Taking care of your skin and applying make-up difficult? Not with e.l.f. Cosmetics! I tried a lot of their products for a week and here is the result! They have send me a big box full of skincare and make-up that I could choose myself from their website and here is the review!
e.l.f. Cosmetics believes that within a certain budget all women can look fabulous and use a lot of products to wear a full make-up, just because you want the best results for your skin and face right?
“At e.l.f. Cosmetics, we believe that beauty comes from within all of us. Our line of luxurious cosmetics captures great looking skin with gorgeous colors and quality ingredients. Our products are designed to let your inner beauty shine through. ” e.l.f. Cosmetics
I had to try this right, to see for myself and to let you know if this vision and mission of e.l.f. cosmetics is something I agree with.
My skincare and make-up routine
To start with, taking care of your skin is the basic routine that you have to do every day, in order to have a good fundament for your make-up look. Make-up will always look bad on a dry skin. Or on a skin that contains too much oil since it’s dry and starts to compensate. I did work at MAC Cosmetics in Dubai and did skincare trainings for CHANEL in the Netherlands, so I have to say, I have some experience with skincare and make-up!
e.l.f. made it easy for women to understand how to use their product. On every package it’s showing what to do with the product to have the best result. As well as some background info about the product and ingredients. Super easy! I have used so many products that I will leave the ingredients out, however I will tell you how I have been using them and what I experienced.
The daily face cleanser first, in order to clean my skin, I used one drop and spread it over my wet face. It became creamy and it reminded me of an ocean fresh scent. After this, I used the daily hydration moisturizer, just one pump which was enough. It went into the skin very fast. I rolled the eye refresh primer and used the illuminating eye cream around my eyes (apply on the area around your eyes where you feel your bone). At night I cleaned my face again and applied the night cream and eye cream.
The skincare is a good base for make-up. It’s mostly for hydration. I would recommend it for a young skin or for anyone that just likes to hydrate their facial skin.
I have started with the skin of my face and lips. For my face I used the mineral infused face primer (clear). This primer fills up the lines of my face, evens out the skin and makes it smooth to apply the rest of the make up on. The primer makes sure the make-up stays longer.
On top of that I used the Flawless Finish foundation. I used two pumps. It’s covering great! I was happily surprised with this foundation.
I tried out the Essential lip kiss balm (bare kiss). This was feeling so tingeling on my lips. It has a fresh scent and it give a bit of a colour. The lip balm is soft and caring. You don’t need anything else on the lips for a daily look.
For my complete make-up look I tried out the lip primer and plumber first, which I applied even around my lips, so that the lipstick later on would stay better on my lips. The plumping effect was not that visible to me. After the lip primer I used the Long wear Lipliner pencil (bark). This is a great base for any lip color. I used it to overdrawn my lips a big, to make them look bigger. The pencil is soft and easy to use. I dislike lip pencils that are very hard. It’s hard to use them. On top of that I used the Matte lip Color (Dash of pink). The lip color wasn’t that pink since the color of the pencil got mixed. Using it alone without pencil would make it look more pinkish.
To continue with my eyes, I started with the concealer under my eyes and on top of my eyelids. The concealer I used was Under eye concealer & highlighter (glowlight). In summer I could maybe use the darker shade too. However this gave a lot of light under my eyes. The coverage was ok, but I applied two layers. The concealer was very creamy and didn’t show my under eye lines. Probably also because I used the Eye Refresh and eye cream! So important.
I used the Clay Eyeshadow Palette (necessary nudes). It has a little sheet on top, so you know exactly which color to use where on your eyelid / crease. On top I used the Waterproof eyeliner pen (black). Perfect for swimming in summer. Or when it’s warm outside, it will stay perfect. I used the eye lash curler and the 3-in-1 mascara (very black). The mascara is a good basic mascara, but I’m used to more volume. The curler openend my eyes by curling my lashes, really recommendable. The Eye widener is a white pencil that you can use inside your eyelid (under your eyes). This is supposed to open your look. The white pencil didn’t do as much as other brand, I won’t recommend it. It wasn’t good in my opinion. For a glam look, I tried to apply the Natural Fake Eyelash. They weren’t that natural, they were showing pretty much! The adhesive wasn’t that sticky and the fake eyelashes were too ‘plastic’ in my opinion. I gave up and left them out of my look. I would recommend another brand, or use different adhesive. To apply the eyeshadow, I used the three different small brushes from the brush set.
Whenever I applied the eyeshadow or mascara, I used a special tool. It’s called the Mascara & shadow shield. You hold it before the skin you don’t want to get “dirty” from the make-up. For example above your eyes while applying mascara, or under while applying shadow, since powder always falls down a bit. This is my new favorite make-up tool!
Contour and highlight
I ordered the contour and highlight (illuminating) palette as well. The contouring palette was great together with the contouring brush. I used the darkest color just under my cheekbones and a bit of the side of my eyes, next to my hairline. As well as under my chin, in my neck. The highlight palette was great for applying on my the middle of my nose, a bit on my forehead (a triangle up side down), and on my chin. As well as bit on top of my cheeks. The lighter you go, the more the highlight shows. With contouring and highlighting, it’s so important to smutch it out. Don’t just leave hard lines on your face, it will show!
I used the Mineral Pearls natural to finish the look completely and I have set my face make up with the High Definition Powder (sheer). The Mineral pearls are great as a blush too! They give a natural blush effect on the cheeks. Like you’re having a bit of color on the cheeks and are shining from inside out.
I used the the Eyebrow kit (medium) and instant lift brow pencil (taupe) for my eyebrows. Both of them feel like products that stay so well on your skin! The colors in the kit are a bit creamy and the pencil too. The pencil applies harder lines and the kit is perfect for applying color between the hairs of your eyebrows. More natural. It gave me a lot of expression, good products!
Of course I used a bit of highlight under my eye brows. The highlight palette can work, but as well as the highlight part from the concealer. Depending on your preference.
As a finish, I sprayed the Make-up mist and set spray. It’s great just after a make-up application, as well as a bit later during the day when you want to freshen up your face. It sets the make-up.
I used the Daily Brush Cleanser and some toilet paper to wipe my brushes and tools. This is great against bacterias and to keep the inside of my Luxe brush Collection set clean. It’s a great set for traveling by the way!
A review of 28 products from e.l.f. cosmetics and only two of them, I would not recommend (the fake eye lashes and the white pencil – eye widener). The foundation was amazing and overall, my experience of these products was wonderful. The products are very affordable, so for that price, the quality is really impressive. The look of the products is very luxurious. The powders feel easy to apply. The skincare is great together with the primers as a base for your make up. I would surely recommend these products to anyone that loves to have a lot of make-up but doesn’t want to spend too much! AND, look fabulous of course, because looking fabulous will surely work out with products of e.l.f. cosmetics.
The Netherlands: www.eyeslipsface.nl
Did you ever try this worldwide brand and what do you think of my look?
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