Hello everyone. For couple years now elf cosmetics has been something I see but not really think of buying. Now, I have tried a few products from the line. My most favorite was an exfoliator in lipstick form and packaging. Sadly, it broke off the bullet and I never purchased another one.
Another product I tried was a lipstain in a marker packaging. I didn’t like it. There were two other products I tried. One, a primer, the other I don’t remember. I think the primer had a silicone texture. These two products I didn’t know whether it did anything for my face. Therefore, I just stopped using it.
Going back to the exfoliator. My mind has been aiming at repurchasing it. The only favorite exfoliator is from Clinique’s macaron collection containing a lip balm and exfoliator for $19.50. The lip balm is not my favorite and the least used. I hit pan on my exfoliator; so, I decided I needed a new exfoliator. That one was too much just for one side being used.
For some time, I been wanting to retry elf exfoliator. That $3 one I used to love until it decided to break apart. I told myself I’d look for it when I go to a store. But rarely did. Guess what?
I found it today at Walmart in their gift set! E.l.f. Lip Exfoliator and Color Set, Prep & Play, 0.16 oz for $4.88. This set comes with an exfoliator in Cherry Tart. I didn’t even know they had different exfoliator, besides the clear original one. Now they have a Mint Maniac and Cherry Tart. After prepping your lips with the exfoliator, this kit includes a nice matte lip color in Wine. I love this shade. I tried these two during the night just to satisfy my curiosity. I am glad I purchased this set.
On Ulta, they say to apply this on clean, dampen lips. When I dampened my lips, I didn’t feel this product exfoliated them. After wiping the water off and trying it again, I felt it exfoliating a little better.
This doesn’t give the slight rough textured feeling like my lips are really getting scrubbed. At first, I thought it’s not doing anything. And wiping it off didn’t leave a mess like my Clinique one does. But after removing the product off my lips, my lips looked less dry and cracked. I didn’t feel like I wanted to peal my lips either.
Applying this Wine colored matte lip product was easy. I love the pencil-like packaging. It reminds me of Bite Beauty’s $24-26 ones. Those are slightly more creamy. But they both do the same job of turning matte after awhile. I haven’t tried this one full day. But trying Bite’s full day, it did leave a nice stain I could work with after five hours. Either I reapplied the lipstick or just put a lip balm over it to moisturize my lips and it lasted the rest of the day. I am hoping this elf one can live up to that.
This feels soft and slightly creamy. It’s not too dark and bold for me. I am happy with this shade and would like to purchase more.
I am excited to find this kit and love it so far. I think it’s something I will use daily and not need any other lip products (besides othe shades of these!). I hope their eye makeup can be said the same because in the long run it would be worth it. One high end lipstick could cost $16-20+ bucks. This company’s lipsticks are only $3. You can purchase about 5-6 lip products or other products for that price.
Most of elf products range from $1-15. And if you order online, you can find coupons on saving sites like RetailMeNot for even more savings. In stores, CVS has once in awhile coupons for elf products, too. And with your Walgreens card, if you have enough points saved you can use those to save even more at your local Walgreens store.
Elf products, like all company cosmetic products can be hit and/or miss. One product someone may talk highly about; yet, to another it could be the worst. Some of the products are listed as cruelty and vegan free on Ulta’s description. I do not know if all products are vegan and cruelty free.
Do any of you have a nickel allergy where you should be concerned with makeup and skincare you use? If so, have you tried elf and how has it reacted? Usually, my eyes are are the ones to get irritated when it comes to makeup. That’s how I can tell if I should or not stop using the product. But I wanted to know if anyone else has the same problem and elf results. I hope to try for myself soon. And for the November 25th prompt, I hope I can be Sated enough to use this company’s products more, so that I can save my money.
Have a good rest of your weekend!