January 30, 2012 at 12:33 am #149136
Honestly I love ELF products, granted they are not urban decay or too faced, but a lot of their shadows are very pigmented, they lipsticks are long lasting, and their blushes are comparable to Nars. Most of their products are only 1 dollar, so it doesn’t hurt to try it for your self and see which products u like and dont like from their line!
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I use elf, have bought their products a few times or so now… and theyre really good for the priceJanuary 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm #149279
I have tried almost everything e.l.f. makes (wait around until they have a 50% off sale!) and it’s all decent for the price, though there are some highs and lows. I adore my Studio Powder Brush- as a matter of fact, I’m a professional makeup artist and I have about 4-5 of them in my kit. The shadow brushes- especially the Studio “c” Brush, are worth the cost. The shape is good and they apply well, though the quality isn’t up to par with prestige brands, so they won’t likely last as long. I’ve also had ferrules pop off, but for $1-3 a brush, I don’t mind doing a little super-gluing!
I love love love the Liplock pencil, it’s an “un-liner” like Duwop’s Reverse liner and Urban Decay Ozone and works flawlessly. If you don’t have a set of basic duo-chrome eyeshadows, the Transforming Quad is worth a try- it’s not the best, but it’s better than not having any color altering duochromes in your collection!
I didn’t care for the concealer (very light coverage, though the shades were nicer than expected). The shadows seem hit-or-miss (the round $1. duos were a fail for me, but the ones in the books/palettes seem nicer).
All in all, it’s definitely worth trying- even if you grab a few items you don’t like, chances are the things you do will make the total purchase worth itFebruary 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm #150650
I’ve done some e.l.f products here and there, but I’m very interested in their Master Set…. Yes it’s $150 (for 150 pieces), but that make is come out to about $1 for each product, and they say that they picked them from their top rated, and favorites from each makeup category.
Right now I’m hinting very heavily to my boyfriend as this as a great gift idea.
Has anyone else gotten it yet?February 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm #150654
My daughter loves the makeup remover wipes! I also like their powder. I’m not a huge fan of the eyeshadows – they don’t last. For the price though e.l.f. is definately worth a try to see if you like it or not.February 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm #150658
I just recently just bought a lot of e.l.f. products. I watched the “How to fake a flawless face” video, and was impressed. But let’s face it, I am an unemployed college student who can’t afford all of that. So, I went to Target and bought almost everything equivalent to the expensive stuff in e.l.f. I have to say I am pretty impressed with everything. I think it’s a great buy, especially if you want to experiment with different looks, it’s a cheap alternative to using up all your expensive products. I did stick with the colorstay revlon foundation though.
The only thing I’m not incredibly impressed with is the concealer. I don’t feel like it, well, conceals. Especially in my under eye area. but..everything else I think is worth it. I will eventually buy a better brand of concealer, but everything else I am pretty impressed with!February 21, 2012 at 9:59 am #153277
I have quite a few ELF products and they are hits and misses actually. Some of them work really great and some are a little difficult to work with. Most of the ELF products I have though are really good ones considering the price. They are pigmented, long lasting, and great quality. I especially love their brushes because they are very soft and cheapFebruary 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm #153426
I own a metric crap ton of elf products. Like everyone says, there are highs and lows. Mostly highs, for me. Granted, I am not knee deep into cosmetics yet but it has definitely fueled my interest as I dip my toes in! I have to say, I usually forgo their basic elf line. I do own a few of the basic brushes but I usually buy from the Studio and Minerals line. I have just about every Studio brush. And I buy them about 5 at a time so I have a whole box of unused/new brushes. I LOVE the minerals loose eyeshadows. I just wish they had more colors but they seem to expand as they become more popular. They go on pretty sheer when dry, which I actually like because I like to build, but if you put them on wet they are pretty pigmented. I love their glitter eyeliner.
Then there are things I don’t like. Someone mentioned their daughter liking the makeup remover towelettes. I hate them. I feel like my skin has a weird layer of something on it after I use them so I just stick with my Neutrogena for taking off makeup.
Honestly, for the price, it’s not a bad idea to just try a few things yourself. Read the reviews, that can help with a lot of your decisions.February 25, 2012 at 12:53 am #154020
I like e.l.f. and drugstore, non-professional makeup wise they’re probably the best. Their brushes are very nice, but their eyeshadows really don’t last long. I did a simple white and blue eyeshadow once, and the blue would not show up at all. I had to pack tons of it on, and still it didn’t look great.February 25, 2012 at 8:35 am #154043
I have a number of elf products, & I have to say… I absolutely love all of them! The flat top powder brush changed the way I applied liquid foundation, & I would nvr go back! It nvr shed, & did amazing things for my no so great skin, I was able to just ab eliminate the need for concealer when I use that brush, and it blends everything rly good! I also have one of there shadow brushes, I believe just a simple “shader” brush it’s called, packs on color great, & doesn’t shed… I also have their HD powder, & while I haven’t tried any of the other high end brands like MUFE, I have to say, I do like it a lot… Esp considering it is a stark white powder, & I am quite a tan gal, u can imagine I was a bit nervous ab trying this! Haha but it works great! Completely transparent when applied correctly, & rly makes me skin look nice, and the best part, diffuses my pores on the sides of my nose! As far as eyeshadows, I have two of there bigger palettes, I don’t rememeber what they are called, something to do wih a book, not the encyclopedia tho I don’t think, but anyways… I think they are amazing! Esp for the price! I think I payd like $5 a peice. I have a neutral one and a colorful one… Colors are amaziiiing, payoff is great, they blend beautifully, & I’ve nvr had any issues with staying power, or having difficulty with them in any way! I also rly do love the setting spray, it’s a great alternative to the higher end brands, & works really great, can’t beat the price! I also have the under eye concealer, brightner duo… And I pretty much used tht guy everyday!! The concealer is not thick at allll, which is great for undereye, & the brightner really does give a nice “awake” look! But like other posters have sayd, it’s going to be like any other makeu brand, cheap or expensive… Some things may work for some and not for others! Me personally, with what I own, & have tried, I haven’t found anything to complain about, and have been really satisfied with my purchases. Esp the eyeshadows… IMHO, I most tymes don’t see much difference in the performance and wear of the ELF to my MAC…… I know everyone raves about MAC, & I am a big fan too, but honestly, I really just like the color selection, & the price is the cheapest of the high end brands, but I rly dont see a big difference… It’s all about how u use a product, & what you do with them! Sorry for the long winded response! Lmao =]February 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm #154856
I have several ELF products that I love, and some that just dont make the cut. The best part about their entire brand is if I bought something from them that I absolutely hated, I wouldnt feel bad about throwing it out because of how cheap it is.
I have the 144 Eyeshadow Palate and use it to create a lot of the looks Marelena has done.
- Berry Mojito
-Colorful Smokey Eye
I use the ELF Eyelid primer and honestly have never had an issue with them fading out. Ive fallen asleep in full makeup using this product and I wake up with my eyeshadow completely intact. There are some shades in the palate that are pretty chalky and not as pigmented, but it definitely gets the job done. Ill probably be purchasing some of the Costal Scents eyeshadow sets after Im done with this one.
I have the stipling brush for my foundation (cant live without it) and a few of the eyeshadow brushes. I recently bought their setting spray to see what the whole “setting spray” thing was about. I tried it, I liked what it did for me, and then I set it aside to invest the money for MAC Fix+. I dont like paying for higher end products not really knowing if they are going to work. So, whats great about ELF, is if there is something Im interested in investing in, I can experiment with that, and then move up.
Some of their things I probably would never use, like their foundations and tinted moisturizer, but in my book its a great line, and I will always have a bit of them in my stash.March 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm #155123
I have to say that with e.l.f. products I’m inbetween. I love their brushes and a few of their lipsticks. Their pigments are ok. But I guess the more I work with them, the more I’ll be able to give a good and honest opinion about them. I will say their prices are AWESOME!!!!March 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm #155306
I have bought elf a few times in the last few years:
Products I like:
-Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush: i have had mine for about 2 years already, it shed a
couple of times when I first got it, hasn’t shed since.
-Studio Eye shadow blending brush: I got it at Kmart.. love it, great cheap blending brush for eyeshadow
-Foundation Brush: its whatever, but for $1 I use it to apply my contour foundation, I then blend out with another non ELF tool
-Mini Eyelash curler: I can’t find this on their site, its not curved but is great for small eyes and to curl section
- Healthy Glow bronzer: I love this bronzer I have it in warm tan so I use as highlight, it has a subtle glow that you can build up without looking crazy (the glow in my 1st published look was achieved using this)
They used to have a matte bronzer that they no longer sell that was great as well!
- Their Tone Correcting Concealer is perfect for under the eye.. don’t really like it for anything else (smells good too!)
- Shimmering facial whip- not bad, but haven’t used it much.. used mostly for fast makeup while you drive kind of look
- Cream eyeliner: love this but beware it will not budge once its dry!
- Setting spray- first one I’ve ever bought, so don’t really have anything else to compare it to
What I probably won’t buy again:
- Eyelashes… had a hard time putting these on.. they are discreet and flexible though, others might love them
- Tinted Moisturizer (definitely not for me): I purchased in Almond.. applies fine then oxidizes to orange.. Beware if you have sensitive skin this always give me a few bumps on my cheeks..
Sorry for the lengthy postMarch 6, 2012 at 4:13 am #156141
I love ELF products! I agree that they can be hit and miss though.
Here’s what I have and LOVE:
- Eyeshadow Quads ($1): I own three of these badboys and I can’t wait until my local Target starts carrying more! While I agree that the triangular pans are a little difficult to work with, the color payoff is AMAZING. I use these all the time for my super bright looks that I wear to work (check out my looks on Makeup Bee).
- Other Eyeshadows ($15 for the set): I got the grab-and-go palette set thing (six palettes that come with a flip-top case that can be switched out) that includes 60 eyeshadows, 12 lipglosses, and six blushes/bronzers. Some of the shadows are a little chalky, and I don’t particularly care for lipglosses in a pan, but everything else about it is great! It’s a handy little thing to switch out the palettes for an evening out or an overnight trip, and have all the colors for a look right together.
- Makeup Remover Wipes ($3): These work like a charm! I use them every day now to take off my makeup. They sting a little if it gets in your eyes, but no worse than getting soap in your eye trying to scrub off waterproof mascara.
- Complexion Perfection face powder ($3): Sets my makeup without making me look like a powdered Victorian ghost.
- Set and Spray ($3): Keeps my foundation from drying out my skin and cracking like sun-baked mud! Also the staying power is incredible! I was able to wear my “blurple” look (see Makeup Bee) for THREE DAYS with only minor touch-ups each morning. Seriously, three freakin’ days, including showers each morning! I also used this to set my makeup when I went to Disneyland this summer and my makeup withstood 100 degree heat, being drenched on water rides, and being sprayed by the water from the live shows. Also feels very refreshing when sprayed on sunburns…
- Lipgloss ($5 for the set): I got these as a Christmas gift and I was a little dismayed because I normally hate lipgloss, but these are awesome! Each one gives just the right amount of color and isn’t sticky at all! They don’t have a strong smell, no taste, and last for quite a while (about an hour including talking and eating).
- Brushes ($3): I have pretty much every brush in their Studio line. They are soft, easy to work with, easy to clean, and I have been using them for over a year with no shedding whatsoever. What a steal!
Things I have that I didn’t love:
- Cream Eyeliner ($3): This was the first gel/cream eyeliner I ever purchased, and it was horrible. I bought it in “Gunmetal”, a pewter grey color. It was hard to apply, didn’t apply to my waterline at all, and was so washed out and uneven that I ended up not using it. It also dried out despite being tightly closed.
- Dual Waterproof/Regular Mascara ($3): Clumpy, uneven, weird smelling mess. Ugh, just all around bad!March 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm #156420
I have always wanted to try their Mineral Face Primer because I have read so many good reviews about it. Has anyone here tried it already? What do you think?
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