E.l.f.Product Review #3- Matte Lip Colour

Hi all…so sorry I haven’t posted much lately, I know I said I would but I’ve been a bit snowed under with work and getting ready to head back to uni in a few weeks. But anyway I’m here now and reviewing two of E.L.Fs Studio Matte Lip Colours.

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These come in a range of colours, I think there’s 6 in total, the two I purchased were from the paler end of the range and are, Coral, and Tea Rose.

My favourite colour to wear on my lips is red but it’s not always an appropriate colour so I was after something that was more wearable day to day. These are perfect.

The pencil itself is a retractable type twist lip colour, which is great as you get get every last bit out. It’s quite a soft creamy texture which mean it applies well and gives good coverage in just a few swipes. The only this I will say, which I guess is a slight negative, is that because this product is a matte lip colour there is no gloss in it at all. So if you suffer from dry or cracked lips, I wouldn’t recommend this to you as it will just highlight any blemished or dry patches on your lips. You can apply it with a balm underneath, but I find you don’t get quite the same effect.

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The top colour in the above picture is the Tea Rose. This is what I would call a dusty pink. It is slightly darker than I thought it would be, but I still like it. This colour is great if you’re not too confident with bold lip colours but still want a bit of drama going on. It quite strange really, it’s one of those colours that almost doesn’t look like you’re wearing any lipstick but then you look again and think ‘oo how nice do my lips look!’ Or that might just be me!?

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The Coral, as you see, is more or a peachy orange tone, I really like this one, and think its quite cute. It goes great with natural look makeup to add a bit of colour and glow. Now not everyone cares about the ‘taste’ of lip products as you’re not actually eating them, but for me if it’s that close to my mouth and I can taste it I want it to taste okay at least.
These have quite a sweet taste to them, and that’s about it. I wouldn’t say it’s nice but it’s not nasty either, so that’s fine with me.

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Now these lip colours have a secret……………………a hidden sharpener. So many people have these for ages without realising they have a built in sharpener. It’s understandable as I don’t think it says on either e.l.fs website or on the packaging itself. This really amused me when I found out, I thought it was amazing. So on the pencils themselves there is a coloured bit at the end (opposite to the lid) which is representative of the colour of the pencil. Now if you give that coloured bit a good twist and pull it will pop out and voila! a sharpener. It’s only plastic cone shape with a small slit in it which act as the ‘blade’ but because these are so soft and creamy it does the job just fine.

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Over all these are great little items, perfect to fit in your bag, come in a great range of colours, look lovely when applied, apply easy and last quite well (a couple of hours without touching up) which I think is fine for a day lip stick.

As mentioned above the only down side is they’re not great for dry lips, although I find this to be the case with most matte lip colours, not just elf.

I give these 8/10 (1 point purely for ingenious sharpener idea)

All comments and questions welcome as always. I love to hear back from you all.

Bea
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E.l.f Product Review #2- Corrective Concealer

Hi all…so as promised another E.l.f product review is here.

This time I will be reviewing and doing swatches of E.l.f.’s Corrective Concealer palette.

Now there are actually two corrective concealer palettes to chose from off the E.l.f website but the one I have is the erase and conceal.

As always the item comes nicely packaged in a clearly visible box, with user instructions on the back.

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As a first time e.l.f user I have to say how impressed I am with all top their packaging, it’s very sleek and if you didn’t know you would think it was an expensive brand

The palette itself is a slim black NARS style case and features a small but adequate mirror inside.

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Within the palette you get a small brush ideal for the product. Quite often brushes you get with an item can be quite poor quality…but this isn’t the case. This brush has super soft bristles and I can only imagine is a miniature version of their studio concealer brush.

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One of the main things that intrigued be about this product and convinced be to buy it was the colour combinations. Up until now I have only ever used skin colour, foundation like concealers, none of which have ever really worked.

This selection of colours has one for each specific problem and blemish, the instructions on the box explain which to use for what issue.

Yellow- use to conceal dark circles or bruises
Blue- erases orange marks e.g. from tanning
Green- neutralises and covers red spots, pimples, scars or rosacea
Pink- brighten the inner and outer corners of the eye for an awakened look

Obviously the ones you use most depend on your skin, I’ve found I use yellow and green most, but have tried them all. I can honestly say this product is AMAZING! It really does do what it says. The way it works is by using the opposite colour to the problem, if you look at a colour wheel the colours featured in this palette are opposites, so work by counteracting and neutralising the colour/issue.

The texture of these are nice and creamy so apply well and still cover dry patches should you need. While the brush is good, due to its size it can take a few applications to apply the amount needed, so perhaps using a full sized brush if you have one, I will be buying one soon.

I have fair to medium skin and these colour do seem to blend in well and you can’t see the colours (or problem area) once foundation and or powder is applied. Although I’m not sure how well they would work on darker skin tones, but for the price of £3.75 ( I got this half price, so even better!) it’s definitely worth a shot.

The swatches are below, they do look slightly transparent in the photo, they aren’t that much in real although they do build well should you need it.

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I would give this product 8.5/9 out of 10. I really do love it. I don’t think I will be purchasing any more skin coloured concealers in the near future, but this is now a must have and will be re purchasing soon to ensure I don’t run out!

I hope this has been of use.
As always feel free to leave any comments or questions below.

Bea
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Coming up….

Hi all, just thought I would drop in and let you all know what I’ll be posting this week. Since my e.l.f haul, I’ve only reviewed one item, sorry I’ve been busy playing with them!

So anyway I will be reviewing and doing swatches of the following items….

E.l.f 48pc Little Black Beauty Book- Warm Edition
E.l.f Corrective Concealer palette
E.l.f Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose and Coral

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**Hint- one of the above items is my new Must Have**…..

…So watch this space

Bea
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E.L.F Virgin!

Delivery! P1070112

So my delivery arrived today! Quicker than I expected given the current offers. So happy with everything I ordered, and can’t wait to try it all out! This is my haul video. As I mention I will be doing swatches and reviews on the items I bought very soon.

Feel free to leave any comments or questions

Hope you enjoy!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM1-NHlftqE

p.s. I mention an cream eyeliner in the video I already use, I said it was Rimmel, but it’s actually Maybelline 🙂