e.l.f. is constantly running ridiculous sales on their website; to the point where they might as well drive up to your house and hand you the stuff for free.
Because of these amazing deals, I would often find myself feeling like I should buy something, but not knowing what.
e.l.f., like any other brand, has some really great products, and some really awful ones. This is a list of what I’ve found to be their absolute best stuff. Hopefully, this will help narrow your purchases down.
1. Studio HD Blush- I can’t rave enough about this blush; it’s pigmented, long lasting, and vibrant. All the colors are amazing, and the price is unbelievable considering the quality. I did a review of two of the shades, which you can find here.
2. Essential Custom Eyes Refill Pan (Moondust)- This is a loose pan meant to be placed into their custom compact. I have the compact, and I filled it with various shades, but Moondust is definitely the standout color. I always use a primer, so I can’t speak to its longevity on its own, but the shadow itself is very pigmented. Did I mention it’s a DOLLAR?! and it’s not like this is good, for the price, this shadow is good, period.
3. Studio Blush- Probably one of e.l.f.’s most popular products due to the many dupes to be found among them. Apart from the fact that a few are dupes for NARS and The Balm blushes, the formula for these is great. All of them are long lasting and pigmented, and they feel so much more expensive than they actually are. My review for a few of the shades can be found here.
4. Essential Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15- Disclaimer: I don’t wear foundations of any kind, so my love for this product is specifically based on that fact. This moisturizer is very light coverage and not at all meant to work as a foundation. I like to use it on blemishes or as an all over color to balance out my face. The only thing I really dislike about it is that if it gets too close to the eye area, it makes your eyes sting HORRIBLY (I’m pretty sure that means the ingredients are poisonous…oh well)
5. Essential Eyelid Primer- This was the first drugstore primer I tried (after being very underwhelmed by Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance.) Although I think there are better products at the drugstore level, this is a solid primer, and great for someone who has never used one before. The formula is a little watery, and I think the tube empties out very quickly, but it’s also very inexpensive, and it does actually work.
6. Studio Brushes- I think e.l.f. really excels when it comes to brushes, even their Essential line has amazing ones, but some of my favorite brushes are from their Studio line. The Blush Brush in particular, is the exact size that a blush brush should be, and their Fan Brush is sturdy enough to get rid of fallout shadow without rubbing the color onto the skin. The rest of the brushes are equally great, but those two are my absolute favorites.
7. Essential Shimmering Facial Whip (Pink Lemonade)- This is an obvious choice, this particular shade is a known dupe for Benefit’s High Beam. I haven’t tried any of the other colors, but if the formula is similar to that of Pink Lemonade, they’re worth a try, too.
e.l.f. has many other quality products, and given their incredibly low price points, it’s not a big deal to try a bunch until you find one that works.
What are your favorite products? did I miss any of e.l.f.’s best?