27.7.11

Mini Elf haul

ELF and MAC are where I get my make-up basics from i.e. Foundation, Concealer, Primer, Brushes, yada yada yada.

Sometimes Superdrug and Boots too. Ironic I know, as MAC is no where in comparison to the other brands mentioned but for some reason there is a trust factor established with ELF now, after ordering from them several times.

Here's what I got.


Nothing exciting I know. I told you I got my basics from here!

Coming to its infamous Power Brush. It's a flat top, densely packed brush which according to ELF, one should use for powder and I am sure you can but the entire world uses it for foundation. I adore it too and its officially the love of my life. I own three of these!

For £3.50 each you may get a slightly different version each time but it does not bother me really.

Another item by ELF that I swear by is its Mineral Eye Primer. To my delight, they have changed its packaging and made the shape resemble UDPP. For £1.50, I really did not expect sleeker packaging but bring it on ELF!

I have used both UDPP as well as Two Faced Shadow Insurance but have always come back to this. If you haven't got this yet, where have you been hiding all this time? 

Their Tone Correcting Concealers are something I own in a couple of shades too. They are all pretty neutral/salmon based shades, give a fresh, light coverage and are light reflective hence great for touch ups. Cheap as chips and equally delicious!

If you're somewhere around MAC NC30/35, then Apricot Beige and Honey should be just right.

I also got their All Over Cover Sticks in two shades to conceal discoloration around the mouth area, blemishes and all that but surprisingly it works pretty well around the eyes too. I think I'll feature them in a separate post after I've used them for a bit.

Share your ELF must-haves with me chicas! Any thing in particular you'd want me to review from them?

14 comments:

Alina said...

The studio powder brush is amazing! I love it for applying liquid foundation, and even blush sometimes. It is sooooo soft. Nice haul, Hun!

SuGaR said...

same here I love the primer from elf and nyx too ... Try nyx hd primer it has a very gud staying power..

Locke said...

been using my elf powder brush, it works really well with my mineral powders :D oh please share your reviews on those items that you bought particularly the all over cover sticks and mineral eye primer~ thanks in advance :D xo

Kat @ Cherries In The Snow Beauty Blog said...

E.L.F is always spot on with their products in my opinion, they are great quality for the cheap price!

Get Gawjus! said...

@Locke - Will do soon :)

Sweetaholic Rachel said...

I love ELF!
There cover sticks are amazing and the nail varnishes are fab for everyday colour changes!! xx

The Beautifier said...

I too love the flat top brush! I own two of these and planning to stock up on more hehe xoxo

Demonicsmurfette said...

I love the large complexion brush- perfect for a light dusting of bronzer all over. Also, the etting spray which is rubbish for setting but takes away the powdery look I can get sometimes. It's also great to refresh the skin on a hot day. And the cool bronzer which I use for contouring.

Get Gawjus! said...

@Demonicsmurfette - Thanks, will check out :)

Dani said...

I love the contouring blush and bronzer and makeup remover cloths!

Ellie said...

I made my first ELF order yesterday - they are having a fantastic everything-half-price offer at the moment!xx

Cynthia Z said...

Nice haul gurl. I'm dying to get my hands on the powder brush.

♥xx♥

Gauri said...

I definitely want to try the mineral eye primer! Great haul x

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

i have been purchasing elf items for yearssss and they are continually improving imo.

love the mineral eyelid primer,
love most of their brushes, i purchase multiple $1 C Eye Shadow brushes,
love their ELF tinted booster powder,
love their hd loose powder,
love their kabuki face brush,
love the studio eyebrow kit
love their studio eyebrow lifter & filler (the lift especially!), I use the filler side with an eyebrow brush, i don't take the pencil directly to my face, haha

phew that was a lot! i could go on...lol

great haul! can't wait to read yoru reviews :)