I recently posted my review of the Tarte Shape Tape concealer and I had to quickly review this one as well to let you know that they are very close dupes! Read my review on the Shape Tape here.
Starting off with the packaging; they are very similar as they both have a large doe foot applicator which picks up a good amount of product. I really like doe foot applicators because you can apply the product without getting your fingers/hands dirty.
The consistency is very similar as well; they are both full-coverage, creamy, a little dry (not moisturizing) because they dry to a matte finish, and are very long wearing. If I was going to be very picky I would say that the e.l.f. dries down quicker and is slightly more matte. If I apply too much of either concealer they do tend to look a bit cakey and dry and settle in my fine lines.
Both concealers come in a good variety of shades. I chose the light sand because it is described to be light with neutral undertones. I would say that it leans more yellow (warm) and is very brightening.
I definitely recommend that you try this concealer out if you love the Tarte Shape Tape or if you wanted to try the Shape Tape – as this is much more affordable!
What is your current favourite concealer? Let me know down below!
This is a two-in-one product which contains a concealer on one side and a highlighter on the other side. Both sides have a doe-foot applicator which is my favourite for concealer since you can place it exactly where you want it and control the amount of product. This review is on the shade Fair/Glow.
The concealer has a very thin consistency; almost a liquid but not quite. It blends out very easily and provides little coverage. It doesn’t crease much throughout the day if set with powder right after application. This is the lightest shade and it is a good color for porcelain-light skin tones. (Swatches below)
The highlight end is a white shade with the same consistency as the concealer. It contains very fine silver shimmer which can only be seen if you are looking at it up close. The highlight end confuses me since I would not put a glittery, stark white shade under my eyes. Even when it is blended out, it remains white; leaving a white cast so I would not apply it to my cheekbones either.
The highlight is on the top and concealer on the bottom swiped with the applicator twice.
This is after blending it out completely. (enlarge pic to see shimmer)
Overall, I would not recommend this because the highlighter end is unusable for most and there are so many other concealers that work better than this.
Have you tried this concealer? Also, Click here to see my review on the e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer!
This shade is the perfect everyday blush for lighter skin tones, it goes with any makeup look. This is great for those who do not like or use blush since it is very soft looking on the cheeks. This review is on the shade “Sweet Retreat”.
I like the packaging because it is sleek and light; perfect for travel. It also has a see-through lid; this makes it easy to find the shade you need.
Sweet Retreat has a matte finish with the slightest sheen; almost a satin finish. This shade is a light pink/peach and even though the blush itself is pigmented, the color is light.
This blush feels very buttery and the formula is comparable to a much higher brand. It blends very easily on the cheeks and lasts for about 3-4 hours before fading. Overall, I recommend this for an everyday blush for lighter skin tones.
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.
I had a comment on a post about this eyeshadow palette; wondering if it is any good. So I decided to do a full review on it.
Firstly, just by looking at the palette you see some matte, satin, shimmer, and a few metallic shades. There are some deep shades of purple, orange, and green in this palette, which help you to incorporate some color in your eye look. Each individual pan is an okay size as I have used some of these shades many times but have not hit pan yet. I had bought this on their 50% off sale months ago. It is normally $15 but I got it for $7.50 at the time along with the colorful 144 palette which I will do a review on soon.
As for the quality, the shimmer and metallic shades are the best compared to the others. They are pigmented and soft however, a few were too soft and they would break apart turning into a loose pigment. The matte shades are less pigmented but work well on me because I have fair skin therefore I can build the crease color. The lighter shades (the top left corner) are a bit too powdery and slightly chalky but they are not too bad as I can still work with them but I hardly do because I have better ones in my collection.
I would say more of the colors are good quality and would recommend this palette for the price.
I did not use a primer underneath the swatches or water to intensify them. I simply rubbed my finger in the pan and ran it 2 or 3 times on the back of my dry hand.
I do not see this palette on the e.l.f. website at the moment unfortunately to put up a link.
Have you tried this palette? Let me know in the comment section below!
Today I thought I would do a review on this highlighter which I have used for so long and that I absolutely love. First of all, this is suppose to be a “baked blush” but it is obviously a highlighter; even on very fair skin tones. It is a soft pink champagne color that is beautiful for everyone I imagine since it is pigmented enough to show up on a much darker skin tone than mine. I have the baked highlighters from e.l.f. and comparing this to those, this one has better pigmentation and the powder is softer and creamier.
This is one of the few highlighters I have with a pink hue and it is very flattering. It has micro glitter in it but honestly, you can not see it unless you stare at it in direct sunlight with a magnifying glass. It almost melts into the skin, so you don’t have the appearance of stripes on your cheekbones.
I have been waiting to do a review on these e.l.f. smudge pots for a while now! I have recommended them to everyone because they are my first choice for cream eyeshadows. I have the shades Crusin Chic and Brownie Points, Crusin Chic is the lighter cool-toned taupe and Brownie Points is the rich, warm brown. They are $3 each on the e.l.f. website.(link below)
Firstly, the formula of these are amazing they are creamier than the Maybelline Color Tattoos, I’m guessing it is because these have vitamin E to “nourish and hydrate the delicate eye area”, as it states on their website. They do not crease when they are dry, but they take a bit longer to dry than the Color Tattoos. Comparing these with the Color Tattoos, the smudge pots contain less product however, they do not dry as fast. My color tattoos get a bit chunky and stiff after a few months, where as these stay creamy and have not changed in texture at all!
As you can see from the pictures above I have used quite a bit of these, especially the Crusin Chic shade. When I order again I will definitely be buying more shades, they have also came out with two new shades that I’m dying to try. The picture below shows just how reflective and beautiful they are.
I honestly have nothing but good things to say about this product. Comment below what you think about them!