E.L.F. Favorites

by - December 17, 2018

Happy Holidays!

I know it's been a while since I've written or published a post on this little blog of mine( I lol every time I write that 😂), but I'm back and can't wait to get back into the swing of writing! If you have stuck around all these years, then you might be privy to why I've been silent on here, but if not, I'll explain.

The past few years I've been in college earning a Bachelor's of Accounting degree. I'm a very analytical person who loves crunching numbers, so Accounting seemed the logical route to go. I'm still very passionate about makeup and this blog, but this is more of a hobby for me than a career, so I've been focusing on my career path more recently. However, I'm still planning on carving out some time for the blog here and there when I have an odd free minute or two.

Today, I'm bringing you a post filled with E.L.F. goodies. These are tried and true favorites that I always run back to when I'm looking for something quick and easy as well as being super affordable.

E.L.F. as a cosmetics brand is amazing on so many levels. Not only is it accessible to all consumers because of its affordability, but some of its products are High Key amazing! The products mentioned specifically in this post are a testament to that.

There are some essentials that every beauty lover must acquire in their beauty arsenal. I often reach for these ones from E.L.F. more than any other brand. Don't get me wrong though, Colourpop is still my favorite makeup brand of all time, but E.L.F. comes in at a close second.

Skin Refining High-Definition Powder

Ok, so I know many people love the Laura Mercier powder, but I would say this powder by E.L.F. is good as well. It's translucent, obviously, and its a great way to set your foundation or even wear as a primer before your foundation (I'll explain in an upcoming post). The only thing I could say that I don't like about this powder is that it doesn't offer a lot of product. Like, you run out fairly quickly if you use a lot, which, let's be honest, I do.

Instant Lift Brow Pencil

Full disclosure, my favorite brow pencil of all time is the Benefit Goof Proof Brow pencil but, that product is WAY too expensive for the amount of product you get and the amount you get is really laughable. Not to mention the fact that the applicator that holds the brow color breaks really easily. Needless to say, I have been on the hunt for better more affordable options ever since. I've tried a few from other drugstore brands but was too impressed over the months that I used them until I found this one by E.L.F. I got this pencil in the shade taupe and was happy to discover that it was only $2! There are a few things I think E.L.F. could improve on going forward with product development for this pencil. 

First, I would ask them to make the pencil thinner so that you can get a much sharper line on your brows. I also wish they had a more diverse shade range because currently they only offer 3 😬. Still, I do think this pencil deserves an honorable mention because of how well the product works and the affordability.

Mist & Set Setting Spray

I've already discussed this setting spray in a previous blog post, so I won't beat a dead horse. You can check out my full review for it here

E.L.F. x Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

I saved the best for last guys because I can't explain enough how much I LOVE this highlighter!!! If you live under a rock and don't know her, Heart a.ka. thatsheart is a YouTuber who vlogs and talks about beauty. She collaborated with E.L.F. a year or two ago and her highlighter was so good that they couldn't keep it in stock. Every time they added more product to the website, they would sell out instantly! I know you're probably thinking that this was probably just a marketing ploy by E.L.F. and Heart to build hype around the product but I can quickly dispel that assumption because I've tried the product my self and it's actually as good as the hype!. There are two shades in this duo (coffee and cream) which Heart named because she's an avid coffee drinker. These shades are so beautiful and give you a truly luminescent glow. I would almost say that it's comparable to Fenty Killawatt highlighter. 

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