My First e.l.f. Cosmetics Beauty Kit

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Recently, I've bought few items from e.l.f cosmetics to replenish my makeup box. Generally speaking, I do not use make up a lot because I have sensitive skin and cannot figure out yet what products suit me. However, I put makeup occasionally, on a date or when invited to a party.

I am a huge user of lipstick (especially Matte ones) because I think that's the only makeup that does not irritate me. I also use eyebrow liner often just to add some life to my face and make my eyebrow look decent.😁

I bought three products from e.l.f's website:  The Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose and the Light Gel and Powder Eyebrow Kit. I was excited to use them all and I will share my two cents about these products.

Tinted Moisturizer (with SPF 20 Sunscreen, Cucumber, A, C, & E)

- lightweight and hydrating
- anti-aging sun protections with UVA/UVB SPF 20
- even out skin tone
- enhances complexion

This product is available in 5 shades (Ivory, Porcelain, Nude, Beige & Almond) for any skin tone. Being a beginner in the world of glam and makeups, I don't really know what shades suits my skin tone, so just by seeing how the color looks like in the website, I chose the Nude shade, which was actually for fair to light skin tone (I have a neutral skin tone, medium dark). Anyway, I still use it and when I applied it on my skin, it's not obvious, as if I am wearing nothing and it looks just fine on my face. It evens out the skin tone, enhanced my complexion and moisturized my face well, true to its claims. However, if you are looking for a full coverage moisturizer, you may want to try some other moisturizer because this one is only good as a light coverage. You can wear it alone or wear over a face primer for more covered blemishes, dark spots or pimples. As you can see in the left photo, I am wearing it alone; hence, it still shows my pimples and dark spots. On the right-hand photo, I was wearing it over a CC cream that gives me a more flawless look. It doesn't have any strong smell (although some may have a sensitive nose) which I like about it. Being in a sunny state, I felt that this moisturizer doesn't last long under extreme sun exposure, but it does stay for a reasonable amount of time.

I don't know if it's obvious in these photos, but in the left picture, some of my dark spots are still visible (sorry for the low-quality pictures).

The only thing I don't like about this moisturizer was its cream-like texture which was a little sticky and doesn't glide smoothly on my face, thus made it difficult to apply and even it out. But overall, this one was a good buy for me, knowing the brand name and the affordable price.

Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose

- exact color application
- hydrates lips
- pigmented
- glides effortlessly and smoothly
- long-lasting matte color

I messed up in choosing this color. The tea rose made me look pale and sick.😆I usually buy bright red colors but wanted to try a lighter shade this time, but I guess, it doesn't suit me. This lip color is available in 13 shades for different skin tones. Aside from the epic-fail color that I chose, I love this lip color.  It glides so smoothly on my lips, it's creamy and pigmented but gives a matte finish. This lip color doesn't stay longer as I expected and it is not transfer proof as well, but it's easy to put another coat on your lips when it's fading away. It comes with a small sharpener at the bottom which is perfect if you want your lip color to be pointy or just want it to look like new. I will personally buy this again but will choose a darker shade, which, I think looks good on me. Good product for a $3 price!

Gel and Powder Eyebrow Kit 

- creates fuller, thicker and more defined brows
- pigmented wax
- provides a lasting color definition

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Sorry if I messed up applying the eyebrow kit, I am totally a beginner!

This kit has a small mirror and a double-sided Taklon brush inside (which is pretty small and sometimes hard to work with), one side to help you arch your brows while the other side aids in filling them in. It was good for a beginner like me. I got the light shade, but I should've gotten a darker shade, so I think I end up using a lot more of this product than I should. It was my first time using a gel/powder for my eyebrows, so it was hard for me to apply it at first, plus I don't have a real eyebrow to start with hahaha😆. I've tried using an eyebrow stencil and then it made it easier for me to apply it. If I can learn to put it correctly in my eyebrow, I think this would be a fabulous addition to my makeup routine, which is just lipstick.😅😆😊😁😀

Overall, I like the products! I am currently on my little journey of discovering cosmetics and perfectly applying it on my face, so expect more beauty product reviews from me!

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