ELF Mini Haul With Swatches

I haven’t done an e.l.f haul in quite some time so when I got an email from them saying there was 50% off site wide for 2 hours, I knew I had to pick up a couple of bits. I would have ordered A LOT more, but everything I wanted was out of stock, so sadly this is only a mini haul this time around

elf haul beauty blog swatches impressions review eyeshadow blush

I managed to pick up;

  • e.l.f Studio Blush Palette in Light (RRP £7.95)
  • e.l.f Studio Baked Bronzer in Los Cabos (£3.95)
  • e.l.f Studio Baked Blush in Rich Rose (£3.95)
  • e.l.f Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Toasted (£3.95)
  • e.l.f Studio Cream Eyeliner in Copper (£3.95)
  • e.l.f Mineral Lip Liner in Rose (£3.50)

This delivery has only just arrived, so I haven’t had time to have a proper play around, so this is just a first impressions post with some swatches. Once I’ve gotten to grips I’ll do individual reviews on some of the bits to let you know what I really think.

First up, I opened the Studio Blush Palette, I was so impressed with the quality of the packaging, it felt really heavy and sturdy, especially compared to some of the other e.l.f products I’ve had in the past. Now these are so pigmented I actually couldn’t believe it when I swatched them. The colours you can see below were with one swipe of my finger straight onto my forearm. You can pop these individual blushes out of the palette, although I’m not sure what you would replace them with as e.l.f don’t sell them separately. Maybe that’s something for the future?

elf blush palette review swatches studio

I’ve numbered the shades as they don’t actually come with names, but the palette itself is the ‘light’ version. I’m really excited to have a good play with this palette, I absolutely love the shades especially 4  – it really reminds me of NARS Orgasm. I’m looking forward for using ‘shade 2’ in the summer as it’s a gorgeous warm coral colour.

elf blush palette review swatches studio light

Next up, I picked up some of e.l.f’s Baked items, which all retail at £3.95 each, after hearing Kathleen Lights over on YouTube raving about them all the time. I managed to get a Baked Eyeshadow in Toasted, which is the shade I wanted, but other than that all ‘good’ ones were out of stock at the time I ordered. This is the most gorgeous bronzy shade but with a pinky rose undertone – it’s a strange colour to describe but so beautiful in person.

elf studio baked bronzer blush eyeshadow roasted rich rose los cabos

Sticking with the Baked theme, I ordered a Baked Blush & a Baked Bronzer. The Bronzer is in the shade Los Calos which is a predominantly matte bronzer but it does have the slightest sheen to it – I think this will be good for a light contour on a summer day. I ordered the Baked Blush in the shade Rich Rose, which looks a lot darker in person, that on the website. It looks so beautiful in the pan with pinky flecks – it reminds me slightly of the Hourglass Blushes from the effect. As you can see from the swatches this is very dark and I would imagine it should be applied with a light hand or could be doubled as a bronzing blush.

Overall, so far I’m really impressed with the quality of e.l.f’s Baked products, as with all Baked makeup items you get a better pigmentation and quality when you wet them before applying them. You can see the difference between these items being applied wet and dry in the swatches below;

elf baked eyeshadow bronzer blusher wet swatches

The final bits I picked up from e.l.f were one of their cream eyeliners in the shade Copper and a mineral lip liner in Rose. The eyeliner is really creamy – as expected from the name and with only one light line it is super pigmented and opaque. I really love the colour of this and think it’ll be a great alternative in a soft smokey eye instead of a harsher black line.

elf cream eyeliner mineral lip liner

I was really impressed with the lip liner, both alone and underneath lipstick. Alone it’s the most beautiful my lips my better matte shade, and underneath lipstick it gives a fabulous base with great staying power. I’m definitely going to get some use out of this – it’s not drying at all like some cheaper lip liners can be, but at the same time doesn’t have a necessarily moisturising texture.

elf mineral lip liner rose swatch cream eyeliner copper

This mini haul only cost me £13 which I think is amazing value for all the bits I got! I always wait for e.l.f to send out vouchers before I make any purchases as they email out 50% coupons all the time. I’m mostly excited about really having a play with my new baked goodies and the blush palette – I’ll let you know how I get on.

Have you picked up anything from e.l.f lately? Have you got any suggestions for my next e.l.f haul?

emily x

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  • The baked eyeshadows looks so pretty 🙂

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • It is actually so lovely!! Super pigmented xx

  • I love elf, i have the blush palette too. Great haul! Just noticed your from Reading, all of my family live there 🙂 x

    • I love e.l.f too, can get some really great finds, thank you, what do you think of the palette? What a small world hey!! xx

      • I love it, the shades are gorgeous and look lovely once applied x

  • I am in lvoe with their baked blushes! I have that one and a pinky toned one which I use everyday! Such great value too.

    Jennie Emma


    • Oooo I’m even more excited to give them a proper try now! Which is the other shade that you’ve got?x

  • Ive not used elf products in ages – these look so good x

    • I’m really impressed with their quality this time around! x

  • S Jones

    I’ve wanted to try out that blush palette for ages now, gutted I missed that 50% off offer!! x


    • They have offers like this on all the time, you should definitely sign up to their newsletter if you haven’t already so you don’t miss out! xx

  • I want to try all of these products now! :DD

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • You should definitely give them a go! Super impressed with the baked items and the blush palette! xx

  • Rebecca Lacey

    The blush palette looks beautiful, I love the shades included in it!

    Rebecca Coco

  • The blush palette looks so nice! Really pretty shades.

    Nati xx

  • Thanks for the swatches, the products you got look great! I really want to try out their baked products too 🙂


  • Porcelain Queen

    Toasted looks absolutely gorgeous – especially wet! I didn’t manage to snag anything – I was so disapointed with the sale – I’m sure they took down most of there products as half the lip products I wanted weren’t visible 🙁 xo

    • I was thinking the exact same thing, glad you’ve said this! There were loads of bits I wanted to pick up, that didn’t seem to exist anymore! And loads of shades were missing on various items too! xx

      • Porcelain Queen

        I was having a right rant to my boy friend about it saying I’d waited months for this sale and its rubbish haha :’) they had deffo taken them off the site though bcos things that were out of stock actually said ‘Out of Stock’! For shame ELF >:| xo

  • Amy

    Wow such good prices, you did so well! They all look lovely 🙂 x

    Amy | http://www.perksofbeingamy.co.uk

    • They’re good prices normally and even better when the sale is on! Thank you x

  • I’m not sure how I’ve managed this, but I’ve actually never ordered anything from ELF! The Rich Rose eyeshadow looks lovely though 🙂

    I’ve just followed your blog and would love for you to check mine out too!

    Grace’s Beauty Space xo

    • You should definitely make an order next time they have their sales on! You can pick up some really great bits for super cheap. Thank you, I’ve followed too x

  • I saw this email and was too late to take advantage! 🙁
    Great haul, I love the look of the baked shadows!
    Fran – http://www.frannymac.com xx

    • Oh no really! You’ll have to get some next time 😉 xx

  • I’m yet to try ELF and it seems like I always miss out on their sales but I’ll have to keep a better eye on it as I love what you picked up x

    Beauty with charm

  • I haven’t bought anything from elf in aaaages! I think I even saw that 50% off email and then totally forgot about it – kicking myself now! They all look like really nice products especially that eyeshadow that Kathleen Lights mentions…might have to do a sneaky haul next time they send out an email 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

  • I haven’t tried ELF but the products do look amazing