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ELF Hits & Misses Part 2
Hey everyone! Here is the second set of my ELF hits and misses. In this post, I’ll focus on the face products and nail products from ELF that I have tried so far. Part 3 will consist of brushes and other cosmetic tools.
Shimmering Facial Whip – MISS!
What ELF says about Shimmering Facial Whip: Multipurpose, on-the-go whipped colorant is vitamin B, C and E packed to instantly brighten and sooth skin with no greasy after-feel.
Directions: Squeeze a pearl-sized amount onto finger and blend into cheeks, eyes, or lips.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearate Acid, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glycerin, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance(Aroma), Diazolidinyl Urea, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red No.33 Lake (CI 17200), Blue No.1 (CI 42090), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77491), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035)
What I think of ELF Shimmering Facial Whip: This stuff sounded promising, and I’ve heard some people rave about it… however; it is just too sticky, tacky, and shimmery for me! Plus the citrusy scent is really strong. Even if you use a little bit, it is so packed with shimmer, it can make you look like a disco ball! The texture and way it feels so sticky on my skin was also a turn-off. Would not recommend this . 🙁
ELF Natural Radiance Blusher – HIT!
What ELF says about Natural Radiance Blusher : This exquisite, delicate, pigment payoff makes cheeks radiant combined with a healthy-looking glow. Infused with texturizing agents, skin feels smooth and pores are minimized.
Directions: Gently place finger-tip into bottom groove and pull sliding compartment open.
To Apply: Brush gently over powder, tap excess powder off brush and blend into apples of cheek.
Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Zinc Stearate, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Kaolin , Petrolatum Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides(CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Red No.6 Lake (CI 15850), Ultramarines (CI 77007)
What I think about ELF Natural Radiance Blusher: I have this blusher in Glow, and I personally love it! However, there are some negative points about it I want to note before all the good things – it is really tiny (but what can you expect for $1, right?), it can be hard to open (mine was really hard to slide open), it is really powdery, and it can break apart if you’re not careful. Those sound like really bad things, but the color is just gorgeous! The pigmentation of Glow is just fabulous, a pretty peachy pink. Although it’s powdery, it’s very soft and smooth, easy to apply and blend. Just be careful with it because if you handle it roughly or drop it, the blush can shatter, which is what happened to mine . 🙁 Other than that though, if you are careful with it and apply it with a small blush brush, it is quite beautiful on cheeks!
ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder – HIT!
What ELF says about Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder: A touch of sunshine to warm up every complexion with its soft and silky texture for a beautiful and natural glow.
Directions: Using e.l.f. professional blush brush, lightly brush over powder, tapping off any excess. Apply to cheeks and across bridge of nose and forehead. Blend with Total Face Brush to insure seamless application.
Ingredients: Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Petrolatum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007)
What I think about ELF Bronzing Powder: This product is A LOT bigger than the Natural Radiance Blusher, so you feel like you’re getting a lot more bang for your buck! It’s about the size of a powder foundation compact. I have the shade Sun Kissed, and it is a lovely, slightly shimmery, peachy bronze. Starts out sheer but can be built up. It is also a lot less powdery than the Natural Radiance blusher (but still slightly powdery), and it is smooth and easy to apply and blend. Overall, a great bronzer that gives a slight shimmery sheen to skin.
ELF Tone Correcting Concealer – MISS!
What ELF says about Tone Correcting Concealer: Cover-up those unwanted blemishes, circles, and spots! Multi-tonal silicon treatment masks skin tone imperfections and redness, leaving skin with a healthy glow.
Directions: Use sponge applicator to custom blend and apply makeup. Wear daily.
Ingredients: Aqua(Water), Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Octyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ceresin Wax, PEG-30, Dipolyhydroxystearate, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate , Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides(CI 77891 , CI 77892 , CI 77899)
What I think about ELF Tone Correcting Concealer: I didn’t really like this concealer at all. It is strongly citrus scented and the texture is sticky/tacky. It kind of covers up my dark circles, but slides around and doesn’t last. There are much better drugstore concealers that are only around $5 (for example, Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer) that are way better than this one. I just can’t stand the smell/feeling of this ELF concealer sitting on my skin . 🙁
ELF Nail Polish – HIT!
What ELF says about Nail Paints: This color-lock formula with chip resistant shield gives long lasting nail color with high shine. The aerodynamic bristle design glides color on flawlessly, while the quick dry formula gives perfect application every time. Key nutrients give nails that natural shine, infused with Vitamin E for stronger, healthier nails.
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Nitrocellulose, Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxides(CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Red No.6 Lake (CI 15850), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)
What I think about ELF Nail Paints: You’ll know from my past review here of these polishes, that I love them! 🙂 I think that for the price, they are fabulous. I love all the shades and the formulation of these polishes. They apply really nicely and smoothly for me, no air bubbles and about 2 coats are usually good for full, opaque color coverage. They also last at least a week on me without chipping. Love these!
Nail Polish Remover Pads – HIT!
What ELF says about Nail Polish Removal Pads: These convenient pads quickly and easily remove nail polish without the mess associated with bottled remover. Citrus scent and gentle formula leave nails fresh and soft.
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Hexyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol
What I think about ELF Nail Polish Removal Pads: I also included these in my past review, and I love them! They are so easy and convenient to use! One pad easily removes the nail polish off of all my nails. It is also citrusy scented, but nothing too strong. It does leave your fingers a little sticky after, but is easily washed off. It’s just great if you don’t want to mess around with messy nail polish remover!
Stay tuned for Part 3, where I will discuss the Brushes and other cosmetic tools that I have tried!