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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

E.l.f Haul


Eyes. Lips. Face (or as its fondly referred to as E.l.f.) would have to be one of the cheapest, high quality cosmetic lines I have come across. With products suitable for both makeup newbies, and those wishing to add yet another pink lipstick and millionth nude palette to there ever growing collection (guilty as charged),without breaking the bank.With a whopping 60% off all orders over £25 it would have been rude not to take full advantage of the latest E.l.f. sale.
Everything you see before you came to the grand total of £10 (no thats not a typo), excluding postage. Thats £1 per product, A POUND PER PRODUCT (hold on a moment as I try to pull myself together). 

Recently I have found myself reaching for glossy sticks, after falling hook, line and sinker for the Mirenesse Glossy Kiss I received in my april Birchbox. So I couldn't resist popping one three of the Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks into my basket. I opted for Coco Loco (a deep nude, that looks slightly scary in the bullet), Flirty & Girly (a beautiful fuchsia pink, with some serious sparkle), and Movie Star (a vibrant red). I cant get over how pigmented these gloss sticks are. I wouldn't say they have the best staying power, but for £1 who am I to complain!! 

Keeping with the stick theme I also purchased 3 of the Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks. I picked French Lace (a light gold with a subtle shimmer running throughout), Turkish Coffee (a deep burgundy with a coppery brown tone to it), and Feeling Lucky (a coppery brown). These shadows have received a mixed bag of reviews, with many stating that they crease like crazaay. However I am completely smitten, and have yet to experience creasing thus far. These creamy, easy to work with shadow sticks are super pigmented. With a little help from the E.l.f Eyelid Primer in Champagne (yet another cheeky new addition) these will easily last the best part of a day without budging. 

Last but certainly not least I picked up 2 Flawless Eyeshadow Palettes (Tantalizing Taupe, Beautiful Browns) and a Lip Exfoliator (expect a review soon). I will shamefully admit that I picked up the palettes for the sole reason that they resembled the Wet n Wild ones (oops). Ive yet to try these, so cant comment on application or staying power, however I have high hopes after trying the shadow sticks (have you tried these?!)

My only niggle with E.l.f (come on you knew there would be one), is that the online swatches are rarely true to the actual shade, so be aware of that when making your order.
Fancy getting hold of some E.l.f shaped bargains?! There is currently a 50% off Sale for all orders over £10. But be quick as products are selling fast. 
Did you take advantage of the E.l.f sale?! 

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25 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try ELF products because of the price but I've never got round to doing it ! The lip gloss sticks and eyeshadow stick look fab!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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    1. You definitely should!! The quality is fab and the prices are amazing ;) xx

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  2. I've never tried anything by ELF, those eye products look great though, I have to admit!

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

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    1. Its a brand definitely worth trying ;) xx

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  3. Those eyeshadow sticks look interesting, I want to try them! I imagine it to be quite easy to use, much easier than faffing on with a brush and eyeshadow - blending is such a chore! x

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    1. They really are fuss free.. I use a blending brush when using them together, but aside from that there fab, especially if your in a rush xx

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  4. I've had my eye on the lip exfoliator for a while xx

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    1. ive yet to use it, but it smells divine!! ;) .. You should totally get it ;) haha xx

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  5. Ooh what an amazing deal! I love the look of the gloss sticks, I had no idea ELF had their own version of them!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. No neither did I.. There so pigmented and such a bargain compared to some of the others on the high street!! :) xx

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  6. elf products are perfect aah xx

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    1. They certainly are!! I still cant get over how pigmented they are!! :) xx

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  8. Love this haul! I've placed a huge order too, which I'm waiting to be delivered.... 60% off was to good to ignore :D love the look of those jumbo pencils <3 xxx
    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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    1. ha thanks!! yaaaay, will you be doing a post when your goodies arrive?! xx

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  9. Those look great! I just went to ELF's first flagship store in NY and I picked up some stuff! Can't wait to go back!

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    1. oh wow thats amazing!! I dont think id be able to help myself if all the products were right in front of me!! ;) xx

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  10. I love the look of those lip and eyeshadow sticks! Might have to make a cheeky purchase with their next offer! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

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    1. Ah there definitely worth a cheeky purchase ;) xx

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  11. I love this band the quality and price is amazing

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  12. The Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks are amazing! I bought mine earlier this summer and I couldn't live without it now! I use the shade Sangria Starters.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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