Monday, 13 February 2012

Elf brush haul

Long time no blog, beauts! So a week or so ago, elf had a free shipping code, I jumped on the opportunity as I've been meaning to order a few brushes from them for agesss. Along with the free shipping, you received a 'free goodie bag' if you spent over a tenner (not a problem elf, not at all). Anyho, I thought I'd show you what I picked up and my first impressions. I intend to review brushes individually once I've had a chance to use them and develop a bit more of an opinion, so look out for that!

First off, the infamous Studio Powder Brush! I've been meaning to pick it up for ages because of the raving reviews all over the place. I'm surprised at how well made it is. It's quite heavy duty and feels pretty good quality. Super soft, super dense, super nice :)

The Blending Eye Brush is perhaps my favourite from the haul. I picked up two as I'm always in need of a blending brush and can never find a clean one. Also thought it would be good for concealer. They're really soft and fluffy, perfect for the job in hand.

I don't really know what made me pick the Defining Eye Brush... I just thought it looked quite useful, I'll probably use it for blending out eyeliner on the upper lash line, contouring or for taking eye shadow under the eye.

The Eye Shadow Brush is pretty self explanatory, but I was a little disappointed when it came out of the packaging in two pieces... I guess I could contact elf, but for the sake of £1.50, I think I’ll just crack out the superglue.

I picked up the Concealer Brush to use as a lip brush and it's perfect. A little smaller than I was expecting but will be great for creating the perfect red lips.

Then for the freebies...

The Travel Mirror... I'm not going to lie, I think this is horrendously tacky, never would of picked it and it will most likely end up in the bin. But it was technically free, you can't have everything can you?

Shimmer Pencil 7607 Twinkle Teal. Again, I wouldn't have picked it but it might come in handy one day.

I was über surprised by the polishes I was sent. I'll admit, I was expecting the reject polishes no one buys and elf want to get rid of, but I actually love these shades and would have picked them out myself. (1573 Twinkle, 1570 Metal Madness)

The delivery time was pretty good to say I didn't pay anything for it. (I think it was about 4 working days.) And the best thing about elf? I got all this for £11.


  1. i LOVE the elf powder brush, i use it every day to buff in my foundation. the dark nail polish is really nice, i really want it but i really do not need anymore nail polishes (i have over 100..)

  2. those nail varnishes are lovely! really like the twinkle shade as it's more unusual compared to what i have in my collection :)

  3. I had the same problem with the eye shadow brush that I got a few months ago as a free gift. I really want some of their other brushes (the regular ones, not studio) but the eye shadow brush being broken when it arrived has put me off incase they're all like that and i'm just wasting my money! x

  4. ooo i love the elf powder brush! The nail polishes look lovely! Really want to try that blending brush xx

  5. That is amazing, definitely going to have to look into this, my foundation brush is looking a tad worse for wear tbh...

  6. Love the travel mirror!
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  7. The Elf bamboo blending brush is great, I have a couple of them and every single one has been of the same quality. Both those polishes are great too, I love layering the Twinkle polish, it looks lovely.

    Lauren Victoria x

  8. I really want to try the powder brush, I've heard so many good things about it! Those nail polishes look lovely x

  9. this looks so good!
    i love this post!
    you have such great taste! brilliant blog!
    keep up the good work :)
    could you check out mine? would be an honour!!!
    thanks so much!

  10. I like elf brushes they are cheap and good. Love the glitter nail polish you got.
    I also would like to take the opportunity to invite you to check out my Valentine's giveaway of 2 mini china glaze nail polishes :)

  11. I bought some elf products and I chose both those nail varnishes! I really love them!

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    Project Rattlebag


  12. Looking forward to the real reviews! I'm tired of having to spend so much money on MAC brushes :'( I'd love a good, cheaper alternative! xxxx

  13. I really like the second one nailposlish;)=)

  14. i need another elf haul!
    i have just awarded you with a 'one lovely blog' award xo

  15. This is a pretty helpful review. I think it's time I did another ELF haul. Wish I had jumped on that free shipping code while I had the chance.


  16. I need to get the powder brush. I really like elf as their prices are great and the products are quite good.