Thursday, 24 November 2011

E.L.F: Haul!

So, I'm definitely going to start trying to blog regularly again! I've got a job now so I can buy more things to show you. I've got quite a bit lined up too.
E.L.F recently had a promo code for 40% off, so I couldn't say no! Here is what I got:

Studio Line Cream Eyeliner - Punk Purple
 Packaging: I love the little pots they come in! I have the normal black one already but though I would give this a try as it is new. Never use the brushes though, always use my trust E.L.F Small Angled Brush ;)
Both the same product, but the one on the right is heavily done, whilst the one on the left is just one stroke.
 As you can see, this product really isn't very pigmented enough and needs a lot of build up to get it to it's full potential, which is a bit of a disappointment really, but hey ho! Can't really complain for the price tag I guess. I can't say whether I would recommend this until I've properly tried this out and worn it over a length of time.

RRP: £3.50

Lengthening & Defining Mascara and Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara
Woops, forgot to put my url on there! :(

As you can see I didn't take these out of the packaging as you can't really swatch these, although I did have a go of the clear gloss and I much prefer it to the Studio Line Eyebrow Treat and Tame as it is much lighter :) . I've got a feeling I wanted to try the mascara in the studio line that has a very similar name to this.. Nooo :(

Lengthening & Defining Mascara: £1.50
Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara: £1.50

Studio Matte Lip Colours
From left to right: Coral, Natural, Tea Rose & Praline.

Here is the packaging. looks rather proffesional as I find E.L.F Studio Line always does, however I'm really awful at open these little fiddly boxes, and nearly always rip them! So I just have take them out.
Top left to right: Coral, Tea Rose, Natural & Praline
Bottom left to right: Praline, Natural, Tea Rose & Coral
Here are the products themselves. They have a pull off lid, and you twist to get the product come out further (just like a lipstick, but looks more like a chunky lip liner) 

From left to right: Coral, Tea Rose, Natural & Praline,
 Absolutely beautiful products! I love the texture of them and the glide on so perfectly. I am yet to try these out properly but will do in the near future and maybe do a few swatches on the lips too!  

RRP: £3.50 each

 Mineral Lip Liners

Here is the packaging, I really like the look of the mineral range too, just a shame that I can't get into the boxes without ripping them! :( 
I got the colours Peachy & Brown, here are the swatches.
Brown is on the left, and Peachy is on the right. 
Really love the look of these, to be honest I just picked any colour, as I'm trying to build up my make up kit, and a thing I really lack are lip liners! I really do like the look of the colours, and I'm looking forward to using them in the near future, and to buying some more! ;) . They both use the twist up mechanism like the matte lip colours, so they look like baby versions of them! 

RRP: £3.50 each

Mineral Lipsticks
 Here are the Mineral Lipsticks I purchased, I decided to get the Ripe Rose and the Rich Raspberry, I liked the look of the colours online and they were what looked like the only ones without shimmer, could be wrong though! I really love the look of the packaging again, they look so professional and beautiful, my eyes lit up when I opened the boxes! (And yes, I managed to open these ones without too much damage to them! )
Rich Rasberry on the left, Ripe Rose on the right
I really really really love these shades. I don't normally really wear lipstick because it a) it doesn't really suit me and b) it makes my lips look even smaller, so as a tester I just dabbed some of the excess off to make it look more like a tint and it looks so beautiful! I definitely will be buying more of the shades to give them a go, can't wait to try them out in a shoot either! 
One thing about this swatch is that with the flash it made them look sort of shimmery? But they really aren't, think it's just my dodgey flash :)

RRP: £3.50 each

Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
Packaging: It's a Studio Line product so obviously, it's going to look professional! The compact itself feels really sturdy and well made, very impressed! A lot of reviews I've read on this said it's a dupe for the Nars Orgasm and Laguna duo, but I haven't been fortunate enough to try that! 
 I don't know why but my hands look seriously hairy in this picture! REALLY don't know what's going on there! :( But back to the product! Both the blush and bronzer have a slight shimmer, so I don't know how you would really contour with the bronzer as I was taught to contour with a matte brown? Anyway, I shall give it a go eventually and maybe take pics so you can see.
The Blush is a really beautiful shade, I'm not one for outgoing blushes and like them low key, so this is perfect for me, as it is easily buildable. The swatches here are quite heavily done, so you could see clearly, but to be honest, it's good that they are quite light, because it really isn't nice being heavily contoured and going out during the day! 
I might do a review on this, but as they're so many out there, I don't think it's really worth it? Let me know how you feel though!

RRP: £3.50

Studio Line Complete Coverage Concealer in Light
Packaging: Again really sturdy and professional looking with a little mirror inside!
All of these concealers were very light and cremey, but not highly pigmented enough for me, I had to seriously swish my finger around to get some colour on my hand! So they will not give you full coverage, and I would not recommend if you suffer badly with dark circles and blemishes I'm afraid. At least they aren't cakey I guess?! :(

RRP: £3.50

E.L.F Brush Shampoo

Woops, forgot to put my url on there again! :(

Packaging: Comes in a box, but I couldn't photograph it that well! Looks really nice though, and got a click up lid that's good too! Got a feeling I wanted to try out the Daily Brush Shampoo instead though! Second time now! Think I got a bit caught up in the rush of the 40% off! I needed to make sure I got what I wanted before it all sold out! :( 
I will do a proper review on this in the future :) 

RRP: £3.50 

So this is what I got in my haul! And it's my first haul I've shown you! I've had quite a few but couldn't wait to use everything and so I finally did it! 
I really do love E.L.F's products, and very rarely come across a bad one, plus their delivery has always been super fast for me, which is really good! 
I shall hopefully be doing some reviews and stuff in the near future so if you have any requests please let me know!
Talk to you soooon, love love xoxo