e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick Review

e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick

Hello again!

I got this moisture stick in hopes of getting rid of the dry patches I tend to get during the winter months.The packaging intrigued me as it is in a stick form and not messy; perfect for carrying in a purse. The product twists up and can be applied directly or with fingers.

e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick

The first thing I noticed when I first opened the lid is the weird scent that it has. I was weary of putting this on my face because of the smell. This has a weird texture; it feels like it melts when I touch it with my fingers sort of like coconut oil.

I applied this before and after makeup and I realized that under makeup it works fine in hydrating a dry area but over makeup it tends to move/remove the makeup. I like the concept of this but don’t tend to reach for it since it’s hydrating power doesn’t amaze me; it isn’t intensely hydrating at all. However, there can be other uses for this; on the hands, elbows, knees, etc. but because of the smell I won’t be using this at all.

Have you tried this moisture stick?

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e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush (Jet Setter) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush Jet Setter

Hi again,

This is a beautiful shade for fall, it is a mauve-y dusty rose that is my go-shade during autumn. It goes with most makeup looks involving deeper plum/purple tones and because the color can be built up, it suits most light-medium skin tones. This review is on the shade “Jet Setter”.

I have done a review on the shade “Sweet Retreat”, which is a great everyday blush. I found the formula to be consistent with these as they are both very buttery and blendable. They last about 4 hours before slowly fading away.

The packaging is travel-friendly; it is light and sleek and it also has a see-through lid which makes it easier to find the shade you are looking for.

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush Jet Setter

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush Jet Setter

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush Jet Setter

This blush is fairly pigmented and has a matte, almost satin finish on the skin.

Overall, I recommend these blushes because they have a natural finish and a great formula. I only wished they would last a bit longer.

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e.l.f. Matte Lip Color (Natural & Tea Rose) Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color

Hi everyone,

These are the most comfortable matte lipsticks I have ever worn. They are very creamy and will not leave your lips dried out at the end of the day. This review is on the shades “Natural” and “Tea Rose”.

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color

They are a roll-up stick and are sized somewhere between a lipstick and a lip liner; the shape helps you apply it without going over the lines. There is about 2.5 inches of product in the tube; which I think is a fair size – it equals to an average lipstick amount.

The formula is unbelievably creamy and does not feel at all like you are wearing a matte lipstick. It doesn’t last as long as a true matte formula, which is more drying, but it is decent at about 3-4 hours of wear before fading.

Natural is on top, Tea Rose is on the bottom.

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color Tea Rose Natural

‘Natural’ is a beautiful nude which has a touch of beige and peach in it. ‘Tea Rose’ is a mauve-y nude which is a perfect nude shade for the fall/autumn months because of the purple in it. I usually mix the two shades together; with Natural in the center of my lips.

Have you tried these matte lip colors?

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e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer Review + Swatch

e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer

Hello again!

This is described as a full coverage (hence the name) concealer that will cover tattoos, birth marks, blemishes, scars, etc. It is oil-free, which is great for oily skin types as it does not feel greasy at all. This review is in the shade “Porcelain”.

The texture is not thick but it is also not runny at all; it spreads easily and blends well. I would say that the coverage is medium; I do not think that this concealer, on its own, would be able to cover tattoos. It is fine for every day use if you do not suffer from major dark circles; I would not describe this as “maximum coverage”.

I really like the squeeze tube packaging because it is sleek and light; it also contains 20mL of product.

This shade is perfect for ivory skin tones since it brightens the under eyes without looking too light. The swatch below has the product squeezed out of the tube on the bottom and spread out on top.

e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer

Overall, I thought this concealer was alright but far from my top favourites. It creased slightly on me throughout the day and faded after a few hours. I would recommend this if you like a medium-coverage creamy concealer and don’t mind the slight creasing and fading after a few hours.

Have you tried this e.l.f. concealer?

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e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation Review + Swatch

e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation

Hi everyone!

This foundation is targeted for people who have acne because it contains salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree and lastly aloe. I have seen these ingredients on many cleansers, toners, gels, etc. claiming to get rid of acne. I personally do not have much acne; except for a few acne marks which have faded mostly. I also have combination skin; oily t-zone but some dry patches. This review is on the shade “Porcelain”.

This is a full coverage foundation; so it will easily cover any existing acne or any discoloration. A little goes a long way so you don’t need much product. It cancels out any redness and creates a flawless canvas.This has a semi-matte finish that dries down so you can skip the powder if you have drier skin types. I have to powder my t-zone but I use the smallest amount since I don’t need any more coverage. It’s not at all heavy or cake-y; as long as you don’t use much powder on it.

The lasting power is very good and will easily last the whole work/school day. If used with a good primer and setting spray it will stay for the entire day. It stays looking good but if you apply a thicker layer of this foundation it may sink into laugh lines, forehead creases, etc.

The ivory shade looks to be the lightest shade but it looked very pink on their website, so I choose the porcelain shade and I’m glad I did as this one is almost my skin-tone shade however, it does have a slight pink undertone. The swatch below has the product squeezed out of the tube on the bottom and blended out on the top.

e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation Porcelain

I really like the squeeze bottle because you don’t have to put your fingers in the product and you can control how much product you want to squeeze out. The packaging is also very travel-friendly because it is slim and light.

I personally think that this foundation is great and would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a full coverage natural-finish foundation.

Have you tried this foundation?

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e.l.f. Precision Liquid Eyeliner Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Precision Liquid Liner

Hi again!

I use a liquid liner almost every time I do my makeup; I love the shape that winged liner gives my eyes. I had a bad experience with this liquid liner upon first application but then it surprised and exceeded my expectations!

The first time I applied this liquid liner it started to make my eyes sting and I quickly removed it and thought I threw it out until I saw it again in my collection. For whatever reason I decided to give it another try and this time it did not sting my eyes. Maybe it dried a bit since it was very liquid-y and that is why the second time it didn’t melt into my eyes. It applied a little sheer but with another coat it looked great.

Throughout the day the lasting power was pretty decent; it did not smudge or flake off which I was impressed with. The wings stayed intact for hours which with most liners start to smudge or flake off there for me. The brush is not flimsy at all so you have total control of the application, it feels almost like a felt tip. It’s not completely matte but I don’t mind the slight shine in some angles.

I rubbed the swatches below and it was very hard rubbing the product off which surprised me as my other liquid liners would easily wipe off.

e.l.f. Precision Liquid Liner

e.l.f. Precision Liquid Liner

I definitely recommend this for everyday use since the price is amazing and the product itself is pretty good. I want to try the NYC liquid liner next, since I have heard so many great things about and it is a dollar cheaper than the e.l.f.!

What is your favourite liquid liner?

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e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer in St. Lucia Review + Swatches

e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer St. Lucia

Hi everyone!

This makeup item is nostalgic for me as it was one of the first e.l.f. products I purchased. I have more of these duos but for today I’m reviewing “St. Lucia”, as it is my favourite.

e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer St. Lucia

Firstly, the packaging is very sturdy and sleek and perfect for travel because it is a 2-in-1 compact. The mirror is very large and clear; again perfect for travel if you don’t want to take a mirror with you.

Both blush and bronzer have shimmer in them but they don’t translate much on the face unless you pack the product on. The blush is a coral peach shade that looks beautiful on fair skin tones as it is not very pigmented so you can lightly build the color up to your preference.

The bronzer is much more pigmented so you barely have to touch it with a brush but it blends out well so even if you accidentally put on too much you can buff it out fairly quickly. The bronzer is not too cool or warm so I think it would suit many skin tones. The shimmer in the bronzer gives a nice glow-y look, which is what I want during summer time.

e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer St. Lucia

e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer St. Lucia

Overall I like this duo by e.l.f.; it is not the best quality but it does a decent job for only $3 USD. The only downside I noticed with this product is the lasting power; it fades away after 3 hours which is a bit inconvenient.

Have you tried this duo?

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e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick in Pearl/Glow Review + Swatches

Hi again!

This eyeliner/eyeshadow stick is perfect for a touch of shimmer in the inner corners, all over the lid, or brow bone. Look below for the swatches; the shades are amazing!

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick1

The liner (pearl) side is a thinner stick that is a metallic silver/white shade. This looks nice on the inner corners; it does not smudge or run (unless you rub it). I tried this on my waterline but it does not work well there; it runs down immediately onto my lashes and because of it’s metallic sheen it doesn’t show up well on the water/tight line.

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

The shadow (glow) side is a very soft pink/champagne shade. I also love using this on my inner corners and find that the quality is better than the liner; it is creamier. I also think this would look nice on the brow bone if you apply a bit and then blend it out slightly. I usually use a matte shade with the tiniest shimmer for the brow bone but sometimes I like a more shimmery brow bone when all of the shadows I used are matte. I tried this on the waterline and just like the liner; it doesn’t perform well there. I also tried this all over the lid and it immediately creased on me. I applied it again but then quickly added shadow on top and I noticed that it didn’t crease after that. It also made the eye shadow pop because it is a light shimmery color and that definitely came through. I wouldn’t rely on it (as a base) for more than a few hours because I have oily lids and always need to prime.

The shadow (glow) is on the left and the liner (pearl) is on the right.

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

e.l.f. Eyeliner and Shadow Stick

I would recommend this if you are searching for a silver/white and/or pink/champagne shade for the inner corners. It is very easy to apply and the lasting time is decent; I’d say it would last a whole work/school day but you would experience fading after a few hours if it is not set with a shadow.

Have you tried these eyeliner/shadow sticks? – they come in a bunch of different colors!

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e.l.f. Mineral Face Primer Review

e.l.f. mineral face primer

Hello again!

These primers have been in my collection for over 6 months. I won’t be running out soon because I have a bunch of back-ups which I ordered at the same time after trying the first one out. They are $6 each, however, keep in mind that you only get 14g of product, which is half the amount of the average primer. I bought these when e.l.f. was having a 50% off sale, so I think it was definitely worth it.

Both primers have the same effect on the face, I honestly didn’t notice much brightening. The purple color disappears and is not noticeable. They are moisturizing at first (like a lotion) but then after you rub it in you notice that it transforms into a silicon-y texture that helps to fill in your pores and fine lines. It feels a bit greasy but it dries down after a few minutes. I love to use this in the winter because it is hydrating; I have combination oily skin but have some dry patches, which gets worse in the winter. I haven’t noticed this primer prolonging my foundation.

e.l.f. mineral face primer

I would recommend this primer for anyone looking for an everyday average primer. This would work better on drier skin types rather than oily, because it will do nothing to control the oils.

Click here to buy it and click here to see my review on the W7 brightening primer.

Have you tried any primers from e.l.f.?

e.l.f. 144-Piece Bright Eye Shadow Palette Review + Swatches

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

Hello again!

Today I’m reviewing the e.l.f.’s bright palette. Before we begin, if you haven’t already, click here to see my review on the neutral palette.

There are much more bright, summery colors in this palette but they still kept a bunch of neutral shades on the sides. This palette includes matte, shimmer, satin, and metallic shades, which makes it much easier to create a look without reaching for other shadows. I love using this for a pop of color on my lower lash line when I want a specific shade of blue or green, I always reach for this.

The quality is pretty much the same as the neutral palette, except a bit more powdery; but you can always apply it the same method you would apply a loose pigment. The shimmer colors are the best quality, they are much more buttery and pigmented. The matte shades are the least pigmented, same as the neutral palette. I would recommend this palette to those who do not want to spend a lot but want to increase their eye shadow collection.

I did not use primer under the swatches or water to intensify them. I ran the color on the back of my hand a few times with my finger.

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

e.l.f. 144 piece bright eye shadow palette

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What do you think of this palette?