e.l.f. cosmetics review


Up until a few weeks ago the only e.l.f. product I owned was a pencil sharpener. I decided it was time that I tried a few things from the brand that is astonishingly affordable.

Here’s what I picked up! I’ve tested these products for about three weeks now so I think I have given them a pretty good run!


e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium: I would definitely recommend priming your eyebrows with an eye primer when using this. The wax is nicely pigmented and really gives a nice natural brow but you need to set it with the powder or you risk smudging it during the day. The brush that comes with it isn’t great but it’s good enough for touchups if necessary! I find the color to be nicely cool toned which is hard for drugstore products!

e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder: Really, really, really love this powder! It’s extremely smoothing and brightening. There isn’t any super obvious shimmer so it’s perfect for setting the under eye. Highly recommend this!

e.l.f. Golden Bronzer: I’m not exactly sure why I grabbed this but I ended up liking it! I don’t use it as a bronzer but I do use it as a subtle highlight. I especially love the paler shades mixed together. This would be a nice highlight for medium skin tones as well.

Overall thoughts? Honestly, not bad. I paid $3 for each of these so my expectations were NOT high. The winner is definitely the High Definition Undereye Setting Powder. If you grab anything, definitely grab that little gem .



  1. Gemma January 11, 2016 / 10:00

    I love ELF – they’re such a great budget brand! I really want to try that undereye powder xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Ellen January 11, 2016 / 16:49

      It’s really worth a try!

  2. La French Connection January 11, 2016 / 11:59

    I haven’t placed any ELF order in ages now and I really should because I’m sure there must be millions of new products (just like the ones that you are featuring). The problem with ELF is that you actually end up buying the whole collection!

    I’ve just found out your blog and I wanted to tell you that I find it lovely. The design is amazing and pictures are gorgeous.
    I’ll come back for sure.

    Mika | La French Connection

    • Ellen January 11, 2016 / 16:49

      That’s so true! All of a sudden you spend $40 and you don’t know how! You’re so sweet Mika thank you!!!

  3. Ela January 11, 2016 / 17:19

    I’ve only tried a few products from elf and eyebrow kit is one of them, it was actually the first eyebrow product I owned. It is really easy to use and it has everything you might need for good looking brows. For $3 each, they are such bargains!


    • Ellen January 11, 2016 / 18:38

      Right?! It’s honestly a good product!

  4. Nicole January 11, 2016 / 18:38

    I love most of ELF products I have tried, their blushes are beautiful and some of my personal favourites. I have the under eye setting powder and loved how finely milled it was but mine seemed to have a bit of shimmer to it which I didn’t really like for under my eyes. Great reviews.

    Nicole xx | http://www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

    • Ellen January 11, 2016 / 19:54

      That’s really odd! I have looked at mine under the light to see if there was shimmer and I couldn’t see any. Maybe it’s my eyes ha! I haven’t tried their blushes I definitely want to check those out!

  5. Sara Q. January 11, 2016 / 19:28

    Elf is a very affordable brand, and for the quality that you get I would say it’s a pretty sweet deal!
    I’ve never tried the eyebrown kit, I think I will buy it to give it a try!


    • Ellen January 11, 2016 / 19:54

      Definitely give it a go! I think it’s worth it. I am really enjoying it!

  6. María Alejandra January 12, 2016 / 02:29

    To be honest, I haven’t tried anything from Elf. But I agree with you, for that price they are not bad! Great review, Ellen! I’m so glad I just came across your blog, so far I’m loving it! xx

    Ale | http://alemint.blogspot.com.co/

    • Ellen January 12, 2016 / 06:32

      Thanks so much Ale! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!

  7. Deasy Noel January 13, 2016 / 00:09

    I’ve only tried a handful of e.l.f. products but glad to hear it get such great reviews from you 🙂 The packaging seems so similar to Nars, in a good way! Will have to pick up the undereye powder you recommended :B


    • Ellen January 13, 2016 / 05:26

      You’re right it definitely has that minimal feel which is nice! I never love when companies go too crazy on their packaging. Definitely try it out and let me know how you like it!

  8. Adaleta Avdic January 13, 2016 / 13:31

    Elf is such a lovely budget brand, and the quality is really nice even for the low cost. This is why I love them so much and I started to get more into their products end of last year. Love your picks here & glad to hear the generally good review! xx adaatude.com

    • Ellen January 13, 2016 / 16:46

      They really are great! I was super impressed!

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