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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

E.L.F. Cosmetics "Almost Haul"


Yesterday I was out with one of my girlfriends, and I ended up spoiling myself a bit with some e.l.f. cosmetics (more stores need to sell e.l.f.!).

I only bought 4 things, but for me, that's quite a bit haha I usually collect some makeup over time.

Anywhoozers, I bought 3 lip products (all for $1). Two of them I really loved. First one was the Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips 2111 and the other was Minty Lip Gloss in 82422 Nashville. There's not too much to them. Baby Lips gives my lips just a hint of pink, which I prefer, instead of a full-blown pink (further down, you'll notice that I try to keep a lot of pink off my skin haha). It comes in the little twisty-clickly pens, and the application is a bit of a bigger doe foot applicator then what I'm used to (though I do like it). The product glides on pretty smooth and isn't sticky.
Nashville is more sheer but gives my lips a more peachy look. I think the scent is strong, but I LOVE the smell of mint, so I'm not complaining haha No complaints really about it. It looks like it might have some micro gold gliter, though only a tiny bit, and I don't notice any sort of grittyness when I put it on.
Overall, I really, really like both of these.

But then I also got a lipstick (I've been on the hunt for a pretty natural lipstick colour) and picked up the e.l.f. Lipstick in 7702 Classy. I didn't really like it. I was hoping the colour would be more of a peachy colour, but it came out more pink, and was sort of difficult to apply. My friend that I went with tried it on, and she seemed to have some trouble at first applying it. It came out more of her own lip colour and I gave it to her, since I'd never wear it. I don't really have much to say on it haha

A side note: I noticed that the Luscious Lquid Lipstick and the Lipstick both have the same description on the back, but the liquid lipstick says  to use the Therapeutic Lip Blam prior to use for best results.


The fourth thing I sort of bought on whim (for $3? Why not...).
It's the e.l.f. Makeup Mist and Set.
I've heard of makeup setters before, but never really looked into them. I've also heard of using hairspray, but just never really used it haha Though I can see the science in it! My skin can get really pink and I personally think I have a sort of ruddy complexion, so I like it when my skin has an even complexion. Now that summer is over and it's getting older, I want to break out with using more heavy makeup, and I want to wear my lipsticks again (my blacks, my reds, my purples). I want my skin to keep a more even, pale colour when I wear those. (On a side note, I think I might make a post soon about black lipstick, since I usually get a bunch of questions on them.)

I started looking up what people had to say about it after I bought it and the main complaint seems to be the smell.
I first used it in my car (and had a guy in the next car over staring at me like I was freak haha boys just don't get it!) and wasn't struck by any sort of smell. I even opened the bottle to smell directly from the product, and it barely smells like anything (I guess I can compare it to old bottled water?).  I can't compare this to anything, seeing as I've never used a setting spray before. I've read that some people got it to try and set their eye makeup. I'm using it strictly to try and keep my foundation and concealer in place.

When I first used it, I was following my friend to a store and when we got out of our cars, the first thing I said was "Does my makeup look different?" She said "It looks better, I think...?" haha So I'm going to have to see if I notice any sort of difference in the next few days. It has a lot of moisturizers in my skin, so at least if it doesn't keep my makeup on, maybe it'll make my skin softer? haha we will see :) Right off the bat though, I noticed I need to spray it from a distance, otherwise the spray will come out heavy and thick and drippy.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS:
e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set with aloe, green tea, cucumber, and vitamins A, C, &E 2.02 fl. oz./60 ml. clear
Keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold. Spray on after makeup application to set makeup in place or during the day for a quick touchup to refresh. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingridents aloe, green tea, cucumber, and vitamins A,C, & E. The lightweight, comfortble and alcohol free formula imporves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading. 


Luscious Liquid Lipstick
Long lasting color and shine. Hydrates, conditions, and softens on contact. Soothes and smoothes lips. Safe, gentle formula. Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated, and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.


Minty Lip Gloss
The sheer glossy color conditions lips with a minty fresh taste. Can be worn alone or with other lip products. Give your lips a beautiful sheen and freshen up your breath for instant gratification.


Lipstick
Long lasting color and shine. Hydrates, conditions, and softens on contact. Soothes and smoothes lips. Safe, gentle formula. Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated, and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.

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