new elf product reviews

Hi friends! Ok, so I have tons of new e.l.f. products to tell you about. I love sharing not only affordable products with you but cruelty-free ones too. I really believe everyone should have access to makeup that makes them feel pretty and that is fun to use and e.l.f. does a great job at that. I’ve been extra impressed with their Studio line lately. Read on to find out what I love, and don’t love. It may be affordable but I’d rather you spend your 3 bucks on a coffee instead of a bad eyeshadow!

IMG_5142 Studio Cream Blush Palette, Light So I love this. It’s my new favorite e.l.f. product. The formula is not sticky or oily like some cream blushes, the colors are flattering and great for layering and it blends out perfectly. 5/5

Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette Do not recommend. Applies pretty patchy and powdery. 1/5

Satin Lipstick in Touch of Berry This is such a flattering color, silky formula and it smells really good too! I’m wearing it here. Totally recommend. 5/5 elfliner-mascaraIntense Ink Eyeliner I really love this and have been using it a lot. The black is rich, wear time is good and despite the chunky shape, it makes application even easier than some of the thinner ones I think! 5/5

3-in-1 Mascara A very decent drugstore mascara. It doesn’t create crazy length but thickens and enhances nicely. I like the spiky plastic wand for keeping lashes separated. 4/5

Long Lasting Lustrous Shadow  The color looks more exciting in the pot than it does on, sadly. It has more glitter particles than I expected and doesn’t apply as smoothly as I would hope. Do not recommend. 2/5 IMG_5904-2 Sunkissed Glow Bronzer Poor pigmentation, more like a weak gold highlighter. This has mineral oil so definitely not putting it on my face. Do not recommend. 1/5

Runway Ready Lip Palette Colors are not as pigmented as they appear in the pan, which is a bummer, but they are nice for mixing and feel hydrating. They smell and taste really good too. I really like that it comes with a lip brush and mirror. If you have enough lip colors you like, you could probably skip it. 4/5

Smudge Pot in Brownie Points This is really great. The color is a beautiful bronze copper and it doesn’t crease or feel sticky. It needs to be layered on to retain it’s metallic quality but I recommend it. 5/5 IMG_5906-2 Blending Brush I’m pretty picky about blending brushes and don’t find synthetic ones to perform as well as the natural ones. This does a decent job though and I’ve been grabbing it pretty often in a pinch. I totally recommend it for an affordable option. 3/5

Sculpting Brush This isn’t my favorite contour brush but it’s nice for petite face shapes that don’t need a lot of contouring. The indentation is supposed to curve to your cheekbone but I don’t find it all that effective. 3/5

Crease Brush For petite eyes, this is a great tapered crease brush that fits into the eye socket nicely. For larger eyes, you’ll likely have to work at it a little longer. Average. 3/5

Selfie Ready Foundation Brush I’ve used this to apply foundation and cream blush and I like it a lot for both. It’s dense enough to lay down product but has enough give in the bristles to buff and blend out. Great budget face brush that I recommend. 5/5

Perfect Finish HD Powder There are a ton of translucent HD powders by now. This is nothing remarkable. When used sparingly, it’s fine, but if you apply too much, you’ll see a white cast. The texture isn’t especially silky or anything. 3/5

I put together this one-brand tutorial with all products from e.l.f. IMG_5885-2PRODUCTS USED
e.l.f. Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick, Smoke/Black • $3
e.l.f. 3-in-1 Mascara • $3 e.l.f. Smudge Pot in Brownie Points • $3
e.l.f. Studio Cream Blush Palette, Light • $6
e.l.f. Eye Blending Brush • $3
e.l.f. Eye Crease Brush • $3
e.l.f. Sunkissed Glow Bronzer • $2
e.l.f. Runway Ready Lip Palette • $8
e.l.f. Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette • $2
e.l.f. Selfie Ready Foundation Brush • $6
e.l.f. Perfect Finish HD Powder • $6

All products provided courtesy of e.l.f. All opinions expressed are my own. #playbeautifully


  1. Anne

    04/11/2016 at 12:56 PM

    I love Elf products. i have been using the MK mascara its a bit more money and i have loved. it what do ya’ll think about the Elf one? after reading i have been feeling like i should support women found companies. so i want to continue to do that. is Elf Ran by women?

    1. Ivy Boyd

      04/19/2016 at 8:29 PM

      That’s a great question Anne! I know that e.l.f. was started by a frustrated husband who saw how much his wife was spending on makeup! I do like that they are cruelty-free and affordable. I know makeup is pricy and I want everyone to have access to something fun!

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