I seem to be a little behind in the blogosphere when it comes to the latest fashion and beauty products but I manage to keep a nice wardrobe and makeup bag nearby.
Here lately I have been obsessed with watching tutorials related to beauty products.
Emily blogs over at Beauty Broadcast and she has been my go to girl for the last few weeks now.
Her step by step instructions are amazing and the makeup she uses ranges from E.L.F to MAC.
She has tutorials for anyone at any age. Her wide range of advice and tips makes putting on makeup and finding the right products that much easier!
Here is one of my favorite tutorials from the Beauty Broadcast YouTube channel:
If I were better at tutorials and could manage to not look absolutely ridiculous behind the camera I would say my blog could 100% be beauty related.
I am a girly girl! I love all things pink, anything related to looking good, taking care of yourself and improving your self esteem. Who doesn't want the best and most affordable products on the market?
E.L.F is the place to go if you are looking for extremely affordable yet good quality cosmetics and tools.
This past week after indulging myself in countless hours of beauty tutorials I decided to make my way to Target who sells E.L.F Cosmetics and bring home my very first E.L.F haul!
So let's see what I picked up!
From left to right:
e.l.f. Essential Clarifying Pressed Powder in light beige: $1.00
Now let me tell you, I cannot live without powder! My t-zone area tends to stay a little oily and the powder helps calm that down leaving my face with a matte finish. I was very pleased with the powder and the amount of coverage it provided. I will continue to purchase this product. If you see in this picture my nose and face was covered quite well by the powder.
e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation: $6.00
I was not very impressed with this foundation. It was a bit watery and left my skin oily. It didn't have the coverage I was looking for which caused me to use more concealer and powder.
This was the first time I had ever used a concealer brush or concealer. Since I bought Loreal Visible Lift foundation I have had no need for concealers or liquid foundations. Loreal's foundation is hard to beat and I don't find myself finding a better product. I loved the concealer brush and the use of it but the e.l.f. foundation itself left be disappointed. I now use my concealer brush with the e.l.f. concealer or Loreal product previously purchased.
e.l.f. Studio Concealer: $3.00
As you may see I have a couple of dark spots under my eyes, above the cheek bone. After putting on a good amount of the e.l.f. concealer and foundation you can still see the dark spots. I was let down by the concealer. Emily used the concealer in one of her tutorials and it seemed to cover everything up, not so much for me. She also used the Revlon Photo Ready concealer so I may have to try that next. The product did go on smoothly and wasn't cakey. If you are looking to hide a small blemish or reddish area then this product will work for you. If the area is darker you may want to try something that provides more coverage.
I am loving this brush! It is so easy to use and blends all of my eye shadows so well. Whether it be a color for the crease or lid the brush allows for the color to go on smoothly and enhances the look of your eye makeup!
I decided to go out on a limb here and purchase this foundation brush. One might say well it's only a $1 but a dollar is a dollar. I usually use a larger powder brush for my foundation so it felt a bit odd using this kind of brush. I was impressed at how well the brush blended the foundation into the appropriate areas, especially around the eyes.
Now, everyone knows what a mascara snob I am. I am picky and only like a handful of mascaras. Let me tell you, for $3.00 e.l.f. has hit it out of the park! This mascara lengthens your lashes and isn't clumpy at all. I give this product an A++! Yay for a cheap awesome product!
I started using an eyelid primer at the beginning of the year when I signed up for Birchbox and Ipsy beauty boxes. I had yet to find one that didn't cause my eye shadow to crease and wasn't so greasy and oily feeling. Well, I struck gold with this one! The primer stays on all day and I even noticed myself looking at my eye makeup the other night shocked that after an 8 hr work day and night that my makeup was still as fresh as when I first put it on!
I am a HUGE fan of eye shadows and e.l.f delivers every time! The shadows are highly pigmented and long lasting! I couldn't be more pleased with the product! I love the colors on my eyelids and the shimmer the color leaves, enhancing my eyes!
What have you brought lately?
Do you have a favorite go-to beauty product?
How well do you like e.lf. products?