A few weeks ago, about ten brands announced the release of new concealers. E.L.F was one of those brands. I wanted to try a few from every price range, plus E.L.F. had a few new items I wanted to try, so I decided to just place an order.
Here are the items I picked up with a few of my first impressions. Full reviews coming once I have a chance to thoroughly test the products.
The New Classics Eyeshadow palette, $14
I first opened this last Wednesday, and after trying it once, decided to take it with me for a weekend getaway because it was so impressive. It may be a little early to call it, but this feels like a new favorite…and not just for drugstore, overall.
16HR Camo Concealer, $5
Concealer takes some time to really judge, but so far I certainly don’t hate it. It’s not full coverage, but it blends out very easily.
elf+ Coco Glow Highlighter, $6
I was taken aback the first time I wore this. If you want an ultralight beam kind of highlight ☝🏾. There is a tiny bit of glitter in this, but it’s not very noticeable on the cheek. The reflection on the other hand… this gives you an almost glossy look.
elf+ Blotting Powder, $6
I have only used this once so far, but it seemed to work really well with a small brush.
Beauty Shield SPF 50 Skin Shielding Primer, $12
Aside from providing SPF coverage, I don’t know if this does anything. I will say that there is a white-cast. I will have to keep testing, but if it doesn’t extend or improve my makeup’s wear, it definitely won’t be replacing my Coola Drops.
Now onto skincare….
Makeup Remover Balm Stick, $8
This has been working pretty well. Because it is in a twist up balm, it was really easy to take and use on my weekend getaway.
Eye Makeup Remover Balm, $4
This is honestly just a smaller version of the makeup remover balm. Both are safe for the eyes, lips and face. The smaller size of this tube does seem to make it a bit easier to get product on the eye area though.
elf+ Dewy Coconut Refreshing Mist, $8
I’m not sure how I feel about this one way or the other tbh. I need more use before I can give any kind of opinion.
Clarifying Booster Drops, $10 &
Acne Fighting Spot Gel with Aloe, $2
I have only used these two together so far. I had a few breakouts trying to make an appearance, and one that was already pretty sizable. I put both of these on– the clarifying drops all over the face, and the spot gel on the blemishes. All of the blemishes were noticeably smaller the next day. I repeated the process the next night (Thursday night) and, with no further application, on Sunday I saw that my face was completely clear.
Beauty Shield Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum, $16
Serums definitely take some time to tell if they’re working or not.
Hydrating Water Essence, $10
Aside from the eyeshadow palette, this is my favorite thing to use so far. It smells really nice and feels pretty luxurious for a drugstore skincare product.
Well, that’s everything I got in my e.l.f. order. As I mentioned, once I have given all of these products a fair run, I’ll do a full review with all of the pros and cons of each.
Until then, what new e.l.f. products are you love these days? Any other drugstore products you’re curious about? Let’s chat in the comments below!
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