Monday, November 03, 2014

e.l.f. haul






I really appreciate all of the feedback that I got from my last makeup post. I am diving into wearing more makeup and your encouraging words and tips are so helpful and appreciated. If you haven't check out that post, there's A LOT of valuable information in the comments section, so please do.

ELF Cosmetics is a cruelty-free, vegan company (excluding a few brushes) and have hundreds of affordable items. To be completely honest most of my makeup are ELF products. I got no shame in that. I'm new to the makeup game. I've been wearing foundation, mascara and eyeliner for more than 10 years but lipstick? liquid eyeliner? eyeshadow? I'm starting to get the hang of it but I'm still learning.

I bought some of their Moisturizing Lipstick at Target and it worked so well on me! I ordered more. I've been enjoying Rosy-Go-Round and Red Carpet. I also got the Mineral Lipstick in Ripe Rose to have a more autumn looking lipstick. (I'm wearing it in this photo.) It looks a lot more pigmented in the online listing. I wish it was darker, but I do like it. 

For a few years I've been using mineral foundation but after watching so many YouTubers use liquid foundation, I wanted to try it out again. I don't know why I thought to choose the color "Buff" but it was way too dark. I went back to Target and bought "Porcelain." I think "Buff" might work in the summer. We'll see. 

The eye shadow palette was a freebie because I order a certain amount. I'm really excited to have all of these colors to play with! Now I just have to figure out how to mix and match. I also don't wear many colors so it will get me out of my comfort zone. 

So this is my ELF haul! What do you think? Do you have any favorite ELF products? 
I'd love to hear about it!

- Christina 

36 comments:

  1. I love me some elf too :) They make some great products! I love their gel eyeliner and their all over colour sticks for blush :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. That cream eyeliner looks interesting! I might just check it out. Thanks for visiting, Jasmin.

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  2. I really like Elf myself! They make really good makeup!

    Kisses Emina

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  3. I want to come over and play makeup/dress up!!!!! I can't wait to go makeup shopping with you. I have heard awesome things about that palette! Have fun experimenting

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    1. You're going to have to help me figure how to wear the colors in this palette. It's kind of overwhelming!

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  4. Love the colors of the lipsticks you chose! They all look really nice.
    You'll have to let me know about the pigmentation and blend-ability of that eyeshadow palette---I'm intrigued!

    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. I'm really enjoying the lipsticks. I wear a different color every day.

      I think I'll create a post about the eyeshadow palette. It's kind of a lot for me right now. I'm going to get some advice from a good friend of mine and figure out which colors go well together. :)

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  5. Hey,
    I really like your Blog! Awesome Photos and interesting Stuff. Do you want to support each other and follow via GFC? If yes please tell me and i follow back. Lets stay in touch. :)

    Greetings Sophia xx
    M Y B L O G.
    I N S T A G R A M.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Sophia! I'm more of a Bloglovin' type of gal. I can follow you there!

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  6. Stunning colours. *__*
    Wish you a nice week...

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  7. So fun! I would think with your light complexion and beautiful hair color that red lipstick would be perfect on you! I so want to be able to wear lipstick, but it always looks a little much. I have yet to find a color that my hubby doesn't cringe at:)

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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    1. Chelsea, you're too sweet. I'm sure lipstick looks great on you! You're probably not used to it. (I'm still getting used to different colors. I feel like I look like clown sometimes.) I think trying some ELF lipsticks would be great. It's not a big commitment to try some colors. It's so affordable.

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  8. this brand is new to me would love to try it too. I have new giveaway on my blog dear =) win a beautiful lace dress hope you'll join =) and by the we can follow each other if you like =) http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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    1. I would say go for it! They have a great range of products. I will check out your blog now!

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  9. love E.L.F products and they're pretty reasonable

    http://itsjustshalay.blogspot.com/

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    1. Definitely! Pretty much everything in my makeup bag is ELF. :)

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  10. I think you picked up a great starter set. Especially with the color palette in lipsticks. I happen to think E.L.F does a nice job with their shadows,blushes,and lips. However I find their eyeliners and foundations to be harsh and brittle and usually go towards Enjoy the journey with wearing more! I'm actually doing the opposite!

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    1. I am really enjoying the lipsticks. Currently I'm using one of their mineral eyeliners (?) I can't remember which one right now. I actually heard 2 good personal reviews for ELF's liquid eyeliner (on the same day no less). I was surprised! I'm willing to try it out. Have you used their liquid eyeliner? The liquid foundation isn't going so well for me. It makes my face too oily and I've gotten 2 large zits... no thank you. Enjoy your journey as well!

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  11. Love them. To me it;s proof that cosmetics can be affordable and cruelty free.

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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    1. YES. They have so many things that I like about them. Cruelty-free, vegan, affordable. Affordability is a big thing for me since I'm saving for traveling! Also their price point makes me feel more comfortable with experimenting different products and colors.

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  12. I love the lipsticks! Especially the darker shades :)

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    1. Me too! I want to get more darker shades.

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  13. I had no idea ELF was cruelty free and vegan! That makes me love the company even more. All of your picks are gorgeous, especially those lipstick choices. I need to invest in a few of those beauties. I think autumn is the ideal time to wear lipstick!

    The What's In Between

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    1. Yay! Glad you know now. Let me know which colors you get. I find that the online listings for the colors kinda differ from how they look in person.

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  14. holy crap, i cant believe you got that eyeshadow palette free! That's a LOT of colors to play with, haha! Well, at least now you can experiment ;) And I kind of wish you didn't show me those lipsticks. Lipstick is my absolute kryptonite- I can't say no to a shade. I have like thirty rattling around in my drawers and now i have my eye set on that orange one. Oy.

    xo marlen
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    1. Haha, right? I love how much you love lipstick! That's awesome. It's not a big financial commitment to try some shades! ;) ;) ;)

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  15. I've been meaning to purchase some ELF stuff. It's been a while since my last haul. I love the look of the lipsticks. WOW. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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    1. I'm already pinning items to create another haul! I need to slow down. ;)

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  16. WOW, those are some colorful eyeshadows!

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    1. Ya! I love them. Now I just need to figure how they work together... haha.

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  17. wow that is quite a haul! love all those lipstick shades.

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    1. It wasn't expensive at all either! I'm loving the lipstick. Thanks for dropping by!

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  18. oh man these look like nice colors - i need to try! thanks for sharing :-)

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