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New ELF Makeup Products

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I’ve got some new make up products I’m loving and I wanted to share them with all of you ! A few weeks ago I went on elfcosmetics.com and took a look their new arrivals section ! I was surprised to find lots of great products and after trying all of them out these past few weeks, I have to say I am really impressed.
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The first product I purchased is the illuminating moisturizer with SPF15. This product is much smaller than I thought it would be however it is an awesome product. It’s a lotion with an SPF component and vitamin E. The lotion itself is very moisturizing and cooling and melts well into the skin. I also like the illuminating factor.  It creates nice glowy skin for those days when you don’t wear makeup. I  have used it under my foundation as well and like the look it gives. A little bit goes a long way !
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The next product is the Beautifully Bare Face Palette. This 4 in 1 compact is beautiful with a giant mirror in the lid. This palette has 2 blushes,  a bronzer and a highlight shade. Each is pretty decent in size. I like the highlight and bronzer and find that they are super pretty on the skin. The blushes are nice colors however they don’t have a lot of pigment and they don’t show up that well on my skin.  They are also hard to blend out when put over foundation which was a bummer because I really loved the colors.

 

I also purchased the aqua beauty mousse foundation in fair/light. I believe they had 2 other shades for this foundation so finding a shade may be difficult for some of you. I feel like the fair/light is fine for me right now but as I get a summer tan it probably will not work. It’s a lightweight foundation with medium coverage and it is definitely buildable. Prior to purchasing, I read reviews to apply the product with your fingers. When I tried it with my beauty blender it soaked up most of the product and became patchy. When I smoothed it on with my fingers, I got a much better result ! This is a nice foundation for summer when you need light/medium coverage. It’s probably not something I will wear everyday but I really like it for those no makeup-makeup days or for this summer !
The beautifully bare lightweight concealer stick is probably one of my favorite things I purchased. It is a stick concealer in fair/light. I like the coverage it provides for under eye concealing. I again do not like to use with my beauty blender and find that patting it out with my fingers gives me a better result. It’s smoothing and also feels good on the skin.
The next product I purchased is the tinted lip oil in nude kiss. I was really looking forward to this product and was going it would give me a nice glossy lip without being too much. It does that however, I found it too be drying and made my lips chapped after wearing for an hour or two ! I have tried it two times this week and got the same result. I am going to try again with a lip mask underneath to see if it’s not as drying.  UPDATE: if I wear over a chapstick or lip mask it wears much better but still does not last long.
The last product I got was the nude rose gold eyeshadow palette. I love the colors in this palette and was pleased with the amount of shades. There are 10 shades ranging from light to dark with matte and shimmer shades. The eye shadows can be a little patchy but with some blending they are very pretty !
I also received some products as a free gift! I have yet to try any of these but will keep you guys updated. I’m looking forward to the baked eyeshadow and eye shadow brush !
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Most of these products cost between $3-$10 so they are affordable. I like most of them and will continue to use them throughout the summer. I feel like they provide a good light makeup look for those hot sunny days.
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