Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.) Cosmetics recently had an online 50% off sale. I took advantage of their already affordable prices slashed in half & planned a total that would get me free shipping too! There are a lot of great products in their line that range from $1-$10. During my haul, I made sure to grab a few brushes–they have some of the best makeup brushes I have ever used. I love the $1 Essential Eyeshadow Brush, the $3 Studio Small Stipple Brush, and my favorite (!) the $3 Studio Powder Brush (which I use to apply foundation.) I purchased two sets of $3 Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths & their $3 Makeup Lock & Seal.
When I received my package (it took about a week to arrive) I tore it open & was amazed at the quality of my new products. I love the $6 Mineral Infused Face Primer, the $6 HD Powder (a repurchase,) the $6 Flawless Finish Foundation and the $10 (Naked) Studio Prism Eyeshadow Palette. The blushes are what absolutely stole my heart. When my order arrived I realized that I had ordered the $3 Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia, $6 (Light) Studio Blush Palette, the $3 Studio Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky, and the $2 Essential Blush in Glow–that is a lot of blush!
As I experimented with my new products, I was struck by the quality, versatility, and the pigmentation. The blush palette can be used as eye shadow, Glow can be used as a cheek and brow bone highlight & the contouring creams double as a beautiful, non-creasing, pigmented eye base. I created & have worn and re-worn looks based off of the contouring blush and the bronzer. I taped a video using many of the products in an eye look focusing on the blushes. It can also be re-created with the same products, using darker shades & starting with the bronzing cream as a base.
For the Eye Look I used:
- The Contouring Blush Cream as a base
- The 3rd shade of the Naked Prism Eyeshadow Palette on the center of the lid
- The 1st shade of the Naked Prism Eyeshadow palette on the inner lid corner
- The lower left shade of the Light Blush Palette on the outer corner & the crease
- Glow Essential Blush as the brow bone highlight
I love this look–it is easy to create and is wearable year round. I highly recommend keeping a lookout for the next 50% off sale! It is the perfect time to restock on favorites & try out their new products. I did my research this time, looking at reviews, blog posts, and videos to try to narrow down my purchases to products that would work best for me.
The Prism Eye Shadows are super soft & highly pigmented. They are metallic but do not have glitter in them. The Blush Palette shades are more firm but they are gorgeous, opaque shades that blend easily. The Baked Blush is highly metallic. It can also be used as an eye shadow or cheek highlight. The Essential Blush is more on the powdery side than the other products but it is still good. The Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream is awesome–I have purchased it before in the powder version. I decided to try out the cream since winter is coming & my skin gets extremely dry. The cream is softer & thinner in consistency than Maybelline Color Tattoos but it is crazy pigmented (and totally blendable on the cheeks.)
All of the E.L.F. eye shadow and blush shades are beautiful & usable shades. All of the products have good pigmentation & they all work well together. Also, I got them on sale and that makes me very, very happy!