Saturday, September 3, 2011

Recent gets and mini review

I have been trying to save up money so I can spend it all in Atlanta, but I was running low on some products so I decided to go bargain shopping! I bought some e.l.f. make up from Target - its the cheapest make up I know of!

All the products below were only $1 apiece!

e.l.f.  Tone correcting Concealer
I really needed concealer, and this one does not cut it! Honestly can't tell any difference. Don't buy it.

e.l.f. Translucent Matifying Powder
This is not translucent! When applied with the provided sponge it goes on darker than my skin tone! But it looks perfect when applied with a brush. It works out better that way since I prefer loose powders over pressed.

e.l.f. Total Face Brush
I needed this to apply my powder. I am quite pleased with it - it is very good quality for $1. Especially when considering how expensive brushes usually are!

e.l.f. Contouring Blush and Bronzer
I like these colors, they have a gold shimmer to them, but don't find them at all suitable for contouring. Maybe a darker toned person could pull it off, but using this as a contour on my pale skin looks very unnatural.

e.l.f. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara
I do love this product, even more than  some better brand tinted eyebrow gel I bought. But I am obsessed with eyebrow gel - I don't want a hair out of place! I don't see much of a difference between the eyebrow and eyelash side, other than the shape of the brush. It also says to apply the eyelash formula over your mascara - but I've been applying it under. My lashes get a bit tangled, so this helps me get them in place before mascara. The eyelash side also has a wet-look finish that I don't really care for.

e.l.f. Liquid Eyeliner
This eyeliner is very easy to use, goes on smooth, and has a nicely shaped  felt tip. However, it also has a slightly shiny finish, and seems to rub off a bit easily. Not suggested if you touch your eyes a lot.

e.l.f. Brightening Eyeliner in Ash
I bought this one since the only black liner I could find had sparkles in it. To me sparkles in eyeliner just takes away from the black and looks weird. The Ash seems pretty dark in the package, but it goes on so light! When I put it on it just looks like my make up smeared a bit. Don't buy!

e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip
I have been into using a frosted finish for my highlights instead of the usual white lately. I love this product, and a little goes a long way. The only downside is if you apply too much it can look a bit silvery.

Overall I think a lot of e.l.f.'s products are hit and miss. I think the brand is excellent for young girls who are just starting out with make up, and for those who don't wear much. But the price really can't be beat, so its also I good idea for girls on a tight budget - or if you just want to experiment!

My Aunt also suprised my by sending this super cute necklace!

I was surprised to see its by Express. My Aunt is addicted to yard sales and thrift stores, so I didn't expect to get such a nice brand item!

Good night ladies!

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