Look what finally arrived!!!
I am SOOO excited! It's been too long since I've gotten an e.l.f. order and I am entirely way to excited. I got some fun things I have been wanting for quite some time and others I chose on a whim and am really hoping they work out! Let's take a look...
The Beauty Encyclopedia- Basic Eye Edition, $5.00
I have been wanting to get one of these beauty encyclopedias since they first came out and now I finally do! I'm loving these colors and the great instructions included with the book.
All the swatches are done over primer. All the colors are so pigmented and smooth.
I did have a hard time swatches the matte shades in the bottom right corner, they didn't blend very well. But I was using my finger and my cheaper primer, maybe my results will be better with my mineral primer and an actual brush.
These are the 2 cream shades, which look exactly the same. I'm okay with that though because I didn't buy it for the cream shades anyways!
Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette in Natural, $3.00
I was really excited when I saw these because they look so much nicer than the other small palettes e.l.f. offers. Plus the colors are all so gorgeous and shimmery!
The swatches are all done over primer and they are sooo pretty!
The only beef I have with this is the first two shades on the left. The silver and gold are soooo gritty and powdery and there is so much glitter it actually makes the shadow chunky. I was really disappointed. But if you work with it a little the shadow ends up looking pretty good. None of the rest of the shadows are like that though, so maybe there was just a fluke with my palette. Regardless, I am so excited to have this!
Studio Single Eyeshadow in Amethyst, $2.00
I couldn't resist this pretty purple eyeshadow. I love the packaging too! I think it's so cute!
The top swatch is with primer and the bottom is without
I am really surprised with how sheer this shadow is but maybe that's a good thing. Maybe being so sheer will make this shadow an easy to use everyday color. We will see. Even if it's sheer, I still love this plum shade!
Clarifying Pressed Powder in Rosy Beige, $1.00
This is one of the products I bought on a whim. I don't have high hopes for this product but I thought it would good to at least give it a shot. My $1.00 eyeliner pens turned out to be the best eyeliners I have ever used so maybe this powder will turn out to be pretty good. We will see...
Tone Correcting Concealer in Rosy Beige, $1.00
This is the same as the powder above. I doubt it will be the worlds best concealer but I want to give it a shot so I know for myself. You'll never know when you're going to be pleasantly surprised by a product!
Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Luminance, $1.00
I bought this as a highlight after seeing Mandi's review. I used it this morning when I was doing my makeup and I looove it! I'm so glad I purchased this!
As you can see, it is very light and shimmery!
It's also very very soft. I'll definitely only need a tiny bit to go a long way.
Shimmer pencil in Plum Passion, $1.00
Really pretty purple...
...that smudges SO easily!
The smudging is a little disappointing but I just love this shimmery purple and to be honest I don't rub my eyes like I was rubbing that swatch, so I still have hopes!
Candy Shop Lip Gloss in Candy Fix, Free with purchase
These are nothing special, just a sheer sweet smelling gloss. I'm accumulating quite a few of these, it's a good thing I like them!
Professional Bronzing brush, $1.00
I got this because I don't have a contoured powder brush. I haven't used it yet but so far I'm loving the red-ish brown bristles, I think it's so pretty.
Professional Eyeshadow brush, $1.00
I have heard so many good things about this brush, I just had to get it. I must say I was not impressed when I pulled it out the bag because it looks so cheap but I used it this morning and it works wonderfully!!
Professional Blending brush, $1.00
I have been in desperate need of a blending brush so I sure hope this lives up to my expectations!
Professional Eye Defining brush, $1.00
I got this since I was getting all of the other eyeshadow brushes. I love angled brushes like this.
Professional Smudge sponge, $1.00
Again, this was a purchase just because I was getting the other brushes but I love smudge sponges like these, so I hope this one works well also.
I'm so glad my order finally came! I don't know what it is about e.l.f. but ordering stuff from them, makes me SO excited. They are a little addicting for me. I'm very excited for everything I got and I can't wait to do reviews on all of it!
Have you ordered anything from e.l.f. lately? See anything you want to try?