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Grading ELF (eyes lips face) Cosmetics

September 20, 2007

My local K-mart recently stocked up on ELF Cosmetics and I just had to see what all the hype is about. Besides only being $1 per product, how is the quality overall? So, I bought 5 items by ELF & decided to grade them;

Eye Widener Eye Pencil in Pearl White | Grade : F
Although,it has a convenient built in sharpener in the cap,the color payoff was poor. The color didn’t appear on my eyes very much after a few applications. I’ve had better success with Wet n Wild & NYC color pencils.

Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Warm Tan | Grade : C
It’s nicely pigmented with the perfect amount of shimmer. The lasting power of the bronzer on my cheeks was very weak. Within 2 hours,it disappeared from my face. I usually don’t have problems with bronzers disappearing on my face so,I didn’t even think about using a creme blush before hand. I did use the bronzer as an all over lid color on my eyes and it does make a pretty eye color. I would buy it again just to use as an eyeshadow.

Brightening Eye Color in Silver Lining & Nouveau Neturals | Grade : C-
Both come with 4 eyeshadows.The netural compact is pretty good color wise.Colors came out soft looking on my eyes. As for the Silver Lining compact,I had to use a creme eyeshadow as a base to make the colors really pop. When just using a regular no color eyeshadow base, the colors look really dull. I used a purple cream eyeshadow as a base to help intensify the colors. After even using the colored base, it did no justice. It looked like a pastel mess on my face. I noticed that the eyeshadows are a bit chalky & cracked easily. Also, the choice of colors is kind of boring.

Therapeutic Conditioning Balm in Strawberry Creme | Grade : A
All I have to say is..YUM! Smells heavenly & glides on my lips like butter. It’s one of those lip balms that you can’t stop applying to your lips because your addicted to it.

Overall,ELF cosmetics is a okay cosmetic brand for new make up users or people who want to build up their collection more on quantity because everything is a dollar. Quality wise? Not the best. There are better drugstore brands that offer good quality cosmetics. I don’t mind buying the lip balms & the bronzer as an eyeshadow but, as for everything else…they can keep it.

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Spotlight Product ; Artistry All Over Bronzer

August 13, 2007

This Artistry All Over Bronzer in Bronze Lustre is truly heaven sent. A lot of bronzers offer just one color in the compact/container,this one offers 4 different colors. You can swirl your brush in all 4 colors or use the colors individually. The option is yours. Perfectly pigmented with the right amount of shimmer to give you a fresh youthful glow. What also makes this bronzer so great is the fact it doubles as eyeshadow. Apply the light shades on the lid then,apply the darkest shade on the crease and apply the lightest shade on the browbone. Finish off with either brown eyeliner and/or mascara. Simply & effortless natural look made easy by one compact. The perfect cosmetic product for women who are constantly on the go,just starting to use make up or women who want a no fess/no trouble/natural easy look