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
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?
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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?