e.l.f. Haul #14: Reviews, Swatches, & First Impressions

As you may be aware, I am all about an e.l.f. online sale. It can be a burden hunting down sale products that are not already in my collection, but I truly hit the jackpot this time around. This e.l.f. haul 14 is by far the biggest out of all of the hauls in this series, and it features a variety of products. I am pumped to be reviewing skincare, tools, and accessories, in addition to swatching and admiring makeup. There is even new to me makeup in this haul, including me expanding my collection by getting more shades of items that I already love. If these topics are of interest to you, then you are in for a treat. I did try out a new method of lighting for the photography of this post. I personally did not like it and I think I will go back to my other method, but please let me know your thoughts.

e.l.f. haul #14
e.l.f. haul #14


Eyes

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow

The first products in my e.l.f. haul 14 are more Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadows. These final two complete my collection. I like that each have intense pigmentation, while still featuring gentle shades that are easy to work with. They do dry down fully matte and I do not carry concerns that they will move around on the eyelid. I think that they will give you enough time to work with them before they set. I appreciate the mini, doefoot applicator.

Blushing Rose

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow Blushing Rose
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow in Blushing Rose

Brown Cashmere

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow Brown Cashmere
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow in Brown Cashmere

e.l.f. Matte to Metal Eye Primer Transformer in Shimmering Silver

This is my second Matte to Metal Eye Primer. The purpose of these are to transform matte eyeshadow into metallic. The primer seems to set down in the swatch, so I hope that it increases the longevity of my eyeshadow. I am not sure how the silver tint will affect the eyeshadow on top of it. It may change the color. Of course, you can always use these as eyeshadow by themselves.

e.l.f. Matte to Metal Eye Primer Transformer Shimmering Silver
e.l.f. Matte to Metal Eye Primer Transformer in Shimmering Silver

e.l.f. Luxe Lash Kit in Mod Glamour

I went for this particular lash kit because I like lashes that have a thin, clear band. I also thought that Mod Glamour was right in between subtle and glam, making them a safe choice. This lash kit came with a lash applicator.

e.l.f. Luxe Lash Kit Mod Glamour
e.l.f. Luxe Lash Kit in Mod Glamour

e.l.f. Velvet Touch Eyeshadow Palette in Island Breeze

I have seen negative reviews for this product, from pigmentation to staying power. I decided to try this palette due to the low price tag. The eyeshadows themselves feel like cream when you dip your finger in. I am doubtful that they will work well with a brush. I think your best bet with these is to use a good eyelid primer and apply them with your finger. I think they will work well for all-over eyelid application, or to add a pop to your existing eyelid shade. I am worried that these will crease up and move around on the eyelid during the day, as well as fade. They did swatch super creamy, with good pigment and a foiled shine. The colors themselves are gorgeous.

e.l.f. Velvet Touch Eyeshadow Palette Island Breeze
e.l.f. Velvet Touch Eyeshadow Palette in Island Breeze

e.l.f. Velvet Touch Eyeshadow Palette Island Breeze swatches
Island Breeze swatches

e.l.f. Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Brown/Basic

The Eyeliner & Shadow sticks feature a smooth, shimmery stick eyeshadow on one end, and a gentle, non-tugging eyeliner on the other. I like this mild-toned duo, perfect for day looks.

e.l.f. Eyeliner & Shadow Stick Brown/Basic
e.l.f. Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Brown/Basic

Lips

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick

The Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick line is not intended to be full-glam lipsticks. These lipsticks instead provide a natural wash of color with a satin finish. I think the pigmentation and formula holds well to e.l.f.'s intentions, and I love the natural shades. The formula smells like delicious cupcakes. Touch of Nude may just be my favorite.

Touch of Berry

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick Touch of Berry
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick in Touch of Berry

Touch of Pink

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick Touch of Pink
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick in Touch of Pink

Touch of Nude

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick Touch of Nude
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick in Touch of Nude

e.l.f. Lip & Cheek Duo Stix

The purpose of the Lip & Cheek Duo Stix is that they can be used as lipliner/lipcolor, and as blush. One side of the stick is supposed to be a shimmer shade, while the other a matte. I did not find the shimmers to be that noticeable, but the formula is smooth. I appreciate the concept, but I doubt that I will be using them as blush.

Pink

e.l.f. Lip & Cheek Duo Stix Pink
e.l.f. Lip & Cheek Duo Stix in Pink

Rose

e.l.f. Lip & Cheek Duo Stix Rose
e.l.f. Lip & Cheek Duo Stix in Rose

Natural

e.l.f. Lip & Cheek Duo Stix Natural
e.l.f. Lip & Cheek Duo Stix in Natural

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint

The Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tints are supposed to act as a lip stain by providing a natural wash of color. They swatch rather sheer as I expected, but I think that they will work as a tint or stain on the lips. If you are looking for a more intense lip than what these offer, try pairing them up with a lipstick or other lip color.

Dewy Berry

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint Dewy Berry
e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint in Dewy Berry

Red Orange Wash

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint Red Orange Wash
e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint in Red Orange Wash

Rouge Radiance

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint Rouge Radiance
e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint in Rouge Radiance

e.l.f. Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick

I have tried other matte metallic liquid lipsticks, but not any from e.l.f. These swatches did behave like other brands. They dried down to be fully matte in a few minutes, but still have that metallic edge. Precious Metals was a bit streaky, which is an issue I have with lighter-toned liquid lipsticks. I really love the shade of Cool Rust. They feature a rounded, triangular doe-foot applicator with the center cut out. Based upon my experience that shape makes it easy to apply the color where you want it.

Precious Metal

e.l.f. Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick Precious Metal
e.l.f. Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Precious Metal

Cool Rust

e.l.f. Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick Cool Rust
e.l.f. Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick in Cool Rust

e.l.f. Gotta Glow Lip Tint in Perfect Berry

The Gotta Glow Lip Tints are sheer lipsticks that are supposed to react with your body's pH to provide a custom wash of color for the lips. Again, this line is not intentioned to be full-glam lipstick. I like them for more natural days.

e.l.f. Gotta Glow Lip Tint Perfect Berry
e.l.f. Gotta Glow Lip Tint in Perfect Berry

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Hot Pink

I pretty much have every other shade of the e.l.f. lip liners, so I already know that I like the size of the tip, and the formula does not tug. They work perfectly fine for everyday use. I never use the blending brush on the other side, but it can come in handy when you want to use your lipliner as lip color.

e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush Hot Pink
e.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Hot Pink

Face

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer

The Aqua-Infused blush and bronzers are very confusing products to me. When you swatch them they really feel like they are a cream and powder product at the same time. I have not yet figured out how to use them. I will definitely apply them with stippling brushes. I think I will first give them a go over powder to see if they look bad or not, as you should not use cream over powder. I will then try them as cream products and set them with powder. I will say that the formula is luxuriously creamy and is highly pigmented. The swatches looked so diffused and soft around the edges in a good way. This product seems like it would go from cream to powder on the face.

Bronzed Pink Beige

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer Bronzed Pink Beige
e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer in Bronzed Pink Beige

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer Bronzed Pink Beige swatch
Bronzed Pink Beige swatch

Bronzed Peach

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer Bronzed Peach
e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer in Bronzed Peach

e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Aqua-Infused Blush & Bronzer Bronzed Peach swatch
Bronzed Peach swatch

e.l.f. Blush

The e.l.f. Blush line is simply a line of basic blushes. I like each one that is in my collection and I have no complaints about them. They are great for the price. Glow was a bit more gentler than Shy, which packed more of a punch. You cannot go wrong with these staple blushes.

Glow

e.l.f. Blush Glow
e.l.f. Blush in Glow

e.l.f. Blush Glow swatch
Glow swatch

Shy

e.l.f. Blush Shy
e.l.f. Blush in Shy

e.l.f. Blush Shy swatch
Shy swatch

e.l.f. Tone Correcting Powder in Cool

All of e.l.f.'s tone correcting powders throw me for a loop. I am never sure exactly how to use them. I figure that you are supposed to swirl your brush in all of the shades and then apply the powder to your entire face. Are you supposed to set your foundation with it? I often do not need further color correction after foundation. This powder when mixed has a white look, but the swatch itself really did not yield any pigment. How do you use tone correcting powders? Let me know in the comments.

e.l.f. Tone Correcting Powder Cool
e.l.f. Tone Correcting Powder in Cool

e.l.f. Tone Correcting Powder Cool swatch
Cool swatch

e.l.f. Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems

e.l.f.'s Baked Highlighter collection is beautiful. I was surprised that I got some pigment in my swatch without scraping off the top layer. Blush Gems truly is a blush shade, without being fully rose gold. I think that you could even use it as a blush topper and the hue would blend in naturally with your blush.

e.l.f. Baked Highlighter Blush Gems
e.l.f. Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems

e.l.f. Baked Highlighter Blush Gems swatch
Blush Gems swatch

e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain

Tinted moisturizer is a new concept for me. My plan for it is to use it for no-makeup makeup looks. I will use moisturizer, then follow-up with the glow lotion coming later in this post. I will then apply this moisturizer with a brush as if it is a foundation. I think that a blending sponge will soak up too much of this product, as moisturizer is thinner than cream foundation. I am a bit concerned that the undertone is too yellow for me, but at the same time you should never go by hand swatches. I just hope that the shade works out, and that it sets nicely on the face. In the swatch I rubbed it around with my finger a bit, but it is not fully blended.

e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer Porcelain
e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain

Skincare and Cleansing

e.l.f. Mouth Off Lipstick Remover Pads

These lipstick remover pads remind me of nail polish remover pads. This is the same concept, just with makeup remover for your lips.

e.l.f. Mouth Off Lipstick Remover Pads
e.l.f. Mouth Off Lipstick Remover Pads

e.l.f. Makeup Remover Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths

I have never heard of exfoliating makeup remover cloths. The package says that the wipes have exfoliating bumps. I am excited to try these! The concept makes me feel like they will get down and cleanse better.

e.l.f. Makeup remover Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths
e.l.f. Makeup remover Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Lotion in Brightening Rose

This glow lotion can be mixed into foundation, or used directly on the face as a glowing moisturizer. The lotion gave a slight glow to my hand, and the "rose" tint was so slight that I think it is OK to mix this product into foundation without messing up the shade.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Lotion Brightening Rose
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Lotion in Brightening Rose

e.l.f. Hydrating Water Essence

After doing much research on the Hydrating Water Essence I have come to the conclusion that I should use this product all over my face before applying my moisturizer, which should result in enhanced moisturization. I plan on dispensing it right into my fingers to avoid wasting the product by using cotton rounds.

e.l.f. Hydrating Water Essence
e.l.f. Hydrating Water Essence

e.l.f. Mattifying Mask

The Mattifying Mask is a clay mask that is supposed to help your skin not be so oily and/or shiny. It can be applied to problem areas or the entire face up to one to three times per week. The mask itself is a thick white cream. It should be left on for 10-15 minutes. I struggle with oil in my T-zone, making this mask a product that I am curious about.

e.l.f. Mattifying Mask
e.l.f. Mattifying Mask

e.l.f. Massaging Facial Cleanser

I ended up getting this massaging facial cleanser around the same time that my Foreo Luna Fofo arrived. They are basically the same concept. As with the Foreo, e.l.f.'s version is an anti-microbial silicone facial cleanser that uses vibrations and silicone scrubbers to deeply cleanse your skin.

e.l.f. Massaging Facial Cleanser
e.l.f. Massaging Facial Cleanser

e.l.f. Detoxifying Bubble Mask

I have seen this mask in action in videos, and it looks like so much fun! After you apply it to your face it reacts with the air and bubbles up. Once the bubbles dissipate, it is time to remove. You are to cleanse your face with warm water after removal. The bubbles are supposed to clear your complexion by detoxifying the skin.

e.l.f. Detoxifying Bubble Mask
e.l.f. Detoxifying Bubble Mask

e.l.f. Lemon-Infused Mask

This lemon-infused mask is supposed to brighten your skin. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then massage the excess serum into the skin.

e.l.f. Lemon-Infused Mask
e.l.f. Lemon-Infused Mask

e.l.f. Aloe-Infused Soothing Mask

The final mask is aloe-infused to soothe and calm your skin. Same directions as the brightening mask- leave on for 10-15 minutes, then massage the excess serum into the skin.

e.l.f. Aloe-Infused Soothing Mask
e.l.f. Aloe-Infused Soothing Mask

Tools and Accessories

e.l.f. Large Brush Holder

When e.l.f. says "large" brush holder, they are not kidding! It barely fits in frame, but let me tell you, it holds so many brushes! It eliminated two brush holders on my vanity, and still has a tad bit more room to play with. It features a matte white plastic that is supposed to be easy to clean.

e.l.f. Large Brush Holder
e.l.f. Large Brush Holder

e.l.f. x Iris Beilin Pouch

I do not travel, so I really do not need any makeup bags. This one was so cheap I figured what the heck. It is huge and held almost all of the makeup in this post. I thought that it could also function as a purse or evening clutch, considering it's fun pink hue.

e.l.f. x Iris Beilin Pouch
e.l.f. x Iris Beilin Pouch

e.l.f. Rose Gold Makeup Brush Case

This makeup brush case was yet another inexpensive steal. It is roomy to hold plenty of brushes in a variety of sizes. It would also be good for pencils/pens, lipliners, eyeliners, and more.

e.l.f. Rose Gold Makeup Brush Case
e.l.f. Rose Gold Makeup Brush Case

e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Brushes

Micro Contouring Brush

Talk about a truly unique contouring brush! The small rectangle will be perfect for getting into your cheekbones and carving them out properly. E.l.f. also states that you can use it to contour your nose. I will pass on that. I like a brush that is slightly smaller to help me make a precise line that I can blend out easily.

e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Micro Contouring Brush
e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Micro Contouring Brush

Smudge Brush

The smudge brush will be perfect for smudging out eyeliner, creating smoky looks, or applying eyeshadow under the lower lash line.

e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Smudge Brush
e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Smudge Brush

Blending Eye Brush

This brush can be used to blend out the edges of your eyeshadow, and possibly as a fluffy crease brush.

e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Blending Eye Brush
e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Blending Eye Brush

e.l.f. Silicone Smudger

Silicone brushes are great because they clean easily and can really move cream or gel products around. I can see myself using this smudger to smoke out gel or pencil eyeliner.

e.l.f. Silicone Smudger
e.l.f. Silicone Smudger

e.l.f. 11 Piece Brush Set

This brush set was such a steal I could not pass it up. I pretty much have all of the brushes in this collection already, as they are available in e.l.f.'s regular line. The only difference with this set is that each brush features a silver handle and they came inside of a gray, zippered carrying case.

e.l.f. 11 Piece Brush Set
e.l.f. 11 Piece Brush Set

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Brushes

The brushes that I got from the Beautifully Bare line have incredibly short handles. They are the size of travel brushes, but I think they are intended for daily use.

Liquid Highlighter Brush

I suppose that you use a liquid highlighter brush to blend cream and liquid highlighters onto the high points of your face. I tend to use my finger paired with a blending sponge to do the job now. I am slightly leary of using a brush, but at the same time you do not have to use a brush for it's intended purpose.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Liquid Highlighter Brush
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Liquid Highlighter Brush

Eye Shading Brush

To me, the shape of the eye shading brush suggests that it should be used to pack eyeshadow onto the eyelid.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Eye Shading Brush
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Eye Shading Brush

Eye Blending Brush

The final item in my e.l.f. haul 14 is a blending brush with a lot of flex. I think that it will softly diffuse the edges of a light eyeshadow look, but may not work well for hard to blend eyeshadows. I would probably not use it for crease application due to the size.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Eye Blending Brush
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Eye Blending Brush

We have reached the end of this e.l.f. haul 14. I enjoyed being able to discuss, review, swatch, and present a variety of items from e.l.f. in this haul. I am always ready to try out new brushes and skincare, and I definitely have some fun makeup in this mix. I think that my favorite items are the Hydrating Water Essence, brush holder, brushes, and the metallic liquid lipsticks. However, I really am dying to try everything. Do you own any of these items? Which do you dislike, and why? Please let me know in the comments. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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