The Absolute BEST of ELF Beauty | $125 ELF GIVEAWAY

ELF is an inexpensive luxury made makeup brand. I have tried SO many of their products and want to share the ones I LOVE and the ones I DON’T.

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!


Well, I have been using ELF products for about 4 years. I love this brand for many reasons: affordable, accessible, and diverse. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are products I absolutely do not like or use by ELF but that’s true for every cosmetic line you will ever use. I will list the products I have tried and that have not worked for me and then I’ll get to the fun stuff! 

You can win the products pictured here, at the end of the blog post!!!

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!I tried and didn’t like:

-All the Foundation. Just orange colored and broke me out bad. 

-HD Powder, it’s not supposed to flash back on camera but it does. 

-Intense Ink Eye Liner, it was a pen and dried out the first time I used it. 

-Setting Spray, I loved the original one but they downsized the bottle and upped the price so it’s not affordable to me anymore. 

-Lashes, they just never flow well with my real lashes so I end up looking super fake. Great for costume makeup though. 

-Brushes, these are hit and miss. I liked their stipple brush but it always sheds bad! It’s the same with their foundation brush. I, however, love others that are included below! 

What I LOVE:

SKIN CARE: ELF Hydrating Bubble Mask $14, Eye Refresh $3, Exfoliating Scrub $6, and Cleansing Cloths $3. 

PRIMER: ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer $6 and Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer $2.

BRUSHES: ELF Contouring Brush $6, Kabuki Face Brush $6, Ultimate Blending Brush $6, and Precision Sponge Trio $12.

FACE: Cream Contour Palette $6, Blush Palette $6, Illuminating Palette $6, Contour Palette $6, Baked Highlighter & Bronzer (Bronzed Glow) $3, Warm Bronzer $4, Contouring Blush and Bronzer Kit $4, and Baked Highlighters in Moonlight Pearls and Blush Gems $4.

EYES: Necessary Nudes Palette $6, Prism Eyeshadow Palette $10, Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Saturday Sunsets $6, Eyebrow Kit $3, Cream Eyeliner (in pot) $3, and Baked Trio Eyeshadow in Brown Bonanza and Peach Please $3.

LINERS AND LIPS: Eyeliner & Shadow Stick (Brown/Basic and Smoke/Black) $3, Velvet Matte Lip Color $3, Velvet Matte Lipstick $3, and Lip Liner with Blend Brush $3.

*At the bottom of the lip products, there is a cap. If you pull the cap off the product, there is a sample of the color in there to try!

MASCARA: I do like their mascaras but I have found I like others better. The ones I loved from ELF: Mineral Infused $3, Volumizing and Defining $2, and 3 in 1 $3.

EXTRAS: Shine Eraser Sheets $1, Makeup Remover Pen (great for touching up eyeliner and mascara oops) $3, Clear Brow and Lash Mascara $2, HD Eye Setting Powder $3, and Lip Exfoliator $3.

WANT TO TRY: Beautifully Precise Brush set $74, Micellar Cleansing Water $7, Hydrating Gel Mask $12, Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool $5, Aqua Primer Mist $8, Facial Massager $4, Tavel Makeup Case $8, and Brush Cleaning Glove $10.

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!

  I have been blessed to have been sent products by ELF to review. I want to bless one you ladies with $100 of ELF products as a thank you for following along! These are products I was sent but already owned and loved!!! I hope that you will find the products that you love and work for you too!

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  1. Lauren Hamilton
    July 7, 2017 / 3:42 am

    I would like to try the Contouring Brush.

  2. Jennifer Hays
    July 7, 2017 / 5:54 am

    I love their cosmetics!!!! I’d be interested to try the baked bronzer. I’m always looking for a really good one and have yet to settle on one!

    • July 8, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Inexpensive and rather amazing, what’s not to love?! Love love love their bronzers!!

  3. July 7, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I was so excited to see your giveaway! I’m also a big fan of e.l.f. products and have written about them on my blog too! My favorite is the Mad for Matte 2 palette. It has all the warm colors I love to use every day and is small which is great for travel!

    • July 8, 2017 / 9:39 am

      So glad you’re as excited as I am!! ooooo I need to look at that pallet!

  4. Kim Pincombe-Cole
    July 7, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    I love the ELF makeup primers! I’ve tried both the Mineral Infused Face Primer & the Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer – love them both!

    • July 8, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Love it!!! You have to start with a good base!

  5. Cynthia Gaarder
    July 7, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    the primer for sure

    • July 8, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Isn’t the primer amazing?!

  6. michel
    July 9, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I want to try the primers!

  7. Evie B.
    July 17, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I would like to try their mineral infused face primer.

  8. Dana Rodriguez
    July 18, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Cream Contour Palette sounds really nice!

  9. Marilyn Nawara
    July 18, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    I would like to try the e.l.f. Skincare Skin Care (Exfoliating Scrub)

  10. linda
    July 19, 2017 / 8:56 am

    I would really love to try the powders!

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