Beauty / September 19, 2017

Full Face: E.L.F. Cosmetics

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I’m super excited to share with you guys my full face look using E.L.F. Cosmetics! Like most of you probably did, I discovered ELF at Target while browsing for an inexpensive beauty product. This was back in maybe 2010-2011 when I was using the NYX eyebrow palette, and didn’t buy anything designer. We’ve come a long way people.

The first ELF product I ever bought was the $1 liquid black eyeliner. The fact that ELF still sells some of their products for just $1 blows my mind. Fan for life. I recommended this liner to all of my friends, and literally used it for years. The love was real. While this isn’t my go-to liner anymore, I was interested in seeing how the formula has evolved since I last worked with it. Better yet, I want to try all of the new products that have been buzzing on social media! So I did just that. And I’m obsessed.

While my application skills are not on Spencer Barnes level, I was seriously impressed with the quality of these new ELF products. They’re also cruelty free and vegan, so you can feel good about using these. Scroll through to see everything I used, including my application methods and honest review of each.

*All of these products can be found at your local Target or Ulta store. I picked up all 10 products for only $43 at Target!

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  1. Poreless Face Primer $6 – This primer reminds me of Benefit Pore-fessional, but for a 1/3 of the price! Apply after cleansing and moisturizing. I use my hands to apply, but you can also use a brush or blender.
  2. Flawless Finish Foundation $6 – SPF 15 foundation with a semi-matte finish. Goes on easily and evenly when applied with a damp blending sponge. Run the sponge under water,  squeeze out excess water, and pat dry on a clean towel. Pump foundation directly onto sponge then apply all over face, starting on outer cheeks and working your way inward.
  3. HD Lifting Concealer $3 – Skin firming concealer. I use it on my under eye and to cover any blemishes. Apply and blend out with a small brush.
  4. Beautifully Bare Finishing Power $6 – I love this powder for setting and mattifying my foundation. Apply all over face with a dabbing motion using a Kabuki brush. I throw this powder in my purse to get rid of any shine throughout the day.
  5. Aqua Infused Blush and Bronzer $6 – This is a great little duo for only 6 bucks, and both products have really good pigment. I use the bronzer around my hairline on my forehead, cheeks, and jawline. Apply blush to cheeks and blend out toward hair line. I also used the bronzer as eye shadow in the crease, and the blush as accent color on my lid.
  6. Eyebrow Kit $3 – I had not used this in years! I only used the wax side, as I don’t like my brows to look powdery/cakey. To apply, I used the angled end of the tiny brush that comes with the kit.
  7. Matte Magic Mist and Set $4 – Now that all “dry” products have been applied, I mist my entire face with this to set the look. I don’t like to mist after liquid eyeliner and mascara, as it can sometimes cause these to run or add unwanted weight.
  8. Expert Liquid Liner $2 – Well, the price increased by $1 in the last four years… making it only $2. I think we can manage. The formula seems the same as the one I remember, but maybe a tad bit darker, which I like. I think the brush was better before! Maybe I just got a bad bottle (it happens), but I’d buy it again to test this theory. I like the apply my wing only to the outer 2/3 of my eyelid (not all the way to the inside corner).
  9. Mineral Infused Mascara $3 – I picked this up because it was the only ELF mascara Target had. I like the formula, but the brush didn’t do much for me. It definitely conditioned my lashes, but was not as buildable as I would have liked.
  10. Aqua Beauty Gel Lip Tine in Red Orange Wash $4 – Saved the best for last! I was immediately drawn to this red-orange hue, and I love the formula; a “gel lip tint” and thats exactly what it is. Not an opaque color, but more of a stain but it conditions and lasts all day. I have worn this one a lot!

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Have you tried E.L.F Cosmetics? What products are your favorite?

Comment below ♥

xx Kaela

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5 Comments

  1. Rachel / Trixie

    You look gorgeous! I can’t believe how affordable these products are!!

    19 . Sep . 2017
    • kaela

      Thanks Rachel! They’re literally a steal

      21 . Sep . 2017
  2. Sarah Riley Rose

    I love these pics! And those priced can’t be beat!

    19 . Sep . 2017
  3. Vivi Brizuela

    Loving this look!

    19 . Sep . 2017
  4. Gera

    Such a pretty and simple look. That wing eyeliner is goals ✨

    19 . Sep . 2017

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