Thursday, 25 June 2015

elf Cosmetics Review - Concealers

I used to use the Australis Full on Foundation stick for a concealer and base which was amazing, but I read the ingredients recently and it contains beeswax, so as I'm trying to be completely ethical I decided to look for something else as an alternative.

I have quite a few elf products;
a. They are all Vegan  
b. They are so affordable
So my next thought was to try some concealers...

Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter - Light/Glow
I first purchased the Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter which I immediately fell in love with. The applicator is super easy to use and blend. I'm not sure if I was more impressed with the concealer or the highlighter. The highlighter is amazing for an eye primer and makes every colour pop like crazy! 

Maximum Coverage Concealer - Sand
Because I was using the concealer in the duo every day I wanted to buy more before I ran out so I ventured onto the Maximum Coverage Concealer which is essentially the concealer in the duo to me, so much love. I do prefer the applicator in the duo but the Maximum Coverage Concealer works fine using brushes to apply.

All Over Cover Stick - Light /Beige
The All Over Cover Stick was the best thing in comparison to the Australis Full on Foundation stick. It is so eaasy to use, and I basically just smear it everywhere and then blend it in with a flat foundation brush. It does not last all day by itself but when combined with other products it works very well on my skin. Whenever I need to get ready quickly, this is my go to product as it is so quick and simple to use. It is the perfect size to carry around with me as well.
Smells amazing. Obsessed.

Concealer - Ivory
wouldn't buy again
The only one I was dissapointed in was the concealer stick, but I think that is just personal preference I much rather a liquid concealer than a cream or stick, just for ease of application. Also the problem of matching to my skin tone was difficult as I bought these items pre-packaged from Kmart and for obvious reasons you can't return makeup. So it is a little dark for me but still use-able.

Other goodies...
elf Eye Refresh
My other item which I am currently obsessed with is the elf Eye Refresh. Which is actually the best thing ever if you are not a morning person or need a quick pick me up during the day. It does not affect the look of your makeup but is an instant up lift for those dry tired eyes. I keep this one in my bag all the time. 
It is a roll on applicator and has a cool metallic feel. Very difficult to photograph cause it's metallic packaging but that makes it easier to find in a handbag. wew!

elf Radiance Enhancer - Spotlight
And last but not least the elf Radiance Enhancer. I like to experiment with new products and teach myself new techniques. I haven't really had any experience with contouring or highlighting so this product was a good starter for me. It has a slight pink velvety look and is great around the eye area. But is super shiny so you only need a tiny bit. Because of the large applicator I tend to use a different brush or even a finger to blend it in. 
The bottom is a twist applicator and the product comes out between the soft bristles at the top end of the brush.

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