the best of e.l.f.

the best of e.l.f.

the best of e.l.f. 

e.l.f. cosmetics have been around for ages, but until recently my friends and I have started a slight obsession with this brand. I decided to break down a few of my all-time favorite essentials! These are items that I have had for over a few months and always come back to using for my daily makeup routine. 

These cosmetics can be found at many drugstores (Walgreens, Target, Drugstore.com) and they range from $1, $3, to $5. The prices of these items are extremely affordable and the quality is superb. This brand works hard to deliver useful, effective, and practical makeup tools and help fulfill other beauty needs (such as brush shampoo). Below are details about each product featured above and their respective prices. Enjoy!


1. Eyelid Primer............for only ($1.49), this eyelid primer is a bargain. the simple application is what I love about this primer. Not only is it a steal, it does a great job at keeping all my pigmented eye-shadows from rubbing off throughout the day. 

2. Eye Crease Brush ($1.49)............once you layer on some eye shadow to your lids, it is always nice to add in a definer color to the outside corners of your eyelids. This crease brush creates bold definition and smudges two colors into one blended out look. 

3. Flat Eye Shadow Brush ($1.49)............this was my first purchase from this brand. The flat brush is concentrated and picks up a lot of the eye shadow pigment on each application. This brush makes applying shade on your crease extremely easy!

4. Small Stipple Brush ($3.00)............I alternate uses for this brush. Sometimes I use it for foundation if none of my other brushes are clean (side note: cleaning your brushes may take forever, but it is important to do it often!). On most days, I usually use this stipple brush for under eye concealing and for powder on top of my foundation/concealer. The fact that this brush is small makes it easier to concentrate the makeup in whatever area you want to apply most of the product. 

5. Studio Powder Brush ($3.00)............I actually happen to own two of these brushes! This is the ultimate powdering brush. It gives full coverage and is a great tool for creating a matte look by using a translucent or mineral powder over your foundation

6. Brush Shampoo ($4.50)............cleaning your brushes is just as important as finding affordable ones! This shampoo is comparable to the Sephora brush shampoo ($6). I have owned both and find that either shampoo works effectively, but the e.l.f. shampoo lasts longer and lathers better. This shampoo disinfects and removes all traces of dirt, oil, and makeup. 

7. Shimmering Facial Whip ($1.00)............according to the e.l.f. website this product is supposed to be packed with Vitamin E and instantly brighten and soothe skin with no greasy after-feel. It can be used on cheeks, lips, eyelids. The colors of these facial whips are creamy neutral pinks and one has light golden tones. I like this product to use as a cheekbone highlights or it can be used as an eye shadow primer.


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10 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any ELF products before because they not available in South Africa which really sucks

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    xoxo

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    1. Aw, i'm sorry Candice! I really hope they will one day! :)
      A lot of other drugstore products are comparable to e.l.f. in my opinion, like Wet n Wild & N.Y.C !
      xo,
      Amanda

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  2. Elf is my absolutely fav! The HD collection is amazing and I love their creme pot eye shadows. Their the best!!!!!

    If you have a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my most recent blog post. XXOO

    www.kissthechic.com

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    1. Yes! My roommate just bought two of their creme pot eye shadows in gold and pink shades. They look flawless and are also great primers for building up other shadows :)
      xo,
      Amanda

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  3. I keep seeing this cosmetic line around, you've convinced me to try it!

    www.jjfaust.com
    by Hannah Josephine

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    1. Oh that's amazing!! I am so glad my info helped you :) You really can't beat the price point that this brand has...just testing it out can cost as little as $5-$8! Let me know what products you like!
      xo,
      Amanda

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  4. I'll definitely have to checkout the brushes and eye primer! The primer is my favorite, and I love the blush/bronzer duo. I also just recently picked up the kabuki brush and the highlighter stick and I really like them (especially the prices!)

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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    1. The eye primer is seriously fantastic! I always wanted to try out the blush/bronzer duo! :)
      xo,
      Amanda

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  5. It's a shame how a lot of people do not try e.l.f. Although their prices are very low, the quality on some of these items are amazing.

    Thanks for sharing your favs.

    www.avenue50.com

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    1. I agree. I think a lot of people underestimate the quality of e.l.f because of its price point, but I think if you move past that idea that you can find some great products & save a ton!!
      xo,
      Amanda

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