmented cream blush that gives a diffused look when on the skin. This has often been compared to the Make-up Forever HD blush due to its packaging, name etc... When I first swatched this I wasn't expecting it to be so pigmented -seriously the phrase 'a little goes a long way' definitely applies here! However because of its packaging, the pump dispenses way more than you need, so a lot is wasted per use. 




I also noticed that the ELF all over colour stick - £1.95, has been compared to the NARS multiple, so this heavily influenced me to pick up one of these. I got the shade 'Persimmon' which is a gorgeous light shimmery pink which is perfect as a highlight shade rather than a blush as there isn't much pigmentation. Never the less it is gorgeous! 



Another NARS dupe was also on my wish list, this being the ELF contouring blush and bronzing powder in the shade 'st. lucia' - £3.95. I've regularly seen blog posts comparing the NARS orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer to this particular product. I can't comment on the blush comparison. However the bronzing powder is much more powdery/talcy than the NARS Laguna bronzer. Yet it's so easy to blend and looks stunning as a contour. The blush is a gorgeous pink with golden shimmers running through it although, like the bronzer, it's very talcy. 



Next was the ELF daily brush cleaner - £3.95. I was looking for something to replace my MAC brush cleaner however this is definitely not it. First of all, it has a really strong scent which made me a bit nervous about applying it to my brushes, especially with my extremely sensitive skin. Then when I tried to spot clean, the product just evaporated almost instantly and did absolutely nothing to clean my brushes. Basically all it does is make your brushes smell nice.

Finally was a Fan Brush - (£1.95). I can safely say I payed for the quality, this is nothing worth raving about. But it will do for applying highlighter, contour etc... until I find something better. 

Swatches
(top-bottom) Bronzer and blush duo (st. lucia) , all over colour stick (Persimmon) & HD blush (Headliner)

ELF have regularly got offers on, so I would totally recommend checking out their website and grabbing yourself a few bargains. 


  
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