Blogging 101 : Future Readers
Since my blog is about beauty my future and ideal audience would be anyone interested in beauty related topics. We have to create a post just for that audience so today I’m going to show you products I have bought from Elf (eyes lips and face) that I would never buy ever again.
Elf is now sold at Target and some drugstores, But I bought these items off their website with a coupon code, and to me many of their “good” items aren’t sold in stores, you have to get them off their website. Every year maybe twice a year I’m not sure I forget they have a 50% off everything sale on their website. I haven’t purchased anything from that sale but every time it comes out I fill up a shopping cart and never get to purchase them and I kick myself in the butt for that.
I bought these items last year when they were being talked about a lot but since new items have been added to Elf’s line these items may not be talked about as much.
Essential 12pc Brush Set
Elf has 2 different brush lines; essential and studio. The difference between these two are the prices and slightly the quality. Anything essential marked and in white packaging is $1-$2 and sometimes cheap in quality. Anything studio is $3-$6 and maybe higher and has black packaging with better quality.
On to the brush set I bought. Only reason I got these was because youtube talked them up and I needed makeup brushes. At first I liked them and was excited but then they started to shed after one use and lost their shape pretty quick. Even washing them dried them out and made their original shape disappear. They felt dry and stiff and when I would apply makeup with them I would have brush hairs all over my face. For me their worthless you get what you pay for and they didnt seem to hold any product.
Cream Eyeliner Pot
This is supposed to be like a gel eyeliner and its supposedly the best one. WRONG. I will admit when I first got it, it was creamy, very pigmented and went on smoothly. After opening it even making sure the cap was on tight and correct, it dried out quick like weeks quick. It still had some creaminess to it but the pigmentation decreased and then I started noticing transfer to my crease and smudging.
Essential Undereye Concealer & Highlighter
WOMP WOMP FAIL! Highlight is worthless its like painting white paint on your face and not being able to blend it out, way to light. Concealer didnt really cover anything and after a while it started smelling like cheap makeup, and I knew it was that specific product because I smelt it after applying it.
Eyeshadow Primer and Line Sealer
Not sure til this day how the line sealer works . . Its supposed to turn any powder eyeshadow into eyeliner, tried it once it just seemed to erase the color. The primer was chunky and hard to blend for me and it was skin toned but didnt really enhance the eyeshadow.
Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
Besides the brush set this is the other most talked about product. I would give you my experience with it but once I unpackaged it I did one swipe and BOOM it was dead. Just one tiny little line and the thing dried up and died. I held it upside down overnight, shook it, did everything and that thing was not coming back to life. They do have a new waterproof pen I really want to try.
Im not sure which one it is, it has 32 shades all neutral in it. I actually bought this at Ross for $5 maybe. There are some mattes and the rest are all shimmer shades. My favorite is the burgundy red but I just stopped using it altogether. “But elf shadows are the best”. That may be the case but for me they were chalky with little pigmentation. It seemed like every time I would blend them out ever so lightly the shade was gone. After getting fed up with it I gave up and moved on. I will say their baked eye shadows are great, I have one in toasted and its pigmented, just shimmery. Is it just me or does Elf just have shimmer shades? Do they have any matte shades? I also heard their single shadows are good, something else I would like to try if they have any matte.
Elf is really affordable but there are a lot of hit and misses, its just taking the time to experiment with them and not get frustrated like I do when something doesn’t work and youtube swore by it! That’s part of my problem . . Trusting people on youtube haha.
Totally off topic but after seeing Youtube Beauty Blogger Kathleen Lights’ Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay video I so bought that stuff. Ordered it on Amazon, got in the mail tried it out (im going to test it out more before I post about it) sat it on the counter; boyfriend picks it up thinking its actual molding clay and then proceeds to ask “what did youtube lie to you about this time”. I cracked up and walked away.
So stay tuned next few weeks that review should be up, I would like to use it more before I give my opinion and suggestions on it.
If you swear by any Elf products and would highly recommend them, let me know so I can build a list of new things to try! Thanks everyone!