Hiyas everyone! Sorry for the late post! It has been crazy this past week because I just finished up my last week at work and am currently preparing to head back to school for this fall. School starts in two weeks. Eek! So excited, but scared too because I am not sure how difficult my classes will be!
Yay! So this will be the second part of my e.l.f. (eyeslipsface.com) haul. I warn you now though because some of the items are new and some of the items are products I purchased a while back. I figured if you were interested in purchasing some of these items, might as well put everything together and review all the products I have.
Here's a pic of all the products together ^^.
e.l.f. products from (L to R) top to bottom:
Studio Bronzer - Warm Bronze ($3.00)
Studio Tone Correcting Powder ($3.00)
Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder ($3.00)
Studio Translucent Matifying Powder ($3.00)
I purchased these products a while back. Ignore the dirty makeup sponge please...
Studio Bronzer: I think the studio bronzer works pretty well, but since I am pretty pale, I definitely have to use a subtle hand when applying this product. I do not normally use bronzers often, but the texture of this one is pretty good especially for the price and if you need to, you can always pick from which color block you want.
Note: First color in this set of swatches are all the colors combined and then it is just swatched L to R
Studio Tone Correcting Powder: I think this product actually used to be referred to as Complexion Perfection Powder. I originally purchased this item to help cover up hyper pigmentation because I used to have pretty bad acne. I think the product is okay for use in covering up/neutralizing light redness. However, if you are looking to cover up acne or looking for medium to heavy coverage, it probably is not the best choice.
Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder: I think the blush/bronzer duo works well and the combination makes it easy to take on trips/for travel. I think since again, my skin is pretty fair, this product needs to be applied with a light hand. The blush is a pretty shade of coral and gives a nice pop of color for the summertime! I think if you are looking to save some money, this is definitely a product to look into.
Studio Translucent Matifying Powder: I think out of all the products mentioned above, I used this product the most. My skin gets pretty oily and this definitely helps to reduce the shininess. It comes with a makeup sponge, but I usually apply this with a brush. It also goes on translucent (as mentioned in product name) and did not leave a ghostly hue to my skin, but sometimes did make me break out. For the price, the product is good for people without uber sensitive skin like mine.
In this last haul, I decided to pick up some blushes since I had never used e.l.f. blushes before!
e.l.f. studio blushes from (L to R) top to bottom ($3.00):
I love these blushes! Yes, the colors are pretty subtle, but all are very wearable without producing a clown effect ^__^. I think my favorite out of all the colors would be 'pink passion'. I feel that 'pink passion' had the best color payoff compared to the other blush colors. 'Gotta glow', I would definitely consider using as a highlight though (eyebrow more so than cheek). Some people say this is a dupe to NARS Albatross, but since I have never tried NARS blushes, I can't justify this claim. Overall quality of these blushes are pretty good and packaging is nice and sleek.
I also picked up this e.l.f. studio line pressed powder in Porcelain (I have NW15-20 skin) for $3.00. I think this pressed powder works well. Thankfully, it does not break me out! It pretty much serves the purpose of matifying and does a good job in doing so. The product also applies well and does not go on chalky, which is a definite plus!
Along with the pressed powder, I also picked up the e.l.f. studio line Flawless Finish Foundation in Porcelain ($6.00). I actually like this more than my MAC Studio Fix Fluid because that thing broke me out with each application. I do not think this product provides heavy coverage, but closer to light to medium coverage. For the price, you get a good amount of product as well!
Lastly, I repurchased a new studio line kabuki face brush ($5.00). I think the bristles of the brush feel very soft. For as long as I have been using it, I have not experienced much bristle fall out. This is a definite product I would recommend if you like to apply makeup via kabuki!
Overall, I am very happy with the items I purchased. For the price, I would definitely shop at e.l.f. again and they always have online coupon codes so that you can get their products for even cheaper. Gotta love a bargain!
Random thought, but I noticed HauteLook.com has NYX cosmetics on sale Friday, 8/12. If you are not familiar with Hautelook.com, it is a website that sells name brand/designer items for discounted prices. NYX cosmetics are usually pretty cheap already, but just figured I would throw it out there if anyone was interested in purchasing.
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Happy Thursday everyone!Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.