Monday, August 10, 2009

Haul: First e.l.f. Purchase! (Products + Mini Review)

Yay, my first haul post! I have never used e.l.f. cosmetics before, and decided to give them a try. I've heard mixed reviews about the brand but with such cheap prices, I won't be disappointed if I don't love them because I didn't invest much! I tried a variety of products, some from the regular line and some from the studio line. So, here are my goodies!

Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

This duo was the main reason for trying out e.l.f. products. I read a good review on this product so I thought I would try it out. I've used it once and so far I like it! It has a little shimmer and adds a nice, healthy glow. $3.99

Shimmer Palette

I really like these soft colors and wanted to try this out with different eyeshadows. I have used them a few times now and really like them. They are good for highlighting or adding a little shimmer to the inner eye. $3.00

Studio Eyeshadow "C" Brush

So far I like this brush. It's thinner than I had hoped, but it's soft and I like the shape of it. $3.00

Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush

I'm not impressed with this brush. You basically get what you pay for! It feels brittle on my skin. I'll be tossing this one! $1.00

Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara

I bought this product for the clear mascara. I tried it out this morning on my brows and after about 3 hours the gloss and shine was completely gone. I have used other brow mascaras and I've never had this problem. This is another product that I guess you get what you pay for! $1.00

False Lashes: Natural Lash Kit-Black, Dramatic Lash Kit-Black, Drama Lash Kit-Black

I was excited about these lashes when I saw them online, but now that I see them in person, I can tell the quality is really lacking. I like the shape and style of them, but they don't compare even to Ardell lashes in quality. I haven't used them yet and probably won't. $1.00/pair

Overall Impression of e.l.f. Brand:

Unfortunately, my overall impression is not that great! Even out of the products I did like, I most likely won't re-purchase because they didn't "wow" me. e.l.f. has awesome prices, but the quality of the products makes it easy to see why. There are other inexpensive brands, such as NYX, that I would definitely recommend over e.l.f. I most likely not be purchasing anything in the future but I am glad I tried this brand out for myself.

What do you all think of e.l.f.? Have you had better luck with their products? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

1 comment:

Scarlett said...

I think ELF is totally hit or miss. Love a few $1 items (pen glosses, oil blotting sheets), but I really like some of the Studio and Mineral line.

I just got the bronzer duo & Studio flat buffer brush, and I like them both.

They definitely don't compare to NYX for me!

Glad you're back!!! :)