Friday, May 13, 2011

E.L.F eyeslipsface Review & Swatches - Pic Heavy ❤

Hiii Girls~ ❤

First of all, I would like to thank all of my new & loyal followers!~ ^^ I never expected to have 60 followers in only 1+ month of blogging~ T___T You guys are theee best!~ ^^ Seeing all of your comments brighten my day~ (: Sorry I haven't done a review in more than a week! O: I was so busy with midterms and projects I felt so swamped!~ But now I'm free so I will do a huge review on all of my E.L.F products, new and old~

I recently purchased new brushes from E.L.F because I felt that I needed some new brushes for my continuously growing collection of makeup~ hahaha~ Anyways~ Back to my review! ^^

As many people know, E.L.F makeup and makeup tools are priced extremely well~ With most of their regular items being $1, their Studio items being $3, and their sets, palettes and kits priced reasonably as well, E.L.F is highly recommended for their cheap prices~ Although most of their items are indeed cheap, one must do some research before spending money on anything, even if it only costs $1-$3~ Money is money! ^^

I will be doing a review on the following:

ELF Tone Correcting Concealer - Light Beige - $1



Click to read more~ ^^ ❤


I purchased most of these items on eyeslipsface.com, but I also purchased some at Target.

First, their packaging for the brushes~ The packaging is no frills, simple packaging. Each package contains a brush and a plastic/rubbery sleeve to protect the brushes~
(Don't mind the random Lip Conditioner down there~ XD)

ELF Studio Powder Brush - $3

From their website:
"This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. studio brush!"

I ordered this brush from eyeslipsface.com and it was a little smooshed when I opened it, but I washed this brushes right when I took this out of the package and it fluffed right up!~ ^^ The handle has weight to it and it is made of plastic, instead of wood, which the ELF Essential Makeup brushes are made of. I really like the black matte finish of the handle~ All of these brushes had ABSOLUTELY NO SHEDDING!!~ ❤❤❤
Although others might have some, these do not shed compared to the ELF Essentials line bushes. 

Very fluffy and soft~

It is not completely flat but it is still pretty flat!~ ^^ haha~

This brush is pretty packed with bristles~ It takes the longest to dry out of all the brushes~ XD 

Conclusion
I really like this brush! For only $3 it's not only SUPER soft, but it's very packed with bristles so you can pick up as much product you want (or as little, if you tap it). You can use this brush to buff in your face powder for a smooth look or to apply blush to your cheeks! Some people also like to use this brush as a liquid foundation brush, but I like use my fingers when using BB Cream~ (:

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ELF Studio Stipple Brush - $3
Stippling Brushes have become somewhat popular recently!~ Or maybe it was just popular in my head because I wanted one.... hmmmm... but as you can see, the tip is pink because I use this for blush~ ^^

Duo Fibers~ 

I read reviews of this online and everyone said that this brush was not packed like other stipple brushes~ & that was the exact reason why I wanted this brush! I purchased this brush to use on pigmented blushes so I don't accidentally apply too much color~ ><

Conclusion:
I like this brush too!~ ^^ I actually think all the studio brushes I have are extremely well made for how much they cost~ They are soft and easy on the skin~ The white bristles are extremely soft and the black ones are a little stiffer~

For the ELF Studio Stippling Brush, if you are looking for a stippling brush to stipple liquid foundation for an airbrush finish, do not get this brush because you will be stippling forever!~ Instead, get this brush for blush or maybe a light light dusting of face powder~ ^^

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ELF Studio Blush Brush - $3
I purchased this brush for applying blush and bronzer~ ^^ Because this blush has a contoured edge, it's also good for contouring cheekbones~


Slight contoured brush~ 



This brush is somewhat loosely packed so it is perfect for applying blush/bronzer~ & face powder too actually! 

Conclusion:
haha~ As I stated before, I actually love all of these brushes! It's such a good deal for a nice brush~ ^^ Although I can't really compare them to MAC and Sigma because I don't have any other brushes, I think these brushes are great as starter brushes for someone~ or great for someone looking to save money but still get great brushes~ (: 

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ELF Studio Lip Conditioner w/ SPF 15- Peaceful Pink

From the eyeslipsface website:
"With the e.l.f. Conditioning Lip Balm, lips get treated to a sheer splash of color that’s super smooth, velvety soft and non-sticky. Not only are these sheer, natural shades beautiful, they’re also beneficial, with natural ingredients that condition dry, chapped lips including Vitamins A & E. SPF 15 to protect delicate lips against harmful sun damage."
This container is GIGANTIC!! Well... for a lip gloss/balm anyways~ I'll show you a comparison with a chapstick later on~ ^^

The texture is pretty emollient~ It glides onto your lips really easily~

Peaceful Pink is like a light baby pink on your lips~

I swatched this on a piece of paper to show you what color it really is~ ^^

Compared to a Burt's Bees Lip Balm~ It's almost as long/wide as the Burt's Bees o___o
It really takes up alot of space in your makeup bag ):

One thing I like about this container is that you can pop out the lip gloss jar~ So after you use up the lip gloss, you can put other stuff in here! Like some extra powder or face cream you want to bring somewhere else but don't want to bring the whole container (:

Almost as tall as a Burt's Bees Lip Balm too O:

Conclusion: I really like this lip balm!~ It protects your lips against sun damage and it makes your lips look nice and smooth~ There is an artificial coconut-ty smell to this lip balm so if you do not like coconut smells, this lip balm may not be for you~ It tastes sweet if you lick it though~ haha~ In terms of lasting power, this does not last very long because it seems to like to travel to the outside of my lips (if anyone knows what I am talking about XD) But if you reapply this, it should be okay~ This lip balm is also really pigmented!
There are 6 other shades for this lip balm on the eyeslipsface website~ (:

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ELF Essentials Brightening Eye Color - $1
The packaging feels very cheap and it looks kind of ugly... ahaha~ but you get what you pay for! ^^

I actually only purchased the Drama quad and I received the left quad as a gift for inputting 4 email addresses to introduce people to ELF products when I checked out and purchased my stuff on eyeslipsface.

For the Nouveau Neutrals, the last color on the right would just barely show up on my hand! Maybe it's the same color as the back of my hand?~ XD The texture of the second and third color were extremely soft and velvety, it just glided onto my skin~ The other two were a bit more scratchy and chalky~ And the 1st, 3rd and 4th color all have specks of glitter in them, which I despise because it makes the makeup look tacky D:
But the 2nd eyeshadow is the best out of the 4, it's extremely velvety and it's shimmery, but not too shimmery! It's like a nice shimmery forest green~

Swatches of Drama~ The white and black were extremely pigmented~ It is somewhat hard to wash off the black eyeshadow even with soap and water~ O: The white is a matte white, the dark gray is a shimmery dark grey with glitter specks, the black is also a shimmery black with glitter specks, and the last gray is also a gray with glitter specks (ughhh)~ The white has the softest texture out of all the shadows, probably because it does not have a billion specks of glitter in it like the other ones do~

Conclusion:
These quads were neither a like or dislike~ I liked some of the colors in each quad, but the glitter kind of deters me from wearing these shadows~ I've only used the black and white so far~ But I am hoping to be able to use a bit more~ Maybe I can find some way to get rid of the glitter specks after I apply it on... hmmmm~ haha~ But these quads would be good for someone who just likes to try out a lot of colors~ There are in total 18 different quads you can purchase on eyeslipsface~

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ELF Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Pearl/Glow - $3
I purchased this liner/shadow at Target, but you can also purchase this on their website~

This pearl side is ok for lining the waterline~

I just really disliked the shadow side because it was so waxy..

The pearl side glided on so well~ And the shadow side left behind this little waxy residue~ It was very bad...

Conclusion:
This product was a complete miss. I would say only 1 side is good for this pen, but even then, the pearl side wipes off SO easily, it will not last on your waterline if your eyes water a lot~ If only this lasted longer...

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Left: ELF Eyelid Primer ($1)    Right: ELF Tone Correcting Concealer in Light Beige ($1)
Both of these were a miss for me ): Although the primer is pretty good in the beginning (makes colors pop and last), because I have very oily lids, the primer tends to settle into the little crease where my double eyelid is. So at the end of the day, I will have a little line of primer where that crease it.

For the concealer, I purchased this for my undereye circles, but it does not work at all for them. Although I now I know it is called "Tone Correcting" concealer for a reason. It only corrects reds or small light patches of discoloration~ Not my severe dark circles... This concealer also smells a little like oranges.



ELF Studio Powder Brush - $3 HIT
ELF Studio Stipple Brush - $3 HIT
ELF Studio Blush Brush - $3 HIT
ELF Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick - $3 MISS
ELF Zit Zapper - $1 Meh
ELF Eyelid Primer - $1 Meh
ELF Tone Correcting Concealer - $1 MISS
ELF Essentials Brightening Eye Color - $1 Meh
ELF Essentials Brightening Eye Color - $1 (Free) Meh

Meh=Not Good/Not Bad (hehe~ it's mimi language ^^)

As you can see, I also purchased the ELF zit zapper, but I believe it is just okay in zapping your zits~
But it does contain Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel and Camphor, which aids in reducing inflammation and redness, but I would not use it for emergency pimple zapping~ Maybe something stronger will do~ ^^

ELF has many many coupons for their buyers to use~

"Carolina" for 50% off a purchase up to $15
"ECD20" for 50% off all Studio Item purchase totally $20 or more (Up to $100)
"ECD19" for Free shipping on orders over $15
& There are many more coupons on Retailmenot.com 

I used the Carolina coupon because in total, I purchased $15 worth of stuff so they subtracted $7.50 & shipping is $6.99, so I saved the shipping cost + 50 cents ^^

Thank you for reading this review! As always, I hope my reviews help some of you out there pick the right product~ (:

Sincerely, mimi ❤

25 comments:

Tiffo said...

So much stuff & info! :D LOVE the lip balm, but hate how the black shadow in "drama" has shimmer...
Great post & glad you're back! <3 lol

Mary said...

Wow!Fantastic post!
I just found your blog,it'so cute.I added to your followers:)
Have a great weekend!
Xoxo
Mary
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mizzsandychau said...

oo i love elf brushes!

Marion ♥ said...

The dark eye palette looks superb Mimi! :D

Rinny said...

great review! The lip conditioner looks really pretty on you :) I have a couple of shadow brushes from the Studio line and really like them. But I agree, you really have to do research before you buy :)

P.S. I tagged you for the "10 Favorites" tag! http://rinnysbeautydiary.blogspot.com/2011/05/sale-alert-nyx-12-year-anniversary-10.html

mimi said...

@ Tiffo: hahaha~ yeahhhh the lip balm is the best!! ^^ & I agree!! I hate the glitter!~ grrrr~ ):

@ Mary: Thank you for reading and for following!~ ^^

@Mizzsandychau: haha yeahh I love them too!!~ ^^

@ Marion: haha~ yeahhh the dark palette was pretty good~ (:

mimi said...

@ Rinny: Thank you!!~ ^^ yeahh I really love the brushes from the studio line & they are so good for the price! (:

& thank you for tagging me! XD I will do the 10 Favorites post soon!~

나니 said...

You got a TON of stuff! D: woahh! I love elf. Always around to give u a great deal. I had the 'Silver Lining' palette from them, but I gave it to a friend, cause it just didn't work out for me. LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE the powder brush tho! It's so amazing! I thought about getting the stippling brush for blush as well : D It looks so soft! Did u get the mineral eye primer or the regular $1 one? I heard good things about it.

Thanks for your comment <3 and thanks for following! YAY! A new follower! *hugs* I followed you back : D I can't believe u don't have that many followers yet.. When did u start out? Your blog is so cute!

Haha, I'm glad u like my hair color ; D I didn't dye it yet. I only have highlights in most of my layers (bleached). My hair soaks u dye/bleach really well, so none of my streaks look yellow it all, which is quite surprising O_O
And yeah.. ^ if you can't tell by this comment, I AM quite the energetic person ; D I get excited about small things really fast. (no sexual) LOL. Anyway! Keep up the good blogging : D

나니 said...

soaks up* -_-" Obviously I got a bit too excited to post this. *sigh*

Sandy ♥ said...

i loveeeee the powder brush ! i use it like everydayy ! haha :D and yea it takes sooooo long to dry :((( ! thats why i bought 2 ! LOL when ones drying i use the other haaha *loser*

나니 said...

Yeah I hope she makes it : / I'm so worried! SHE BETTER MAKE IT \(ó__Ò)/

Thank youuu <3 Haha, I'm glad it made you smile : D I try to keep my readers entertained, yo! ^__~ Haha!

Ohh rubbish! I think you're doing GREAT! : D You're doing MUCH better than I was when I started out! D':

mimi said...

@ 나니: wahhhh~ you're so kawaiii~ >3< hahaha~ so energetic~ i love reading your comments (:

@ Sandy: Yeahhh! The powder brush is SO SO SO soft!!~ hahaha you're not a loser, i actually think it's a good idea!!! hahaha maybe I will follow in your footsteps~ (;

Neko_tan said...

wow, I really <3 ur reviews

I read ur comment (you really should introduce me that friend XD,I like it but, I'm still not crazy enough to go to a yaoi con. -I'll feel awkward D:-)

I notice we are quite similar too(PINK LOVERSSS !! MUHAHAHAHAHA <---that's just random), hope we become good friends :3

mimi said...

@ Neko_tan: Thank you so much!~ You're so sweet~ ^^ Hahaha I definitely should introduce you to my friend who loves yaoi!! hahaaha~ You two are very alike!~ Although we both love PINKKKKKKK!!! omggg~ hahaha~ Hope we can become good friends too~ ^3^

MissKatv said...

Wow you bought alot from elf. I also have their flat top brush and im loving it. I use it everytime i apply my foundation. Thanks for the review. Followed u :)

mimi said...

@ MissKatv: hahaha I collected them over the years~ XD The flat top brush is amazingggggg~ (: haha~ thank you for following me! I followed you back a while ago~ XD

TheMadTwins said...

I have to buy me some brushes too :D

xxx London & Paris

ps: you can still join our Chanel giveaway!

Kristina said...

Hi :) Nice blog you got there, I was wonderin if we could be friends and follow each others blogs? ^__^ Thank youuuu.~

Miss Independent said...

the prices are unbelievably affordable!

Kristen said...

Aww :"> Thank you.!
Im gonna support your blog as well. ^^

Keep posting! ♥♥

mimi said...

@ TheMadTwins: Buy some brushes from ELF! They are extremely affordable! (:

@ Kristina: Thank you!~ ^^ I will be sure to check your blog out!~ (:

@ Miss Independent: They definitely are!! I love it!

@ Kristen: Thank you!~ ^^ Let's support each other! (:

Vampii "v.v" said...

wow... I can't believe those brushes are SO CHEAP!! I see those types of brushes for at least $30 over here... >.< what an awesome deal!!!^^ And they're super soft too :D Gah now I want!

mimi said...

@ Vampii: Yeahhh!! I couldn't believe my eyes how cheap they were and how soft they were!!~ Where do you live?~ $30 brush is expensiveeeee~ ><

Joanna said...

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Eve said...

nice blog u got over here!:)
i love their brushes too!
super affordable and good quality!
i have the slightly angled blush brush, been using for 2 years!:)

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