This post is about the drugstore brand everyone seems to be freaking out over lately —you guessed it—E.L.F. Cosmetics (whose name stands for Eyes, Lips, Face, in case you were wondering). I bought five products in a total of 25 pounds, which is a fair price for the products I’ve acquired.
Flawless Finish Foundation
I got it in the shade “natural” and I have to say that the shade range was disappointing… The names of the shades are misleading and I ended up getting a shade way lighter than my skin tone.
I’m not a big fan of the consistency, but you can build from medium to full coverage. This foundation definitely must be set with powder, because it does not dry fully matte on the face. It has a semi-matte finish to it, which on some people may appear as semi-dewy, and it will definitely transfer if not set properly with a finishing powder. The packaging is nice and I do like that it does come with a pump, which does make it very easy to dispense. Although is quite thick, it’s quite good for £7.50.
HD Lifting Concealer
I got the lighter shade, “Fair”, and I find it too dark. It doesn’t have a good coverage
and it doesn’t contain very much product. As for consistency, it’s a really creamy concealer that blends really well and sets with a dewy finish. I always powder this concealer well because it can look a little too dewy. I am not going to buy this product again.
Prime and Stay Finishing Powder
I use it in the fair/light shade and find that it does a great job of touchups throughout the day, without looking cakey or fake. As it’s a lightweight powder, it won’t add much color or coverage to your skin. But it’s a great setting powder, and I like that it’s light and doesn’t make my dry skin look cakey. It matches my skin tone nicely, but what I love the most is how solid the powder is and that it only costs £3.
Baked Highlighter and Bronzer
I got the shade “Bronzed Glow” and I really love it. Both highlighter and bronzer have really lovely colors and I am pretty sure you can see the highlighter from space! The bronzer is both blendable and buildable and it has a lovely finish that would probably work for most skin colors.
Lock on liner and brow cream
The color “Taupe” is a perfect match for me. This is the first pomade I’ve ever used. I’ve always used eyebrow pencils, but I decided to give this one a try because pencils don’t last as long. The product is cheap, works great, it’s creamy, it’s longlasting, has a nice pigmentation and helps keep my brows in place.
Overall, E.l.f. is a good-quality makeup, which is surprising considering how cheap their products are, even though, I think the products are very small… E.l.f. proves that higher-end makeup doesn’t necessarily come with a higher-end price tag, making it one of my favorites drugstore brands of all time.