Hey everyone, it’s been a while huh? So sorry I haven’t been writing (or reading) blogs as much recently, I can’t even begin to let you know how busy I have been. Recently I was involved in launching an internal blog where I work and to be honest, I have been feeling all blogged out temporarily, but I’m back now!
Today I thought I would do a little mini haul for you as I have so much stuff that I want to catch you up on 🙂
So as I am sure most of you are already aware, the Eyes Lips Face website (E.L.F) has closed down and part of them closing meant they were selling of lots of stock really cheap, so naturally I had to get my hands on some! Although I’m devastated the website has closed because I love their products and they were hard enough to get hold of in the UK anyway, I cannot resist a bargain so picked up some products I might not have tried otherwise!
So here goes a little rundown for you and obviously I have broken them down into products for Eyes, Lips and Face (sometimes I think I am a complete and utter genius hahaha)
I ordered two products for eyes and both were very similar. Lots of stuff had already gone when I logged on to the website, so I found colours were very limited, so I decided to order an eyeshadow and shimmer kohl liner. Because colours were limited I opted for a green hue in both, as my eyes are green so sometimes it is nice to use green to highlight the blue accents in them!
Normally I stick to darker colours, however, it’s always nice to shake it up a bit, especially in Summer! I haven’t actually got around to trying out a look with these in yet (see that is how busy I have been!) but as soon as I do I will post it here and share it with you 🙂
I really like the colour of the liner, but the colour of the eyeshadow wasn’t my favourite at first viewing, so I am hoping it looks better when worked in to a look properly! However, both were complete bargains at something like 50p each, and both come in gorgeous packaging and apply really nicely – so I can’t complain too much!
Like most girls I know, I am a complete sucker for a lipgloss! I don’t think you can ever own too many and for most girls they are probably one of the first make up products you ever owned. However, they are products which I seem to go through phases of using, as quite often I find them quite sticky, or hard to get right with a colour, so tend to stick to either Vaseline for the day or bold lipsticks for the night. However, I am definitely back on the gloss hype at the moment after buying two from E.L.F. One of them was a coloured Shimmer Lip Gloss, in a golden colour called Believe and the other was a 2 in 1 conditioning gloss in a pink shade called Fanatic. I have used both of these frequently and can say both are really good. In the swatches at the end of this post, it is really hard to see what the colours look like, however, in real life there is a definite subtle glow of gold and orange when applied. I love them both, but I do find that the Shimmer Lip Gloss can be a bit sticky, whereas the conditioning gloss is much slicker 🙂
And the final two products I ordered were for my face and again they are products I probably wouldn’t have purchased at full price but that I was tempted by when they were reduced to clear and they were the cream blush and the shimmer sheets.
I’m not a huge fan of cream blushes on me as I prefer a matte finish and often set with powder, so a cream blush kind of gets lost, however, when I do make up for other people, I love to use them as they always look so nice on! I ordered this in quite a bright shade of pink, but honestly I love it! It actually applies more like a powder so I will definitely be using this myself! It also comes in a huge pot, so I’m certain it is going to last forever which is always a bonus and again this was only 25p or something crazy!
The shimmer sheets I ordered came in a golden colour and I was sceptical by how good these would actually be when I read about them on the website, however, when I received them and tried them out I was instantly in love! So much so I ordered loads more and even gave them as gifts to friends who I knew would love them to! If you can get your hands on any, I’d definitely recommend them as they are so much more convenient than carrying around a huge bronzer all day, and I have found that even in the golden colour, they act really well as a coloured highlight to just really accent the upper cheekbone. I honestly don’t know how I didn’t know about these before, but I love them!
Check out my swatches below:
In order from top to bottom – Shimmer Sheet in Golden, Studio Matte Eyeshadow in Mint, Studio Cream Blush in Seductress, 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss in Fanatic, Shimmer Lip Gloss in Believe, Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Grassy Green
I hope you enjoyed my reviews and if you can I would definitely recommend checking out the E.L.F website before absolutely everything is gone!
Have you tried any E.L.F products before? If you have I would love to know what you thought of them! Or if you have any similar brands then please let me know too!
Lots of love, Leanne xxx