Tuesday, 31 January 2012

E.L.F magic

If you follow the buddingbeauties twitter, you'll know that I recently ordered some ELF products online, (couldn't help writing the cheesy title pun!) I'd heard of the brand but never really thought much of it, but after finding a free shipping code I thought i'd see what all the fuss was about. And after discovering its amazingly cheap prices, I was fixated instantly! Here i've brought a eyebrow treat and tame, makeup mist and set, shimmering facial whip and a lipstick (havn't got a picture of the lipstick as it broke, not sure whether that was down to the not so great quality or me having just broke it because I don't take gentle care with my makeup so much, I shall review it still though!)

Eyebrow Treat And Tame £3.50
I love using this! The 'treat' clear gel keeps my eyebrows groomed and neat, whilst the 'tame' eyebrow mascara defined my eyebrows nicely without darkening my fair eyebrows too much. It comes in light, medium, dark and ash, so I obviously opted for the light one. I did have one little fault which was the quality of the mascara wand on the 'tame' side, the bristles looked used and sort of tufty, but i'd probably repurchase this again as the product itself was good and a bargain at £3.50! I can't comment on the other colours as I havn't tried them nor seem them in the flesh, but i'm sure their just as good.

Shimmering Facial Whip £1.50 in Persimmon
(Sorry the lighting on the second photos not very good, artifical light is annoying) I wasn't too sure on what the facial whip was at first, I intended on buying a cream blusher but the ones on there were like £6.50 (little pricey for E.L.F!) and came in the tiniest pot ever, so I brought this instead. It says that you can put it on your eyes, face, and lips. It looked tacky on the lips, and I havn't tried it on my eyes as i'm not keen on that idea but I quite like it on my cheeks. I apply it to the apples of my cheeks and it gives a nice looking glow that doesn't look too glittery or tacky.

At first I wasn't overly sure on this product, but i'd finally scraped the last bits of my primer and I decided it was time to try this out. Its pretty good, it sets quite nicely and kept my makeup on my face that bit longer; it did feel a tad sticky at first but on the packaging it says you can spray on your face then blot slightly, and that did help. Not a massive change and its not something I use every day, but there are no particular disadvantages.
I found the packaging of the lipstick quite cheap looking and the lipstick itself was a little drying, although at an amazingly cheap £1.50, I can hardly complain! Unfortunately the lipstick turned out a more orange than the coral I expected, but blotting my lips gave a nice matte look. I was so disapointed to have broken the lipstick, it was probably down to it being battered in my makeup bag alot, but I plan to rescue it by the mixing it with vaseline trick and turning it into a coloured lipbalm! So thats that, don't forget to leave a comment or follow us through bloglovin, GFC or our twitter @buddingbeauties. Sorry some of the shots are light and dark, artifical light can be a pain and I've also adapted to a new picture taking spot, not too sure on it but maybe it'll stick. Lots of love,

The blonde one.

*All my opinions are written from experience, so do not be startled if you have a different reaction to the products then i've had, were all different!

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh I'm so jealous! all these products look amazing. I especially like the brow treat and tame! I've heard such good things about it xx


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