Thursday, 6 January 2011

ELF Goodies and Mini Reviews

ELF are currently offering free delivery on orders over £10 (Ends midnight 6th January, code: newyearuk) so I thought I'd make an order. Delivery was super fast! I ordered yesterday afternoon and my package arrived this morning.
I thought I would include some mini reviews. I know I only received the products this morning but I already have some Studio brushes and have had them for a year so can review them. The other product I will be reviewing is something I haven't tried before but I really don't like.

Studio Powder brush, Studio Complexion brush, Studio Small Angled brush, Eyelash and Brow Wand, Natural Lash Kit and Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal.

Studio products were £3.50 each and the normal line products were £1.50 each.

I love the Studio brushes. I already have the Complexion, Blush and Eyeshadow brushes and have been using them for a year. They are extremely soft, do not shed and do not bleed. I like to use the complexion brush for blushes and bronzers so thought I'd get the powder brush for my powders. This brush looks just as promising and I don't see why it wouldn't perform just as well! I will be using the Small Angled brush for my brows and again, so far the brush looks good. If it doesn't perform well, I will update this post.

I also already have an Eyelash and Brow Wand but thought I would get another as I use my current one everyday for both lashes and brows. I haven't tried any of the other brushes from the normal line as they don't look promising but you cannot go wrong with this. Doesn't matter if it's from an expensive or inexpensive brand, a product like this will perform the same!

I haven't used the false lashes yet so cannot comment on them, but I thought they would come in handy.

Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal... I really do not like. I love the All Over Colour Sticks so thought I would try the more liquidy version. Every time I go to use it, loads of water comes out. Example:

Once I've squeezed the water out and get to the 'cream', it's really hard to blend. The finished result looks like this:
Not bad, but it's not something I'm blown away by. I know it's only £1.50 but that is £1.50 that could have gone towards something else!

UPDATE: I contacted ELF about this because people told me it isn't normal and they are sending me a replacement. Great customer services and lets hope this one will work better!

Oh and also, I love the Studio Small Angled brush. I use it for my eyebrows and it's perfect for the part after the arch (Whatever it is called). I also use it to line my lower lash line with eyeshadow. Going to get another!

UPDATE 2: Received my placement Shimmering Facial Whip today and this one isn't watery, yay!


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13 comments:

  1. The studio brushes are great. The brow wand is next on my list of ones I want.
    That's a shame about the Facial Whip, maybe your one has something wrong with it as pretty sure it shouldn't be that watery. x

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  2. I like the look of the brushes and think that's what I'll order first. Never tried any of their make up before. More because I'm a snob but I keep hearing such good stuff about it, I may have to just go for it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    xxx

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  3. Their normal line eyeshadow brushes are pretty good.
    And I love my Shimmering Facial Whip.. but only if I blend it in with a moisturizer before I put my foundation on.

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  4. I love the look of the brushes too, my mission is to order a bunch of stuff from ELF and try them out, never tried any of their stuff :)
    LovelyGirlieBits

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  5. Love the ELF Studio brushes! I use the powder brush for liquid foundation. Ew about the facial whip though.... xx

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  6. I have bought some things from elf as well, sometimes I am happy with it and sometimes I am not. I hope you will like the things you ordered. I am going to order from elf again, but my favourite is Everyday Minerals.

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  7. I really love the studio brushes Elf do, they are amazing! I have the Powder, Blush and Eyeshadow brush. I would even go as far to say they are as good as my Clinique brushes.. xoxo

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  8. Looks like you got a dud, I have Lilac Petal and it's okay, but the colour is cream, not lilac! Will you let us know what the complexion brush is like?

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  9. I am so tempted! I have been craving some nice brushes for a while now, so maybe now... How is their blending brush?

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  10. OH no! How annoying about the whip, do you think they havent stored it right?
    I have the powder brush so soft! x

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  11. Everyone: I've emailed ELF about it so should here back soon!
    DalaLuz: I don't know how their blending brush performs because I haven't got it and have never used one before as I rarely wear eyeshadow, sorry :/
    Kat: Hopefully it is a dud! I've emailed them so we'll see :) I've had the complexion brush for a year and use it everyday so can tell you now :) It's SO soft, hasn't shed one hair and washes/dries great, definitely recommend!

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  12. Your blog is great! So useful reading all those product reviews.
    I am now following, hope you can do the same :)

    http://amyssecretcloset.blogspot.com/
    Xx

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