Monday, 3 March 2014

Haul: I'm An ELFoholic

Ever since I first discovered ELF Cosmetics a few years back, I have placed regular orders (much to my bank account's annoyance). Recently, there was a 50% off code when you spent £30 or more, therefore I knew I had to make a purchase. I always tend to hold off from splurging out at ELF until there is a great money saving code, even though it's quite cheap anyway - so you don't break the bank that much.


Mineral Infused Face Primer: Clear - £6.95
I couldn't decide whether to get this primer in clear or green (I know that green sounds like a really weird colour to slap on your face, but it helps combat redness!) However, I decided to play it safe and opt for the clear formula. I don't use primer that often on my face, only when I'm going on a night out in case my makeup decides to slide off. I've already sampled this on the back of my hand before writing this blog post and it left a silky, smooth feel so I can't wait to try this out.


Mineral Personal Blend Foundation: Light - £8.95
I've wanted to try a mineral foundation for a while now, so I thought I would try this one after seeing a positive review on it. I bought the lightest one, which is made up of four compartments with different shades, so you can build up the right amount of colour for your individual skin tone. I liked the idea of this foundation as you're in control of creating your own custom colour, which you can adjust throughout the seasons of the year if your skin tone becomes lighter or darker. I'm also looking forward to using this in the warmer months, as I think I'll prefer wearing a powder as I have oily skin. (It's also SPF 15, ideal for Spring and Summer weather!)


Lip Stain: Heartbreaker - £3.95
I decided to add this to my basket at the very end, as I was looking for a lipgloss perfect for Spring. As you can see, it's a coral colour with mixtures of pink, red and peach shades. It's double ended, with the stain on one side and the clear gloss on the other, so you can decide whether to have a matte look or a shiny, glossy finish on the lips (which is also supposed to help moisturise your lips too!) I love the fact that the stain is a creamy formula, as I usually find that stains can be quite drying. I'm looking forward to using this!


Baked Eyeshadow Palette: California - £10.00
Yes, I've finally got this palette that I've been wanting for a while! I mentioned this in my wish list a few weeks back, as I was going to buy it last Summer but it had sadly sold out. I bought the NYC version for my mum for Christmas, but I decided to get the California one as I like the golden, sandy tones which I know will be perfect for taking on holiday. Each shade is jam packed with shimmer. Plus, you could use them for both day and night looks.

I'm thinking of maybe doing some looks with these products now that the Sun is making it's daily appearance through my window, as the lighting is much better!



Do you have any of these products? What do you think of them?

Thanks for reading!

10 comments:

  1. Ooh I hope you like the primer, I've been wanting to try this for a while!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. I might do a review in a few weeks! Thanks for stopping by :-) x

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  2. The primer is amazing, you can find a review about it on my blog :) - It leaves your face feeling like silk and super smooth + no grease! xx

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    1. Ooh okay, thanks! I'll have a look xx

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  3. I'm yet to try anything from ELF, although I've heard great things about their baked shadows and the primer you purchased!
    Holly / Faceldn.com

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    1. You should try it! You might like it hehe :-)x

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  4. This haul has totally convinced me I need to do an Elf order asap!! I love the idea of the mineral foundation, it's such a good idea to be able to have everyone mix up their own shade :)xx

    Joannasprinkles.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry!;-) Yeah it's good, I've been mixing the two lightest shades together and I might add the darker shades to give myself some more colour in the Summer:-) xx

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  5. This is an amazing haul! I really want to try the ELF primer heard some amazing things about it! xx

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    1. It's great! It makes my skin feel really soft - I recommend it!xx

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