e.l.f. Haul #13: Reviews, Swatches, & First Impressions

It feels like a hot minute since I have posted an e.l.f haul, but they finally had a 50% sale! I jumped on the opportunity to try out new products, as well as add on to my existing collections. This haul is definitely going to be colorful and swatch filled. I kind of went crazy with eye products, but they are honestly my favorite type of makeup. I think I found some real winners in this haul, and I hope you stick around to discover them with me! Let's get started.

e.l.f. haul 13
e.l.f. haul 13

Tools

e.l.f. Mixing Palm Palette

My first item in my e.l.f. haul 13 is a super handy tool. For a while I was really wanting something that would function as a foundation mixing palette. I could not find anything in my home that was suitable, so I bought a mirrored glass candle dish from the dollar store. It works fine, but you do have to be cautious about dropping and breaking it, besides the pointed edges. This palette is perfect because it is easy to handle and is virtually hands-free. It has a velcro strap on the back so that you can securely wear the palette on your arm or around your hand. I will be retiring my glass dish and using this bad boy. I need it for lightening my foundations and/or adding drops to make them more luminous.

e.l.f. Mixing Palm Palette
e.l.f. Mixing Palm Palette

e.l.f. Pointed Powder Brush

This pointed powder brush had very good reviews, so I decided to give it a try. Oddly shaped powder brushes tend to not work for me as they somehow take coverage away, as if they are removing my foundation. The reviews said that this is one of those brushes that you start using and cannot stop, as it applies setting powder beautifully. I can say that it is luxuriously soft and has an appropriate amount of give. I have been able to use it a few times with success thus far, but I would like to experiment with other powders before I decide if this brush is a replacement for standard powder brushes.

e.l.f. Pointed Powder Brush
e.l.f. Pointed Powder Brush

e.l.f. Selfie Ready Detail Perfector

The detail perfector is definitely a different style of brush. e.l.f. claims that it blends as if you were using your finger. It is a densely packed, small domed brush. Based upon it's size I think it is best suited for use around the eye area to blend out harsh lines in eyeshadow.


e.l.f. Selfie Ready Detail Perfector
e.l.f. Selfie Ready Detail Perfector

e.l.f. Small Smudge Brush

When you hear the words "smudge brush" you think of a brush that is used to smudge eyeliner for a smokey look. Getting to see this brush in person I must say that I am disappointed. It does not look any different than their $1 concealer brush, so I do not feel as though I just added a new brush to my collection. With this being said, I am sure it can smudge somewhat decently, but I do have a purple-handled Real Techniques smudge brush that works excellent already. This is probably a brush to skip.

e.l.f. Small Smudge Brush

Lips

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

The lip exfoliator is a tried-and-true, daily use product for me that I swear by. I like to repurchase products such as this one during sales because I depend on them. I rub the exfoliator all over my lips in a circular motion for about 30 seconds, then wipe the excess away with a tissue. I follow up with lip balm. I do this nightly before bed. I have tried one of the newer lip exfoliators, but they are super soft and melt away quickly. While they are effective, they do not last me as long as the original. The original is entirely more economical. During this haul I also repurchased the daily brush cleaner, but I have talked about it so many times on the blog I did not want to bore you again.

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator
e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipsticks

I am a huge fan of the e.l.f. matte lip color, so getting into the liquid matte lipsticks is an easy choice for me. I already have Praline in my collection because it is one of my all-time favorite lip shades. I can confidently say that the liquid matte lipsticks provide full coverage in one swipe, and are highly pigmented. They dry down to be fully matte in a matter of minutes. They are on the drying side of matte lip products, rather than being more comfortable or moisturizing. If you do not like that dry lip feeling, you may not enjoy these. I can tolerate these matte lipsticks personally. As far as staying power goes, I have had no real issues. Matte lip products tend to last well anyway. The colors that I purchased in this haul are so pretty and I cannot wait to dip into each one.

Tea Rose

e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick Tea Rose
e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose

Blushing Rose

e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick Blushing Rose
e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick in Blushing Rose

Coffee

e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick Coffee
e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick in Coffee

Smokey Taupe

e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick Smokey Taupe
e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick in Smokey Taupe

Face

e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer

I am someone who really jumps around from moisturizer to moisturizer. I get plenty samples to test out in the subscription boxes that I unbox, but I do need a daily moisturizer for those times when I have no samples. Right now I am using Loreal's Hydra Genius, but it is too expensive. I bought mine with a coupon, but I would like to find a good moisturizer at a lower price point. This one by e.l.f. is half the price of Loreal's, so fingers crossed!

e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer
e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer

e.l.f. Flawless Color Correcting Pen in Correct the Red

I may or may not have an obsession with trying out various green concealers, but redness is one of my biggest issues. I am not a fan of e.l.f.'s color correcting stick in correct the red. I cannot wait until I use it up so that I can move on to another product. I know that pen concealers get a bad reputation for having to click them 100 times before the product dispenses. I only had to click less than 10 times to get the product going. It is hard to judge a color corrector without using it on your face. It does have a thin formula and is somewhat sheer. The shade of green is light, which is probably good for my fair skin.

e.l.f. Flawless Color Correcting Pen Correct the Red
e.l.f. Flawless Color Correcting Pen in Correct the Red

e.l.f. Flawless Color Correcting Pen Correct the Red swatch
Correct the Red swatch

e.l.f. Baked Highlighter & Bronzer in Bronzed Glow

You may have noticed that I have not included a swatch of this product. You basically cannot swatch the e.l.f. baked products because you get no pigment from them. They all have a hard outer coating that needs to be scrapped off before use. This prevents the product from breaking during shipment. I honestly have so many of their baked products to scrape that just put this one on the back burner as well. I can tell by looking at the product that it will provide a light, summery bronzed glow with a highlighter that is on the whiter end of the spectrum, which I like. People always say the baked products are amazing once you scrape the top off.

e.l.f. Baked Highlighter & Bronzer in Bronzed Glow
e.l.f. Baked Highlighter & Bronzer in Bronzed Glow

Eyes

e.l.f. Matte to Metal Eye Primer Transformer in Twinkling Taupe

I wanted to try one of the matte to metal primers for the fun of it. I did have a sample of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin and Minor Sin, which are both highly shimmery primers that transformed all of my eyeshadow into shimmers. I would imagine that this primer would have the same effect. It did dry down completely smooth, making me confident that it will not crease. I can see myself applying it over regular primer and only onto the areas that I am looking for shimmer. It has a skinny doe-foot applicator.

e.l.f. Matte to Metal Eye Primer Transformer Twinkling Taupe
e.l.f. Matte to Metal Eye Primer Transformer in Twinkling Taupe

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadows

I already have some molten liquid eyeshadows in my collection, so I am simply adding on. I really like them because I can trust that they will not crease, and they have a stunning shine when dry. The pigmentation is almost full, but good enough for my needs. I apply them to specific areas and blend them out with my finger. They make for an awesome shimmery halo eye! They have a doe-foot applicator kind of like the ones you get in lip gloss.

Cool Steel

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Cool Steel
e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Cool Steel

Mocha Metal

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow Mocha Metal
e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Mocha Metal

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadows

The smooth matte eyeshadows are a new product for me. I have to say that I am really impressed with the swatches! They feel like super creamy concealers packed with pigment. You will see that I started to blend out the nude linen swatch with my finger to get a better idea of how they blend. They do diffuse very nicely. They dry down to be fully matte quickly, but not so fast that you do not have time to work with them. I selected these particular shades because I think they will act as nice bases or eyelid shades.

Nude Linen

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow Nude Linen
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow in Nude Linen

Soft Beige

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow Soft Beige
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow in Soft Beige

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Jewel Pop

I am a fan of all of e.l.f.'s 10 pan eyeshadows and have collected each one. I am now adding jewel pop to my collection, and wow is it pretty! I was absolutely blown away by the swatches. Look at that pigmentation! The eyeshadows feel so smooth and creamy, and are fully matte as promised. If you like colorful eyeshadow, definitely consider adding this palette to your collection.

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette Jewel Pop
e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Jewel Pop

e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette Jewel Pop swatches
Jewel Pop swatches

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadows

The sculpting silk eyeshadows are not showstoppers like the jewel pop palette, but they are decent for the price. I do consider them to be basic drugstore eyeshadows. I like them and I am not bashing them in any way. You do get what you pay for. They do not feel as smooth as jewel pop. I think beginners will really appreciate these mini palettes.

Fierce Blue

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Fierce Blue
e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow in Fierce Blue

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Fierce Blue swatch
Fierce Blue swatch

Smoke Showstopper

I wanted to make a special note about this palette. The first two shades are gorgeous and so unique, even for my huge collection! You can totally use them all over the lid as your only eyeshadow shade for a quick and easy makeup look.

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Smoke Showstopper
e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow in Smoke Showstopper

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Smoke Showstopper swatch
Smoke Showstopper swatch

Brown Beauties

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Brown Beauties
e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow in Brown Beauties

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Brown Beauties swatch
Brown Beauties swatch

Berry Please

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Berry Please
e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow in Berry Please

e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow Berry Please swatch
Berry Please swatch

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duos

I am ending this e.l.f. haul 13 with more best friend eyeshadow duos for my collection. The same thoughts that I have about the sculpting silk eyeshadows apply to these duos. I am not someone who wears only two eyeshadows at a time, but I can appreciate the concept. They are perfect for those five-minute light makeup days. For me, I supplement them with other shadows.

Soul Mate

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo Soul Mate
e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo in Soul Mate

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo Soul Mate swatch
Soul Mate swatch

Pink Pal

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo Pink Pal
e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Pal


e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo Pink Pal swatch
Pink Pal swatch

Tea for Two

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo Tea for Two
e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo in Tea for Two

e.l.f. Best Friend Eyeshadow Duo Tea for Two swatch
Tea for Two swatch

What did you think of my e.l.f. haul 13? Have you tried any of these products, or will you after reading this post? Tell me your thoughts in the comments. I think that I am most pumped about the jewel pop palette, the liquid lipsticks, and the smooth matte eyeshadows. I do feel as though I got fair value for my money and that more products ended up being good than being duds. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope to see you again for my next e.l.f. haul! Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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