Saturday, September 28, 2013

Huge Elf Haul September 2013

I first tried elf through the wonderful Elf Bundle. Since then, I have ventured off on my own, canceled my subscription and made my first order shown below. I think elf sometimes has a bad name because of their affordable prices. I know that luxury brands often stick up their noses and make comments like well I wouldn't want to try that product even if it is free. Well here is why the snobs are wrong. Many luxury brands have similar sub-brands. I have heard that L'oreal and Lancome are owned by the same company. It has been said that some of their products are virtually identical. Now that is not always true but the point is this. Do not ignore a brand just because it is not at the price point you are accustomed to. There are luxury products that cost more but will last you a lot longer and so the cost per wear is lower and the purchase will save you money over time. And there are also brands like elf that will wow you with some of the quality products in their line that even beat their luxury competition. Here is the part one of my new brand trial. I will post a part two later with my thoughts on each item I tried. Below are referral links in case you want to support my efforts on your behalf. Happy Shopping!

I did pay for all of the items below with my own money and was not asked by elf to write this review.


The prices below show the full price of each item but I got them on sale for 50% off on sale.






e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes

Hydrate your body with silky smooth moisture. The light and airy lotion moisturizes your skin, keeping it soft and supple all day long. These convenient Lotion Wipes are great for on-the-go travel and mess-free application. Just throw them in your purse o














I try not to buy disposable cloth products because
I would prefer something that is biodegradable like LaFresh but I made an exception for this product. I love the idea of having some nice lotion to avoid a shower on a hot day. I guess I justify the splurge by thinking about all of the water I am saving. Anyways these 3 are amazing and I LOVE them. *guilty face*






e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes in Mango $3

Hydrate your body with silky smooth moisture. The light and airy lotion moisturizes your skin, keeping it soft and supple all day long. These convenient Lotion Wipes are great for on-the-go travel and mess-free application. Just throw them in your purse o














See above+ I saw some people did not like this smell as much as the coco vanilla but I like it almost just as much. Its awesome and I love mangos!








e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes
e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes in Milk and Honey $3

Hydrate your body with silky smooth moisture. The light and airy lotion moisturizes your skin, keeping it soft and supple all day long. These convenient Lotion Wipes are great for on-the-go travel and mess-free application. Just throw them in your purse o














See above+ I saw some people did not like this smell as much as the coco vanilla but I like it almost just as much. Its awesome and I love how subtle it is.





e.l.f. Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 e.l.f. Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 $3

This lightweight and hydrating formula is breathable and provides anti-aging sun protection with UVA/UVB SPF 20. Achieve even skin tone and naturally radiant skin with this moisturizing sheer tint of color. The smooth formula enhances your complexion wi














Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow $3

The silky and blendable formula of our Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eyeshadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunf














Not as pigmented as the love of my life --Urban Decay, but still an amazing eye shadow. I love it! Don't buy the baked shadows in the pallet, they are not the same formula for some reason and I hated them. This one is nice though. 






e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeshadow e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeshadow $3

Line, shade and contour your eyes with this ultra pigmented and creaseless cream shadow. Easy to blend for layering and building color. The silky smooth and smudge-proof formula provides long lasting color for a beautiful look all day.














This eye shadow is sooo pigmented in the swatch I did. I am excited to see if it is nice on the eyes. 






e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Exfoliating Cleansing e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Exfoliating Cleansing $3

Gently and easily exfoliates skin to remove all traces of makeup and dirt, even waterproof mascara. These soft cloths have textured beads that gently polish away dead skin for a noticeably smoother, cleaner feel. Infused with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera Extra














I like this product for removing swatches after videos. I have not tried it on my face yet. Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Bronzers e.l.f. Studio Bronzers in Golden $3

Create a healthy looking glow all year round! The sheer soft powders provide the perfect hue of color. Blend all 4 colors together to achieve a blend of perfection or choose your favorite color or colors to mix, match and blend.

Choose your perf














Love love love this bronzer. Probably my favorite elf product I have tried so far. It has such nice color choices and together makes a beautiful bronzer. I swirl my brush around all 4 colors and use them as a nice contour. 




e.l.f. Studio Baked Bronzer e.l.f. Studio Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia $3

Create a healthy, shimmering sun-kissed look with our Baked Bronzers. Baked in an oven, these bronzers offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a luxurious, smooth and even application. Infused with active key ingr














Great color payoff, I love this. I think the bronzer blow is better but because of the price I did not have to choose one over the other so I got both. Yay  






e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer

Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the Mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat against excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on














Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set $3

Wish you could have a product for your makeup like Hairspray is for your hair? Well…keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist & Set. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the














Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator $3

Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for














Highly recommend. This product is amazing. It smells nice and left my lips smooth without hurting like some products do. You must try it! 






e.l.f. Essential Eyelash & Brow Wand e.l.f. Essential Eyelash & Brow Wand

Create the perfect brows and keep lashes full and lush with this Eyelash & Brow Wand. The spooley brush head helps to define lashes and remove clumps after mascara application. It also aids in brow contouring to create perfectly coiffed, elegantly shaped














Meh just like any other eye brush. Wow you can't beat $1 though! 






e.l.f. Studio Translucent Matifying Powder e.l.f. Studio Translucent Matifying Powder in translucent  $3

Achieve even flawless skin that's smoother, redefined and shine free. This translucent powder works on a wide variety of skin tones to help set your makeup in so it lasts longer. The silky lightweight formula also miraculously mattes skin to diminish oil
















Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Tone Correcting Powder e.l.f. Studio Tone Correcting Powder $3

Create a balanced and radiant complexion that is beautiful and healthy. The lightweight formula evens out skin tone and absorbs excess oil, and sheer formula brightens, mattes and neutralizes the skin. The colors are meant to be blended together as the














Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder

The e.l.f. High Definition Powder is a translucent, versatile loose powder that creates a flawless, soft focus effect to the skin. Masks fine lines and imperfections for a glowing, radiant complexion. This incredibly soft and invisible powder is ideal f














This product is highly rated online and so I had to try it. I am so glad I did because today I tried the e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation and this powder and my foundation is still going strong. I am sure everyone has different results and some people have felt overwhelmed with a loose powder but I loved it. Just make sure
to use a super soft fluffy brush that does not pick up too much powder. I use the larger brush in this real techniques set.
These brushes go on sale a lot at Ulta. Do not pay full price.I am not a fan of elf brushes:( I hope they prove me wrong some day. 







e.l.f. Studio Pressed Powder e.l.f. Studio Pressed Powder in Porcelain $3

The Silky formula melts into the skin for adjustable coverage. Apply alone or over foundation for a flawlessly smooth and natural-looking finish. The portable makeup compact and sponge is convenient for on-the-go touchups.














Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Shimmer Palette e.l.f. Studio Shimmer Palette

The weightless and creamy shimmers instantly illuminate the eyes, lips, and face. Gives skin a healthy and natural glow. Mix and match colors to create your unique look.



















e.l.f. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer e.l.f. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer in light $3

Savvy beauty shoppers rejoice—now there is no need to buy new concealer from season to season for meeting the different needs your skin tone may have. e.l.f. introduces a sleek quad compact filled with four brilliant, customizable concealers ranging














Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Maximum Coverage Concealer - Oil Fre e.l.f. Studio Maximum Coverage Concealer - Oil Free in $3

Maximum Coverage Concealer provides blendable, wearable, customizable coverage for body and face. The Oil Free formula is perfect for hiding tattoos, birth marks, dark circles, blemishes, scars and more. Highly pigmented for for long-lasting, ultimate cov














Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Baked Blush e.l.f. Studio Baked Blush in Peachy $3

The soft and shimmering color of our Baked Blush creates a natural healthy glow. Baked in an oven, these blushes offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous, smooth and even application. Infused with active














I highly recommend elf's blushes, they are so nice and very build-able  I would say probably not as pigmented as TheBalm but personally that is okay for me because I feel safer sometimes that I will not accidentally over do it like I could with other products. Also they do build up to nice color. I think these are my go to blushes for now on. 






e.l.f. Studio Blush e.l.f. Studio Blush in Tickled Pink $3

The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!














This is a great blush, I am really happy with it!






e.l.f. Studio Baked Blush e.l.f. Studio Baked Blush

The soft and shimmering color of our Baked Blush creates a natural healthy glow. Baked in an oven, these blushes offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous, smooth and even application. Infused with active



















e.l.f. Studio Blush e.l.f. Studio Blush in Twinkled Pink $3

The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!














I think this blush is similar to one that Nar's has. Although this blush has a name that is more PC. I would feel more comfy buying a younger friend this one if that makes sense but for the nicer name. Also I personally love this blush but if you do not like litter don't get it. Its not too much in my opinion but it is there. 






e.l.f. Studio Blush e.l.f. Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve $3

The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!














I love the color payoff of this blush. Its so pretty. More swatches to come. 






e.l.f. Studio Blush e.l.f. Studio Blush

The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!



















e.l.f. Studio HD Blush e.l.f. Studio HD Blush

Rich and creamy HD Blush naturally sculpts and highlights the cheekbones for a soft-focus effect that is great for everyday use. The Vitamin E enriched formula conditions and hydrates the skin for a healthy, radiant glow. Velvety soft, lightweight and hi














I was scared to try liquid blushes but since they got such good reviews I had to try one. I put 1 pump of the liquid on the top of my hand and then used a real techniques brush to buff it into my cheeks. Love it!






e.l.f. Studio HD Mattifying Cream Foundation e.l.f. Studio HD Mattifying Cream Foundation in Porcelain $3

This high-definition, oil-free, lightweight foundation is perfect for normal to oily skin types. The cream-to-powder formula minimizes fine lines and leaves a natural, long-lasting, matte finish. Includes a compact sponge for easy application and portable














Thoughts TBD






e.l.f. Studio Acne Fighting Foundation e.l.f. Studio Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain $6

This lightweight acne fighting foundation works to disguise redness, blemishes and uneven skintone. The flawless coverage foundation formula is infused with acne fighting key ingredients Salicylic Acid, Witch Hazel, Camphor, Tea Tree and soothing Aloe, to














I tend to have drier skin but right now it has been fluctuating between dry and oily and then cracky with the weather change. Right now my skin is just plain mad its fall. Anyways this Foundation did not really work for me. I think it is meant for someone with oily skin. I will use it though, its not bad, just not as good for me personally as the one above. 






e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation in Porcelain $6

Achieve a flawless complexion with the silky smooth e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. The lightweight and oil-free formula blends in naturally for a beautiful semi-matte finish. This liquid foundation applies easily and lasts all day for visibly
















I love this foundation and I might even switch. The color is not perfect for me and it is a bit more on the yellow side vs my pink undertones, however, it is full coverage and did not feel heavy on me at all. I had a busy day and it is still there going strong even though I forgot primer and my finishing spray. I am super impressed. (Skin on the drier side)

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