- Studio Eyes Cream Eyeliner in Black
- Studio Cheeks Blush in Peachy Keen
- Allover Colour stick in Golden Peach
- Beautybook Neutral Eyes Edition
- Essential Nails Matte Top Coat
- Essential Nails Polish in Coral
- Essential Domed Crease Brush
- Essential Eyes Quad Collections Limited Edition in Basic Eye Perfection
First of all, I think I should say that these products were all incredibly well priced- I don't think any of them were over $10 before the massive discount. However, not all were quality products.
I'll start with my least favourite, or the one I have used the least; the blusher. I was so excited about this colour as on the site it looked to be a lovely light peach colour, but when it arrived I was let down! The texture isn't great-all chunky and sandy. There is virtually no pigment and when applied it is super metallic which isn't at all what I wanted from this product. I think they were aiming for this to be a dupe for a Nars blush, but it falls well short.
The Quad eye shadow collection are pretty much the same in quality- though the shadows are pigmented, there is loads of fall down and breaks away easily. The colours were nice but all roughly the same in tone which I thought was odd.
The Beautybook has a nice range of colours, though again I would have expected at least one or two matte finish shadows in the lighter colours- the dark purple and brown are matte. The shadows go everywhere so my palette is now a total mess. I use this a lot for everyday.
Ok, on to the products I love! The cream eyeliner is so lovely; the texture is great and easy to work with. It sets to matte and stays put all day. Lately I have been using this as a base for a dark smokey eye and even cheap shadows stay in place when placed over this. The brush that came with it was hopeless though; it was bushy and way too thick to be any good for applying liner.
The nail polish is a lovely coral colour shot through with rose gold. It goes on easily and lasts a reasonable length on the nails. The matte top coat is the real winner though. I have been obsessed with matte nails and so glad to have this in my collection; it looks great by itself or over any other polish.
The Allover Colour stick is a cute little handy product that I have been using loads. It is a great highlighter, goes on easy and is great for sweeping across the eyes if I am in a hurry. It really brightens my complexion when my skin feels a but dull so I love it!
All in all I think you get what you pay for here- the price is great but then the quality isn't always where I'd like it to be. The company's customer service was good- emails were responded to in a timely fashion, though a mistake was made with my order and I didn't receive two of the products I ordered. They were sent immediately after I told them and they arrived promptly.
Have you tried anything from E.L.F?
xx Samantha Alice