Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Top Picks: My Favourite ELF Products - with Video!

This is something I promised to get up for you quite a while ago, but you know, life gets in the way of the fun things sometimes. But I've spent some time planning this and filming for it over the last week or so and it's finally ready to show you. I haven't shown everything I like, but just the ones I like the best because otherwise this post would go on for miles! But anyway I hope you enjoy the post! 




Mineral Foundation SPF15 - Fair (£3.50)
I actually use this as a powder over my foundation not as foundation itself as it doesn't give enough coverage for me. But if you have good skin it'll be enough on it's own. It has a really beautiful natural finish to it without being powdery. It's so good I don't actually have that much left - I must really get around to getting a full review up for it! 

Studio Cream Blush (£6.50) 
This is one of the more pricey ELF products, but it's a pretty much faultless product. It has a more moussey cream finish and sets to a powdery finish on the face, which again looks very natural. The Flirt colour is a beautiful subtle pink and Seductress is a flushed berry colour - great for the colder months! I'm really tempted by Temptress! My review of Seductress can be found here.


 

Natural Radiance Blusher - Glow (£1.50) 
Very cheap, but it still has a good pigmentation to it. The texture isn't the nicest, but it'll still look nice on the cheeks. It's not a colour I'd usually go for being a golden shimmery peach. But actually it goes really well with greens and I do find myself picking it up a fair amount! 


Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (£3.50)
As you can see I've hit pan on the bronzer side of this - a sure sign I love it! It does have some shimmer in the pan, but it doesn't really transfer to the face much which means it can be used to contour as well. It's also not too deep or orange so great for pale people like me. The blush isn't bad either! Full review here




Eyelid Primer (£1.50)
I'm not going to sit here and tell you this is as good as Too Faced Shadow Insurance, for a start the packaging isn't as practical, it is close though. But I do actually prefer this to Urban Decay's Primer Potion as I find eyeshadows blend better over it better. It might not quite meet the mark of Too Faced, but with the substantial price difference it's definitely worth it! 

Mineral Eyeshadow - Elegant (£3.00)
This is a loose shadow, so can be a little messy to use - fallout! But this is a beautiful golden ivory with a shimmer to it. It's very versatile as it's great for the inner corner, cheek highlight or a subtle all over lid colour. It does work better over a sticky base - the Cream Eyeshadow ELF does are a good one :) 


   
  

Brightening Eye Colour Quads (£1.50)
I have a fair few of these but Brownstone and Day 2 Night are my favourite ones. There is a bit of inconsistency in quality and pigmentation, but overall these two work well if you consider the price. But as you can see they really have a good pigmentation. A review of Brownstone can be found here and Day 2 Night here


 


Luscious Liquid Lipstick - Strawberry (£1.50)
This is more of a pigmented gloss than a lipstick. So if we forget the name this is really nice. Not that sticky and with a nice subtle minty scent. This shade is a coral toned red and was the lip product I first used to steer myself towards being comfortable with a red lip. I'd totally recommend it for anyone with my colouring. 


Mineral Moisturizing Lip Tint - Berry (£3.50)
This has a similar finish and feel to the lipsticks, but has a more compact packaging. And also very moisturizing so a great little pigmented product to carry around with you. I do have a full review with lip swatches etc, which you can find here


   


Mineral Lipstick - Barely Bitten (£3.50)
I've had this for ages now, but still pick it up now and again. They have a really nice texture to them, pretty much just like a balm, but with lots of colour! I do actually like all the colours I have of these, but just picked out one to show you here. You can read my full review and see my other shades here.


   


Blending Eye Brush (£1.50)
This doesn't look like it would be that good a brush as it does seem a little flimsy and doesn't have the best cut to it. But actually it works really really well for blending in the crease. So well infact that this is the only brush I have more than one of! 


Eyeshadow "C" Brush (£3.50)
This is part of the studio range as all the black brushes are and have Taklon (synthetic) bristles. I've had this brush for getting on for 2 years now and it has completely keepen it's shape. It's nothing overly special, just a practical and quality eyeshadow brush. 


     

Blush Brush (£3.50)
This is a recent addition to my brush collection, but has fast become a part of my everyday routine. It is a very small brush, but actually that just means you can have more precision and makes the brush more versatile. Oh and vegan too! 


Stipple Brush (£3.50)
This is the brush I like to use with the Cream Blush above - they're a match made in heaven. But apart from being good with cream products it's also great for using with really pigmented blushes such as the Sleek ones as it doesn't pick up as much product. 

Powder Brush (£3.50) 
Although this is a powder brush it's actually my favourite for liquid foundation. I use it like I would a stipple brush, but as it's a lot more densely  packed it gives a better coverage. But also a really nice flawless finish. This is a brush that I use pretty much every single day! And talk about loads!


     


I hope you enjoyed reading about my favourite ELF products, there are a lot of other things I like, but I had to set a limit somewhere! And also I obviously haven't tried everything from them so just because I haven't mentioned anything doesn't mean to say it's not good! 

But feel free to suggest you're favourite things from ELF as I feel an order coming on sometime soon! And as always if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me. Thanks for stopping by, H :)   

4 comments:

  1. Great post! This is really helpful :)

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    1. Glad it helped, I'll be getting a post up of the things I don't like soon too, so keep an eye out for that :)

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  2. Nice post...I'm a super ELF addict too. And ARGH you make me miss my dreads so much. Check out my blog too...if you cba...not that there's much on it XD http://kimiko90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely, it's hard not to be an ELF addict when it's so cheap isn't it!

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