I also figure I'll review what I ordered from ELF! First up,
Complexion Perfection powder
What they say: Create a balanced and radiant complexion that is beautiful and healthy. The lightweight formula evens out the skin tone and absorbs excess oil. The sheer formula brightens, mattes and neutralizes the skin.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Nylon-12, Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Boron Nitride.
The good stuff:
- Nice packaging, larger than I thought it would be
- Brightens and evens out complexion
- Neutralizes redness
- Makes you looked washed out if you apply too much
- The pressed powder is, well, really powdery
- Gets messy
My take: So overall, I really like this product. I got it because it was one of the few 5 star rated products out of ELFs studio line and since my bad past experiences with ELF, I didn't want to be wasting my money on something that had bad reviews.
This is somewhat of a translucent powder that evens out and brightens skin tone while neutralizing redness. It definitly made me look more radiant and refreshed, however it does wash out your skin and leaves a white cast if you apply too much! One sweep over my face was enough for me. It didn't conceal my dark circles or freckles but I didn't expect it to. I'd use this more as a setting powder rather than just by itself. Anyways, I like everything about this product besides the fact that it is really powdery! It gets quite messy after you swirl your brush in it. Other than that, it's pretty great (:
Eyebrow Treat and Tame
What they say: Create manicured and styled brows that are beautiful and defined. Treat your eyebrows with a hair re-growth, vitamin infused gel formula to help stimulate hair follicules so your once thin and sparse brows become thicker. Tame eyebrows with a fiber enhanced eyebrow mascara formula for fuller and more natural looking brows. The special fiber infused mascara grips onto even your finest brow hair to create a beautiful healthy and enhanced look.
Tame Ingredients: Water (Aqua Purificata) Purified, Alcohol Denatured, PVP/VA Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, TEA Carbomer, Mica, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499)
Treat Ingredients: Aqua(Water), Acrylates/C10-30alkylacrylatecrosspolmer, Polysorbate 80, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
The good stuff:
- Made my eyebrows look fuller, naturally
- Easy to apply (I had trouble with the left side though :S)
- Color matches my eyebrows
- Limited shade selection
- Idk if the "treat" really works
My take: contrary to most people's feelings towards this product, I actually really like it! I've heard lots of people say that they got "medium" but it was way too light and weird colored. So I got it in "dark" and it was a perfect match! It is super easy to apply, just swipe it on and it left my brows looking pretty natural and fuller and filled in nicely. However, I guess it's my own error but I had a hard time applying it on my left brow for some reason xD I only set it with a little bit of Sephora's brow powder and it lasted all day.
I'm not sure if the tame works but I'll keep using it and post results (if I have any). Incase anyone doesn't know, I pretty much have to draw on the tail end of my brows (long story... will tell it later lol). So if the Treat works, it'll be a miracle :P
Studio Concealer brush
What they say: This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. studio brush! -Creates even and full coverage -Applies and blends concealer smoothly and evenly to eyes, face, and blemishes -Use with any cream products, including concealer, foundation, primer, eye cream, or cream shadow.
The good stuff:
- Super soft bristles!
- No shedding or fallout for me
- No chemical smell for me
- Sleek design
- Effectively picks up and applies liquid / powder concealer
My take: Amazing! An ELF product I have absolutely no problems with hehe. I LOVE this brush. The synthetic bristles are SUPER soft and luxurious. I had no problems with shedding or a chemical smell as lots of people mention about ELFs brushes. I love the sleek design a lot better than their regular brushes and it works GREAT for applying all types of concealer. I am huuugely impressed with this brush especially since the NYX concealer brush I tried was a total bust. I will definitly purchase again if I need to.
And here's a FOTD using ELFs Complexion Perfection powder, Eyebrow treat and tame, and applied concealer with their Studio concealer brush.