ELF FALL BEAUTY HAUL: REVIEW

I’ve been so excited to put together this post to share with all of you beauties. Every time I’ve purchased from ELF, I’ve been so pleased with the quality of the products; especially because of how inexpensive the products are.

As I went on a crazy spending spree a couple of weeks ago on their 50% off EVERYTHING sale, I wanted to share with you what I purchased, and a review on each product, and what I honestly thought. So, here it is! I hope you enjoy!

 

ELF HIGH DEFINITION UNDER EYE SETTING POWDER. 

 

 

5 WITH WITHOUT

PRO’s:

• Smooth Consistancy

• Lightweight

• Silky Finish

• Long Lasting

• Easy to Apply

• Covers Well

• Controls Shine

• Blends Well

• De-puffs

 

CON’s:

• Not a big fan of the brush provided

• Doesn’t completely diminish lines

 

Notes: This product for me is unbeatable, incomparable, and irreplaceable. I adore it. I bought this product back in April/May time, and it lasted me quite a while. However, when I ran out in the late Summer, it was sold out for a while (what felt like forever). I didn’t realize how much I depended on it until I ran out. I tried other undereye setting powders, but none could compare to this one.

It goes on so silky-smooth, reduces dark circles, and leaves your eyes look bright, and more awake.

Definitely recommend.

Score: 10/10

US Site / UK & Rest of World Site[US site] / [UK & Rest of World site]

 

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STUDIO STIPPLE BRUSH.

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PRO’s: 

• Compact

• Easy to Use

• Super Soft on the Skin

• Functional

• Effective

 

CON’s: 

• None

 

Notes: I’ve been using this amazing brush since March/April, and I’m still so in love with it. It has to be my favorite brush of all time! Not only is it antibacterial, but the bristles are so, incredibly silky, and smooth. I use this brush to apply my foundation; it leaves such an airbrushed, perfect finish to the complexion. I’ve recommended this stipple brush to so many people, and they’ve all came back with glowing reports of how much they love it, too.

I 100% recommend!

Score: 10/10

 

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WET GLOSS LASH & BROW CLEAR MASCARA. 

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PRO’s: 

• Applies Evenly

• Doesn’t Clump

• Defines & Separates

 

CON’s:

• Doesn’t really set the Eye Brow Hair / Hair still moves easily

 

Notes: I have only used the clear mascara gloss once, and it didn’t do anything for me. I applied it after curling my lashes, and it actually deflated the lashes. Although I tried to curl my lashes to create the curl, again, with this product still on the lashes, they wouldn’t curl until I actually removed the product. Therefore I haven’t used the eye lash gloss again.

I use the eyebrow gloss everyday as I like have quite thick eyebrows, and like to set them in place. Although this product is good for brushing, and separating the brow hair, it doesn’t necessarily set the brows. Nevertheless, I still use it, and will continue to do so until I find a gloss that actually sets my brows in place (kind of like hairspray for eyebrows… browspray?)

Unfortunately, wouldn’t recommend.

Score: 3/10

[US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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100PC EYESHADOW PALETTE. 

PRO’s:

• Great selection of colors

• Perfectly packaged

• Easy to use

• Long Lasting

• Amazing Value

• Good Smell

• Effective

• Very Pigmented

 

CON’s:

• None

 

Notes: I love this palette. There are so many different colors to choose from. No matter what color skin, or what type of complexion you have, there will definitely be colors in there for you that will enhance your skin tone, and highlight your best features.

Definitely recommend.

Score: 8.5/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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WATERPROOF EYELINER PEN.

 

PRO’s:

• Easy to use

• Good Value

 

CON’s:

• Not Effective

• Dries out quickly

 

Notes: After searching for the perfect liquid/pen eyeliner, after first use, I totally thought this was the one. As it comes in pen-form, it was, and is super easy to use. However, after a couple of uses, it has unfortunately dried out quite quickly.

Unfortunately, wouldn’t recommend.

Score: 5/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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LIP BALM SPF15.

PRO’s:

• Absorbs Quickly

• Effective

• Healing

• Soothing

• Nice Texture

• Nice & Fresh Smell

• Cute & Compact Packaging

 

CON’s:

• None.

 

Notes: One of my favourite lip balms. Although it doesn’t take 1st place in my heart when it comes to lip balms, I definitely love it, and will be repurchasing. Plus, I adore the packaging. Usually, lip balm comes in the same, typical type of packaging… you know the type I mean; however, this one is so different! I adore the long, slim design – it gives the lip balm such a sophisticated appearance. Love, love, love.

Score: 8.5/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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WATERPROOF LENGTHENING & VOLUMISING MASCARA. 

PRO’s:

• Good Brush

• Applies Evenly

 

CON’s:

• Sticky Texture

• Doesn’t really add volume

• Doesn’t really lengthen

 

Notes: Due to my pale complexion, brown mascara tends to look much better with my skin tone as it isn’t too dark in color. I was super excited when I found this mascara as I can rarely ever find good, waterproof mascara in the shade of brown – every waterproof mascara that I’ve came across is only available in black, except for my go-to Rimmel 100% Waterproof Mascara in shade Brown-Black. Although it went on smoothly, and evenly, and appeared to be a great mascara, every time I blinked, my lashes (top and bottom) stuck together for about an hour after applying. It wasn’t annoying – it was actually quite funny, however, I can see how it would get annoying – say if you were on a date, or having dinner with friends. I would use this mascara again – say if my go-to one is running out, however, I can’t say that it would ever be my go-to mascara.

On the plus-side, the waterproof element is strong as when water is applied, it doesn’t run.

After reading the reviews on the ELF website for this product, I can see that this product works differently for different people. Some say that it’s the greatest mascara they have ever used, and really does lengthen, and add volume to their lashes; however some aren’t it’s biggest fan. Baring that in mind, it does have 4.5/5 stars, so the majority seem to like it.

Hmm, would I recommend? Due to the varied reviews, I’d probably say yes; try it for yourself, and see if you like it.

Score: 5/10

Direct product links: Shade Black Brown [US site] / Shade Dark Brown [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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SMUDGE BRUSH.

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PRO’s: 

• Easy to use

• Effective

• Smooth Brush Texture

• AMAZING Value

 

CON’s:

• None

 

Notes: I love this Smudge Brush! Not only is it super, super, SUPER inexpensive, but it’s also amazing! This brush has many different uses; I use it to define my nose, to blend, and define my eye shadow, and to smudge my eye liner when I’m creating a smokey eye. There are no faults to this brush.

Definitely Recommend.

Score: 10/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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ELF BRONZER WITH BRUSH in shade GLOW.

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PRO’s:

• Great Color

• Easy to Apply

• Easy to Remove

• Lightweight

• Long Lasting

• Smooth

 

CON’s:

• None

 

Notes: I’ve been using the same brand, type, and shade of bronzer for 8 years, so I definitely thought it was time to shake things up and purchase one from ELF. Although I love my go-to bronzer, it is kinda-sorta orange-based… which I’m not a fan of. So, when this ELF bronzer arrived in shade ‘glow’, I was super happy to find that it is more brown-based, and gives the skin a natural glow. It is also perfect for contouring. Plus, it’s super inexpensive, and three times cheaper than my go-to bronzer. I’ll definitely be purchasing this product again!

Definitely Recommend.

Score: 9/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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ELF STUDIO BLUSH in shade PEACHY KEEN.

PRO’s:

• Compact

• Easy to Use

• Functional

• Good Consistency

• Cute Packaging

 

CON’s:

• Not a fan of the color

 

Notes: Although this product has a lot of great qualities (as stated above), I’m not really a fan of the color I purchased – at least not for my skin tone. For me, it works more like a bronzer than a blush. Aside from the color issue, the texture and consistency are great, and I’d probably love it if I had purchased a different color.

I would recommend.

Score: 7/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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ELF MATTE LIP COLOR in shade NEARLY NUDE.

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PRO’s:

• Easy to use

• Effective

• Long Lasting

• Amazing Value

• Nice Texture

• Nice Packaging

 

CON’s:

• None

 

Notes: I absolutely adore a matte lip, so I have been so happy with this product. Everything from the color, to the packaging, to the texture, to the durability is perfect.

I would definitely recommend.

Score: 10/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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ELF MATTE LIP COLOR in shade RICH RED.

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PRO’s:

• Easy to use

• Effective

• Long Lasting

• Amazing Value

• Nice Texture

• Nice Packaging

• Amazing Color

• Highly Pigmented

 

CON’s:

• None

 

Notes: This color is amazing. I was always quite afraid of a red lip; as it’s so bold, it can almost seem intimidating… especially since I’m pale – it would just stand out more. However, this color is just gorgeous. I really feel that it’s one of those colors that would suit any complexion, and every skin tone. I would call the color ‘cherry red’, as opposed to just ‘red’ or ‘orangey red’. Staying true to it’s name, it is definitely rich in color, and creates such a statement look. Like I stated above: I absolutely adore a matte lip, so I have been so happy with this product. Everything from the color, to the packaging, to the texture, to the durability is perfect.

I would definitely recommend.

Score: 10/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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ELF LIP STAIN in shade PINK PETAL.

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PRO’s:

• True to Color

 

CON’s:

• Wears Off Easily

• Uneven Application

• Dries Out Fast

 

Notes: Unfortunately, I don’t think this lip stain has great coverage. It goes on quite unevenly, which means you have to apply more, but it dries out super quickly.

Wouldn’t recommend.

Score: 2.5/10

Direct product links:  [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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ELF LIP STAIN in shade NUDE NECTAR.

 

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PRO’s:

• None

 

CON’s:

• Wears Off Easily

• Uneven Application

• Dries Out Fast

 

Notes: Out of the three different colors I purchased in the ELF LIP STAIN, this is my least favorite. This color dried out upon first application, therefore it created such an uneven application.

Wouldn’t recommend in this color.

Score: 0/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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ELF LIP STAIN in shade CRIMSON CRUSH.

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PRO’s:

• Even Application

• Good Coverage

• Amazing Color

• True to Color

• Long Lasting

• Doesn’t dry out

 

CON’s:

• Kind of dries out the lips

 

Notes: It’s so surprising how different this shade of lip stain is from the other two mentioned above. EVERYTHING is different; the texture, the color, the consistency, the coverage… EVERYTHING! I love this lip stain. The color is beautiful, and stays on for quite a while (1-2 hours). The tip of the lip stain pen stays moist, and doesn’t dry-out like the other two shades stated above.

I would definitely recommend.

Score: 8/10

Direct product links: [US site] / [UK & R.O.W site]

 

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And that’s all! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and check-out some of the products listed above! Let me know if you have tried these products and like them!

Love, love, love,

nicki xoxo

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