Monday, September 29, 2014

Small Elf haul

School has kept me busier than I expected so far, but I did manage to place a small order on Elf last week. Everything was 50% off and my total was 33.25 including shipping ($8.00). I feel like I should have gotten more items, but I wasn't too intrigued with the other items, and I have purchased so much makeup in this year alone that I never get to use most of it because I always forget I have it. 

I have been on the hunt for affordable highlighters, but unfortunately there aren't too many options available in most drugstores. A great aletnative for highlight is using an eyeshadow shade of your choice. 
Baked highlighters from left to right, Gems, Pink diamonds, and Moonlight pearls

Antigua

Turks Caicos

Fiji (matte)
The face brushes were smaller than I expected, but I've had some Elf brushes for almost two years and they are pretty amazing. There is little no no shedding and the glue has never loosened from te brush handle from washing. They are also all super soft! They cost $3.00 but I purchased them for half off, so $1.50 for each, which is a true bargain.

Eyebrow kit in dark. I have tried this before when I was younger and on a strict budget and I loved it. I stopped using it because I grew more fond of eyebrow pencils, but now a days I use both an eyebrow pencil to define the lower part of my brows and a matte brown powder to fill it in. It's a little tricky to find a powder shade that is just the right color. Although the powder part (right side) does not look dark brown, it blends beautifully with medium to dark brows.

Blotting sheets and an under eye concealer & hilighter. I'm excited for the highlighter part. I picked up the color Fair. I swatched the highlighter on my hand (not pictured) and it went on white and blended out pretty clearless and only left behind very few specks of shimmer. I don't know how I would use this because I alway set my foundation with some type of powder, and am worried that the hilighter will be mattified with a powder, even if the powder is transluscent.

What are some of your favorite Elf products and how do you like to use them?