I purchased a bunch of items from e.l.f. Cosmetics a while ago. I couldn't find a YouTube tutorial that didn't mention this affordable cosmetics brand and I'm a sucker for good products at a great price. Everything was ordered from the e.l.f. website, but select items are also available at Walmart and Rexall in Canada, as well as Amazon online.
Below are some favourites from the haul:
1. e.l.f. Cosmetics Face Flawless Finish Foundation, Porcelain – $6USD: I was surprised by how much I liked this foundation. It provides up to medium coverage with a slightly matte finish and includes SPF 15 (although I would recommend using a separate SPF for sun protection). It has a really silky, creamy texture and didn’t cling to my drier patches. The shade range is minimal, but a great find nonetheless.
2. e.l.f. Cosmetics Powder Blush Palette, Light – $6USD: I mentioned this blush in my loves and losers drugstore blushes post. It comes with four colours that all provide great colour pay-off on the skin. It’s thin, light-weight design makes it easy to pack when you need a flush of sparkle-free colour on the go. These blushes can also be popped out and swapped with other e.l.f. blush palette/highlighter shades for a custom palette!
3. e.l.f. Perfect Finish HD Powder – $6USD: I’ve been using this powder daily since I got it to set my foundation for the day. It’s colourless, which is key for a setting powder, and very fine. It provides a flawless matte finish to my look and keeps oil in check.
4. e.l.f. Complexion Brush ($4USD) and Highlighting Brush ($3USD): I love both these brushes and use them daily. The complexion brush is a fluffy synthetic-bristled powder brush which is great for blending out my contour and blush. I also use it to buff off any excess powder left over after setting my foundation.
The tapered highlighting brush makes highlighting my cheekbones easy, and also works well when applying powder to set the under-eye area. I haven’t had any issues with bristles falling out or breaking either – super happy I bought these. I’ve purchased more expensive brushes in the past that were not as good as these ones. These brushes are from e.l.f.’s studio line.
Must-See e.l.f. Cosmetics Brushes in Chrome
e.l.f. Cosmetics has a new line of brushes coming out in October 2016 that feature clear acrylic handles, a chrome metal centre and gray-toned bristles. They are vegan, cruelty-free and utterly fabulous. I’ve put a reminder in my calendar to purchase these ASAP because they were made for my makeup vanity. The new brushes range from $5-$12USD and you can check them out here. Gorgeous, right?
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