Hello friends! Today I want to share with you some of the goodies I bought during E.L.F.’s Black Friday sale!
If you aren’t familiar with e.l.f. they are a super affordable, cruelty free drugstore brand. You can find them in Target, Walmart, Walgreens and CVS stores, but quite a few of their products are only available on their website. Even though their regular prices are super affordable, they have quite a few great sales through out the year!
Let’s get started with the haul!
I grabbed a few of their brushes (brushes are vegan friendly):
Blending Brush ($6) This brush isn’t available on their website right now, which usually means they have sold out. I will admit, I had no idea how short this brush would be when I decided to buy it. I’m guessing it’s good for blending out bronzer or contour, I will have to play with it to figure out the best use for me!
Contouring Brush ($6) Per the website: This brush is specifically designed for advanced makeup application to help achieve professional looks. The densely packed hair and structured shape achieves flawless dimension along the cheekbones, forehead, and jawline for targeted contouring. I haven’t used this brush yet, because I haven’t had time to play with the (spoilers!) contour palette I also bought from e.l.f., but I’m excited to start playing with both!
Small Tapered Brush ($6) This brush is also no longer showing up on e.l.f.’s website. I have been using this brush quite a bit as it is the perfect size for setting under eye concealer, highlighting your cheekbones and even highlighting the inner corner of your eyes. This is a great multi-use brush and if it comes back in stock on the website, I will probably grab another one!
Blending Brush ($3) I actually saw Emily from EmilyNoel83 rave about how much she loved this eye blending brush, but it was never in stock after her video went up until the Black Friday sale, when I snatched it up. I haven’t had the chance to use it yet, but you can pretty much guarantee that anything Emily recommends is going to be great!
Hydrating Under Eye Primer ($3) I’m not 100% sold that this is anything other than a decent and affordable under eye moisturizer. It feels really nice on the skin, but I don’t feel it creates any kind of barrier to prevent my concealer from getting into the lines under my eyes. I’m going to keep using it but I probably won’t repurchase.
Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover ($3) I will be repurchasing this! I have used this several times to remove and reapply ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks while I was out running errands to see if it was travel friendly and it is! Yes, you could use coconut oil or olive oil at home to remove lip products, but what if you mess up applying your lipstick in the car or need to go out after work and want to change to a more evening appropriate lip color? I’m going to keep this and some cotton pads in my makeup bag because it’s small and it works!!
Illuminating Palette ($6) I have read several times that this is a dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Light Palette, I can’t speak to that because I do not own that palette. I can tell you that if you are wanting a full on super highlighted strobey face, this may not be for you. All the highlight shades in this palette are very subtle, which I personally love. This palette does kick up some powder but not so much that it makes using the palette annoying. If you are into subtle highlights or just wanting to try out several shades of highlighting powder to find out which tone suits you best, without making a huge investment, you should 100% check out this palette!
Contour Palette ($6) I haven’t had a chance to play with this palette yet because with the holidays and how busy we’ve been, I’ve been mostly sticking to my tried and true makeup products. My only complaint so far is that e.l.f. only has this one palette with no other shade options, so this probably won’t work for everyone.
Blushing Rose Blush ($3) Finally, I grabbed one of the Studio Blushes in Blushing Rose. e.l.f. makes great blushes and I highly recommend trying them out if you are on a budget (even if you’re not on a budget still check them out!). Blushing Rose has a bit of shimmer that you can see in the pan, but it doesn’t show up as glitter on the face.
Well, that wraps up this haul (with a few mini reviews) and as I use some of these products more extensively, I may post some more in depth reviews.
Do you have any favorite e.l.f. products I should try?
Thanks for reading!!