e.l.f, e.l.f baby4/06/2016
Happy Wednesday! Did anyone else ever play that weird Christmas elf bowling game where the elves sang "elf, elf baby" while you were lining up your shot? No? I didn't think so. I swear I'm not crazy though. Google it, I promise it's a real thing! Ok, enough of that. I recently received my latest e.l.f shipment and like always I was excited to tear into the package and see what I got. So far I've been incredibly impressed with almost everything I've gotten so it's like Christmas all over again getting to try out and play with everything.
First up, the e.l.f Sunkissed Glow Bronzer. At only $2 this is a great bronzer for highlighting but not so much contouring. It gives an overall nice, natural glow with that barely sunkissed look but doesn't do much for me in the contouring department. It's very similar to my natural skin tone so it gives me a very natural look but with a hint of shimmer.
Next up is the Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow in "Brownie Points". I'm a sucker for a good neutral eyeshadow so when I saw this color I knew it was going to be hit or miss. I love the creamy texture and how easily it goes on. The pigmentation is great and I just used my finger to apply. It's a bit darker than my normal every day shades but when applied with an eyeliner brush it makes a gorgeous creamy eyeliner that gives you a great everyday smokey eye without being too harsh.
Ya'll know how much I love a good lipstick so I was super excited to see the Runway Ready Lip Palette in my set this month. This is a limited edition lip palette which contains 6 gorgeous, creamy, pigmented colors and a brush. The color to the far left has been my every day go-to but the other colors are so fun to switch it up. I still haven't worn the color far to the right out but it's actually lighter on than it looks in the picture. It's not the highest quality lipstick but if you're looking for some fun colors to play with, for $8 you can't go wrong!
I really really wanted to love the Intense Ink Eyeliner but MAC has spoiled me when it comes to eyeliner. The pen is really easy to use and the color comes out super dark but on someone like me with a very active waterline, it tends to rub off a bit. I actually drew on my hand when I first got it just to see how the lines came out and the color but I noticed after I looked down at my hand about 15 mins later (yes, I was lazy and didn't wash it off right away... it's not my fault Vanderpump Rules was on) the color had gone from a solid line and spread into my little fine lines on my hand.
I've expressed my love for e.l.f brushes many times now and this one is no exception. The Flawless Face Brush is a little more expensive than some of their other brushes but well worth it. I love that it's versatile enough to be used for different applications and not too large like a kabuki brush. I have not used it to apply any liquids or creams but it does a great job of blending powders. My only complaint with the e.l.f brushes is that I have a problem with the metal part that holds the actual brush separating from the wood handle. Does anyone else have this issue?
And there you have it! Has anyone else tried any of these e.l.f products? If so, what are your thoughts?