e.l.f Beautifully Bare Natural Highlighting Glow Stick Review

If you love cream highlighters then the e.l.f ones are definitely worth checking out and only cost £5.  These ones are part of the Beautifully Bare collection and there are three shades to choose from: Pink Pearl Glow, Champagne Glow and Fresh Morning Dew.

I was kindly sent two of the shades by Superdrug to review, although I don’t have the Fresh Morning Dew shade it is described on the e.l.f UK website as being a clear non-shimmer shade. 

I love the size of these highlighter crayons as they make it so much easier to swipe across the cheekbone, they glide on with ease and do not drag across the skin. I also love the Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick if you want to check out that review.

e.l.f naturally targeted glow stick swatches

As you can see from the swatches they are quite pigmented and that’s before blending! It is recommended you blend with your fingers rather than with a brush or sponge. I found that blending it with my fingers meant that it did not remove any of the foundation underneath.

I love the Pink Pearl shade the best and to make it pop more I like to add my favourite powder highlighters on top which are from the Soph X Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette .

These highlighter sticks would be perfect to take away on holiday or to festivals and are super affordable, cruelty free and Vegan friendly.

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e.l.f Dark Blush Palette Review

If you’re looking for a new blush palette that’s cruelty free and contains shimmer and matte shades then keep on reading. The e.l.f blush palette comes in the shades light and dark so there’s options for different skin tones. 

e.l.f blush palette dark

On first impressions the palette box does not accurately represent the shades inside as I was expecting deeper shades and for the bottom right to be a more brown tone shade, I actually thought from the box it included a bronzer.

e.l.f blush palette shades

The shades consist of 3 mattes and 1 shimmer shade, they are pigmented, buildable and blend easily. Although I have pale skin I found I could still use the palette with a light hand.

e.l.f blush palette dark swatches My favourite shade is the more peachy toned shade and will be the one I use the most, I don’t think i’ll use the deeper shimmery pink colour as it is quite dark and I tend to go for peachy pink blushes anyway.

This palette has the option of popping the shades out so I think it could be for the use of magnetic palettes or so that you can easily replace any shade you run out of.

This palette retails for £7.50

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e.l.f Lip Tint Oil: Berry Kiss Review

The final lip product I was sent to review for Superdrug’s Blog Squad is the e.l.f tinted lip oil in the shade Berry Kiss. On first impressions it looks like a deep vampy purple but it doesn’t apply as dark on the lips.

When I first tried this product I found it to be quite greasy on the lips and I didn’t like it at all but after a few more uses and less product I didn’t find it too bad. The colour isn’t one I would usually go for as I prefer nude shades but it is really pretty.

e.l.f berry kiss applicator

The wand is quite small and has a small dip in it which makes it super easy to apply, I think the liquid matte lipsticks would have been much better if they also had this small doe foot. 

The lip oil is not long lasting but it does leave your lips feeling moisturised and would be great teamed up with the lip exfoliator scrub. This retails at £7.50 and comes in different shades.

e.l.f is cruelty free and vegan friendly. 

e.l.f Liquid Matte Lipstick Praline First Impressions

I love matte liquid lipsticks so I was excited to be sent one to try out for Superdrug’s Blog Squad. The lipstick today is by e.l.f  which admittedly is a brand I haven’t tried out all that much in the past. The shade I was sent is a gorgeous deep nude called Praline.

e.l.f’s packaging is pretty basic and generally the same for each item. From first impressions of the liquid lipstick I was quite surprised at how large the applicator is in comparisons to other brands. 

e.l.f liquid lipstick applicator

I have found it quite hard to apply due to the size of the applicator and without a lip liner as I cant seem to get it neat around the lip line. I do absolutely love the colour though its just a shame its a bit awkward to use. 

e.l.f praline swatch

The colour is very similar to the shades in the new Revolution Nudes Collection: On Display and Stripped Liquid Lipsticks.  e.l.f Praline retails for £6 whereas Revolutions retails for £3. 

It is definitely not a long lasting liquid lipstick and does need touching up throughout the day but with that said I don’t think you can complain really for the price. Whilst I don’t hate the product I don’t love it either. 

e.l.f makeup is cruelty free and suitable for Vegans. 

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e.l.f Lock on Liner and Brow Cream Review

This month I was kindly sent an e.l.f package by Superdrug to review so to kick things off I thought I’d review the Lock on Liner and Brow Cream. I was kindly sent the shade Medium Brown which is perfect for me as I have medium-dark brown hair, on the Superdrug website there was only one other shade which was called Expresso so if you have light eyebrows you may need to search the store for your shade or order off the e.l.f website.

e.l.f Lock on Liner and Brow Cream Medium Brown

I have tested this purely as a brow cream as I don’t really wear eyeliner but it is very creamy and pigmented. I found on my brows it looked more of a darker brown than medium so if you have light-medium brows then this will probably be too dark for you as it doesn’t really match the shade in the pot once applied.

I have only used one other brow cream which is by the now discontinued Freedom range but you can still get brow creams from Revolution, I found this e.l.f one to be much easier to use and if I’d had this first I probably wouldn’t have tried the Freedom one.

The formula is very creamy so you only need a small amount on your brush, it also doesn’t budge or smudge which is always a bonus for your brows and would be a great eyeliner if you wanted a brown liner instead of black.

It is a more pigmented cream so I would say it is better for ‘Instagram’ brows rather than natural looking brows but if you did want natural looking brows you could probably get away with being very sparse with the product.

It only costs £5 so is super affordable and worth giving a try and would be a great alternative to the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomades. e.l.f is also cruelty free and suitable for Vegans.

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e.l.f Mint Maniac Lip Exfoliator Review

e.l.f (eyes. lips. face) has recently re-launched back in the UK and is available to buy from Superdrug, I’ve always wanted to try this brand in the past and never got around to doing so.  The first product I’ve decided to try is the Mint Maniac Lip Exfoliator or Scrub, whichever you prefer to call it.

“Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.” (eyeslipsface.co.uk) 

E.L.F Lip Scrub

Firstly the exfoliator comes in three different scents/flavours; Mint Maniac, Sweet Cherry and Clear. (There’s a few more choices on the official website) They cost £4.50 each and come in the sleek packaging shown above.  One negative about the packaging is it’s quite bulky for the actual product and doesn’t seem overly necessary.

E.L.F Mint ManiacThe exfoliator is easy to use due to its lipstick shape, just dampen your lips, scrub in circular motions and wipe away the excess product before applying a balm.  It does have a minty tingle without being overpowering at the same time and tastes quite nice!

The scrub itself isn’t harsh which is always a bonus, I found it worked well from the first use and I would recommend it if you get dry lips or apply lip products on a regular basis. For the tiny price tag of £4.50 you cant really go wrong with it.

e.l.f cosmetics are hypoallergenic and cruelty free!