I've heard so much about ELF and since I got a discount for my bday, I decided to get myself a treat :)
I got 2 eye shadows, 4 nails polishes and 3 blushes:
|both: Butter Pecan|
|creamy nude - creamy brown - nude powder - brown powder|
The creamy one is very sheer and in spite of good reviews I'm not sure whether I'll be able to use this since I already have oily eye lids. I think this product will just slip away from my eye lids! I'll give this a try with and without a primer, we'll see what the end result will be.
The powder eye shadow looks quite good, it makes a good natural eye look, so yay for this one!
Then I got 4 nail polishes for 10€ for 4:
|Mango Madness, Fuchia, Dark Navy, Mint Cream|
Last but not least: blushes:
|Candid Coral - Peachy Keen|
These blushes were 4€, which is still peanuts for a blush. I had quite high expectations for these, but unfortunately these were very VERY sheer. It gives a nice sheen on your cheeks, but that's it. I prefer to have some color on my apples, but these are okay for those who like the subtle look.
This blush is probably the cheapest pigmented blush I own. I paid 1€ for it, yes you read it correctly: 1€!
Since I was quite let down by the pigmentation of the blushes above, I didn't have high hopes for the cheaper one, but man oh man...do I like this blush! (too bad it doesn't show up on the swatch below though, boo!)
Here's a swatch of the 3 blushes:
|Candid Coral - Peachy Keen - Glow|
You can see that Candid Coral has more of a yellow undertone, while Peachy Keen is more on the pink side.
Glow on the other hand is just very pink. It's a very lovely color, but you have to be easy on this one when applying it to the cheeks, because you can easily put too much of this product which will make you look like a clown (a pretty clown though!)
It all comes to this: don't let the price decide whether the product will do the job or not. A big thumbs up for ELF for making this available as well for those who are on a lower budget...hip hip hooray!