Friday, 1 February 2013

Elf 3 for 2.

After checking my daily emails I stumbled across a promotional email from ELF. 
I haven't ordered anything from this brand in a LONG time. I personally love swatching products before committing and buying, there's something about physically buying make up in store that makes it all the more satisfying.
Unfortunately ELF in the UK isn't all that readily available, to my knowledge I've only seen it being sold in Tkmaxx, and even then it's never a huge selection.

I'm always one for a bargain and I've had all three items on my wish list for a good couple of month after seeing many bloggers rave about each of them. Seeing as technically I would be getting one of these babies free - I finally took the plunge.

First up is a Mineral Lipstick called 'Runway Pink' described by many as a more affordable option to MAC's Creme Cup. I'm all for a dupe!
The packaging for this is pretty sleek. Nothing too garish which is a major plus.
It's nice and simple and almost verging on (dare I say it..) sophisticated.
It looks far pinker in the tube but once swatched its a matte brown colour.
I can imagine this to look great with a pink blush - perfect for everyday lips.
It's also extremely pigmented. I literally applied this twice to my hand and the results speak for themselves.
Next up is ELF's "treat and tame" I haven't been one to really pay my brows much attention. I'm lucky in the sense that I naturally have quite dark, even eye brows so I can afford not to fill them in on a daily basis. If I'm going out, or wanting to make more of an effort with my appearance I use Benefit's Brow-zing (I got a sample of this in a smoky-eyes kit which I've had about 4 years! And we're still going strong!).
The Tame side isn't amazing, as you can see from the photograph the wand looks to be of pretty bad quality and it collects a lot of product - far too much to apply it accurately.
The colour looks to be a good match for my hair though, I have a lot of red in my hair due to a past hair dye and this seems to contain a red tinge too.
The other side is the "treat" side. It claims to be a vitamin infused gel designed for hair regrowth. I have a feeling it's all a bit of a con - I wanted to get the eyebrow and eyelash gel but it was out of stock.

Lastly is a blush from their studio line. Pink passion is arguably their best selling product and I can completely understand why.
Admittedly it's pretty intimidating in pan form and comes across a bright "barbie" pink, but once swatched it's a gorgeous light pink colour.

Another really pigmented product, and you can't fault its price either.
Not to mention the packaging is pretty swish, It's really compact and even comes with a mirror on the inside lid.
 I already have "tickled pink" and "candid coral" but this is far my favourite and looks to be a feature in my travel make up bag which I'm going to take with me on holiday later this month (post to come).
One thing I have noticed about ELF is that it's really pot luck in terms of quality, in this case 2 out of 3 aren't bad.

What are your favourites form ELF?


  1. lovely photos and such a great post!

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  2. oh how pretty, I recently bought some new MAC products and did a post on them but these are so gorgeous and I'll definitely be getting the pretty and perfect for during the day and its mineral so I'm sold :) xx


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