ELF (Eyes Lips Face) were having a 20% off $20 and 30% off $30 and 40% off $40 and 50% off $50 promo going on (the promo excluded the newest of new releases though), towards the end of November and start of December. I jumped on that deal and ordered a few things that based on my previous experience, probably wouldn’t survive shipping during the Summer (it can get up to 50 Celsius/131 Fahrenheit over here).
Despite being billed for them and also redeeming my “Beauty Points” (part of ELF’s loyalty program) several items were missing from my order. I didn’t bother contacting ELF though, because even if they did ship the missing items separately, the shipping itself would cost more than the actual items. It just wasn’t cost effective.
Regardless, I managed to get my hands on some things that I’ve been meaning to purchase for a good long while now, but was holding back because of the price. I got some Skincare and Foundation (in several shades), Brow Stuff (in several shades), a few Lip Things and even fewer Makeup Brushes and a ton of Blushes and Bronzers and Highlights all for half price! The total was $132 which is slightly more than I would’ve preferred to have spent, but I also feel like I saved more in the long run (logic)! I kinda’ went crazy (which is usually the case when ELF knocks their prices down to half off), but 50% off was just too good to pass up!
Soothing Aloe Mist
Hydrating Water Essence
Nourishing Facial Oil
Antioxidant Booster Drops
Water Droplet Balm
First off, love the packaging! Whether you place them on your sink or vanity table, they just look so pretty!
Hydrating Water Essence retails for $10 reduced to $5
“A lightweight and nourishing essence infused with moisturizing effects of purified water, coconut water, algae, and coffee.”
Still not entirely sure what an Essence even is, but I know enough to apply it before everything else. Hey, if Koreans swear by it, I’m down. If I don’t end up using it as much, it was only $5 (as opposed to buying something higher end and therefore more expensive and only using it once or thrice) so I won’t feel too broken up about that. Also, this stuff got a lot of great reviews (not just on the ELF Website but on Makeup Alley and Reddit and everywhere else)! It’s even got Niacinamide! That’s why I’ve been meaning to buy it for so long, but didn’t wanna’ spend $10 and then end up not using it. Currently, I’m working my way through the travel-size L’Occitane Aqua Reotier Moisture Prep Essence (haulage here) but once that’s done, I’m switching over to this stuff.
I don’t use Essence, but I’d like to become the type of woman that does!
Soothing Aloe Mist retails for $6 reduced to $3
“This lightweight, hydrating facial mist moisturizes the skin and refreshes makeup with an invigorating scent. Perfect to start or end your day with, or even as a mid-day refresher.
The Aloe formula is enriched with Aloe and Vitamin E to soothe and refresh the skin.”
Honestly? I only got this, because in the review section, people stated that it had an amazing scent. I didn’t need really need another one, but it was half off, so here we are.
Water Droplet Balm retails for $10 reduced to $5
“The Water Droplet Balm is a lightweight moisturizer that transforms from a balm into water for a refreshing and cooling sensation. This hydrating face balm is enriched with Vitamin E to help nourish the skin. Great for face, hands, elbows, and other skin areas prone to dryness.”
Clearly I have a problem when it comes to these gel-to-water products, because I just can’t seem to resist them! I just find them insanely cool! The fact that it was 50% off was another incentive as well. With that being said, if you’re looking for some intense hydration, look elsewhere.
Nourishing Facial Oil
Antioxidant Booster Drops
More junk to put on my face! Yaaay!
I was never really into this stuff before, but after the success I’ve found with the Farsali Unicorn Essence (haulage here), I’m much more open to Facial Oils and Booster Drops and anything else that comes with a dropper! As a bonus, it makes me feel like an amateur chemist lol I couldn’t decide between these 2 so I just went ahead and got both, since they were on sale.
Nourishing Facial Oil retails for $10 reduced to $5
“This nourishing facial oil helps to moisturize and nourish the skin with radiance-inducing ingredients like Rose, Avocado, and Grape Seed Oil. Apply a few drops of this oil directly onto your face in the morning or evening, or mix it into your foundation or skincare products for added glow.
Ingredients we love:
Rosehip Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil”
So a lot of people that reviewed this thing claimed that it helped with their dry skin. Since my skin is Sahara-level dry, I was anxious to give it a try! Again, the only thing that had been holding me back was the price. Now that it was reduced to $5, I quickly added it to my online shopping cart.
Antioxidant Booster Drops retails for $10 reduced to $5
“This lightweight booster supercharges your beauty products with antioxidants for added protection. These concentrated drops give a nourishing Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Snow Mushroom Extract boost that’s perfect to use alone or to add to any foundation, liquid, or cream.
Ingredients we love:
Vitamin C – Antioxidant that helps brightens and rejuvenates.
Vitamin E – Antioxidant that helps nourishes and renews.
Snow Mushroom Extract – Helps hydrate the skin.”
I hummed and hawed over this one before getting it. According to the reviews, it did everything from healing dry patches and razor burn/ingrown hairs to fading acne scars to doing your laundry and sorting your bills and more! I was a bit skeptical, but we shall see.
ELF Small Stipple Brush
Beautifully Precise Tapered Highlighting Brush
I redeemed my points and got the top one for free whereas the bottom one was from the more pricey “Beautifully Precise” range, but was 50% off.
Small Stipple Brush retails for $3 (used “Beauty Points” to get it for Free)
“Use the Small Stipple Brush to create soft layers by adding texture for a natural airbrushed result. The two layers of bristles create ultimate control from sheer to heavy coverage for small and hard to reach places. Ideal with liquid, cream or powder products, foundation, concealer, and cream blush.”
I love this Brush so much! It’s been my go-to for applying MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish (haulage here) from the moment I got that Highlighter! The shape and width are just perfect! It’s much smaller than it looks in the photo (the bristles have flattened out from being crushed during shipping, but with use, they fluff up again and stay that way). It’s great at applying any of my Highlighters, honestly!
Beautifully Precise Tapered Highlighting Brush retails for $8 reduced to $4
“Designed for precision application of highlighting products, this Beautifully Precise Tapered Highlighting Brush is perfect for applying highlighting powder and sweeping away excess powder.”
I saw this being used in an ad on the main page of the ELF website (kinda looked like it might come in handy). Since it was half off, I figured what they hey, and added it to the list. Once it arrived, I was sorely disappointed by how huge it was in real life! It’s very pretty, just like the rest of the Brushes in the “Beautifully Precise” range (hauled a few earlier, here) but it just doesn’t seem practical. I’m glad I didn’t have to pay full price for it.
Glow on the Go Selfie Light retails for $12 reduced to $6
“Turn your phone into an on-the-go photo studio to get that perfect selfie! Features 3 levels of brightness and 36 bulbs for the ultimate selfie!”
As you might’ve noticed from the photos of my previous phone (here), I don’t like to clutter up my phone by “decorating” it. To me, it looks nicer as is. I’m not a huge fan of flashy covers and bulky cases either. I’m able to appreciate their prettiness, but they’re just not for me. Heck, I don’t even change the background display on my phone. My aesthetic has always been “less is more”. So, when everyone and their dog started using PopSockets and other phone accessories, I opted out (obviously).
With that being said, I’ve been seeing these “Selfie Lights” (the kind you attach to your phone) popping up all over the place. I even noticed the “Glow on the Go” Selfie Light up on the ELF website, but it was almost always out of stock. Since it happened to be available at the time of my order and 50% off, on a whim, I decided to go for it. In this case, the quality reflects the price lol because straight away I noticed how rickety the spring was (all lopsided and wonky). Glad I didn’t have to pay full price for this thing either.
Highlighting Holographic Duo or Prismatic Highlighting Duo
Holographic Hydrating Face Primer or Prismatic Cosmic Glowtion
No clue why this range has like a billion different names, but whatevs. The on-trend packaging is super pretty though!
Blue Lagoon Prismatic Highlighting Duo or Blue Lagoon Highlighting Holographic Duo retails for $8 reduced to $4
“Get a radiant, iridescent glow with this Prismatic Highlighting duo. Perfect for wearing alone or layering, this buildable, luminescent formula reflects light to make your highlight pop.”
Available in Blue Lagoon (as shown) and Mermaid Tail and Siren’s Call. Also, seems to have 2 names… Highlighting Holographic Duo and Prismatic Glowtion (copying Bath & Body Works who probably copied someone else and so on lol) The Prismatic Highlighting Duo had terrible reviews, but I just couldn’t resist. Initially, I wanted to get all 3 shades, but decided to just get 1 for now, to see how it performed.
The shades are quite chalky, as mentioned in the reviews, but I actually kinda’ like that, because it makes this stuff look much more subtle on the skin. Despite what it looks like in the pan, one side is a lavender and the other is a green, therefore subtle is great! Definitely not worth $8, but for $4, it’s aight. I might pick up the other 2 shades during the next 50% off… if they’re still around.
Prismatic Cosmic Glowtion or Holographic Hydrating Face Primer retails for $8 reduced to $4
“Prep and hydrate your skin while achieving the ultimate, light reflecting glow. This holographic primer is infused with sugar cane, bilberry, orange, sugar maple, lemon, Vitamin E, and grape for nourished and hydrated skin.”
Interestingly enough, Bath & Body Works also has their own version of “Glowtion” (“aisle of doom” section, all the way a the bottom of the post, here). With that being said, there’s the genuine “Glowtion” from higher end skincare brands, and then, there’s the the cheap-y brands, randomly slapping the name “Glowtion” on their products.
In any case, I’ve had my eye on this thing for a minute now, ever since I read the review from someone else claiming to have yellow skin saying she could forego foundation when using this stuff. It’s supposed to have a slight purple tint and since I’ve got sallow skin, it was a match made in heaven! Some have complained that this looks too purple on them, so if you’re fair, beware. Essentially, this stuff is quite similar to the Clarins SOS Primer in the shade Lavender (haulage here). Since it was 50% off and I’ve wanted it forever, I decided to get it anyway, despite having a near identical product (which is quickly becoming a staple and therefore sure to run out, soon… maybe)!
Perfect Finish HD Powder retails for $6 reduced to $3
“Our Perfect Finish HD Powder fills in fine lines and blur imperfections, giving your skin a soft, smooth finish. Use anytime, anywhere with the convenient, portable compact.”
As soon as I clicked on it, one of the first reviews that caught my eye, was by a makeup artist who raved and raved about this stuff! That’s all it took, to convince me! I was sold! Once it arrived, I was stumped by the bulky packaging, because this thing came with very little product in it (which didn’t reflect the original asking price). After finagling with it for a bit, I discovered why. It had a “secret compartment” within the compact! Well… it was actually storage space to stash the powder puff/powder sponge (which I’m guessing should be purchased separately). Sneaky, sneaky. Anyways, this stuff does cause flashback (ghost face in pictures), but that’s to be expected so it’s fine with me, but just a fair warning to those interested.
Flawless Finish Foundation (in the shades Nude and Tan and Honey and Caramel) retail for $6 reduced to $3 each
“Flawless Finish Foundation is our best-selling liquid foundation! The lightweight, oil-free formula blends naturally into skin for a beautiful semi-matte finish that last all day long. The liquid formulation restores uneven skin textures and tones for visibly brighter skin.”
Seeing as how well I’ve been getting along with the shade Sand I decided to try out a bunch of other shades in the hopes of finding a closer match to my skin. Since they were 50% off, I decided to get several. You might be wondering why I’ve got 2 shades of Caramel, but that’s because the first one is now called Honey (previously known as Caramel) and the second one is the new Caramel (last one in the row).
Unfortunately, there were only a handful of shades to choose from and as you can clearly see, the ones I got were much too dark for me, whereas the lightest one was too light. I’m thinking I could use the heart-shaped mixing palette and use Sand as the main shade and mix and match it with the others, to create something closer to my skin tone. Oooh, I could even add a few drops of the Facial Oil or Booster Drops!
ELF have since extended their Flawless Finish Foundation range, adding up to 40 shades (as opposed to their previous I wanna say 8 shades) in total! They even came out with 2 different lines of Concealer; one called the Flawless Concealer and the other called the 16Hr Camo Concealer.
Light Skin Tones Color Neutralizing Pen retails for $6 reduced to $3
“This color correcting highlighting pen targets skin concerns to help neutralize imperfections.
– Neutralize The Red: Reduce redness from rosacea and blemishes with a neutralizing green tone.
– Neutralize Dark Circles (Light Skin Tones): Balance dark circles and hyperpigmentation on lighter skin tones with this peachy corrector.
– Neutralize Dark Circles (Deep Skin Tones): This orange hue helps conceal dark circles and hide imperfections on deeper complexions.”
Pretty self-explanatory, no? Dark circles, begone! … please?
Lock On Liner and Brow Cream
Ultra Precise Brow Pencil
Since I changed my hair color, I needed to switch up the shades of my brow products (to compliment my hair) hence… dis. Since I didn’t know which shade to go for, and they were all 50% off anyway, I decided to… indulge.
Lock On Liner and Brow Cream (in the shades Taupe Blonde and Light Brown and Medium Brown) retail for $4 reduced to $2 each
“This cream glides on smoothly to sculpt, shade, and define brows. It can also be used as eyeshadow or eyeliner for gorgeous, long-lasting color.”
I’ve purchased the shade Medium Brown earlier (haulage here) and as you can see, haven’t even touched it, because I went back to blonde shortly after and consequentially went back to using my beloved MAC Cork Eyeshadow to fill in my brows. I only decided to include pics of Medium Brown here, so you could get a better idea of what the other 2 looked like in comparison.
In this order, I picked up the shades Taupe Blonde and Light Brown. Speaking of ColourPop, notice how the shade Taupe Blonde arrived cracked, just like ColourPop Super Shock Shadows.
Ultra Precise Brow Pencil (in the shades Taupe and Neutral Brown and Cool Brown) retail for $5 reduced to $2.50 each
“Our Ultra Precise Brow Pencil keeps brows in check with a super precise tip that creates a full, natural finish. On one side, the micro-slim liner defines and fills in gaps that mimic the look of real hair. On the other, the brush tames and combs brows to create effortlessly defined eyebrows.”
I’m pretty sure these Ultra Precise Brow Pencils were newer to ELF. The Instant Lift Brow Pencils on the other hand, have been around for a minute and are pretty bad (haulage here). The Ultra Precise Brow Pencils seemed nice and came in a decent variety of shades, so I picked the 3 closest possible matches to my now considerably lighter hair.
Active Workout Ready Eyeliner Pencil retails for $4 reduced to $2
“Farewell, raccoon eyes! This creamy, waterproof eyeliner won’t bleed or smudge no matter what your day brings.”
I caved. I finally gave in to this whole “Active”/”Fitness”/”Gym” Makeup and Skincare business and got an Eyeliner…
Appropriately enough, the Eyeliner I received arrived all sticky and dirty and gross (as you can hopefully see from the photos) as if it had just been let out from a hot yoga session or more realistically, like something had spilled all over it. Very gross, but also quite typical for ELF.
Waterproof Coffee Gel Eyeliner Pencil retails for $4 reduced to $2
“A waterproof, creamy eyeliner that glides easily onto the lash and waterline to define your eyes. The easy application is great for creating a lasting line that stays put.”
Available in Coffee (as shown) and Black and Navy.
I purchased the one in Black, earlier (haulage here) and liked it enough to get another in Coffee. Highly recommend!
Rose Gold Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow retails for $4 (used “Beauty Points” to get it for Free)
“A hydrating, liquid eyeshadow that gives vibrant, long lasting color with an irresistible cooling effect. Enriched with Purified Water and Vitamin E to help hydrate the skin.”
I tend to avoid Eyeshadows and Eyeshadow Palettes from ELF, because based on personal experience, the majority are just awful! I also don’t purchase Cream Shadows in this particular packaging because they seem like could be problematic (creasing, migrating, hard to blend, etc…). However the Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow (ridic name) was on the list of redeemable freebies. Also, I’ve been meaning to get the one in this particular shade, Rose Gold, because it looked so pretty and glowy! I like how even though it was new, it arrived already separated in the tube. Hey, at least it was “free”.
Mauvelous Liquid Matte Lipstick
Peach Bellini Lip Plumping Gloss
Rose Lip Exfoliator
Pink Grapefruit Lip Exfoliator
A few more Lip Products because why not? Also, 50% off.
Mauvelous Liquid Matte Lipstick retails for $5 reduced to $2.50
“This Liquid Matte Lipstick achieves a long lasting, gorgeous matte finish. The slim, diamond shaped applicator gives you flawless application in just one stroke! The formula is enriched with Vitamin E to help nourish and condition the lips.”
Never tried these from ELF before, and quite frankly wasn’t even interested… up until I saw swatches of the Mauvelous and was absolutely smitten! Like I said… I’m currently having a “moment” with all things Mauve (ever since I went back to blonde, I suppose). As you can see, it’s got a nice tear-drop applicator as well, which is handy when it comes to Liquid Lipsticks! They’ve got a bunch of other shades as well, including several less common ones (like Taupe-y Grey and straight up Black)!
Peach Bellini Lip Plumping Gloss retails for $5 reduced to $2.50
“This Lip Plumping Gloss helps plump the lips with nourishing hydration. The invigorating high-shine formula provides a soothing sensation while it volumizes. Enriched with Vitamin E and Coconut Oil to nourish and hydrate the lips for a soft, supple feel. The natural shades of shimmering, color add a pop to your look that perfect for work days and a night out.”
I purchased Pink Cosmo earlier and got Champagne Glam for free (haulage here). Peach Bellini is the third and final shade I wanted out of all 5 shades of the Lip Plumping Gloss. They hurt so good!
Lip Exfoliators (in the scent Rose and Pink Grapefruit) retail for $3 reduced to $1.50 each
“Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.”
I always grab 2 of these Lip Exfoliators with every order. They’re awesome… but they also dry out super quick. I actually ordered Rose and Pink Grapefruit and Mint Maniac (it’s legit blue!) just for the sake of having a photo of the entire range side-by-side for my blog, but even though I was charged for it, it never arrived (which from what I remember is pretty typical when it comes to ELF). Even if I did contact them, it would end up costing me more (for shipping from my U.S. maibox to Kuwait mailbox) just to have them ship a few items (which is the reason why I purchase stuff online in bulk, so it would be more cost effective… it makes sense in my head, ok?) so… yeah.
Soft Cream Blush Palette
Bold Cream Blush Palette
Cream Contour Palette
Light Powder Blush Palette
Dark Powder Blush Palette
Now that the weather finally allowed (it was finally cool enough) I could finally get my hands on some of the Cream Palettes I’d been eyeing since forever… finally!
Soft Cream Blush Palette retails for $6 (used “Beauty Points” to get it for Free)
Bold Cream Blush Palette retails for $6 reduced to $3
“Richly pigmented and formulated to last all day, these blushes are buildable, and give you gorgeous, customizable color with every use.”
As luck would have it, Soft (lighter shades) was also on the list of redeemable freebies so I used up my points and got it for free, whereas Bold (darker shades) I had to actually purchase, but at 50% off it was a steal!
Cream Contour Palette retails for $6 reduced to $3
“Designed to highlight, sharpen, and sculpt this Cream Contour Palette gives you a professional finish every time.”
Had to snatch this baby up too, since the weather was now cooler and this thing was half off (it was like the planets were in perfect alignment)!
Light Powder Blush Palette retails for $6 reduced to $3
Dark Powder Blush Palette retails for $6 reduced to $3
“Enjoy 4 gorgeous shades that allow you to mix and match to create different looks. Create a beautifully pigmented look that lasts all day.”
Now that I have both, I feel like I could’ve lived happily out the rest of my live without ever owning the one in Light, because all those pinks just aren’t doing it for me, whereas Dark is pretty noice! My camera isn’t picking it up (Winter = Overcast Weather) but these are a mixture of shimmers and mattes.
Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette retails for $8 reduced to $4
“Create a soft, luminescent glow with this exclusive heart defensor highlighting powder duo with @thatsheart. Use the complementary highlighter shades coffee and cream to customize your look and go from subtle glow to seriously sun-kissed bronze.”
I’ve seen one or two videos on YouTube by ThatsHeart, but I don’t follow her religiously… or at all, for that matter. That said, this Heart Defensor (seriously dumb name) had a ton of great reviews! I was intrigued, but it cost too much for something I wasn’t 100% obsessed with, but once it was 50% off, I was more inclined to give it a go. Yeah… so I’m thinking those reviews were left by fangirls. I’m so glad I didn’t pay full price for this thing otherwise I would’ve been miffed.
Sunset Glow Shimmer Highlighting Powder retails for $6 reduced to $3
“This lightweight, versatile pressed shimmer highlighting powder helps amplify your natural radiance with a refined glow. Microfine particles blur lines to create a soft focus effect on the skin. Designed to highlight and reflect light for a luminous, photo-ready finish.”
I’ve been meaning to try one of these but couldn’t justify the price for something iffy (there were a lot of mixed reviews). Some people loved this stuff, some people hated it. Once it was half off, I decided to try one. As luck would have it, the shade Starlight Glow was also on the list of redeemable freebies. I used up my “Beauty Points” to get that one too, but even though they deducted the points from me, it never arrived (as I said, typical ELF).
Always Spicy Primer-Infused Blush retails for $6 reduced to $3
Perpetually Tan Primer-Infused Bronzer retails for $6 reduced to $3
I couldn’t resist sticking my finger in there and swatching these bebehs as soon as they arrived!
I love the Primer-Infused Blush! I first tried the shade Always Fiery (haulage here) and fell in love! Next, I got the shade Always Cheeky (haulage here) and fell even harder! Now, I decided to get Always Spicy because… well, just because.
The Primer-Infused Bronzer, I’m less obsessed with because the one I got earlier, the shade Forever Sunkissed (haulage here) was missing a little sum’in sum’in, which is why I decided to give this stuff another chance and try the shade Perpetually Tan this time. Also, half off, so that helped.
Now imagine Always Spicy Blush and Perpetually Tan Bronzer paired together! Muy Caliente!
Fiji Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (matte) retails for $4 reduced to $2
Turks & Caicos Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder retails for $4 reduced to $2
St. Lucia Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder retails for $4 reduced to $2
St. Lucia Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream retails for $4 reduced to $2
FYI the swatches up on the ELF website are total trash (just like swatches up on the ColourPop website). Also, the one on the far right is the only Cream Duo whereas the rest are all Powder Duos. That’s also the reason why I’ve got x2 St. Lucia Palettes (1 Powder Duo and 1 Cream Duo). I remember way back in the day when all they had was the one Powder Duo and it was in the one shade, which I believe they later renamed St. Lucia (the blush side was touted as a dupe of Nars Orgasm Blush). Even later on, when they came out with several shades, I was still able to order them online, but our friendship never advanced to the level it did with St. Lucia.
Then, out of the blue, I couldn’t order from ELF anymore and now for whatever reason, I can… again. So, I decided to repurchase these and reacquaint myself with them.
Candid Coral Blush retails for $3 reduced to $1.50
Twinkle Pink Blush retails for $3 reduced to $1.50
Blushing Rose Blush retails for $3 reduced to $1.50
Berry Merry Blush retails for $3 reduced to $1.50
My favorite ELF Blushes! These are from what used to be called the “Studio Line” and had packaging that was suspiciously similar to Nars‘ packaging lol I used to purchase these over and over and over! Anyways, I got Candid Coral for that “faux sunburn look” and Blushing Rose because I’m loving all things Mauve at the moment! The rest I got because they were in stock and half off.
I coulda’ sworn ELF used to have more shades.
I vaguely remember this particularly rounded packaging… I believe the range was called Essentials or something. Anyways, my all-time favorite Contouring Powder of life (which I’m still using) happens to be from that range, the ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in the shade Matte Bronze. I guess they changed the name and separated the products by purpose, but the packaging is sorta’ still the same. Since I would be paying only a dollar for each of these, I decided to go ham (zero impulse control… but again, only a dollar)!
White Pearl Highlighter retails for $2 reduced to $1
Available in White Pearl (as shown) and Shy and Glow
The Highlighters had mixed reviews so I went with the safest bet and got White Pearl.
Warm Tan Bronzer retails for $2 reduced to $1
Available in Sunkissed and Warm Tan (as shown) and Deep
I was hoping to repurchase my beloved Matte Bronze (fave contouring powder of life!) but it seems that everything had been renamed and since Sunkissed was blatantly too light and glittery, I figured it was either between Warm Tan or Deep… but also very possibly neither of those two lol They all seem shimmery in the pan, but honestly, even my beloved Matte Bronze looks shimmery in-pan but actually goes on matte, so that’s not really the best criteria to go by.
Dang it, ELF. Just bring back my ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in the shade Matte Bronze and make my life easier!
Brick Red Blush retails for $2 reduced to $1
Available in Blushing and Bright Pink and Brick Red (as shown)
Naturally, I got Brick Red but unlike the swatches on the official website, this stuff actually looks more Orange than Red in real life… hence the name lol It’s pretty much a shimmery Terracotta which although pretty, wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for.
Light/Medium Prime & Stay Finishing Powder retails for $2 reduced to $1
I got this to use it like it was meant to be used (for once).
Medium/Dark Prime & Stay Finishing Powder retails for $2 reduced to $1
I got this to use as a Bronzer/Contour shade. Still looking for a dupe for my beloved Matte Bronze.
Dark/Deep Prime & Stay Finishing Powder retails for $2 reduced to $1
I got this to use as a Bronzer/Contour shade as well. Seeing how dark it is in real life, I’m thinking it could even double as an Eyeshadow!
Top Row: Highlight – Blush – Bronzer
Bottom Row: Finishing Powders
Free Thankful for YOU Gift with $25+ Purchase
Makeup Mist & Set retails for $4
Blackest Black Intense Ink Eyeliner retails for $4
Moonlight Pearls Baked Highlighter retails for $4
Lastly, as per usual, with every purchase of $25 or more, they tossed in a free 3pc gift. It came hastily wrapped in the packaging you see lol but the products are actually not half bad. Speaking of packaging, in my previous ELF Haulage post (here) I commented on the sloppy packaging of their Makeup Brush Value Sets and it seems the packaging has been updated into something more “special”. Good job, ELF!
Dang, I really thought I got everything in the shot, but after I put everything away and uploaded the photos, it turns out I forgot to include the 4 Blushes from the “Studio Line”. Despite all the missing items and the ones that arrived damaged or straight up dirty, I’m pretty stoked with the haulage, all things considered!
To put things in perspective, I should’ve spent $271 on everything ($283 if you count the 3pc gift with purchase), but only ended up spending $132 since everything was 50% off, which aint too bad.
If you’re thinking of buying stuff from ELF, I’d suggest waiting until they have a 50% off site-wide promo (which is pretty often) and then placing your order. Their products are already pretty inexpensive to begin with, but this way you get to purchase them for even cheaper! Also, avoid their Eyeshadows and Eyeshadow Palettes because they’re all horrible (chalky, terrible pigmentation, difficult to blend, migrate and crease, don’t play well with other shadows, the list goes on and on and on). Everything else depends on your personal preference.
Hope you enjoyed this post!