Hey hey hey!!! How ya doin’ lovely people?!
So the other day, I went to Target to check out some e.l.f. products. I honestly didn’t own really any products from e.l.f. prior to this visit! I’ve always walked right past their section, and I suppose it was because I thought “they are cheap in price, so the quality must be cheap as well,” well giiiirrrrrlllllllll, I was naïve! Just because a product is inexpensive, doesn’t mean it isn’t any good! Thank goodness I came to my senses! I’ve saved a good amount of money because of their low pricing!
The only products I owned prior to my purchase at Target was some eye brushes I bought for $1, and they are awesome!
The packaging states that this primer “fills in fine lines and moisturizers with vitamins A, C, & E.” It also states it is ideal for all skin types.
So as soon as I got home,I squirted the primer on to the back of my hand to get a feel for the product. It was a bit greasy, I did notice that the product does not say oil free. I wasn’t too happy about that, especially because I have acne.
The directions say to use a “small amount” on the face and blend evenly to give your face a smooth finish.
I went ahead and took a small amount and blended away. Put my makeup on as usual and went about my day.
I did notice I was a bit more oily than usual. I wasn’t crazy oily! But just a little shiny. I like the product, but I think it would work better for me during the winter when my skin is more dry compared to right now, were it is close to 100 degrees and very humid! I didn’t notice any change in my skins look, I didn’t see any fine lines disappear. Aside from the oily-need I didn’t notice much with hydration either.
I’m hoping to go purchase another primer from them in hopes I have a better outcome! Overall, ok, not the best. It was $6.
The next thing i got was the e.l.f. High Definition Powder. This product also said “new!” It is in the color “sheer” and says it “masks fine lines for a radiant complexion.” On the back of the packaging it also says that this product “creates a ‘soft focus’ effect to the skin.” It comes with a small puff to apply the powder although I use a face powder brush instead. I was happy to see that this product only has 3 ingredients! Though I don’t know how to pronounce some of them, 3 is better than 30 in my opinion (less chemicals).
After applying my foundation and concealer, I went ahead and set my under eye concealer with this powder and really liked it!!! I think it gave that “soft focus” look it claims to give and looks pretty dang flawless!!! It was $6.
Next I purchased the e.l.f. Smudge Pot in Poppin’ Party. This is a “long-lasting eyeshadow and eyeliner.” It’s a very pretty deep purple and they have a few more colors to choose from. The pigment is really pretty when used as an eyeshadow!!! When I used it as an eyeliner, it was a little hard to see at first and I had to go over it a couple of times to really see the deep purple. Overall it’s a creamy, pigmented shadow and a nice eyeliner! It was $3.
Next, I got the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator. It looks like a lipstick at first but don’t be fooled! I thought this thing was pretty neat, I had seen some reviews of it on YouTube and they were pretty good. You basically wet your lips a little, massage the Exfoliator in circular motions and gently wipe away the excess with a wet cotton ball.
I have pretty chapped lips, so I was looking for something to really make my lips smoother. I’m definitely keeping this thing handy. I really liked it, it got off most of the dead skin and it’s not messy!! It was $3.
Last but not least, is this Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose. I had seen this online and loved it and needed it. I really wanted all the lip colors but my target only had Tea Rose and a red color (I don’t like red lipstick on myself!) So sadly I only got this one.
I really love this color. It seems to be more pigmented on my arm swatch then on my lips, but it’s a really lovely color! It is very matte and is only $3!
Totally gonna hit a different Target to see if they have more selection!
I really love e.l.f. Cosmetics, they are so inexpensive and the quality is actually pretty good!
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Till next time! Have a great one!