Haul: ELF Cosmetics

First haul – e.l.f cosmetics from Super Target.

Since I started working at a bank, I figured I have to start being more presentable. I have the dress pants, and the nice professional look courtesy of JPMorgan & Chase Co., I did my part to purchase affordable good quality cosmetics – e.l.f.

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Let’s start off with the least expensive product, the eyelash curler. I’ve never used an eyelash curler until e.l.f. It doesn’t snap my eyelashes off, or rather haven’t. Though I find it better curling my eyelashes on after application of mascara. I may just consider using a mascara primer for better results.

The eyelid primer is the second dollar product, one of my favorites. A small dab is good enough to ensure that my favorite eye shadow (and probably the only one that I use) Maybelline’s Eye Tattoo in Bad to Bronze to last the entire day. Love how my eyelid sparkles naturally with the application.

Three dollar purchases that I am glad spending every penny on, the Matte Lip Color. I bought mine in natural color. Will have a short update on what the color does to my lips later this coming week. Thumbs and more thumbs up for this product!

Moving on to my least favorite purchase – the eyebrow kit in medium. Perhaps because I have a full eyebrow, I don’t see the purpose of using the kit. The gel and the powder is most definitely not my favorite, especially with the applicator provided with the kit. Maybe I will like it better if I thin my eyebrow a little the next time I go over for eyebrow threading, and using the small angled-brush that is on its way.

Next not that amazing purchase is the undereye concealer and highlighter. First of, do not use the highlighter. It’s not usable. The undereye concealer is not the best I’ve used. Personally I prefer my Maybelline Luminating Highlighter Concealer is a much better option than this product.

Following translucent mattifying powder isn’t all that great either. First of, the sponge provided is again, not usable. I have considerable amount of shine, especially around my forehead and nose area, and this powder made an awkward cake-like lines whenever I apply in on my nose.

I’m a little effy about the tinted moisturizer. I got in in beige, as I am a little tan. I have read reviews that the e.l.f. products is darker than others, but find this moisturizer a-okay. It may be because my liquid foundation is light nude, something I bought back in winter. I knew I should have bought a darker shade foundation for the summer (and that is why it’s on its way!)

Back to the little more confused me about the make up mist and set. Honestly, I’ve never used one of these things. I’ve watched many make up tutorials and read good reviews on this product. Does it honestly set my make-up? No. At the end of the day, my makeup still looks worn off. Maybe I should use a different brush with the translucent mattifying powder.

After reading reviews after reviews rambling about how great the high definition powder is. I had such high hopes, and honestly don’t know how is it any different from a baby powder. It leaves a layer of powder on my face that I don’t like. I’m a liquid foundation, no weight on my face kind of gal.

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My current collection of e.l.f. cosmetics. I’ve always had a blush powder, an eye shadow “C” brush, and blush. Oh, and I forgot to mention e.l.f. was the first cosmetics I bought when I started wearing makeup.

More online purchases on its way from eyeslipsface.com.