Complexion Products,  Drugstore Makeup

Best ELF Products – Makeup and More

E.L.F. Cosmetics has come so far and expanded so much from where they began. This brand carries so many products that I don’t know if one person could truly try them all. Nevertheless, I have tried my fair share. These are the BEST.

ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer

ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer Satin FInish
ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer- Satin Finish

This is a nice concealer for under eyes as well as blemish concealment. Not the fullest coverage concealer out there, but that does make it look more natural and easier to blend. I find that it wears well throughout the day – no crazy oxidation color changes or breaking up in weird ways on your face.

Retails for $6, available in 25 shades. (link to purchase from Ulta) (link to purchase from ElfCosmetics.com)

ELF HD Powder in Soft Luminance

ELF HD Powder in Soft Luminance - Best glowy illuminating drugstore face powder

Another $6 winner. It’s hard to find a good glowy powder at the drugstore. I’ve been on the hunt for awhile and tried out quite a few. This might be a bit too sparkly for some, but I find the effect to be lovely.

Link to Purchase HD Soft Luminance from Ulta

Link to Purchase HD Soft Luminance from Elf Cosmetics

ELF HD Powder in Soft Luminance - a super up close macro view
ELF HD Powder in Soft Luminance an up close look
ELF HD face powder in soft luminance, sparkly
ELF HD Powder in Soft Luminance- super close up so you can see the tiny little sparkles.

ELF Jelly Pop Watermelon Cleanser

ELF JellyPop Watermelon Jelly Cleanser

This is the closest drugstore cleanser I’ve found comparable to Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. I still use a cotton square with makeup remover to take off most of my heavy eye makeup first. Then I use a cleanser. This produt doesn’t leave skin feeling stripped and dry but does an effective job of cleansing. It doesn’t even irritate my eyes when I really work it into my lashes to remove remaining traces of eye makeup. The watermelon scent is not strong- honestly I’m not a huge watermelon fan, so I was somewhat worried about what the scent would be like.

ELF BrushesFor Eye and Face

ELF Makeup brushes - the best

So many good brushes to choose from. They really do get the job done. These are my favorites:

  • Eyeshadow Brush – white handle, retails for $2
  • Eye Crease Brush – white handle, retails for $2
  • Flawless Concealer Brush – black handle, retails for $4. This is truly the best brush I’ve ever used for concealing blemishes.
  • Flawless Face Brush– black handle, retails for $6. Love it for applying bronzer. I’ve got one for home and one for the gym bag.
Best ELF Brushes by StefsEdge – close up of handles

ELF Flawless Finish Foundation

ELF Flawless finish foundation

I’ve repurchased this a few times in different shades. It has a clean laundry type scent that isn’t terrible, but I wish it had no fragrance at all. Still the coverage is good (probably medium/full), and it comes in tons of shades – 40 shades available on ELF’s website. If you need a $6 foundation this is the one!

Just one word of caution – whatever shade you pick looks lighter when it comes out of the bottle. Somehow the glass is making it look a bit darker. Keep this in mind if you’re trying to shade match in person.

ELF Glitter Eyeshadow Primer

Sadly the glitter eyeshadow primer appears to be discontinued (November 2021)

ELF Glitter Eyeshadow Primer

AKA “Glitter Glue,” This is not just for people who wear glitter on their eyes! Use this on your lid to amp up the effects of any shimmer eyeshadow or any shadows with sparkles as well. This primer will keep them stuck to your lids until you take it off – no sparkles falling on your cheeks during the day.

You’ll see me mention “glitter glue” or “glitter primer” in blog posts where I do swatches or review different eyeshadow palettes and formulas. This is all you need. There are more expensive ones on the market, sure there are, but this is what I use, and I just can’t bring myself to pay more when this product works so well!

Retails for $3.00 and will last nearly forever since you use the tiniest amount.

Tell me your favorite E.L.F. products in the comments!

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