Sunset in Anstruther

Sunset in Anstruther
"taken last year behind fields at my house"

Monday, 28 June 2010

Quick Review on some E.L.F products i Just bought , Bought with my own money :)
So these are my own honest opinions. Ok So here is a list of the things I bought :-
e.l.f Plumping Lip Glaze in "Ruby kiss" £1.50
e.l.f Tone Correcting Concealer in "Apricot beige"£1.50
e.l.f All over colour stick in "Pink Lemonade"£1.50
e.l.f Healthy Glow Bronzer in "Luminance"£1.50

The plumping lip glaze comes with stain at one end and gloss/plumper at the other. I do like this but i haven't wore it much, I guess its not the type of red lipstick i enjoy , It is lovely but i think i prefer bright matte Red's. It is not sticky and the colour stays well , but be warned it is not as bright as it looks in the tube its more like a gloss red. The other side of the stick that is the gloss and plumper is lovely , I usually use "Too Faced" lip injection I have to admit it nips alot. With the elf plumper/gloss it has a lovely minty sensation , I'm not certain it plumps your lips as much as "lip injection" .... actually i know it doesn't BUT doesn't make me like it any less. I'm more likely to use the clear side on its own rather than use them both at the same time. Pics show packaging, swatch , half lips and full lips

The corrective tone concealer , I'm on the fence about this product , i really do love it , but i think maybe i got the wrong colour. So I've started to use it Over my "benefit "it" stick" I love the benefit concealer stick but can find because its a pencil its a little cakey under the eyes , so i started to draw on the "it" stick then used the e.l.f concealer on top and blended in to each other for a much better colour under eye for me. Again for £1.50 i cant complain and can afford to buy another one in a more suitable colour. I love using this on top of my eyelid before a primer works fantastic for this :D Top pic is NO concealer 2nd pic WITH concealer and a swatch and packaging.

Pink Lemonade colour stick ..... All I can say is LOVE LOVE LOVE. Soooo pretty , and smells lovely, It smells kind of citrus/sherbet. When this first arrived I have to say it is a little bit smaller than I'd have liked , but actually on second thoughts this is a really good thing a) because you can pop it in your make up bag or even pocket , b) you don't need to use very much at all as its lovely and pigmented and c) Only £1.50!!!!
I also was worried i would look like a real clown because of the high colour , I thought id chose a colour that was too dark for me , But surprisingly once blended Great flushed Rosy cheeks, lovely and creamy , and can be used on lips too :) ACE! Pic below show , packaging , swatch on hand and the cream stick ONLY on my RIGHT cheek.... so that's colour on the left side when your looking at comp screen :)

Ok So with the healthy glow bronzer, I'm naturally pretty pale (I come from Scotland after all) but i do have Greek roots so i take a good tan. I think being dark haired i pull off putting on a bit of bronze or fake tan. Luminance is the Lightest shade and i guess for alot of people it would be more suitable as a highlighter than a Bronzer because it definitely didn't make me darker. I don't think this was a bad thing because it gave me a lovely glow and as it says on the pack I did look very "Healthy" I really liked this product I used a Kabuki brush to put it on, I also brushed it over my shoulders and collar bones and on days when I wore no make up a light dusting on my eyelids was beautiful with my tan. For £1.50 you really cant beat it, My advice would be to try the deeper colours if your wanting more colour and darkness. Pics below show bronzer on my brow bone and cheek , swatch on my hand and Packaging.

Overall , I have to say along with the products ive bought above and a few brushes ive bought from the studio line and clear lip balm with SPF15. Im REALLY please and will carry on to buy more e.l.f products. Top marks guys for budget make up :)
Just which there was a bit more selection of eye colours :)


  1. Lovely and usefull review!
    I would like to ask you, if you think the Plumping Lip Glaze in ruby kiss would be too dark/wild if your skin is very bright?
    It looks to great on you, but im so afraid that it is so dark that I will look like an idiot, lol.

  2. I really dont think it is too bright .... its more a wash of colour , i put full colour/lips on in those pics , i think you could even dot some of the colour in the middle of your lips then blend in with your finger for even less colour? Or even put more of the clear gloss on top to dilute? But honestly im a very typical scottish pale colour and it wasnt too dark that it looked "vampy"

  3. Thank you so much :-)
    I think I'll keep watching your blog ;-)

  4. Very useful post!!! Love the photo on the top of the's beautiful!!
    I love ELF products, too... :-)
    Maybe I'll do some reviews in my blog of my products...

    Bye!! :-)

  5. Very helpful review and I love the swatches! :) btw you're such a pretty girl! :)

    I got some elf reviews on my blog too! :) I love elf! :)

  6. hey thanks for all the comments and new followers :) ive joined your blogs too, Looks Very interesting :) x


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