It’s Friday! Are y’all excited? I have so much going on this weekend and I can’t wait to tell y’all what’s been going on, but I have to wait until everything is settled. For today’s blog post, as the title indicates, I will be sharing with y’all my Top 3 Bottom 3 Elf products to finish out Elf week!
I really like my Top 3 picks and highly recommend them. As for my Bottom 3, I’m not a fan of and wouldn’t recommend them to anyone. However, please don’t get offended by what I say. These products just didn’t work for me but they might work for you. Elf is a very affordable brand, so in the end, if you want to try some of the Bottom 3 I mentioned, it wouldn’t hurt your wallet or bank account that bad. 🙂
I love doing all matte makeup looks because these type of looks are so versatile and can be worn for any event (formal, everyday, work, school, etc). This palette is so affordable and the quality of the shadows is very good for it’s price. If you’ve looked through some of the makeup looks in my portfolio, you’ll realize that I use this palette a lot. This palette has two good transition shades, two skin tone shades, a dark brown and a black. You can do a minimal makeup look or a smokey eye – anything you want. This palette also does well being paired with Elf’s Prism Eyeshadow palettes, which are all shimmer. I know there are many neutral palette alternatives, but none that match this price!
This was the first highlighter that I bought and it was first introduced to me by Kathleen Lights. At first, I thought it was weird to use a baked blush for highlight but when I realized how reflective and pigmented this product was – I knew she was right. If you only swirl your brush/finger in the gold section, you get a really pretty champagne or soft gold highlight. If you swirl your brush/finger throughout the whole product, you get a soft shimmery peach-pink-gold shade, which can also be used a highlight and a blush topper. If you really want to be creative, you can technically use either shade on your eyelids as eyeshadow. Also, the formula is very nice. It doesn’t appear chunky or emphasize pores/blemishes and it blends out very easily.
This is a new love of mine. I recently reviewed this product on my Monday post, which can be read here, and I also used it for my full-face of Elf fall makeup look, which can be seen here. I’m not going to talk about this product that much since I just reviewed it, but in short, I fell in love with this product because it matches the color of my brows perfectly and the formula is very smooth.
This mascara didn’t really do that much for me. It is waterproof and gave my lashes a little definition and volume but there wasn’t any lengthening and the “volumizing” factor went away after the second coat when my lashes started to get really sticky and clump together. I wish this mascara worked for me because it would have been one heck of a steal!
Lip Exfoliator ($3)
This is another product that I heard about from Kathleen Lights. When I first used this, I fell in love with the scent because it smelled like warm brown sugar. I applied this like I would with a lipstick and then I rinsed it under some water and closed it back up when I was done. I continued to use this product for a few days before I realized I had old pieces of lip skin and gunk still stuck to the exfoliator tip. I tried to wash it off but not all of it would come off. When I tried to wipe it against a towel or tissue, the cotton fibers would get caught in the sugar of the exfoliator. After using this for about two weeks, I got grossed out and just couldn’t use it any more. It don’t feel like this product is the most hygienic. I wish there was a better way of cleaning it because the scent of this product is so delicious.
White Professional Brushes ($1-2)
I own many Elf brushes and my personal favorites are the new Beautifully Precise and the black Professional brush lines. Elf has a third brush line that is white but also called Professional. These white brushes are the cheaper ones and in my opinion, is of poorer quality. I don’t like any of the white Professional brushes. Many of these brushes are very scratchy, shed or shrink, and what I mean by shrink is that with each consecutive wash, the bristles get shorter. I don’t experience the same problem with each brush, but overall, I don’t think this line is very good. However, I do highly recommend the Beautifully Precise and the black Professional brushes – those are pretty and better quality, but also more expensive than the white brush line.
What are your top and bottom Elf products?
Let me know in the comments below. I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend and I will ttyl~