Saturday, July 11, 2009

Eki ♥ l o v e & ELF haul reviews!

The bows I ordered from lovely miss Eki came in today! YAY~ Thank you sooo much Eki!!! :D I love everything! I originally ordered 4 bows, but she sent me extras! She also sent me a lipbalm, candies, and white nailpolish, which I've really been wanting lately. How did you know?! hehe xD Thank you so much again! And if you haven't checked out her store already, go to:

I also figure I'll review what I ordered from ELF! First up,

Complexion Perfection powder

Price: $3.00

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

The low-down:

  • 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

Price: $3.00

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
  • Long-wearing

The low-down:

  • 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

Price: $3.00

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

The low-down:

  • NONE!

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.


  1. I just got my package from Eki too~! :) SHe makes the CUTEST things <3

  2. oh i can't wait for my complexion perfection now!! :D and i just looooove your eyebrowssss!

  3. Cute haul and thanks for the reviews.

    Do you have 5 piercings on your left ear (2 cartilage) and 3 in a row + 3 in a row on your right ear? If so we're piercing twins :P I have hoops on my cartilage tho.

  4. I tend to use the Complexion Perfection everyday. I notice it brightens my face up but it doesnt cover my redness that well... then again it is a translucent powder lol.

  5. oh my ELF Complexion perfection powder is GORGEOUS!!!!

  6. that elf brush looks really nice! thanks for the reviews on the elf products! and i love the haul from eki! that are so cute! btw, added the things on my blog sale =]

  7. Your skin is so flawless =D. Thanks for the reviews! I want to order stuff badly (eyeing the treat and tame!) but I'm still waiting for my bb cream to come first to test out how we get packages here at the apartment lol. I'm glad that this time you got good results with your Elf order!

  8. okay i know your post has nothing to do with this but i love your ring! is that your engagement ring? :)

  9. OoOo I can't wait to get my ELF package!!! Everything looks great!...although, I got the medium for the Treat & Tame...darn. Guess I'll just have to wait and see how the color is. :S

  10. nice goodies from eki! =P and ah i hate elf. =( im not elf fan.. im not impressed with their product. i cant resist $1 makeup but it doesnt work well with my face

  11. the elf powder sure does make you look brighter, but the super powdery and white cast is def a turn off.
    the bows are very cute, esp the white flower clip


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