Elf Cosmetics Review

Hey everyone! I know it has been a while since my last post, thanks for sticking with me, I plan on having a lot more content coming this Fall. Today I am going to do a brand review on Elf Cosmetics. I have a lot of products from them so let’s jump on it.


So for when it comes to eyes, I own 7 different eyeshadow duos from Elf. I got these during the holiday season, at Target. For the eyeshadows, I think they are very pigmented especially for the price. You can buy eyeshadow palettes from Elf for $6-$10, as well as eyeshadow trios for only $4. The eyeshadows can be a little patchy, and also a little difficult to blend, but for the price I really don’t think they are too bad. You can definitely make them work if you are makeup shopping on a budget.


When it comes to Elf face products, I will first discuss what products I dislike, and then which products I do like.

I have tried the Elf daily hydration moisturizer ($8), as well as the hydrating primer ($6) and I dislike both of those products. I felt like they weren’t hydrating, they just made my face slightly oily and then it went back to being dry. The primer is extremely oily and did not help my makeup last longer at all. I also dislike Elf concealers. I have tried the Elf perfect blend concealer ($2), and it is extremely liquidy. It has barely any coverage and I feel like you really have to cake it on for just the smallest amount of coverage. It does nothing for me and it was really just a waste of money. I also have the under eye conceal & highlighter which is a duo liquid stick. It also has no consistency and has basically no coverage. The highlighter is white with glitter in it, which I dislike. The concealer is better than the other concealer but still little to no coverage at all. I also have the flawless face powder which I liked the color and how creamy it was, but it was not long lasting and also you had to really put it on to get the right amount of coverage.

For face products I do like, I really like their cream products. I really enjoy the Contouring blush & bronzing cream ($4). I own it in the shade St. Lucia, and it is a really pretty color. The creams are very blendable and a little bit goes a long way. I also have the HD blush in the shade Headliner ($3). It is a very pretty pink color, and it also blends amazing. The only thing I dislike about the blush is that it is difficult to pump out, and can get a bit messy, but for the price I think it is an amazing product.


So for Elf lip products, I will review the ones I have in order from top to bottom of the swatches. The first lip swatch is of the “Nude Pink” lip liner ($3), which also has a lip brush on the other end. I do think this liner is very creamy, and a very pretty color. I like that it has a brush, even though the brush is a little bit on the bigger side for a lip brush. I do have to say though that I prefer NYX lip liners over this one. This liner is easy to smudge and is not transfer proof at all. The next two swatches are of the Matte lip colors ($3), in the shades Natural, and Cranberry. I do love these lip pencils, they are very creamy and pigmented. The color is beautiful. I just recommend keeping the pencils on you because you will need to reapply, but they are a very pretty and not drying on the lips at all. The next swatch is of a jumbo lip gloss stick ($2) in the shade Pink Umbrella. I don’t really like this product, I think it is a little heavy on the lips formula wise, and it wasn’t very much like a gloss either. Lastly is the lip balm tint ($2), which is a very light pretty color. This is a good product to use for a light soft color on your lips, and a light formula that is good for dry lips. I sometimes just apply this over chapstick for a soft hint of color.


Lastly are just some random Elf products that I own. My hands down favorite Elf product ever is their angled blush brush. I use this brush every single day for my blush, and I love it. It is so soft and blends my blush just perfectly. The brush is only $4, it is amazing. I also own the daily brush cleaner ($3) and I use it occasionally if my brushes are getting really dirty, but I don’t think this is a must have product. It doesn’t do an amazing job cleaning brushes, but it is alright if you are switching shades and using the same brush. I also have the makeup remover pen ($3) and I think I will just stick to q-tips or makeup wipes. This product dries out easily and also isn’t great at removing makeup. I was really disappointed. One product I own that is not pictured is the lip exfoliator stick ($3) and I love using that product when washing my face. I use it to get the dry skin off of my lips when they are chapped, and it works great. For $3, I think it is totally worth the money.


Alright guys, that is it for my post today. Let me know if you have any must-have Elf products that I should try. Overall I think Elf Cosmetics can definitely be hit or miss, but for the price it is always worth a try. Thanks for reading!