Saturday, May 14, 2011

e.l.f. Haul #13 with swatches

This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but I went almost two months without an e.l.f. order and couldn't last any longer. To be honest, the only reason I ordered was because I was totally out of my foundation and they were having 50% OFF all Studio and Mineral. But of course, I couldn't just order the foundation so I grabbed a few other goodies for 50% off.

I finally got the HD powder!
I absolutely love this powder. It's living up to everything I have heard about it. I have never felt such a soft powder before, it's amazing. And it makes me skin feel ridiculously smooth and soft as well.

Do you remember in my last e.l.f. haul I got the studio cream eyeliner in plum that I was so in love with because the previous 2 or 3 I had ordered were so dried out that I never knew how creamy these were supposed to be. Well, I decided to give e.l.f. another chance and send me creamy eyeliners again not dried out ones. Well....

(left to right)
Black and Midnight 
As you can tell, the black eyeliner is Ah-mazing. The midnight eyeliner is a fail. I don't understand how this happens... DEAR ELF, please pay attention to what you are sending people because that Midnight liner STINKS!

Now the Midnight liner still works, but it's not as nice and it's harder to get that amount of pigmentation. The Black on the other hand is so pigmented and creamy and applies like a liquid, it is so nice.

e.l.f Mineral Lip Gloss in Fierce 
I was a little afraid of the e.l.f. swatch on their website for this gloss and I didn't know if this was going to arrive as a bright orange or bright red gloss but I am SO happy with this shade. I already the quality of these glosses, they are very smooth and decently pigmented. This is a nice bright coral pink color. (Swatch Below)

As with the rest of the beauty community, I am craving coral these days. I already have the e.l.f. blush in Peachy Keen but I wanted to get Candid Coral as well because I was hoping for a bright more obviously coral blush. Unfortunately, Candid coral is (In my opinion) exactly the same as Peachy Keen and now I have two of the same blush.... awesome.

Lots of gold shimmer.

Candid Coral blush on the left and Fierce lip gloss on the right

My free gift with the order was the Brightening Eye Quad in Drama

The colors are very pretty and surprisingly pigmented for a $1.00 product. They are a little on the powdery side but still have a nice look to them.

That's all I got with this order. My e.l.f. goal was to go 56 days without an order but I gave in at 55 days because the sale on my foundation was only supposed to last 6 hours and I thought it silly to miss the sale and pay full price for my foundation when I could get 2 for the price of 1 instead.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday!



  1. I really hope elf uk gets teh foundations soon. I sooo want to try them out. Great haul x

  2. I love ELF!!! I did a post of the products along with swatches. How is the foundation? Is it sheer? I also love the HD powder.

  3. @Lil Miss Giggles: I hope you guys get them soon as well. They are really great! :)

    @Sally: I really like this foundation. It doesn't have a huge color selection which is pretty limiting. It's a medium coverage but something about its super creamy texture makes it hold my powder really well so its easily full coverage if you set it with a powder. It gives a really dewy finish which isn't for everyone but I think it's quite pretty. I also love the HD powder! I will have to check out your post, I love readying about e.l.f!