I received quite a few products from Elf Cosmetics during the last quarter of 2015. Even though I’ve become more comfortable with purchasing high-end makeup, I’m still up for a good drugstore product–after all, a few drugstore products made it to my “best of 2015” post. The tricky part with drugstore makeup is figuring out what’s worth purchasing and what should be skipped. After trying out all of the products from Elf, I’ve narrowed the selection down to the 5 products you should try:
- e.l.f. Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
- e.l.f. Kiss it Goodbye Lip Color Remover
- e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner
- e.l.f. Matte Lip Color
- e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow
1. e.l.f. Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
Even when I primarily wore drugstore makeup, I wasn’t into drugstore eyeshadows. The only exception was NYX because when it came to other brands, the quality just wasn’t there. I’m happy to see times have changed, at least for Elf Cosmetics. Their Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette has great color payoff considering the palette is only $10. When I first opened it, it immediately reminded me of the Naked 2 palette because of the cooler neutral tones. If you aren’t interested in spending over $40 for an everyday eyeshadow palette, pick up this more affordable option from Elf.
2. e.l.f. Kiss it Goodbye Lip Color Remover
I had no idea what to expect with this product when I first received it, but it quickly became a star player. With my current love of lipliner, lipstick, and liquid lipstick, wiping off the color at the end of the day isn’t always a smooth process. With the Kiss it Goodbye Lip Color Remover, even the darkest shades wipe off with ease. It has a spout that implies it’s meant to be applied directly from the tube to the lips, but I prefer to apply the product on a damp cloth and go from there. If you’re struggling with removing all of your lip color, definitely try this product.
3. e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner
This product isn’t pictured since I’ve misplaced it, but I do have an image linked down below. Eyeliner is one of the main makeup items that I stay impressed with at the drugstore. Elf’s cream eyeliner is super smooth and easy to apply, especially when paired with their angled eyeliner brush. I like the brush so much that I purchased a backup for traveling. Liquid eyeliner is my go-to for quick application during the week, but cream eyeliner is easier to work with.
4. e.l.f. Matte Lip Color
Lips and cheeks are my favorite areas of the face to apply makeup to right now. In fact, I recently placed an order for ColourPop (finally!) and I can’t wait to post swatches once the shipment arrives. But today, we’re talking Elf. I wasn’t very impressed by the Elf lipsticks, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed using their matte lip color. I found the pigmentation significantly better with the lippie sticks in comparison to the traditional lipsticks. If you’re eyeing a lip product in the drugstore, try the matte lip colors from Elf.
5. e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow Palette
I am not at all a colorful eyeshadow person. As I’ve started to find my preferred makeup look, my eyeshadows always stay within the neutral color palette. The prism eyeshadow palette impressed me because the eyeshadows are shimmery colors that err on the side of neutral. Sure, there’s an orange and a purple eyeshadow, but they aren’t a cartoonish shade–instead, they are extremely wearable versions of their bold counterparts. I recommend this palette to anyone looking for wearable brights without having to spend a lot to get them.