mardi 12 janvier 2010

ELF goodies

A parcel arriving from ELF in the middle of a hectic and slightly lonely week is a very welcome surprise.

I dashed off an order the other day, without paying too much attention - I find this is the downside of such low prices - I do more impulse ordering. I bought:

- brush shampoo
- Mineral lipsticks in Nude Delight and Rosy Raisin
- Studio High Definition powder
..and got a freebie mini makeup collection palette.

My thoughts...


I bought the brush shampoo thinking (despite the word shampoo..I know - I'm not very bright) that it was some sort of daily cleaner I could use without going the whole hog and washing brushes.

I am L-a-z-y...with a capital L when it comes to looking after my brushes - cardinal sin, I know but I tend to just wash them with normal shampoo. However, I've just washed the gang with this and it definitely gets them a lot lot cleaner than ordinary shampoo did. Especially my foundation brush which I just couldn't seem to get completely clean. Thumbs up for this one!


Both top and bottom photo: L - R Nude Delight, Rosy Raisin

I don't know why I bought something with 'nude' in the name - I haven't yet found a nude lipstick that doesn't make me look grim, and this one continues the tradition.

Rosy Raisin however I do like. It turns out I have rosy raisin coloured lips - this is one of those MLBB shades and matches mine precisely but it's nice.

Theyre both curiously odourless - I suppose that's a good thing, fewer ingredients and all that but I quite like it when lipsticks have a feint fragrance, but hey ho.

THE FREEBIE - mini makeup palette


Some close-ups. The 10 lipglosses:

Bronzer and blush, 9 eyeshadows and 1 cream eyeshadow:
The 'tools' section, and the brow powder:

I haven't spent long with this, but I'm pleasantly surprised after a quick look. The whole contraption - although a nice idea - is pretty clunky and I have a feeling it wouldn't take much to break it, but the colours are pretty neutral and use-able and the pigmentation seems good.
More thoughts once I've had a proper look.

I can swatch the whole lot if anyone's wants to see them. Let me know.

As for the fabled High Definition powder from the Studio line, I haven't had a chance to use it. I can tell you it was a real mess when I took it out the box though - loose powder everywhere, tut tut. Anyway, I'll give it a go tomorrow and will let you know what I think.

4 commentaires:

  1. This palette actually looks quite amazing for a freebie! x

  2. thank goodness you didn't go for the daily brush cleanser - that one stinks! This shampoo is great, and I use it everyday. Works a treat. I would love to see a review on the freebie - no need to swatch all, would feel guilty demanding that haha. BUT, perhaps a review on the orgasm/laguna dupe? xx thanks! enjoy your goodies

  3. Oooh, rosy raisin looks lovely, id love to see it on the lips for the true colour! xx

  4. @Rocaille - I never sniff at a freebie, and this one certainly seems quite promising!

    @Gail - veeery glad to hear that I acidentally plumped for the right one! I shall get swatching and reviewing for you soon!

    @Tabitha - swatches on the lips to follow!