E.L.F Haul + Mini Reviews
Calling all my Canadian friends out there! Superstore expanded their E.L.F collection! The extended collection may also come to other grocery stores like Loblaws, but so far I’ve just seen it in Superstore. To say that I was excited would be an understatement. I was bouncing up and down, and sitting on the floor in front of the display just to get a good look at the new products they had to offer. While my boyfriend was rolling his eyes and laughing at my expense, I picked up four products that I thought I would share with you guys today!
Note: E.L.F prices are overpriced here 🙁
Contour Palette (C$8) – I was so excited for this palette because I’ve heard so many great things about it on Youtube from Jessica Braun and Emily Noelle. First off, E.L.F did a great job creating the perfect four diverse shades that most skin tones can make use of. The first shade on the upper left corner is a pale white with some yellow with subtle shimmer. The second is a yellow powder that I’ve been setting my undereye concealer with. The bottom left shade is a warm toned matte bronzer, and the bottom right is a cool toned brown.
I would like caution girls with darker skin tones that I’ve noticed that the darkest shade (cool brown) would not be visible on darker skin tones. While it is perfect for my light to medium skin, shades that are any darker than mine will have a hard time getting the colour to show up.
The quality of the powders are not comparable to the softness of the Kat Von D Shade + Light contour palette; however, with the price point being four times less expensive, I would say it’s a worthwhile purchase.
Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette (C$12) – This E.L.F eyeshadow palette has ten shades in it. Although the name may imply that it is a fully matte palette, the second shade (very pale pink) has an obvious sheen to it. This can be considered a good thing to many people because this shade can be used as a highlight shade on the browbone and inner corners of the eye. The 7th and 9th shades took a few more swipes to swatch nicely. None of the eyeshadows are patchy or hard to blend, and all of them are very creamy and soft. I would highly recommend this E.L.F Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette for those of you who are matte lovers like I am.
Gotta Glow Lip Tint ($8) – This is a lip tint that appears to be a pale baby pink in the bullet, but transforms into a sheer, but bright (almost neon) pink. While I love it’s transforming abilities, it is not by any means a lip balm to satisfy your thirsty lip needs. Also, the lasting power of this balm is pretty meek, averaging two hours without eating or drinking. Surprisingly, I love the packaging of the Gotta Glow Lip Tint. It feels very sturdy and the plastic is thick. As a result though, the lip tint is a little bulky.
This product is fun, and would be great to surprise your friends with, this is great, but it will most likely not be able to replace your lip balm, and will need frequent re-applying.
Beautifully Bare Cream Blush in Perfect Peach (C$6) – This new cream blush is in E.L.F’s Beautifully Bare makeup line. It has a cream to powder finish that is extremely easy to blend out. If you have ever had troubles with blending out cream blushes, I would recommend trying this blush. I use E.L.F’s small stippling brush to apply it, but you can also use your fingers.
Have you tried any of E.L.F’s new products?