Elf Cosmetics Holiday Gift Ideas Series 2 Haul-iday!

 

Hi guys! Welcome back to best beauty guide seriesI wanted to share a little haul I picked up from Walmart recently.

Elf Cosmetics is a brand I got most question about! I haven’t tried all of their products because for the past year, we don’t have this ELF brand in the local Walmart. But more recently, I’ve seen Walmart putting up with more selections of their products which is super exciting.

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This brand is very affordable and with the amazing packaging made it all very tempting! I want to also mention that they’re products are not tested on animals in case you’re concern.

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The first ELF Cosmetics BB Cream in the shade Nude. I’m very excited to try it, some of you may know me that I love my BB cream. I like the “no makeup makeup” look for everyday look without looking as if I’ve tons of makeup on.

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive drugstore BB cream, you might want to try this one out. For less than $5.00 I’d say go for it. The formula is great with a nice consistency on the texture. The shade is just nice for my skin-toned. The shade Nude is a great color match for my MAC NC20 skintone.

I would say that the finish of this product is right in the middle between the Maybelline BB Cream and the L’Oreal BB Cream. It’s nowhere near as “dewy” as the Maybelline BB Cream, but it also doesn’t have the matte finish of the L’Oreal BB Cream.

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This product gives a nice dewy finishing without looking like a disco ball. I really like it! It goes on sheer to medium coverage. It has a slight scents to it but not overwhelming. I quite like that it very much closer to the Korean BB cream which has thicker consistency than the US BB cream. The bad thing about this product is that it doesn’t have SPF in it. You need to apply SPF separately before the BB cream to protect the skin

PROS:

  • Inexpensive.
  • Easy-blend, lightweight texture + natural-looking finish.
  • Mostly good shades.

CONS:

  • No SPF

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Moving on is the Warm Bronzer by ELF Studio.  I got this when it was on sale for $1.94 but the regular price is US$3.00 which is not that bad at all. Available in three different color mood. They’ve it in Golden Bronzer, Warm and Cool Bronzer. This black sleek and slim bronzer will be a nice holiday gift or as stocking stuffers.

The warm bronzer has a shimmer/frosty finish. It consists of a golden color, peach/pink color, bronze color and a light yellowish golden color. When I swatched each of the colors below, instanty I noticed its less of a bronzer when you use just one and better to use as eyeshadows.

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The packaging comes in a nice compact with four brick shades. As you can see this bronzer is larger and a little goes a long way. It has nice smooth pigmentation.

I believe this will suit anyone with fair to medium skin tone, if you’re into shimmery bronzer then this is made for you! You could also swirl all 4 together and use as a highlight since it has a nice sheen to it. Or like me, you can use the top right brick as a highlighter and the bottom right as bronzer.

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Here I show you the color swatches of each shade. The light golden highlighter brick (on the top left) is gorgeous. I could wear it as an eyeshadow for fall/winter season. It’s a very pretty color for festive season.

Definitely a value for money product that could lasts you for some time. This is a good buy for the price.

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Next I got this Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Carpet. They’re very affordable at $3.00 each, even cheaper if you catch a sale.

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They come in a sleek black packaging and offer 13 color selections. This shade in particular has super creamy formula. Very moisturizing and comfortable on lips. Bear in mind that any lip products which is moisturizing tend to bleed or move quicker than a matte.

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In terms of staying power, I would honestly say, they don’t offer a super long wear time, but the way they feel on the lips is incredible. They are SO creamy and smooth.

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Overall, I really have to give props to ELF for this lipstick. I was incredibly impressed by how creamy this was.

Needless to say, for $3.00 I would definitely recommend grabbing a few of these shades from your local drugstores, Walmart, CVS, US Target and Elf online.

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I got to talk about holiday gift set in this post. Definitely loving the Made for Matte Lip Color Set. The price is right and the products fabulous! You couldn’t go wrong giving this as a holiday gift. They’re practical and cruelty free. I really love the color selections offered in this set for the holiday.

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You can wear Nude to Berry and Wine shades this holiday. Now, tell me which lip color are you?

Check out the previous post if you’re curious. I’ll be linking it here. Take a moment to read what I talked in great length about this product.

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Last but not least is another favorite of mine which is a great holiday gift set for someone who loves makeup. This is especially so for makeup lovers who enjoys highlighting. This is the best Get Glowing Highlighter set all in one. Full detail post on this products could be found here.

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Elf products are safe to use and not tested on animals if you’re concerned about this. For CAD$15.00 a set, this is an amazing deal which will put a smile on someone face.

Do you already own the new e.l.f. new Holiday Gift Set Collections already? What are your favorite ELF products? Please don’t forget to share your thoughts on the comment.

So are you ready for more haul-iday. Then, don not forget to stay tune for more blog posts for the holiday.

Thanks a million for be an awesome friend! Hope you’ve a lovely week [muah]

Sharon xoxo

 

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(FYI: These products were purchased by me and this is not a sponsored post)

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