e.l.f. Haul #11: Reviews, Swatches, & First Impressions

This eleventh e.l.f. haul contains items that I got during a sale. While I have a few repurchases in the bunch, the others are new to me products that I got some great deals on. This particular sale is a very good example of a peculiarity surrounding e.l.f. sales. Sometimes items appear in their sales that I have never seen or heard of before, and I feel like I follow them closely enough to know the products that they have and had to offer. Sometimes products only appear in sales, and then disappear until the next sale. Finally, some colors are only available during sales. Either way I enjoy snagging up what I can so that I can share my finds with you. Let's get started.

e.l.f. haul #11
e.l.f. haul #11

Brushes

e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set

I would like to start out my e.l.f. haul with brushes! I think the entire idea of this set is really unique. First of all, the brushes come in a brush holder pouch that folds over and Velcro's to protect the brushes. It even has a zippered compartment. The small stipple brush in this set is exactly the same as e.l.f.'s regular small stipple brush. I think the stipple eye brush is a unique concept, and one worth trying out. The tapered stipple is highly similar to a stipple brush from the Real Technique's three piece duo fiber brush set.

e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set
e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set

e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set

e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set Stipple Brush
e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set Stipple Brush

e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set Small Stipple Brush
e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set Small Stipple Brush

e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set Eyeshadow Stipple Brush
e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set Eyeshadow Stipple Brush

e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set Tapered Stipple Brush
e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set Tapered Stipple Brush

e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set case
e.l.f. Stipple Brush Travel Set case

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection

I got an awesome price on this brush collection! It normally retailed for around $30, and I paid $15! The case was advertised as being able to double as an evening clutch that carries your brushes, phone, and more. While it will work for that, I cannot see putting my phone in the same clutch with dirty brushes. Either way, it feels to be of good quality. The brushes are ultra soft. I will use the powder brush for face powder application. The foundation brush is just that- a basic foundation brush. I have never once used a foundation brush to apply my foundation. The blush and bronzer brush is excellent for contouring, blush, and bronzer application. The eyeshadow brush is pretty much e.l.f.'s eyeshadow "C" brush, which is an absolute staple for me. The eyeliner brush can also double as an eyebrow brush, and reminds me a lot of wet n wild's eyeliner brush that I really like. Finally, the lip brush is standard.

A note about e.l.f.'s brush quality- they are excellent and I highly recommend them! They are always soft and durable. I have not had any shedding or falling apart issues over the years. I have brushes that I have used a million times and they are still in tip top shape.

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection case
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection case

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Powder Brush
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Powder Brush

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Blush & Bronzer Brush
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Blush & Bronzer Brush

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Foundation Brush
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Foundation Brush

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Defining Brush
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Defining Brush

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Eyeshadow Brush
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Eyeshadow Brush

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Eyeliner Brush
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Eyeliner Brush

e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Lip Brush
e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Lip Brush

Face

e.l.f. Eye Makeup Remover Pads

These pads are a repurchase for me. I had to throw away the last package without using up all of the pads because the adhesive for the cover did not last. One day I found my package wide open and the pads were dried out. However, they did work while they were wet. My recommendation is to store these in a zippered storage bag.

e.l.f. Eye Makeup Remover Pads
e.l.f. Eye Makeup Remover Pads

e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick

This is one of those products that I have never heard of before the sale. I started using this after finishing up Milk Makeup's version of this stick. I have to say I am not a fan but I will finish it up. The consistency and feel on my face reminds me of a glue stick, without it being sticky. I think it can stand to be creamier and more moisturizing. I rub it all over my face and then go back with my fingers to make sure all of the product is rubbed in, but it hardly ever feels like I applied any product. There are definitely other moisturizers on the market that are better.

e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick
e.l.f. Daily Moisture Stick

e.l.f. Zit Eraser

When I saw these were back in the sale section I ordered three! e.l.f. discontinued the zit eraser, and unfortunately it works well for my acne. The ingredients in their roller ball acne spot treatment are similar, but not the same, and it does not work as well for me. e.l.f., please bring this back!

e.l.f. Zit Eraser
e.l.f. Zit Eraser

Eyes

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lash Tint Mascara

I have never found an e.l.f. mascara that I like and tend to stay away from them. I figured what the heck about trying this one since it is a little bit different. I think it definitely does what it is supposed to do- tint your lashes by making them a little bit blacker and longer, but still natural looking. The only weird thing about the formula is that it dries sticky! One coat of mascara leaves them tacky to the touch all day, but it does not bother me at all. Two coats causes my eyelashes to feel like they are going to stick together and keep my eyes shut all day, which does bother me. Definitely only use one coat of this stuff.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lash Tint Mascara
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lash Tint Mascara

Lips

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Velvet Rope

Here is a color of the moisturizing lipstick that I had never heard of. Again, I love this formula because it is buildable, moisturizing, and comfortable to wear.

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick Velvet Rope
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Velvet Rope

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick Velvet Rope swatch
Velvet Rope swatch

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color

As far as I knew I had the entire collection of matte lip colors. Then e.l.f. ran their sale and included these colors that I have never seen before. I hope that I finally have the whole collection. I love these because they are comfortably matte, highly pigmented, and last fairly well. They also have a sharpener on the opposite end of the tip, but I have never needed to use it. I do not think that Coral lives up to it's name. It is more of a nude to me. Nearly Nude is just fine.

Coral 

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color Coral
e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Coral

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color Coral swatch
Coral swatch

Nearly Nude 

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color Nearly Nude
e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Nearly Nude

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color Nearly Nude swatch
Nearly Nude swatch

Blush & Bronzer

e.l.f. Bronzed Beauty Blush & Bronzer

I am so sure that I have seen this set appear in various Christmas gift sets and in the Disney sets that Walgreens used to have. This is just a cheap blush and bronzer that I got for the heck of it. They both have some shimmer in them, so if you do not like that, you will not like this product. The mini kabuki is useless to me and very coarse. The pigmentation is decent.

e.l.f. Bronzed Beauty Blush & Bronzer
e.l.f. Bronzed Beauty Blush & Bronzer

e.l.f. Bronzed Beauty Blush & Bronzer swatches
e.l.f. Bronzed Beauty Blush & Bronzer swatches

e.l.f. Bronzer in Sun Kissed

The final item in my e.l.f. haul #11 is a bronzer. These cheap bronzers from e.l.f. are the bomb! They deliver great pigmentation that lasts all day, with a tiny price tag. I highly recommend these. Again, some shimmer is present but I do not mind. I have other shades and have not had any issue with looking orange.

e.l.f. Bronzer Sun Kissed
e.l.f. Bronzer in Sun Kissed

e.l.f. Bronzer Sun Kissed swatch
Sun Kissed swatch

Those are all of the products in my e.l.f. haul. Have you tried any of them? Please share your thoughts in the comments. I am super excited to try out the brushes. I think they might be the biggest steal this time around. Thanks for reading, and until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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