Friday, 11 March 2011
Eyes Lips Face loot & opinions.
A little while ago Eyes Lips Face had a 20% off every item on the website promotion and I figured it’d be almost rude not to take up that offer. The products are already super affordable but lets face it, everyone loves a bargain! Recently I’ve got into the habit of doing “loot” posts and just describing the products rather than giving my opinions, which I think, would probably be far more useful. I’ve had these products for a little while now and I’ve used them so hopefully this will be a somewhat useful blog post rather than a ‘omg look at what I bought’ post!
I’ve had the gunmetal cream eyeliner for a while and I quite like it so I thought I would get the black one because I’ll probably use it more often. It’s not the most exciting purchase but it’s certainly a useful one. You get a tiny little angled brush with it which I find surprisingly useful and for £3.50 you can’t really go wrong! I have super oily eyelids and I find that this lasts an okay amount of time which is fine for me because I’m not big on eyeliner anyway so it’s not a part of my daily make up routine. If you’re a big eyeliner fan I’m sure you’ve already found something you love and I wouldn’t swap it for this.
The studio line lip stains have intrigued me for a little while so I thought I’d try one and I got the shade fashionista which is a super bright pink. To be honest I wouldn’t call this a lip stain at all, it’s more like a highly pigmented gloss. It’s okay, nothing special and the consistency is a little odd. Although I'm sure I'll use this one because I love the colour, I wouldn’t purchase another one.
Another product that intrigued me when I saw it is the make up mist & set and I have to say I quite like it. My skin has been so dry lately and despite plastering my face with vitamin e cream my foundation doesn’t look as nice as I’d like it to when I first apply it. A quick spritz of this and my make up looks super nice and dewy & I love that. Does this make my make up stay on longer? Maybe? I can’t say I’ve really been taking much notice but I think sprays like this are going to be living in my bag come summer time because I can imagine them being super refreshing on hot afternoons. It doesn’t really smell of anything which is fine by me, the packaging is plain but functional and it’s a bargain. Way cheaper than fix+ from MAC although I’ve never tried that so it could be better than this one. I have no idea, but I won’t be forking out the money because this works well enough for me.
Daring mineral lip gloss was a bit of a spur of the moment purchase. I had been wanting to expand my lip product collection and branch out into colours other than baby pink and peach. I love reds but I’m scared to wear them because it’s very easy to get it very wrong. Daring lip gloss just appealed to me when I saw it online so I purchased it without looking at swatches on blogs like I usually do. As soon as I saw this in the box I loved it, look at how beautiful that colour is in the tube. It’s red and sparkly. I love it. On the lips it can be applied lightly for a sheer red colour or you can build it up into a surprisingly vibrant colour. I really like it both ways and I’ve especially loved wearing it over Viva Glam Cyndi from MAC. These aren’t scented at all and most importantly for me, not sticky! Costing only £3 and coming in what seems to be a wide range of colours, I think I may have to purchase a couple more in the near future.
I knew I wanted the new stipple brush as soon as I saw it had arrived. If you're looking for a brush to apply your foundation with this won't be the brush for you. If however you’re looking for the perfect brush for pigmented blushers then this is perfect, in my opinion. I've washed this a couple of times now and I haven't experienced any shedding at all so in that respect it gets a double thumbs up! I had been using the powder brush for blusher and although I love it, it does give quite a heavy application so you have to be careful. I had tried the ELF blush brush and I’m not a fan because I think it’s just a bit small, but having said that I’m someone who uses a lot of blush and I’m certainly not just a ‘tiny dusting of pink on the apples of the cheeks’ kinda girl. I like my cheek bones so I like to emphasize them, not in an ‘omg what has she done to her face’ kind of way, just, oh you know what I mean! I’m sure you’ve seen enough photographs of my face to picture what I’m (badly) attempting to describe. Anyway…stipple brush…I think it’s super good! Buy it, it’s a bargain!
I need all the help I can get with eye make up. I have small eyes and I generally find it quite difficult to wear eye make up and make it look even vaguely nice. In a bid to expand my eye brush collection I picked up the angled contour brush which hopefully will help me out a little bit with shaping my eye shadow. I must admit I’ve never really seen a brush quite like this. It’s angled, kind of rounded and super fat so I imagine there are quite a lot of uses just for this one brush. Having not used it that much so far I don’t really have a solid opinion on it just yet, all I can say is that I quite like it and it hasn't shed so far.
Finally like I just said, I needed to expand my eye make up brush collection because I had basically none and there was an Urban Decay Naked palette crying out to be loved. As soon as I saw the mineral blending eye brush on the site I knew I wanted it because it looked like it would be super useful. These brushes are a little pricier than the others at £5.50 but this one is my favourite. It’s so incredibly soft and for some reason I really love that the bristles are a cream kind of colour. I hate washing my brushes, I think it’s so incredibly boring but cream coloured bristles makes me want to wash my brushes more often to keep them looking pristine. Is that weird? I don’t know. Anyway I love this brush. It applies a soft wash of colour beautifully over the lid and it’s so easy to blend out colours that even I can do it. Trust me, if I can do it anyone can!
Have you tried any of these products? Do you have any ELF products that you really love and would recommend? I'd love to know if I'm missing out on any good products.