Friday, 25 February 2011

ELF Lipstick, Liquid Eyeliner and Brushes Review

I've been a fan of ELF for a little while now; their products are cheap and cheerful, with no signs of 'corner-cutting' to make them so. I've done an ELF haul video on my YouTube channel before, and wanted to host this one on my blog. I received a lovely little package in the post this morning (very quickly too, I must say!) which contained four products that I had purchased: the ELF Lipstick in Classy, the Black Liquid Eyeliner, the Crease Brush and the Blending Brush. I had been happy with my order the moment I clicked 'Checkout' on the website, but didn't realise quite how impressed I would be with the products when they arrived.

First of all, the Lipstick in Classy. I had previously purchased the same lipstick in the shade 'Gypsy' and had expected it to be slightly more pigmented. However, with 'Classy' sheer was what I was after, and sheer was what I got. Being a blondie, heavy baby-pink lipstick might render me ever-so-slightly Barbie-ish (which is most definitely a look I cannot and do not want to rock) so this was perfect for me. And at £1.50, how could you ever complain!

Now you guys know me - I will never give a product undue credit. Some may say I even enjoy criticising products (which isn't true; I'm just honest). I can, hand on heart, say that this is the best liquid eyeliner I have ever used in my life. The consistency is damn-near perfect; the brush is heavenly and its £1.bloody.50. I have paid nearly 10 times that for a previous favourite and if you removed the labels I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Fantastic. 5 stars ELF!

Now, I think I'm going to need a lie down after this next section; I'm not very well acquainted with such massive product positivity all at once. I move on to the ELF Blending Brush. I've been after this for a good while and once it was back in stock I jumped at the chance to get it. The bristles feel as resilient and sculpted as any high-end brand I've used. I roughly ran the brush over my hand to see if there was any movement or splaying from the bristles; nope, they pinged right back to where they were meant to be. I shall say it again - all this for £1.50. The brush is easy to hold and work with and I nothing short of love it. Could this get any better?

Yes, it can actually! My final purchase, the ELF Crease Brush, is another pure gem. It is similar in features to the Blending Brush - tough but agile bristles, a perfect size and shape for its job and a joy to work with. Where else could you get four high-quality products for a grand total of £6.00? I'm really not sure, but I would like to know. Right, that's it, I must be due a rest from all this make up love!

So, in all seriousness I am incredibly impressed with this little lot from ELF. Here's the website link should you like to check them out: ELF UK for the UK site and ELF USA for our American pals. Hope you've enjoyed this!

Stay creative,

Chyaz xox


  1. I have that eyeliner too, I love it. and they have really good brushes

  2. I tried their eyeliner in the felt tip style and have not been very impressed, but I was TOTALLY check this one out. And I've actually just bought it and both brushes thanks to your recommendation so thank you missy :D Jasmine xx

  3. Oo that's awesome! I hope you love the brushes, I was seriously impressed! It just shows that you can spend £15 on a high-end one or £1.50 on a cheaper one and there's minimal difference :) xx


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