Monday, March 5, 2012

ELF Haul & First Impressions

A little over a month ago I had $40 that I wanted to spend specifically on makeup so I decided to order some ELF products online that I had been wanting to try out. I ended up ordering on a day when the ELF website was having free shipping which was awesome! You gotta love all the sales that ELF has! They are always offering amazing deals. It took a while to get my package (about 4 weeks!) but I suppose that's to be expected since I'm all the way in Guam. However most companies get their packages here within 1-2 weeks so I'd say my only complaint about ELF is their slow shipping. Here's what I ended up with & my first impressions of the items. 

What I ordered: Nine Studio blushes, a Studio Cream Eyeliner in Copper, a Studio Matte Lip Color in Coral, two Studio Conditioning Lip Balms in Peaceful Pink and Mellow Melon, and an Essential Duo Eye Shadow Cream in Butter Pecan.

Studio blushes: So far I really love every single one of the Studio blushes! They are super pigmented and really gorgeous colors! I will definitely be doing a follow up post reviewing each color & posting clearer photos of each one. 

Studio Conditioning Lip Balms in Peaceful Pink and Mellow Melon: So far I've worn each color once. They feel smooth on the lips and are not sticky at all. They are also pretty well pigmented which I enjoy because the colors are so pretty. My only complaint is that they seem to have a tingling sensation that was a bit annoying, like the feeling of a plumping lip gloss with cinnamon in it. These don't state that they are for plumping so I thought maybe it was just a weird reaction I was having. I had my mom try them out and she felt the tingling too. It's not painful or anything but does feel a bit strange.

Studio Matte Lip Color in Coral: So far I've only swatched this so I'm not sure how it wears on the lips yet. The color is a lot more "nude" than "coral" though but I still like it. 

Studio Cream Eyeliner in Copper: I've worn this once so far and I liked it a lot! It's very creamy but it's definitely more of a "bronze" color than a "copper."

Essential Duo Eye Shadow Cream in Butter Pecan: I haven't worn this yet on my eyes but when I swatched it on my hand I could already tell that it seems like it's going to be a miss. It's barely pigmented at all. I find this disappointing because when I looked at swatches online before I ordered it, it appeared much more pigmented than mine does. Maybe I'm not applying enough of it. I'm not sure yet so I'll have to test it out more. 

I'm having lots of fun testing out my new stuff! Have you tried any of these products? How did you like them? :)


  1. Great haul, can't wait to see swatches of the blushes!

    1. I am absolutely loving every single blush! It's so hard to choose which color I want to wear now! :P

  2. great haul:) i love elf blushes both cream and powder. im so gonna follow your blog. your good at it. to the point and clear.

    1. Thanks for following Hira! I really appreciate it! I really want to try out the ELF cream blushes. They are beautiful colors, just like the powders! I think I'll definitely purchase some next time I place an ELF order. :)