Hello everyone and happy Friday! I am so excited for the first weekend of October. I might spend my weekend up in Los Angeles or stay home and enjoy some NFL football on Sunday, I am not quite sure yet. I hope whatever you all have planned that you have an awesome weekend. Now today’s post is a makeup haul post, so let’s jump on in and see all the new goodies I got.
So the first thing I wanted to share with you all is my Elf cosmetics purchase I made. I bought some of their new online products to test out and see what I thought, I prefer to buy Elf online because I feel as if they have so many more products online than in store. The first product I got was their new Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade “Rose Gold”. I swatched this and I love it. I think it looked beautiful and that it also dried down very well, it was also such a pretty color. It truly is a rose gold shade. This was only $4 and I want to go back and buy all the shades, such a good price. I also ordered their new High Shine Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Naked Nude” which retails for $4 as well. Unlike the eyeshadows though, I did not like this product at all. I haven’t tried it on my lips but as a swatch alone I feel like it is very heavy, and also seems messy. It did not dry down at all, it is like a pigmented gloss. I just was not a huge fan.
Then I also got 2 more products from Elf that I was really excited for. I got their new $10 Brush Cleaning Glove. I currently use a Sigma brush cleaning mat to wash my brushes, but it is very big and fills my whole sink. This glove is perfect if I am only cleaning a few brushes, or I also think it is perfect to bring on a trip. I have already used it on some brushes and for only $10 I think it is totally worth it. I definitely recommend this product for anyone who is trying to find a better way to clean brushes. I was also very excited to order and try their new Highlighting Dewy Drops. So these drops retail for only $4 and I was thinking they could be a possible dupe for Mac Strobe Cream which is much more expensive, but I love them. I don’t know if this is an exact dupe because I have only swatched it so far but it seems pretty similar to me. From the swatch I can tell that a little bit goes a long way and it does give off a very nice natural highlight. The only thing that worries me is it does seem a bit oily, I am not sure how well it will mix with my foundation or last throughout the day. For $4 though, I definitely think these will be worth it to try.
So lastly from Elf I got a free bundle promo for my online purchase. So they sent me a $15 bundle for free with my purchase. The first thing I noticed in the bundle was their Complexion Brush. I am excited to try this out because their Angled Blush Brush is my favorite blush brush ever. This brush is online for $4, and you can get the blush brush for for $4 as well. The next thing I got in the bundle was their Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in black, as well as the “Matte for Plum” Flawless Eyeshadow Palette. The mascara retails for $3 but I haven’t tried it yet. The wand does look nice though and I am always excited for a new mascara. I swatched the eyeshadow palette and it barely had any pigment, I will probably give it to my Niece or something. The palette retails for $2. I also received the Bronzer palette in the shade “Warm”. This retails for $4, and the packaging actually has a little mirror on the inside which I thought was a nice touch for only costing $4. It has 4 different bronzing shades, but sadly I did not find this product very pigmented either. I have heard good things about it before, so maybe it will wear better on my face. I was not impressed with the swatches of it though. Lastly the bundle came with an EX-tra Lip Gloss in the shade “Michael”. I have not worn this gloss yet but when I swatched it I was shocked. I think it is a very beautiful pink color, and the formula seems nice too. This gloss retails for $3 on the Elf website.
The last part of my haul are just some random Walmart purchases I made. The first thing I bought that I wanted to try was the Flower Beauty Stick Foundation. So I haven’t bought makeup at Walmart in a while and I had never seen Flower Beauty before. The foundation stick cost about $8 I believe so I decided to try it out because I love my Makeup Forever foundation stick. I then searched Flower Beauty on my phone and realized it is Drew Barrymore’s cosmetic brand. I have tried this out once since I bought it and I was not a fan of it, but with that being said I did forget to put moisturizer on before applying my primer and foundation. I have extremely dry skin so that could have definitely affected my opinion on the product. I will try it out again. If you are curious, I got it in the shade “SF2”. I also picked up the New York Color BB Creme. I got it in the shade “01 Light”, and I honestly pretty much just got it because it was only $3. I have been loving BB creams lately so once I saw it and saw the $3 price tag I just threw it in my basket because I knew I had to try it. I have not tried it out yet but I swatched a little bit and it seems to have a dewy finish. I am excited to try it on my face. The last product I got was the Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick. I got this in the shade “01 Light” as well, because I am so pale currently. I actually thought this looked like a powder kind of formula, but when I opened it and swatched it I realized it was a cream contour stick and it made me so excited. It swatched beautifully and I am excited to try it out with a full face of makeup.
That is all the new products I have bought within the last few weeks. Sadly now that I have moved out this first month I definitely had to hold back on shopping. I also received 2 of the 5 new little Morphe eyeshadow palettes but those will have their own post coming up in the next few days, I have not been able to put them down they are so pretty. Anyways, thank you all for reading this haul and I hope you have a great weekend.