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Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Makeup | 1 comment

e.l.f. – Mineral Booster Natural Mineral Makeup in Sheer

e.l.f. – Mineral Booster Natural Mineral Makeup in Sheer

I’ve had this Mineral Booster powder from from budget New York make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face) for quite a while now but I’ve only just got round to trying it. It’s part of e.l.f.’s mineral make-up range, made from 100% natural minerals with no chemical additives, dyes or parabens. I’ve already reviewed a few products from e.l.f. including their Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink. The Mineral Booster is a loose powder that is packaged in a small tub with a ‘sieve-type’ shaker and a black lid. I have been using the Sheer shade which is a very pale creamy colour with a pink undertone, although I have to say when it is on the skin it is pretty much translucent. e.l.f. suggest that Mineral Booster powder can be used alone, or worn over foundation and concealer to give a matt effect. I wouldn’t really recommend using it on its own, the powder is so light and fluffy that it doesn’t really ‘grip’ to the skin and...

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Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

e.l.f. – Shimmering Facial Whip in Pink Lemonade

e.l.f. – Shimmering Facial Whip in Pink Lemonade

Another great value product from New York budget make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face) today, this is Shimmering Facial Whip in Pink Lemonade. I do have to say it is a VERY little tube, just 9.5g! It comes in a cardboard blister pack (pictured below) which I kind of like, it gives it an accessible ‘available to everyone’ kind of feel. Shimmering Facial Whip is a fairly thick creamy lotion in a dark pink pearlised colour, and it is easy to squeeze just the right amount out of the nozzle on the little tube. This product can be used as a highlighter on eyes, lips or cheeks so is a true multi-tasking product. Pink Lemonade is VERY pearlised so you only need a tiny amount to get a nice shimmer, and be sure to blend it really well particularly if using it on your cheeks so you don’t just end up with pearlised rosy round patches! It does give a lovely rosy glow on cheeks though, with a...

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Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

e.l.f. – Baked Eyeshadows in Pixie & Dusk

e.l.f. – Baked Eyeshadows in Pixie & Dusk

It was only fairly recently that I discovered budget New York make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face), but I like what I have seen so far and today I am reviewing their Baked Eyeshadows in Pixie and Dusk. These cute domed single eyeshadows have actually been baked in an oven to give them their blendable powder finish! e.l.f.’s nice, simple black and clear packaging suggests that the brand is more premium than it is, and each of these Baked Eyeshadows comes packaged in a cardboard box. The ingredients within the Baked Eyeshadows include Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to help nourish and hydrate the skin. I have been using these eyeshadows dry but they can also be used wet for a more intense, vibrant colour – just apply them with a damp eyeshadow brush. Pixie is a strong mid-pink colour shadow with a gold shimmery undertone, you can clearly see the shimmer on the close-up image above. Dusk is a very dark grey colour shadow with...

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

e.l.f. – Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15

e.l.f. – Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15

I have recently been testing out a few goodies from New York budget make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face), and I have been fairly impressed with this little tube of tinted moisturiser. I do have to say it is a VERY little tube, just 12g! But it’s a great size for tucking inside a make-up bag or handbag and it’s great value too. It comes in a cardboard blister pack (pictured below) which I kind of like, it gives it an accessible ‘available to everyone’ kind of feel. If you’re a regular reader of Beauty Best Friend you will know that I like to protect my face from the sun during the day and this tinted moisturiser contains SPF15 which is enough to protect your face from the average everyday sunshine. e.l.f. Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 is available in a choice of 7 shades, I chose ‘Rosy Beige’ which is a tanned beige colour with a hint of rosy pink. It does have quite an orangey tan to...

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #3

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #3

Welcome to the third episode of ‘The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick’! I am on the hunt… the hunt for the perfect pink lipstick that is ‘MLBB’ or ‘my lips but better’. You know, the sort of colour that looks from a distance like you’re not wearing lipstick, like you just have naturally pink, plump perfect lips. The sort of colour you can just slick on from the tube and doesn’t need painstaking application with liner and lipbrush. The sort of colour that looks like ‘my lips, but better’. This is the third lipstick that I have tested during my hunt, Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink from budget New York make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face), and it is the first natural mineral lipstick that I have tried. Mineral products are made using 100% natural oils and minerals and contain no chemical additives, no parabens and only natural dyes, so they cause no long-term threat to your health. I would say that Runway Pink is more...

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