e.l.f. Haul #12: Reviews, Swatches, & First Impressions

It has been a really long time since I have done an e.l.f. haul, but I am back at it again. I like to haul when they are doing a 50% off sale, but I do not buy every time. It depends on how often the sales are, and which products have been released from the "new" category and are finally eligible for the sale. This haul is a combination of new to me products, as well as buying more shades of products I already love. If you love hauls, and drugstore makeup as much as I do, then you are in the right place!

e.l.f. haul 12
e.l.f. haul 12


Eyes

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Rose Gold

The first item in my e.l.f. haul is another molten liquid eyeshadow. This is the second in my collection. I thought this shade would work really well for my Christmas Eve eye look. These liquid eyeshadows are super shiny and completely dry down and stay in place. The small doefoot applicator spreads the product out evenly without patchiness. However, you can use your finger to spread out the product if you prefer. It dries down in enough time to allow you to work with it.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Rose Gold
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Gold

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duos

I thought that these eyeshadows could have swatched better. I did note that the peach color in the Peach Squad duo felt soft and buttery, very different from the other colors. It is possible that these will apply better with a brush.

Bestie Brown

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo Bestie Brown
e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo in Bestie Brown

Peach Squad

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo Peach Squad
e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo in Peach Squad

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow in Rose All Day 

I like the color selection in this palette. Again, pigmentation was lacking in the finger swatch.

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Rose All Day
e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Rose All Day

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Glowing Eyes Palette in Matte Essentials

Pigmentation was a little bit better with this palette, but still not as good as I like to see. One of the shades matched my skintone and would not show up on my skin for anything. I also think the two mid-tone browns are very similar and will not stand out on the eyelid.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Glowing Eyes Palette Matte Essentials
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Glowing Eyes Palette Matte Essentials

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Glowing Eyes Palette Matte Essentials swatch
Matte Essentials swatch

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palettes

Out of all of the eyeshadow palettes swatched from this haul, these two palettes are the best in terms of quality and pigmentation. I already had the original Mad for Matte palette, and definitely wanted to complete my collection. I highly adore the color schemes in each of these palettes. Both have suitable base, highlight, and crease shades. The most concerning thing I ran into while swatching is that the pans were wiggling around in the Holy Smokes palette while I was rubbing my finger in the pan. It felt like the glue was loose and that the pans could fall out!

Summer Breeze 

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette Summer Breeze
e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Breeze

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette Summer Breeze swatch
Summer Breeze swatch

Holy Smokes 

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette Holy Smokes
e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Holy Smokes

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette Holy Smokes swatch
Holy Smokes swatch

Brows/eyes

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Brow Gel in Medium

I think this gel will be a good shade match for my eyebrows. I like how the applicator is angled. That should make application a breeze. The applicator is like a very thin mascara wand, with grooves like a screw.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Brow Gel Medium
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Brow Gel in Medium

e.l.f. Shadow, Brow, and Liner Palette 

This is basically an eyeshadow palette that e.l.f. wants you to use as eyeshadow, brow filling powder, or as eyeliner. I think this palette would work really great as a neutral, matte eyeshadow palette. Also, all of the shades make excellent crease/transition shades. I think this is a handy palette to keep around because we all have other eyeshadow palettes that we really like, but they have no suitable crease shades. You could easily reach for this palette as a supplement. As far as using this palette as eyebrow powder, I could only use the last shade. Perhaps if you were a blonde you could make this palette work. Finally, I would not use it as a liner palette. None of the shades are dark enough in my opinion to be used as liner. I thought the pigmentation and formula was fine.

e.l.f. Shadow, Brow, and Liner Palette
e.l.f. Shadow, Brow, and Liner Palette 

e.l.f. Shadow, Brow, and Liner Palette swatches
Shadow, Brow, and Liner Palette swatches 

Face

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette in Fresh & Flawless

This palette was a big letdown for me. The pigmentation is severely lacking. To make matters worse, the blushes are extremely chalky and I could not make them swatch. In addition, the top left shade that is supposed to be a highlighter is not shimmery/shiny at all! It is also a strange, dark color on my skintone. I do not see how applying it with a brush will cause it to look shiny. I do not even know who could pull off such a peculiar, dark shade. Save your money on this one.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette in Fresh & Flawless
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette in Fresh & Flawless

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette in Fresh & Flawless swatch
Fresh & Flawless swatch

e.l.f. Shimmer Highlighting Powders

I purchased two more of the shimmer highlighting powders in this haul because I am obsessed with the other two I own! Pearl glow is a white highlighter, which is my favorite kind. You may have noticed that there is a product missing from my haul picture up above. The second highlighter, Rose Glow, arrived to me completely destroyed. I did not want to hold up posting this while I waited for the replacement. No worries, e.l.f. is sending me another. I still wanted to show it so that you all can see the color and decide if you want to purchase it. I did a swatch by dipping my finger in the rubble and swiping it on my skin. It did not swatch the best, but it is something to show.

Pearl Glow

e.l.f. Shimmer Highlighting Powder Pearl Glow
e.l.f. Shimmer Highlighting Powder in Pearl Glow

Rose Glow

e.l.f. Shimmer Highlighting Powder Rose Glow
e.l.f. Shimmer Highlighting Powder in Rose Glow

e.l.f. Shimmer Highlighting Powder Rose Glow swatch
Rose Glow swatch

Tools/brushes

e.l.f. Silicone Glitter Applicator

I have never seen a tool like this before, and I had to try it! I was thinking that it might be helpful for shimmery and foiled eyeshadows- the kind that work the best with a damp brush.

e.l.f. Silicone Glitter Applicator
e.l.f. Silicone Glitter Applicator

e.l.f. Crease Brush

I feel like I am still on the hunt for the perfect crease brush. I did not yet have this one, so it could not hurt to give it a go. I am a big fan of e.l.f. brushes. The quality you get for the price is insane. I have some that I have been using daily for years and they are still going strong.

e.l.f. Crease Brush
e.l.f. Crease Brush

e.l.f. Detail Crease Brush 

While I was picking up the regular crease brush, why not try out the smaller version?

e.l.f. Detail Crease Brush
e.l.f. Detail Crease Brush 

e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner

The final product in my e.l.f. haul is a holy-grail repurchase for me, and a product that I have raved about many times on the blog. The daily brush cleaner is a product that you use in between regular deep cleanings. It removes color from your brush and sanitizes it. I have never had any color transfer from the day before. It really extends your brushe's cleanliness in between cleanings.

e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner
e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner

This e.l.f. haul ended up being so-so in my book. A lot of the swatches were lackluster for me. It is important to remember in cases like these that finger swatches do not tell the whole story. Sometimes products apply better with a brush. With that being said, I will hold out hope that I did not buy mostly duds. I did get some real top-notch finds in the bunch. Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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