Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Review: Eyes Lips Face (ELF)

After watching quite a few YouTube channel's I noticed loads of people talking about ELF cosmetics, hauls, reviews etc. I'd personally never heard of it until then but all of the reviews I watched were pretty positive so I thought i'd check it out myself! The only place I have seen ELF products is on their website (, I'm not sure where else in the UK you can get it? 

So anyway, I checked it out and found some things I really liked the look of! All of their normal ranged products are all £1.50 each but they also have a studio range and a mineral range which everything is priced at £3.50 each. So it's great value! Although there is a small postage charge of £2.95 which isn't too bad, plus they have promotions and voucher codes all the time! I won't lie I always get pretty reluctant to try things that are so cheap as from past experience I never seem to have much luck with low cost make up.. But seeing so many bloggers and YouTubers recommending it I thought it was worth a go! 
On my first order I only ordered a few things as I wanted to see if it was any good before I ordered any more, so I picked up an eye lid primer and three of the £1.50 eyeshadow quads. 

From left to right; Nouveau Neutrals, Drama, Ethereal 

Each of these eyeshadows are from the "Brightening eye color range" and it says on the website "Luxuriously smooth, corn silk formula provides eyes with a neutral base and an awakened brightness"  which i would definitely agree on, having the lighter color all the way through the darker color allows the eye to look a lot brighter. The quality of these eyeshadows varies; The 'Drama' quad is amazing, it's so pigmented and it last AGES especially when used with the ELF Eyelid Primer. However the other two aren't quite as pigmented, the darker colors are but the lighter shades don't really show up that much and you have to put a lot of product on your brush which is annoying because then you get loads of powder dropping onto your face. 

Swatch of Nouveau Neutrals

Swatch of Drama

So you can see that Drama is definitely of better quality that the other two but they would do well for a base or for a subtle day time look. 

After receiving these products within two days of buying them I was quite impressed with the delivery time and the actual products themselves so I was intrigued to try some more things! So I placed another order but this time they had 20% off all orders over £10, so I was pretty excited about that ! 
I have a thing about lipgloss/lipstick, I have so many! But I still buy more all the time, i just can't get enough! So I thought i'd try a few of their lip colors out. They have various different types of lipgloss and lipsticks but I ordered two of the hypershine gloss in 'Fairy' and 'Vixon' although you don't get much product in these lipgloss' but the colors are amazing! I also really wanted a Nude lipstick so I picked up one of their Mineral lipsticks in 'Natural Nymph' it's got a nice consistency and it's very creamy although I would say it's more of an orange shade than a nude. 

Vixon Hypershine Gloss

Fairy Hypershine Gloss

Natural Nymph Mineral Lipstick

I would definitely recommend ELF products, they are great value for money and all of the products i've received I'm really happy with. They deliver the day after they dispatch and they have a really good variety of products and colors. You can't really go wrong for the price especially if you're a little short on money this month then I would recommend giving ELF a try :) 

1 comment:

  1. Hey hun, lovely blog you have here. I have ordered from ELF and really do like there products. I haven't tried any of the shadows but I may have too after reading and watching some good reviews about them.
    Those lipglosses look lovely, thank you for a nice review on everything