Since Nikki (Lunar Lights) introduced me to it last year I now have a slight addiction. At one point actually considering just buying everything on the site so I would own it all. However the lack of funds and the fact that I don't actually need everything quickly stopped me!
So imagine how excited I was when I found out that E.L.F were giving away their Elf Loves Collection for free when you spent £20. I couldn't resist!!
When it arrived, I was so excited to open the box, it was like a mini Christmas!!
I did fear that I was going to receive three products that came to the total of £25 so I was happy with the amount of products I got! The only thing is it was heavy on the eye products (I can't complain though when I got it all for free) hence why I have divided this into two posts!
This brightening eye colour is in the shade "silver lining". These eye shadows are good if you are just wanting a little colour as they are not very pigmented. I especially like this because I am always scared of applying too much and looking like I am going out for halloween! These eyeshadows are very buildable and the lighter colours definitely do make the eyes appear brighter. The only thing i would say is that they are leaning more towards a glittery effect than a subtle shimmer which is what I prefer to achieve with an eyeshadow but they would be great for a nightout and at £1.50 they are great value too!
This glitter eyeshadow is £2.50 and is in the shade "nature girl". It is a silvery grey with undertones of a darkish green colour. This is a really pigmented eyeshadow especially when compared with the brightening eye colour so I would advise applying this lightly at first. It is a nice product I would say more so for night time use rather than daytime.
This eyeshadow duo is a great product. I actually can't believe it is only £1.50. It is great quality and is fairly pigmented. This particular one is in the shade "berry mix". The two shades are really nice neutral colours and when blended together they create a nice subtle shimmer which highlights the eye beautifully.
This waterproof eyeliner is again £1.50 (I love elf) and is in the shade "coffee". Before even using this I was just so happy to see that it was a brown shade rather than just normal black. Whenever I used to buy eyeliner I always just went for black but then would never be happy with the results. I have brown/hazel eyes and I felt using it made my dark circles look darker and made me look like I hadn't slept for weeks. It was only when Nikki bought me a brown eyeliner pencil as part of my Christmas present that I realised, of course brown would be a much more natural colour for me than the harshness of a black eyeliner. This eyeliner is in a really nice dark brown shade. It applies really easily and it doesn't drag the eye or feel scratchy. It is a great quality product which I would repurchase!
This pencil is £1.50 and Is in the shade "grassy green". I really like the colour (it reminds me of Wicked) and isn't too glittery plus I love the sharpener on the lid (I am a sucker for packaging). This eyeliner blends really well but it doesn't have great staying power. Also I have a slight fear of wearing really bold colours, unless I was going on a night out or (in the case of this colour) I was going to see wicked , so I don't think I would wear this that often.
Overall I was pretty happy with these products especially since they were free and they make a nice addition to my ever growing elf collection! In my next post I will be reviewing the lips and face products I received as part of this collection!
Are there any other elf addicts out there? Did any of you take advantage of this offer?
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