Thursday, 28 April 2011

My E.L.F Collection

Im sure many of you are aware fo the make-up company E.LF. (eyes lips face), and a lot of you will have tried some of their products, especially as tey are so affordable in comparison with other brands. Im not doing this post to brag, as  dont really have a lot of their products but I'd just tlike to talk about the ones I do have, so here goes...

So heres the goodies :) apart from the 100 palette which I totally forgot about, but its at the end of this post :)

Nail Polish in Party Purple - £1.50
How cheap is this?! The colour comes out true to the bottle colour on the nails, and its a really good formula, just as good as other polishes Ive paid much more for. For the rice its definatly worth stocking up on a few crazy colours you may not want to splash out on money wise. I would defiantely recommend their polishes and will be buying some more myself.

Daily Brush Cleaner - £3.50
This is great for cleaning brushes quickly between washes, spray a little on the brush then swirl it in a towel and a lot of the poduct comes off and your left with fresh smelling brushes that are good to go. It dries really quickly too so its great for spritzing on eye brushes when you want to use them on the same make-up look but for a new colour. Its lso great value for how much product you get, 250ml for £3.50...cant really complain!

Studio Make-up Mist and Set - £3.50
To me this is the cheaper alternative to Fix+ and for a fraction of the price. It has all the same benefits, and its in a good travel size bottle. I love how refreshing this is on the skin and I always set my make-up with this and I feel as though it makes it last longer, and it looks more natural afterwards. It claims to be full of vitamins and all that jazz too which is a nice bonus.

Blush and Bronzer Compact - £3.50
As you can tell I love this! The blusher is amazing, one of my favourites and it does have shimmer but it looks lovely on the cheeks and means you dont have to use much separate highlighter. The bronzer is really good too, I sometimes use this lightly over my face in the summer, but mostly on my chest area and my legs as it is shimmery so I wouldnt really use it to contour.

Complexion Perfection - £3.50
The different colours in this are meant to cancel out imperfections in your skin. Im not so sure of how well it does this, to me it just comes out like a white powder. Until I got my MAC MSF Natural I was using this every day to set my make-up and I still do sometimes as it works really well. It can be really good for when youve applied a little too much blush(im hopeless at doing this), it kinda calms it down to an acceptable shade haha. But yeh I will be repurchasing this with my next ELF order.

All Over Colour Stick - £1.50
This to me is similar to the Nars Multiples, for a tiny percentage of the price. This colour is a bit light to use as a blush, so I dont use t much, but there are other shades which could be really useful as blush or highlighters. It can also be used as a cream eyeshadow or on the lips, but personally I find it really drying on the lips and doesnt taste too good. I think I have jsut bee put of slightly as this colour doesnt do me many favours, but I would be willing to try other colours at this price!

Mineral Glow - £5.00
As with all loose powder/mineral type products, this can get rather messy to use, and therefore I dont use it much, unless Ive got loads of time to be careful over it. Having said that, when I do use it, it gives a gorgeous highlight, not too gliterry just a lovely shimmer. Also you get a laod of product for the price 10 grams for a fiver, pretty good! I do love this I jsut wish there was a less messy way of using it, it gets all over every surface.

Hypershine Lipgloss in Bubble Gum - £1.50
I looove this lipgloss! Its just a good product, tastes good, looks good, good staying powder, and its the middle man between sticky and basically being like water. These glosses are so good for the price and I'll definately be picking up more of them

Eyelid Primer - £1.50
This is probably the best eyelid primer Ive used. Granted I havnt used UDPP or Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but I dont see the point in spending the money on them when Ive found everything I want in this one. It leaves your eyelids feeling velvety and my eyeshadow stays put until I actually take it off without smudging or creasing, love it!

Theraputic Conditioning Balm in Strawberry Creme - £1.50
This again is another product I love from ELF. It may not have the miracle powers or Carmex or anything liek that, but it feels lovely and luxuriously smooth on the lips. It smells amazing too and it looks really cute :). Really lovely lip balm.

Top - All Over Colour Stick... See what I mean about the funny colour for my skin
Middle - Bronzer...This is a really heavy swatch, but I would never wear it this heavy on my skin obviously
Bottom - Blush...How gorgeous is that colour!
Side - Lipgloss...See it hiding near my thumb? It kinda matches the blush, love it!
(On my nails is Barry M's Strawberry Ice Cream)

Last But Not Least the 100 Shadows Palette, which I believe was Ltd Editon for Christmas.
However they do have 32 piece palettes at the mnute which look great.
I got this at the reduced price of £7.00...yes £7.00 for 100 shadows!
I love how this has nearly every colour you can imagine, so you dont have to splash out on individual bright colours that you may only use a few times.
The shadows are generally great quality across the whole palette, and last really well when used with the primer, I reach for this a lot!

So theres what I have so far, hope this was helpful in some way!


  1. i was considering to buy that brush cleanser and makeup mist..and you convinced me :D

  2. i love elf! i have the theraputic conditioning balm and love it! im thinking im going to get that brush cleaner too, sounds like a good idea :) great post :)
    nicola xx

  3. I bought a load of stuff from elf last week and I'm not sure if I'm 100% happy with all of it :/ I have tried the allover colour stick though, in pink lemonade it is lovely for me as a subtle blush :o) xxxx

  4. Girls deffo get the brush cleaner its great :)

    oh dear hannah what dont you like xxx

  5. Great collection, I have the palette.

  6. I have lots of elf stuff. want to try the blusher/bronzer!xx

  7. I don't have products from ELF but I heard so many good things about Complexion Perfection! and the Brush cleaner!