Friday, 17 April 2015

Huge ELF Haul! | Fashion & Beauty

So hey guys! Today I have an ELF haul, because they've been having an absolutely ridic sale and I was in need want of new make up so I went. A little. Crazy. On with the haul!

Edit: Sooo whilst trying to find the products I've featured here I made a discovery. As it turns out the reason for the ridic sale is that ELF's UK distribution has stopped, so no ELF in the UK for a while! Apparently they'll be up and running again in a few months, so this one might be more for my US readers, or for UK lovelies to put a few things on their wishlist for later! There's still some items left in the sale though guys!


Flawless Finish Foundation in Almond
I had a little play around with this earlier and I'm getting on with it! I have NEVER found a high street foundation that matched my skin (I wear YSL Touche Eclait Foundation in BD60) but this one seems to be a hit. I'd say it's a fair few shades darker than my skin but blends in really well and leaves me dewy. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Personal Blend Foundation in Dark
This is a pretty cool product, it's a mineral foundation that comes with 4 different shades, and you can tap out a blend to suit your skin tone. I used it more as a setting powder once I'd done my foundation and it seems to be working well. I might use the darker shades as a subtle contour too.

Tinted Moisturizer in Spice
I wanted to experiment with tinted moisturizers as I've never really used them much, I'm definitely an all-or-nothing girl - full foundation or no face make up at all. Hoping to use this to bridge the gap for lighter days!

Studio Tinted Moisturizer in Sand
Another tinted moisturizer I wanted to give a try. I actually played around with this today - I applied a little with my fingers and it has a really pretty, light coverage - more coverage than I thought it would actually. I used it as my base, putting the flawless finish foundation on top and so far so good!


Studio Cream Blusher in Tease
I'm a big fan of a good cream blusher, and this one seems really soft, pretty and subtle - perfect for spring!

Mineral Blush in Plum
I've never used the mineral blushers from ELF, but I've been on the lookout for a warmer, deeper blush as I'm usually a pink kinda gal.

HD Blush in Diva and Showstopper
Wowza! Don't these look amazing! I'm super interested to see how this wonderful purple shade will turn out (a little scared maybe?) I tried out Diva, the fuchsia shade and it is gorge! I blended it in with my ELF stippling brush but warning - a very very little bit goes a long way! I'm talking an actual dot. For both cheeks. 


Mineral Eyeshadow in Golden
Can one ever go wrong with a shimmery gold eye shadow? I think not.

Mineral Lip Gloss in Fierce and Bare
I'm generally pretty impressed with ELF lip products - these two looks pretty wearable and everyday. I tried out Bare and it's lovely and semi sheer - would look great over a lipstick for a build of colour.


 Pointed Foundation Brush
I'm not quite sure why I bought this... Oh! I think I was thinking to use it for under eye concealer. For my foundation I prefer something with a bit more buffing action. The pointed tip suggests it'll help me get right into the hollow of my eyes.

And that's yer lot! Any new make up purchases from you guys? 

Drea xo

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  1. I was really upset when I found out about E.L.F! That's a great haul you managed to get though, they eye shadow and two lip glosses look amazing! I just checked their website then, and there was nothing I wanted but it's all under 50p! Enjoy all your new make-up! I'm trying to save up so I've bought nothing =p

  2. These blushes look amazing. Sad to hear E.L.F is leaving the UK market.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Loving your haul! I've never tried anything from Elf, but have been wanting to try out their brushes. Love the look of that bright pink blusher - brave but I'm sure it would be great blended out! :)

    Miss Stylicious

  4. Great post, I always wanted to try out ELF's HD blushes, they look amazing! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food & Lifestyle Blog

  5. That brush looks great! I have a small flat elf brush that's perfect for powder highlighter. Nice haul :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  6. So, this is proof that I definitely need to make a huge ELF haul. Great post - and haul - hun! :)


  7. I'm so sad Elf is going :( will definitely be ordering my must-haves from the US! I love the cream blush and the studio brushes are so great for the price xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

  8. I'm sad that Elf will no longer be available in the UK, I loved their brushes. The cream blush you got looks nice, the colour is gorgeous!

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

  9. You've purchased some lovely products :) I've never really tried any base products from Elf but the tinted moisturisers sound so interesting! x

  10. nice post :)

  11. great haul, elf is so great for the price! that cream blush looks really pretty x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

  12. very nice!!!follow me on gfc and i follow you back!!!now i follow you on google+,instagram ,pinterest and bloglovin i hope you follow me too!!kiss

  13. I use Elf all the time, super cheap and I think the quality is great!

  14. Elf has a few lovely things and really affordable! Some great choices here.

  15. Elf has a few lovely things and really affordable! Some great choices here.

  16. I was quite surprised when they announced they were no longer going to be stocked in the UK as I know they're a massive hit with us bloggers. Super happy to know they will be back shortly :) Also, great buys Xx