Another day, another cheeky wee ELF purchase to show you. There’s so much great stuff to discover on that site but, to be honest, this lot was a bit of a mixed bag.
I’d been after these eye stencils for the longest time but they were always out of stock. Pixiwoo used a set of stencils in a recent vid for a really lush, full-on brow look, and that’s what I was hoping to achieve – but it wasn’t to be. All four stencils are thinner than my natural brows, so I won’t be getting much use out of them. Just as well they only cost me €1.70, so…
My cuticles are an absolute disgrace so next, I went for this Nourishing Cuticle Pen, also €1.70. I had high hopes it would perform like the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Cuticle Pen, which I love but never seem to come across. But instead of a brush on applicator, this has a hard nib, which doesn’t dispense enough product and feels uncomfortable to use. Ah well.
Thankfully, this baby didn’t let me down. I love the Studio Matte Lip Colour in Natural, €4,00, so when I learnt about this new colour it had to be mine. It’s everything I dreamt it would be – a gorgeous blue red that’s more of semi matte as there’s just a hint of sheeniness, making it comfortable to wear.
Finally, I picked up some brushes. Two of them are back-ups for Brush of Wonder and Joy – which I discovered is also amazing for powder! Yes, I know it’s called a powder brush, I’m not sure why it took me so long. And it makes blending a breeze, too, I swirl it over my contour, blush and highlight just to make sure I’m not stripey. I’m sure I frequently am stripey, but it’s not the fault of this brush.
And speaking of contour, that’s what this final brush is for. I’m trying to brush up – no pun intended – on my highlighting/contouring skills, and this fan brush, also €1.70, is the first step. So far, so good – I’ll tell you more about that soon.
Do you have any recent ELF experiences to share? To the comments!
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