Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ELF Haul II - Part 3

This E.L.F Haul is All about LIPS

Mineral Lip Liner - Rose (Twist up pencil)

The ELF Mineral Lip Liner feels nice and creamy and easy to apply.
Just that I thought that a Rose color would be more of a ... Rose color.
Maybe a bit pink. But this is coral, no - orange. I was expecting something else.

Mineral Lip Liner - Rose

An other thing that is a bit weird is the Lip Definer and Shaper. It is only available in one color called Nude/Natural, as the pencil is two ended. Comes handy with a sharpener on the lid. On my lips it is not Nude nor Natural. I don't have brown lips. Probably looks better on darker lips. Maybe I'm not getting it.

Lip Definer and Shaper - Nude/Natural

Directions for the Lip Define and Shaper:
For an enhanced lip apply the Shape side of the pencil just above your
upper lip in the V arch, also known as the "cupid's  bow". The shaper
provides a subtle highlighting shimmer that creates a young, fresh
and sexy look. Use the Define side of the pencil to enlarge the shape
of the lip by lining the outer lines of the lip and blending inwards towards
the mouth for a fuller and more plumped look.

Lip Definer & Shaper - Nude/Natural
Lip Lock Pencil

The Lip Lock Pencil I like. It does what it says. I have problems with darker lip shades, gloss or creamy products, that tend to travel outside my lip and I end up looking like a clown. Nobody wants that. The Lip Lock Pencil keeps you lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner from feathering, traveling or budging. Your lip color stays locked in place for continuous wear. The colorless formula is perfect for any skin tone and fills in fine lines around the lip.

Twist up pencil (no sharpening required) and trace
the area outside your natural lip line prior to lip color application
to create an invisible barrier for your lip products.

Swatches of:
2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss - Love it
Lip Liner - Rose
Lip Definer & Shaper - Nude/Natural

2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss - Love it

This 2 in 1 gloss has shimmering lip color in the inner tube and clear conditioning gloss in the outer tube for ultimate lip satisfaction. Hydrate your lips with key moisturizers and achieve sheer color perfection. Infused with Vitamins A and E, Aloe and Shea Butter for rich hydration.
Can be a bit tricky to get both products out at the same time.

 Lipsticks I "eat". I have small lips so the color just dissaperes into my mouth. So I fell in Love with the Lip Stain. The color stays put. Just apply the Stain to bare lips and allow to dry for a matte finish. I achieved full coverage that lasted for hours. The long-wear formula kept the stain on my lips even tho I had a bite to eat. This does not dry your lips. Contains key Vitamins A & E to keep your lips smooth all day long. However the gloss makes the stain "come off" your lips. I do not like the gloss. It does not help the color to stay on longer. I use it to remove the Stain.

Lip Stain -  Red Carpet
Lip Stain - Fashionista
Minty Lip Gloss - Miami
Minty Lip Gloss - New York City
2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss - Love it
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Lip Stain - Red Carpet

Lip Stain - Fashionista
2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss - Love it

Minty Lip Gloss - New York City

Minty Lip Gloss - Miami

Minty Lip Gloss is awsome. I like it A LOT.
The sheer glossy color conditions lips with a minty fresh taste. Can be worn alone or layered with other lip products. Give your lips a beautiful sheen and freshen your breath for instant gratification.

 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss - Love it
Lip Stain -  Red Carpet
Lip Stain - Fashionista
Minty Lip Gloss - Miami
Minty Lip Gloss - New York City

What is your favorite LIP product? Any from ELF?

I have an ELF Mineral Makeup Haul comming up soon. Don't miss it.

Previous ELF Hauls:

Huge ELF Haul Swatches
ELF Haul II - Part 1
ELF Haul II - Part 2

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All products bought with my own money.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ELF Haul II - Part 2

ELF Haul II - Part 2

Part 1 can be Found HERE
Huge ELF Haul HERE
Swatches to Huge ELF Haul HERE

ELF Studio Single Eyeshadow

Single Eyeshadow

The beautiful soft texture melts into the skin for a vibrant
color that lasts. Convenient and easy to apply, just layer
the color to achieve the desired intensity. Apply wet or dry
for a fabulous look that never creases or fades.

Coffee Bean and Pebble
Amethyst and Saddle

My swatches does not do justice to the colors.
You can click the pictures to see them bigger.

Amethyst, Saddle, Coffe Bean, Pebble, Sand Dollar

Sand Dollar is a Light shade with gold shimmer.
Pebble is least pigmented and not so shimmery.
Coffe Bean and Saddle are wonderful browns with gold shimmer
Saddle beeing a bitmore red toned of the two.
Amethyst is awonderful Lilac/Purple colour with Blue shimmer in it.
It's my new favourite.

Amethyst, Saddle, Coffe Bean, Pebble, Sand Dollar
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The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish.
Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth.
Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!

ELF Studio Blush Packages

I really don't like shopping for blushes.
The two that I use the most I can't find in shops anymore.
What to do - Where to look...

Mellow Mauve and Tickled Pink
 Blushing Rose and Fuchsia Fusion
I am so glad I found ELF.
Great blushes. Great colors. Great price.
 I had picked out five blushes and
did not know what shade to choose,
so I bought them all. And I'm glad I did.
Because I like them all.

Gotta Glow

Gotta Glow is a great highlighter with gold shimmer.

Fuchsia Fusion

Pink with Gold Glitter. Seemed to be chunky glitter
but can be applied lightly as a highlight. If you don't like
glitter, do not get this one.

Blushing Rose

The darkest blush of the bunch, has gold shimmer.
I have to apply this with a light hand. As it is a
dark shade for my fair skintone.

Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink is an "easy" shade. No heavy glitter.
You get a nice sheen of this blush.
It is not so pink. More a rose/coral color.
Great for fair skintones. My new Favourite.

Mellow Mauve
 Mellow Mauve has blue/purple shimmer in it. Really cool.

Mellow Mauve and Tickled Pink

 Click picture to view it bigg.

Blushing Rose, Mellow Mauve, TickledPink, Fuchsia Fusion, Gotta Glow
Applied with a heavy hand.

I have to get better lighting and fix my DIY Light tent,
because my swatches are not that good.

Any questions - Just ask and I will do my best to answere.

Have you found any favourite Eyeshadows from ELF?
What Blush do you like the best?
Any blushes you don't like?
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ELF Haul II - Part 1

I got a bunch of products in my second order from ELF.
So I thougth I will split the haul in smaller parts.
I don't know yet if I will do 2 or 3 parts.

This if the F part. Mostly face products.
Now on to what I had in my brown box.

Pressed Powder - Porcelain

I only ordered 1 and got 1 as a gift. The outer package was labeled wrong so I was a bit bummed at first because the shade was too dark for me. But then I opened it an saw that it was the same shade.

Blush and bronzer compact

This blush and bronzer has been compared to NARS Laguna/Orgasm Duo. The ELF is just a bit lighter and less pigmented.
I just don't know about a shimmery contour. I'm not too crazy about that. So I use it as a bronzer with a light hand.

Click pictures to see them larger.

 Eyebrow Kit
Creates brows that are fuller,
thicker and more defined.
Shapes and sets your eyebrows.
Gives lasting colour defenition
for a naturally beautiful look.
Use the pigment brow gel to define and shape
brows with the angled brush for precise lines.
Set the color in with the brow powder and fill in
with the blending brush for a natural finished look.

I have not had the chance to try this product yet. But it sounds good.
This is the darkes shade but I use dark brown eyeshadow or black anyways. So I am hoping this is good.
Have you tried it?

Eyebrow Lifter & Filler
Highlight brows for a youthful and awakened look.
Directions: Use the Lift pencil's sheer light-reflecting pigments as an arch support under the brows to enhance and outline the shape.
Trace a curved line underneath the eyebrow and blend down into the brow bone.
Usethe Fill pencl to shape in the eyebrow, then blend into the natural shape of the brow for more defined lines.
This product has been compared to Benefit High brow. It is supposed to be dupe. But I don't know 'cause I don't have that other pencil.

I always forget to use the Lift side. I have allready applied my eye shadow so I don't want to go and spoil that. But the pencil is good. I usually smudge or blend that out in the brow with an angled brush.

Waterproof Lenghtening and Volumizing Mascara
This took the curl out of my lashes when I applied it.
And I don't like that. Was a bit dissapointed. Will see what heppens when it "dries" up a bit. Or maybe try one of the other mascaras they have.

What is your experience with ELF Mascaras?
Is there any ELF products that you don't like?

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My first ELF Haul can befound HERE
And Swatches to that can be found here HERE

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Monday, March 21, 2011

NOTW - Mermaid Dream

I started out with China Glaze - Cherish.
Did a diagonal swipe with China Glaze - He's Going in Circles.

Click on Pictures to look at them in all their glitter Glory.

I applied 2 coats of Cherish.
Ended up adding 3 coats of He's Going in Circles.

 Then I went in With China Glaze - Atlantis close to the cuticle.
Dabbed the edge of the polish with my finger to make a gradient effect.

I have got compliments for these nails.
My friends ask me how I did them.

Glitter is so hard to take pictures of.
Looks Amazing in real life.

For extra Bling to the tip of the nail you can add
China Glaze - Nova. Thumb and Ring Finger.

Why is it so hard to take good pictures of glitters?

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Urban Decay

Primer Potions
in new tubes.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

ELF Swatches

Here comes some swatches to the Products from my Huge ELF Haul.
Take a look at the Haul post if you want to know what the packaging looks like.
I've had some time to try them out and find out how they feel.
Click Pictures to view them big.

ELF Corrective Concealer (4 shades) and Tone Correcting Concealer - Ivory

The Concealer Palette is dry and chalky and you can't really pick up colour.
I scraped up product with my nail to get anything to show. I don't like it.
The pacaking is bulky. It tips over when opened. I'm not going to use it.
Tone Correcting Concealer feels light and moist. This one I'm going to use alot.

ELF Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Porcelain (on the left in both pictures).
It is a bit too dark and Yellow toned for my winter skin. But I think it
will be ok in the summer. Hope I get some Sun Rays on my skin.
Well it will not be wearing this anyways with the SPF.
Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 - Light Beige
This is a better colour match for my skin. And it applies better, feels nicer.

ELF Natural Radiance Blusher - Glow and Flushed

I use Glow as a Bronzer it's a nice orange/coral color with gold shimmer.
Flushed is a pink with gold shimmer. Both feels nice.

ELF Elements Eye Shadow in:
Ivory, Pink Ice,
Dusk and Moondust.
All of these shadows are shimmery. But no chunky glitter

ELF Duo Eye Shadow Cream

Black Licorice and Coffee and Cream

The light shade in Coffe & Cream has gold glitter in it. I love it.
I use the Creams as Shadow Primers.

Sugar Cookie and Olive

ELF 32 Piece Eyeshadow Collection - Everyday Brights

First row

Second row

Third row

Fourth row

 Not super crazy about the shadows. Not reaching for this palette alot.
Shimmery and sparkly shadows. 1 matte. Not very good pigmentation.

ELF Eye Widener - Pearl White
3 stripes of Waterproof Eyeliner Pen - Black

The Eye Widener pen can be used on the waterline, on your Cupids bow
as a high light and in the inner corner of your eye as a hight light.
The Waterproof Eyeliner is not that waterproof. But I like the felt tiped eyeliner.
But please ELF do something about the package. It is the hardest to open.
Most of the times I end up with liner on my finger.
You have to squeese and pull really hard. Not a fan of the package on the liner.

I would like to try out the Studio Brush Set.
What items do you have on your wish list?
What is your favorite item/product form ELF?

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