Sunday 2 February 2014

ELF Cosmetics

Happy weekend peeps. Sorry I am late in posting, it has been a really busy week, actually scrap that it has been a manic week. How has your week been? 

I have read lots of beauty blogs talking about ELF cosmetics and how wonderful they are. ELF started in 2004 and had one main aim when they began, to create high quality cosmetics without the price tag. 

They came to the UK in 2007 and since then there have been some staple items that I have loved buying (Lipsticks, Nail Polishes, Lip Balms and their High Definition Powders). 

As someone who is allergic to sunlight having a lip balm with an automatic SPF in is a must, very few have any sun protection. ELF lip balm (£3.75) has an SPF of 15 and is lovely and moisturising. 

Elf lip balm
I use the clear lip balm and carry it around daily in my handbag. I love this product as it has a wonderful applicator and really brings my chapped lips back to life in winter. If you like a splash of colour it also comes in nude, pink, peach, rose and plum. 

For a while I have also been using the high definition powder (£6) in translucent, applying to my face after adding all my make up. It gives a wonderful finish and an all over even tone to my skin. 

When I saw that Elf had started doing a new corrective yellow powder I was excited to give it a go. As I often have rosy cheeks having a corrective powder on really helps to reduce the flush and makes all the difference to my make up routine. 

When it arrived I was a little scared at how yellow the powder was. Although the colour looks extremely yellow when on it is invisible and gives my skin a great matt finish. It definitely gets rid of shine for a more healthy glow. 

Elf High Definition Powder

Tip however - don't remove the sticker entirely as this holds the power in. Too much powder is released in one go if it comes off entirely. I also don't use the powder puff I use a blusher brush to apply the powder. 

I think I have shared with you all before that I have almighty black bags under my eyes. This is in part due to not getting enough sleep or drinking the recommended amount of water daily. But I personally blame it on faulty genes. Make up goes some way to help but when they are bad they can still be visable. That was until I found Elf High Definition Undereye Setting Powder  (£3.75).

Once I have added Benefit Erase paste in fair (£19.50) under my eyes, Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener - Light Bisque (£19.50) I add my Elf high definition powder. Magic in a pot. 

Not only does this product set my cream concealer under my eyes so it stays on longer but it also gives flawless coverage. No more dark circles. 

What make up tips do you have to share?

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  1. All of these products sound lovely, I'd really like to try the undereye setting powder :) there's an Elf store near me so I'll have to pop in and have a look! xx

    1. You definitely have to give them a go there products are great and cheap too. I didn't realise they have stores, I have always order online. Lucy x

  2. Such an incredibly useful post, thanks for sharing :) I think I need the undereye setting powder in my life :)x

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    1. Thank you, The setting powder is amazing I have awful black bags and this little pot of magic gets rid of them. Lucy x

  3. I've yet to try something from the ELF range, I keep hearing so many good things about it! x

    1. You must give their products a go I have some firm favourites. Lucy x

  4. We love the lip balm; one of our favourites. The undereye setting powder sounds very positive too, a product that achieves a flawless look is essential is have :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

    1. The lip balm is lovely I always go for nude or translucent. You must try the setting powders they are great too. Hope the allotment is coming along Lucy x

  5. Thank you look forward to checking your blog out Lucy