elf Cosmetics recently relaunched their website in the UK, I believe after a change in distributers and I decided to pick up a few of their multi-shade palettes. Now, I love affordable, high quality make up. Who doesn’t? As much as I like to pretend I’m not a high end girl, I totally am but I am always on the hunt for more affordable products.
I’m naturally, I’ve become utterly obsessed with highlighters so their Ambient Palette (£7.50) was first into my basket. Standard. The palette comes with 4 highlighter shades for all skin tones – plus you can mix a little of each for a customised shade. I found there’s definitely a shade in their for everyone, whether you prefer golden tones, a more pinky shade or champagne. These are quite a subdued highlight in comparison to my usual ‘I-can-see-you-from-outer-space’ highlight but I actually really like the finish on the skin. They add a lovely ethereal glow to the skin that’s very brightening but soft despite the lack of pigment I usually expect from my highlight.
I also bought their Blush Palette in Light (£7.50) which has a lovely mix of shades – there’s a coral pink, a deeper rosier toned shade as well as a neutral, almost bronze and a shimmery rose. These are all really well pigmented and add just the right amount of colour to the cheeks. I’ve found the wear time to be really good too.
Contour isn’t dying off and whilst I have the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit in Light, I felt trying a cheaper alternative was worth a shot. The Cream Contour Palette (£7.50) comes with one highlight shade and three different depths of contour. The varying shades of contour make this kit great for different skin tones and at less than £8, you can’t go wrong These are all very pigmented and nicely formulated to blend well into the skin. I found these really easy to work with and gave a really natural contour with good coverage.
Palettes aside, I also grabbed the Warm Bronzer (£4.50) which looked interesting as I don’t normally go for bronzers with shimmer but I thought I’d embrace the glow and in my basket it went. I do think this would work really well as eyeshadow too as there’s four different sections of the bronzer. This looks lovely on the skin, not at all muddy or orange plus it’s not overly shimmery but gives a radiance to the cheeks.
What I find really fantastic about these little palettes is that you can pop the shades out to mix them up and create your own travel friendly kit. Plus they all come with a well sized mirror, making application on the go a doddle.
What’s your favourite elf product?
Love, Kate xo