A few weeks ago I was contacted by a representative for E.L.F. cosmetics, I jumped at the opportunity because I'm always trying to find great makeup products at affordable prices. Even though these products were sent to me for review the opinions are 100% my own.
The products arrived to me entirely intact and well packaged - nothing was broken or shattered which has happened to me on more then one occasion. Don't you hate opening a beauty package to find broken eyeshadow? What a downer so this was definitely a plus in my book! :)
These were the products that were sent to me for review I've only had time to use about half of these products.
Today I'm going to be reviewing my top 3 favorite picks from the items above.
E.L.F. PIGMENT EYESHADOW
HEART THIS! This shadow is part of their studio line of products. The pigment eyeshadow is unbelievably affordable at $3 a pop.
I've been using the MAC version of this for a few years but at $19.50 it's a bit painful every time I have to repurchase. That means you can get the E.L.F. version in all 6 colors and it'll run the same price of getting just ONE MAC pigment! CRAZINESS!
E.L.F. also runs these crazy promotions all the time like 50% off studio products which is why I actually got this pigment eyeshadow for $1.50! SAY WHAT????!
Ok but let's talk about the product because no matter how affordable the product is if it doesn't do it's job it's useless.
Great packaging - simple, modern and very streamlined.
Comes with a tiny brush but truthfully it was nearly impossible to pick up any of the loose product with the brush. I tossed the brush and I used my fingertips and it worked great.
The eyeshadow container has tiny holes for you to shake the product out.. which I foolishly did and made a giant mess of my bathroom counter top. The shaker part isn't sealed on and comes right so I took it off and tossed it. So be warned girls just take the lid off before you use it don't try to shake the product out!
The color comes out really bright with flecks of tiny gold iridescent sparkles in it. It goes on white iridescent but has little sparkles of pink in different lightening. I've been using this the last week as a base underneath my darker colored eye shadows and also below my bottom lashes for a great wide eye brightening effect.
E.L.F. Natural Mineral Sea Blue Eyeshadow
This one is a great deal it's two mineral shadows and a eyebrush for $5 bucks! There are no parabens, preservatives or chemical dyes in these products. WOOT!
Dreamy & Beachy
Comes with the tiny shaker lid and I just lightly tapped a tiny amount into the cap.
Crazy pigmentation I only tapped a small finite amount and the brush is excellent too it picked up a lot of the color.
I'm so in love with this color it's gorgeous reminds me of a peacock blue! I was seriously stunned by the depth of the color.
Truthfully the shadow didn't go on all that smoothly with the brush dry. So what I ended up doing was I actually dipped the brush in a little water and then dipped it in the eyeshadow and it worked amazingly well. I used this color as as a gorgeous blue eyeliner.
Love this color too!! Also worked really well just by dampening your brush a little bit.
Love these colors however it looks like this particular combo is sold out on the website right now (they're offering two other color combo's in this line) but I would keep checking back as E.L.F. seems to regularly restock items on a fairly frequent basis.
E.L.F. Endless Eye Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette
It contains 32 different eyeshadows, a built in mirror and a double sided applicator which makes this a must for your travel bag! You no longer need to haul 10 different individual eye shadows in your luggage (which I often do much to the annoyance of the hubs who is actually the one hauling the luggage bahahaha)
E.L.F. sells 3 version of this palette I got the "Everyday Brights" version. I have to say I'm totally obsessed with this palette there's so many different colors they range from neutrals, pop colors to great smokey eye shadows. If you can dream it you can create it with this eyeshadow palette. There's also a great range of varying types of shadows some are matte and some are sparkly, even the sparkles are different some are silver and some have gold specks.
I very impressed with this palette the colors are extremely pigmented (especially the darker colors and the bright pop colors) and they work great both dry and wet! Some of the more neutral lighter colors are less pigmented but they are definitely buildable.
I did a couple of swatches of colors just to show you some of the many different colors offered in this palette.
See gold and silver sparkles! I love the sparkles it's just enough to give your eyes some depth and definition without looking like a 12 year old who just discovered eyeshadow for the first time did your makeup. hehehehe.
I especially love these three colors you will definitely be seeing me wearing these in my OOTD's!
I was really skeptical about E.L.F. products before I tried them I think in my head they were SO affordable that I just assumed that couldn't be great products well I've definitely been proven wrong. The eyeshadows are extremely pigmented, blend really well and aren't chalky or powdery as a lot of cheap drugstore products can be. For the price these products definitely can't be beat!
You can order all of these products and more at E.L.F. Cosmetics. Make sure you also look for the coupon codes on the top right hand corner of the website. They do promotions quite often and offer things like free shipping, discount codes and even free products with your order! Right now they are currently offering ten, yes you read that right TEN mineral shadows with a purchase of $25 with the code MINTEN.