e.l.f. Haul 9: Reviews, Swatches, and First Impressions

So far in 2017 e.l.f. cosmetics has not had many sales. I always do hauls from their sales because of the amazing prices. This e.l.f. haul is actually pretty old now, dating back closer to Christmas. However, I think it is still relevant to share my reviews, swatches, and first impressions, because you may be interested in these products. While not all of them are still available, some are. Besides that, looking at and talking about makeup is fun! In this haul I was able to to try some products I was waiting a long time to get, as well as being able to get more shades of products I enjoy. I hope you will stick around for the reviews and swatches!

e.l.f. haul 9

e.l.f. Exfoliating Scrub

The first item in my e.l.f. haul I got by by redeeming some Beauty Squad points. It is a rather thick exfoliating scrub for the face. It says you should only use it about twice a week. I always welcome new scrubs into my routine, but I'm not sure how it will be different from the others. 

e.l.f. Exfoliating Scrub
e.l.f. Exfoliating Scrub

e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream

The Illuminating Eye Cream was a surprise sample! I am all for free samples. I do not use any eye cream, so what the heck, I will give this a try.

e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream
e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream

e.l.f. Mineral Booster in Corrective Yellow

I have to be honest and say I have no idea what e.l.f. expects you to use this product for. The name "Corrective Yellow" leads me to believe it is for color correcting, yet it is a loose powder. Maybe it can be used under the eye area as a "banana" powder. The powder seems a little bit chalky, but not terrible. If you have a good idea for how to use this product, tell me in the comments.

e.l.f. Mineral Booster Corrective Yellow
e.l.f. Mineral Booster in Corrective Yellow

e.l.f. Mineral Booster Corrective Yellow swatch
Corrective Yellow swatch

e.l.f. Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Clear/Dark

I already had this in a darker shade, and figured I would get another. If you take a good look at the product, you will notice something weird- there is shimmer in it! Why on earth does an eyebrow mascara need shimmer? I hope it does not really show up in your brows. Besides that, I like this product. It almost appears to be like a fiber mascara. These kinds of products do not swatch well, but I am pleased with the color.

e.l.f. Eyebrow Treat & Tame Clear/Dark
e.l.f. Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Clear/Dark

e.l.f. Eyebrow Treat & Tame Clear/Dark swatch
Clear/Dark swatch

e.l.f. Loose Eyeshadow in Honey

I do not have any other eyeshadows like this one. All of the product is down in the cap, and you press the sponge-tip applicator into it. It took me a few dips into the powder to get the swatch. I definitely think you can build it up and make a pretty look with it. I am not sure how often I will reach for this.

e.l.f. Loose Eyeshadow Honey
e.l.f. Loose Eyeshadow in Honey

e.l.f. Loose Eyeshadow Honey applicator
Honey applicator

e.l.f. Loose Eyeshadow Honey swatch
Honey swatch

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick in Fair/Light

I have been waiting to try this concealer out for a while. I bought it in the lightest shade, which ended up being OK. I prefer super light concealers for undereye brightening, and this could be lighter. I am pleased by how creamy it is and how easily it blends. It is probably a better concealer stick on the market.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick Fair/Light
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick in Fair/Light

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick Fair/Light swatch
Fair/Light swatch

e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink

As you already know, I am all about e.l.f.'s lipsticks. I love this neutral pink shade. Of course, it is creamy and buildable. These lipsticks are great for those of all skill levels.

e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick Runway Pink
e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink

e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick Runway Pink swatch
Runway Pink swatch

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Liquid Highlighter in Illuminating

This is another product I was dying to try because liquid highlighters were growing in popularity. My first note is that the product tried coming out super fast for me. I included a picture so that you can see. Definitely be careful while dispensing this. I like the golden champagne shade. It blends nicely, however, it feels very oily. Also, the swatch never set, meaning it stayed oily and gross. I have other liquid highlighters that I prefer over this one, because they set and do not feel disgusting.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Liquid Highlighter Illuminating
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Liquid Highlighter in Illuminating

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Liquid Highlighter Illuminating product

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Liquid Highlighter Illuminating dispensed
Illuminating dispensed

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Liquid Highlighter Illuminating swatch
Illuminating blended swatch

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow in Sailing Escapes

This is a basic eyeshadow, but the pigmentation is impressive! I do not use blue a lot, but it is nice to have around.

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Sailing Escapes
e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow in Sailing Escapes

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Sailing Escapes swatch
Sailing Escapes swatch

e.l.f. Sunkissed Glow Bronzer in Warm Tan

This bronzer is more of a cheap e.l.f. bronzer, but I was surprised by the pigmentation! It is totally not for use on lighter makeup days. It is a nice golden brown shade, yes, with some shimmer. Shimmery bronzers really do not bother me, but I know a lot of people dislike them. The shimmer is not too intense.

e.l.f. Sunkissed Glow Bronzer Warm Tan
e.l.f. Sunkissed Glow Bronzer in Warm Tan

e.l.f. Sunkissed Glow Bronzer Warm Tan swatch
Warm Tan swatch

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm

Yay, I finally got more lip kiss balm shades! They are perfect for no-makeup makeup looks. They are tinted lip balms that provide just the right amount of pigmentation, without being lipsticks. They are minty and refreshing for the lips.

Flirty & Perky Pink

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm Flirty & Perky Pink
e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm in Flirty & Perky Pink

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm Flirty & Perky Pink swatch
Flirty & Perky Pink swatch

Berry Sweet

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm Berry Sweet
e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm in Berry Sweet

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm Berry Sweet swatch
Berry Sweet swatch

XO Red

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm XO Red
e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm in XO Red

e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm XO Red swatch
XO Red swatch

e.l.f. All Over Color Sticks

I bought one of the all over color sticks out shopping one day, and I was impressed by the creamy formula. You can blend them so easily with your fingers, and they make for a good cream highlight. Depending on the shade you might even get away with using them as a blush, but they are very shimmery. I had to get some more of these!

Golden Peach

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick Golden Peach
e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Golden Peach

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick Golden Peach swatch
Golden Peach swatch

Spotlight

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick Spotlight
e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Spotlight

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick Spotlight swatch
Spotlight swatch

Lilac Petal

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick Lilac Petal
e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Lilac Petal

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick Lilac Petal swatch
Lilac Petal swatch

Persimmon

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick Persimmon
e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Persimmon

e.l.f. All Over Color Stick Persimmon swatch
Persimmon swatch

e.l.f. Day to Night Smoky Kit

I have always been a fan of the eyeshadow duos, and this was a great chance to get some more. The pigmentation is decent. I think the provided colors are perfect for creating a variety of smoky eye looks.

e.l.f. Day to Night Smoky Kit
e.l.f. Day to Night Smoky Kit

e.l.f. Day to Night Smoky Kit light swatches

e.l.f. Day to Night Smoky Kit browns swatches

e.l.f. Day to Night Smoky Kit darks swatches

e.l.f. Lash Love Kit

The final item in this e.l.f. haul is a neat little kit! The eye makeup remover pads are new to me, but I like the idea. They are the perfect size for the eyes, and they are dedicated to eye makeup. I always have a hard time getting every bit of eye makeup off, so these will come in handy. I already own the waterproof eyeliner pen, and I love it! I will definitely put this one away for later. Also included is the natural lash kit and lengthening & defining mascara. I have never been impressed by their mascaras in the past, so I will pass this one along. The lashes are alright. I do not find e.l.f.'s to look very natural, and I prefer a transparent band.

e.l.f. Lash Love Kit
e.l.f. Lash Love Kit

e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen black swatch
e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black swatch

This concludes my e.l.f. haul! Do you use any of these products? Which ones are your favorites? Also, do you have a use for the mineral booster powder? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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