Thursday, December 2, 2010

I heard you good with them soft lips

A couple of weeks ago, ELF had a 50% off sale for their Studio line, so I took full advantage!

9 items for a grand total of $24.95, including shipping! Here's a little tip: if you live in Canada, they normally charge another $8 on top of the $6 shipping fee. To by pass this extra charge, create a PayPal account and process the order as a guest. You'll only be charged the $6 fee.

L to R: Sand, Nude

L to R: Sand, Nude

The tinted moisturizer is soooo misleading. 0.7 oz/20 ml, this thing is TIIIIIIIINY. I swear you can use this all up in two days. The squeeze hole is really small, like the size of this period -->. The foundation comes with a pump, so that's a plus. Warning: don't pump it like crazy the first time you get it, you'll experience foundation explosion. As you can see by the swatches, the moisturizer is a tad too dark, and the foundation is a tad too light... at least on my hand. We'll see how it ends up on my face.

When I saw the contour brush, my face was literally like this: -_-. SO SMALL. The picture is not very accurate. What is this supposed to contour?! Regardless, very soft. Reviews on brush cleaner/shampoo eventually.

The photos make the colour appear darker than it actually is. It's actually a very bright coral-pink. The swatch photo is when I rubbed it into my hand, which means this will actually give you a nice tint! Very creamy application. The size of this is HUMUNGO! It's the size of a MAC blush.. I just compared it. Not very portabe. Also, small circular opening may be irritating for those who have nails.. you'll end up digging out a little product with your nail every time you dip your finger in.

Heartbreaker is actually extreeeeeeeemely similar to the Mellow Melon balm in the jar. When applied, though, it's actually a very bright pink. Tease is a nice nude rose colour. Very versatile. The texture of these is like mousse, with a cream to powder finish. Once again, these are HUUUUUUGE. Bigger than a MAC blush!

Comparison photo. L to R, T to B: Heartbreaker cream blush, Mellow Melon tinted balm, Tease cream blush, MAC blush

This order only took a week to get here! It was processed within 24 hours, which is pretty great. I know ELF can be up and down with their shipping, but I think this is a definite improvement. Obviously all of these comments I've made are just initial comments, as I haven't tried any of these out yet. If you guys want me to do a review, let me know!

I bought all of these products with my own money. PS, for some reason the cream blush and foundation was $6 instead of the usual $3. I guess it's the more 'high end' of their 'high end' stuff.

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The Little Dust Princess said...

I love ELF's tinted moisturizer, but I got a different one. : ) And WTF I did NOT know there was a way to bypass the $15 shipping. I never cared though because all of their AMAZING discount codes always make up for it.

I'm not sure if this is your first ELF order, but everything from them is small. :P They're so cheap so it's to be expected. I can't believe you based the size off a picture. LOL Some of their brushes are SO soft. I'm a fan of their kabuki brushes. <3

xx The Little Dust Princess

Denysia said...

I've been meaning to put another order into ELF, since they released some new items! Thanks for the info! Please do reviews! :)

Edwina said...

I didn't really like the daily brush cleaner :S I find the smell to be way too strong, but let me know if you think otherwise!

I think I use the contour brush as an eye liner brush for gel / cream liners. And the fan brush is pretty much useless to me...

I was SO CLOSE to ordering some ELF stuff from the cyber monday sale.. but I resisted lol.. but thanks for the tip on how to bypass the extra shipping cost to canada! I HATE SHIPPING FEES!

Dylana Suarez said...

These products sounds great!


Ty'Shonae said...

Haha love the title! I love that song!!