e.l.f. Haul 10: Reviews, Swatches, and First Impressions

If you are someone who often feels frustrated with e.l.f.'s online sales due to their new product restrictions, know that I am right there with you. Their "new" products stay in the new category for so long that you can almost never get them in a sale. This e.l.f. haul was rather successful for me because a bunch of products finally qualified for the sale! I was able to grab a variety of items and finishes. The only thing that I really wanted was the Mad for Matte 2 palette, but it is always out of stock! Either way, I think I got some top-notch items. I have reviewed, swatched, and shared my first impressions of all of these items. If you like makeup hauls, keep on reading!

e.l.f. haul 10 products
e.l.f. haul 10 products


Lips

e.l.f. Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover

The first item in my e.l.f. haul is a lip color remover. This is an oil that is designed to break down and remove stubborn lip products. I got this because every now and again I wear some sort of matte liquid lipstick or a lip stain that hangs around after makeup removal. I have not yet used it because I am saving it for those times. However, I do not see how this would not work, since oil in general breaks down makeup well. No doubt this product will be extremely handy and one you will want to keep around. The packaging reminds me of a lipgloss.

e.l.f. Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover
e.l.f. Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover

e.l.f. Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover applicator
Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover applicator

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Mint Maniac

E.l.f.'s original lip exfoliator is one of my holy grail products. I use it nightly before bed, and follow it up with a lip balm. It has saved me from having dry, flaky lips, which I suffered with for my entire life. It should be obvious that when they released new flavors that I was instantly intrigued. They finally are no longer considered "new," so I selected mint to try out. Mint lip products are always nice, and this one smells minty. My only concern with these new exfoliators is that they appear to be smooth. The online pictures always looked smooth, and I was hoping that in real life they would be more gritty. The original is very gritty due to it being more of a sugar scrub, which is why it is effective. I am going to try this one out when my current one is used up. I hope that it ends up exfoliating, even though it is not yet gritty.

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator Mint Maniac
e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Mint Maniac

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx

This is probably my 100th review of the moistuirizing lipsticks. As you know, they are super soft and creamy, almost hydrating for the lips. They are basic lipsticks that are great for any makeup user, and the pigmentation is buildable, giving you ultimate control. Pink Minx is a lovely pinky coral color, which is fun for summer.

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick Pink Minx
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Minx

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick Pink Minx swatch
Pink Minx swatch

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Scarlet Night

I am a huge fan of the Matte Lip Colors, and I bought this one to complete my collection (although, as I found out later, my collection is not 100% complete, wink wink). These are definitely comfort mattes, in the sense that they dry down matte but feel soft on the lips. The pigmentation is just as excellent as the shade range. The size of the tip is perfect for lip application, even when you wear it down. It does have a sharpener on the opposite end of the tip, but I have never used the sharpeners. Scarlet Night is great for fall or for a vampy look.

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color Scarlet Night
e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Scarlet Night

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color Scarlet Night swatch
Scarlet Night swatch

e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipsticks

These are my first ever Velvet Matte lipsticks from e.l.f. I bought two shades that I thought I would get much use out of. I was blown away by the swatches! They are very different from the moisturizing lipstick line. They provided full pigmentation in one swipe, and the color is strong. They are very soft and creamy. The only downside is that the swatches never set down matte. They stayed shiny like a regular lipstick. Maybe they will dry down on the lips? While that is heavily disappointing, considering the whole point of these lipsticks are that they are supposed to me matte, I love the pigmentation so much that I will use them anyway.

Blushing Brown

e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick Blushing Brown
e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick in Blushing Brown

e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick Blushing Brown swatch
Blushing Brown swatch

Bold Berry

e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick Bold Berry
e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bold Berry

e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick Bold Berry swatch
Bold Berry swatch

e.l.f. High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Bitten Pink

I am not the world's biggest fan of high shine lip products, but I needed this one from e.l.f. in my collection to try out. It is super shiny and glossy, and of course the formula reminds me of a lipgloss, but with plenty of pigmentation. I will give it a go, I may even try it over lipstick. I do not think it will become a favorite. Bitten Pink is a great nude color, the kind that I adore to the moon and back.

e.l.f. High Shine Liquid Lipstick Bitten Pink
e.l.f. High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Bitten Pink

e.l.f. High Shine Liquid Lipstick Bitten Pink applicator
Bitten Pink applicator

e.l.f. High Shine Liquid Lipstick Bitten Pink swatch
Bitten Pink swatch

e.l.f. Day to Night Lipstick Duo in Need it Nudes

By now you are probably noticing that I bought plenty of nude and mauvy lip products, but those are the colors I wear and love the most! These duos remind me of wet n wild's ombre lipsticks, due to the packaging and size of the bullets. I really like the idea of a day to night stick, because you can carry one lipstick in your purse all day. You can even use both shades at a time to get an ombre effect. The swatches were creamy and pigmented, very similar to the moisturizing lipsticks.

e.l.f. Day to Night Lipstick Duo Need it Nudes
e.l.f. Day to Night Lipstick Duo in Need it Nudes

Day swatch

e.l.f. Day to Night Lipstick Duo Need it Nudes day swatch
Day swatch

Night swatch

e.l.f. Day to Night Lipstick Duo Need it Nudes night swatch
Night swatch

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush

In the past I purchased two lip liners, and I thought they were just fine. I went ahead and completed my collection this time around. I have been trying to make lip liners a part of my everyday makeup because they keep the edges of your lips looking crisp, and prevent color bleeding. These are creamy, basic, everyday liners that anyone can use. I have not used the brushes yet, but I would use them to blend the line all over my lips. I have one odd thing to note here. I bought two reds in this haul, the shades Dark Red and Red. E.l.f. totally has the names reversed, as you will see with the swatches! The liner labeled "Red" is significantly darker than the liner labeled "Dark Red," which is a vibrant red. How funny is that?!

Dark Brown

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Dark Brown
e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Dark Brown

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Dark Brown swatch
Dark Brown swatch

Red

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Red
e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Red

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Red swatch
Red swatch

Dark Red

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Dark Red
e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Dark Red

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Dark Red swatch
Dark Red swatch

Wine

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Wine
e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Wine

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Wine swatch
Wine swatch

Face

e.l.f. Color Correcting Stick in Correct the Red

My favorite type of color correctors to try out are green because I have plenty of redness. This style of corrector, a concealer stick, is different and somewhat innovative. I have actually used this one time. It is very green, and somewhat thick. It blends out OK, but it is not the easiest. Pairing the difficult blendability with the pigmentation means you get lots of green left behind. This can be bad because sometimes you can see green correctors through your foundation. I need to use this a few more times and experiment with it before I make a solid opinion. Definitely a little bit goes a long way.

e.l.f. Color Correcting Stick Correct the Red
e.l.f. Color Correcting Stick in Correct the Red

e.l.f. Color Correcting Stick Correct the Red swatch
Correct the Red swatch

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Brushed Copper

Liquid eyeshadow products freak me out because I fear they will crease and just not dry down properly. At the same time, I really wanted to try one of the molten eyeshadows. I picked Brushed Copper to start with, because the light, champagne hue seemed perfect for most eyeshadow looks. I really like the color and the beautiful shimmer. I can see myself patting this color all over the lid, or only in the center of my lid for a pop of shimmer. I can also see myself using it as a brow bone, inner corner, or face highlight. This product has a doefoot applicator and dries down rather quickly. You will have to work fast on the eye when blending it out to be sure you get it how you want it before it dries. Based upon the drying of the swatch, I think this will not crease or transfer shimmer onto other parts of my eyelid.

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Brushed Copper
e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Brushed Copper

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Brushed Copper applicator
 Brushed Copper applicator

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Brushed Copper swatch
Brushed Copper swatch

e.l.f. Tinted Shape and Stay Wax Pencil in Neutral Brown

This is a basic, tinted brow wax pencil. I have some clear wax pencils, but not a tinted one. It works just as well as any other wax pencil I have used, and the color matches me fine.

e.l.f. Tinted Shape and Stay Wax Pencil Neutral Brown
e.l.f. Tinted Shape and Stay Wax Pencil in Neutral Brown

e.l.f. Tinted Shape and Stay Wax Pencil Neutral Brown swatch
Neutral Brown swatch

e.l.f. Corrective Concealer in Erase & Conceal

I bought this concealer palette because I have the other one in skin tones, and I liked the formula. I am all about trying out new color correctors for whatever reason. These swatched with just the right amount of pigmentation. I have used this once and they blend out easily. I think they get the job done good enough.

e.l.f. Corrective Concealer Erase & Conceal
e.l.f. Corrective Concealer in Erase & Conceal

e.l.f. Corrective Concealer Erase & Conceal swatches
Erase & Conceal swatches

e.l.f. Cream Blush Palette in Bold

I have the other cream blush palette in light, and it is one of my all-time favorite blushes. Cream products make me nervous, especially blushes because I am afraid I will apply too much and look like a clown. Each of the blush palettes have awesome pigmentation and creaminess. The light palette gives me a great flush of color and I never have to worry about using a light hand, despite the serious pigmentation. I use the e.l.f. small stipple brush with it (but your favorite stipple brush will do). It always blends out nicely and the color does not fade throughout the day. I hope that the bold will also not make me look like a clown and will work just as well as the light palette, giving me more color options. Bold swatched just as pigmented and creamy.

e.l.f. Cream Blush Palette Bold
e.l.f. Cream Blush Palette in Bold

e.l.f. Cream Blush Palette Bold swatches
Bold swatches

e.l.f. Matte Blush Duo in Rosy Flush

Matte makeup is where it's at, including blush. I bought this for the rosy color on the left. The color on the right does not seem like a blush color to me. Perhaps when I apply it to my cheeks it will look like a natural blush compared to my complexion. These are totally matte and appear to have just the right amount of pigmentation. You may be able to mix these two shades to create a beautiful new blush.

e.l.f. Matte Blush Duo Rosy Flush
e.l.f. Matte Blush Duo in Rosy Flush

e.l.f. Matte Blush Duo Rosy Flush swatches
Rosy Flush swatches

e.l.f. Highlighting HD Powder

My final items in my e.l.f. haul are the Highlighting HD powders, which I have never purchased before. In the past I have not been blown away by any of their highlighters. These look promising. The best drugstore highlighters, in my opinion, are the wet n wild coloricon highlighters. They have definitely become my point of comparison for other drugstore highlighters. Upon swatching these I do not think they are dupes for wet n wild's, but I think they are the best highlighters from e.l.f. that I have tried. I just need to use them on my face. They are very shimmery and I like both of the shades I selected.

Starlight Glow

e.l.f. Highlighting HD Powder Starlight Glow
e.l.f. Highlighting HD Powder in Starlight Glow

e.l.f. Highlighting HD Powder Starlight Glow swatch
Starlight Glow swatch

Sunset Glow

e.l.f. Highlighting HD Powder Sunset Glow
e.l.f. Highlighting HD Powder in Sunset Glow

e.l.f. Highlighting HD Powder Sunset Glow swatch
Sunset Glow swatch

What did you think of my e.l.f. haul? Overall, I am pleased. I purchased plenty of products that are excellent for daily use, so I know that they will not lay around going bad. Do you have any of these products? Are there any that you want to try? I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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