Last week I received my latest order from e.l.f. I ordered:
Mineral lip gloss in Trendsetter- It has little smell which is a plus because e.l.f. lip products can tend to be a bit mediciney or super fruity smelling. Feel is OK- rather sheer feeling and sparkle isn't gritty. I really like Trendsetter as a color-- rather nude with slight brown slant. Not bad for $3
I got another of the Prime & Seal eye product for the seal part. $3-- I will continue to buy this product even though I only use the sealant because I like the ease of application and it does hold mineral liners in place pretty well.
I ordered Lip Lock Pencil-- this is a clear product you are supposed to apply outside your lip line to prevent lip product from bleeding. It's rather waxy feeling and I should have looked into this more. I thought it would be more like a primer for lip color to have more staying power. $3
The mineral version of smudge brush. The handle is bamboo and bristles are ivory rather than black plastic/black for other version. Makes a very good liner brush. $3
Mineral Infused Face Primer- $6- I am pleasantly surprised about this product. I have tried several brands of face primers. Smashbox ($36 for 1 oz/ $49 for 2 oz), Serious Skin Care ($22.50 for 1 oz), Philosophy (The Present- $25 for 2 oz) and Laura Geller ($25 for 2 oz) Similar to Smashbox clear primer in consistency and feel at a much smaller price- $6 for almost 1/2 oz. I hated Philosophy primer because it was intensely fragranced with Lavender-- not my favorite smell- the e.l.f. primer has no smell. Laura Geller Spackle was OK. My favorite primer up to this point was Serious Skin Care A-primer (Pictured with e.l.f. clear product at left) but I actually prefer the e.l.f. one because it doesn't contain the sparkles like A-primer. This primer goes on velvety feeling and then dries down to skin-like feel whereas A-primer still feels "slick" long after. The finish is more matte (top right photo) compared to A-primer sparkles (bottom right photo.) I do feel like pores are diminished and it gives a nice empty canvas for foundation.
Even after trying to clean off my hand with a baby wipe and soap, there were still areas where the product did not remove.
Midnight is a blue based black--it didn't apply very evenly-- kind of sheers out. I actually don't wear much black liner so I gave this to my daughter -- the bluish tint will work great with her reddish brown eyes.
Copper is a reddish brown base color with copper flecks. I like the slight shimmer it has. This is definitely a keeper for me since reddish colors emphasize the green in my eyes.
Metallic Olive is more brown than green. Really not much shimmer/metallic look once applied. It ends up being rather neutral.
Plum Purple is another color I really like because the purple is red based vs. blue based, once again bringing out the green in my eyes. This color would be even nicer with a little shimmer like Copper.
Gun Metal is a dark gray with silver shimmer. This is actually quite an interesting color for those that prefer cooler liner colors. I may end up giving this one to my daughter also since it would accent her eyes.
Ivory is a bit sheerer than the other above colors so it almost applies as pure shimmer than "color". I will definitely be using this one on my lower waterline since it will brighten & open my eyes.
All are very worthy at $3!! This is definitely a product I will repurchase.