Before you start reading this, the pictures are poor quality as I was in a mad rush to take them before I went to work. I don't even know why I decided to chose that time in which to do it. Duuur!
So please accept our apology :)
So after watching countless Youtube videos of AMAZING make up collections mine looked slightly pathetic, to say the least. This spurred me on to finally do my first E.L.F purchase.
It arrived quickly, they even text me when it was dispatched which I found great. I've always thought E.L.F has come across as a real hit or miss, so this is to let you lovely ladies know how I'm getting on!
Blush (Innocence, Shy, Coy)
Hypershine Lip Gloss (Vixen, Flirt, Honey)
Lipstick (Classy, Posh)
Concealer (Light Beige)
Nail Polish (Mint Green)
32 Piece Eye Palette
Everything was neatly packaged and in great condition, except this:
It literally made me gag - the lipstick had quite obviously been used, then snapped & came complete with a nice long thick hair! I know it was cheap, but COME ON. It was sealed within all of the plastic, the same as the other products so god knows when it could've happened!
Is it even worth me getting my £3 back?!
Apart from this - the other products are good.
(Innocence, Shy, Coy)
The blushers are in awkward packaging, a slide mechanism that had me scratching my head for a moment. They're fairly powdery & loose when applied, but as I've said before, they weren't expensive so I can't be too unhappy about it! Despite this, they do look nice when applied.
32 Piece Eye Palette
I was very impressed with the 32 piece palette, some colours really jumped out at me, there's a gorgeous gold shade which I can't wait to team up with MAC Gold Reflects!
(L'Oreal Glam Shine Sheer Cassis, L'Oreal Glam Shine Oriental Fuchsia, Vixen, Flirt, Honey, MAC Dazzleglass Bare Necessity, MAC Dazzleglass Sugarrimmed)
The E.L.F lip glosses are okay, they're very simple so the colours don't seem to stay around for long once applied, also, I find them quite sticky which is never a nice feeling.
The L'Oreal Glam Shine lip glosses are great, the colour just pops! I would recommend buying yourself one of these because they have such a nice feel to them when applied & the heart shaped wand gives great coverage and makes it easier to avoid any mess.
MAC Dazzleglass, well I think you can all predict that I'll rate them highest - it just proves, you get what you pay for!
(Posh, MAC Pink Friday LE, Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Pink)
The other lipstick purchased from E.L.F is really nice! The only thing I don't like is the packaging. You know when you're young and you get given those £2 lipsticks for Halloween or whatever and they smell and feel like a toy - well that's how I felt about this lipstick, until I applied it and it looked really nice. The colour seems to stay put for a while!
I'm loving lipstick these days, I can't get enough! Which is why I just HAD to have the MAC LE Pink Friday lipstick, you can see where I've swatched how bold it is, it's a really opaque pink & it's by Nicki Minaj so I can't complain!
The Rimmel lipstick isn't really a new purchase, I just forgot how complimenting it is on your lips.
This product didn't impress me at all. This picture was taken after a base coat and 3 actual coats. However the colour is nice once it's been caked on, so I will be wearing it again - just when I have a lot of spare time!
So to conclude, E.L.F was a disappointment - give me MAC any day.
Have any of you had similar experiences with E.L.F? Or am I being stuck up and sensitive to the fact it was so cheap?