Here is the overview from the e.l.f’s studio line 11 piece brush collection. However, I only did the face brushes and added the stipple brush I bought separately. I’ll post another video dedicated to the eye brushes. Hopefully you guys enjoy this video! Don’t be afraid to leave me feedback :)
It’s promise? With gentle vibrations it will guarantee to leave skin softer and smoother after it’s first use. It cleans 10 times deeper than traditional cleansers to remove more oil, dirt and make up. The best part, is that it can be used daily!
First, I can say that it definitely follows it’s promise for instant results. After the first try, I saw a the dirt and dead skin cells on my face on the pad (as gross as that sounds, at least I’m being honest here right?) and felt a difference in the enhanced smoothness of my face.
However, after using it EVERYDAY, my face started to dry up and resulted in a burn like peel. I was horrified! I’ve never considered my skin to be sensitive skin and I only used one pad, but that scared me afterwards.
The pads given from with the cleanser were their “deep cleansing pads”. Unaware of the free cleansing pads, I bought myself a mini box of their exfoliating pads. So, now I have 2(ish) boxes full of these pads. In addition to that, I lost the detachable head when i was cleaning it so now I have nothing to attach the pads to!
With this being said, I probably should say to stay away from this product. However, due to the fact it’s a skin care product, it’s different for everyone. I am a combination skin type and had some not so pleasant results. I think if I were to use this product once a week or twice at most, I probably wouldn’t have had this result. It’s misleading “daily use” instruction resulted in a horrible skin reaction. In order for my face to heal, I only put moisturizer for a 3-4 weeks. Luckily, I did not have any leftover scars :(
Overall, if product is used cautiously, I suppose it could be a nice addition to someone’s skin care. However, I can not lie about the satisfaction it presented me with it’s first day-week try. The smoothness was nice, but I can get that other products that are much more safe for my face.
This is one of my favorite blushes; I got it from HauteLook’s Urban Decay sale in August 2010. HauteLook had another Urban Decay sale a few days ago and I am so glad the Afterglow Blush was included in the sale! I ordered this blush in Score, the Apocalyptic Nail Set, and an eye shadow. Can’t wait for that package!
This light weight foundation may feel runny at times but it does a great job “fitting” your skin tone. I’m not going to lie, I was very skeptical about this but I’m glad I gave it a try. Whenever I try a drugstore brand I usually find the formula a bit heavy for my skin (actually, even MAC is heavy at times) but this time I am satisfied with these results. The light weight formula and tones seem to do a good job matching the skin.
Now for the cons, This gives light coverage (which could be a good thing if you don’t need too much foundation) that when applying moisturizer, the skin is a bit too shiny and even seems wet almost. I’ve tried to alter the moisturizer and foundation ratio I used and that seems to work. I do like this foundation for those days when you just want a touch up on your skin, or for me I prefer wearing it just for school days.
I would recommend this foundation to anyone who either wants a dewey finish, very natural appearance, and/or does not have oily skin. Also, this is a easy touch up that won’t last all day but is a good price for their shades and decent coverage. As for going out all night or working all day, I would say the foundation is build-able, but not completely reliable for an all day wear.
Another unfortunate factor is the packaging. I love how slick and simple the design of the bottle was, but was disappointed to find no pump. This could be a personal preference, but if there is no pump I believe the packaging should be either a squeeze tube of some sort. If this doesn’t bug you, you can always dump a bit of foundation on your hand and work it into your brush before application.
I’m probably going to use this foundation as my school wear since it’s not too heavy and lasts at least half of the day.
Overall, for it’s shade collection and light coverage, it’s decent for the price you pay and is wearable for short trips but is not reliable for long day events.
Got this at ULTA for $12 which is a really good deal for Benefit products. Benefit’s Erase Paste does its job well so hopefully this duo is just as impressive. I need my remedies for the visible consequences (dark circles, DNW!!) of staying up late completing care plans/studying and waking up at 4AM just to get to clinicals.