Two nice things from E.l.f. – Hd-powder and eyeliner
Two nice things from E.l.f. – Hd-powder and eyeliner
After my first meeting with E.l.f. brand, when I was not disappointed, I add some new products of this brand in almost every order from iHerb. Today I will show you HD-powder and creamy eyeliner ELF.
E.L.F. Cosmetics Undereye Setting Powder High Definition Sheer
So, what does this product look like? This light-scattering powder is intended to fix concealer and light camouflage of imperfections.
It has small plastic package with tight cap and weight around 1.2 grams. But keeping in mind the fact that you don’t need to apply it on all areas of your face, but only eye zone, consumption is pretty low. Sifter was plastered with safety film. You can find small and useless brush coming with this product.
All these were packed into plastic and carton box:
Powder consists of white flour-like material with shimmering particles. Powder itself is transparent and is not intended to mask anything. But when you apply it, light starts to scatter by skin, making bruises and imperfections truly less noticeable. Furthermore it perfectly fixes concealer or tone cream under the eyes. Original brush is too small, that’s why I apply it using Setting Brush from Real Techniques.
Powder in the container
I put it on my hand. It looks white, but in fact it’s transparent and will not whiten your skin or change its color.
Shaded. You can’t see almost any changes on hand)
Let’s check on the face. Only BB-cream here.
Here I powdered zone under the right eye (It’s on the left part of the photo in front of you).
The bruise is less noticeable, but most of the work was done by BB-cream.
Here I added powder under both eyes for symmetry.
But you can reach maximum effect by applying it on raw skin. E.g. – I powdered zone under right eye (it’s on the left side of photo), add nothing but powder on my face.
In my opinion effect is obvious. You can still see the bruise, but it became less noticeable. Thanks to this powder I started to use concealer more rare, using only BB-cream (I apply BB on all parts of the face, including zone around eyes), and powdering zone around eyes. This powder fixes cream, gives dullness and visually masks. It can’t hide severe bruises, but if you have light ones, you can get new fresh look, avoiding cream from sliding into the folds under the eyes. I don’t see any disadvantages, and my skin is not dry. You always have to use proper amount and shade it well, or you will look like you have flour on your face)) If applied moderate, you won’t notice it on eyelids, leaving only small shimmer visible. I also use it to powder base for eyeshadows, making shading much more easier.
Eye more closer
List of ingredients: Talc, mica, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, silica, magnesium stearate, dimethicone, sodium dehydroacetate, ascorbyl palmitate (Ve), phytonadione (Vk). May Contain: Iron oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), manganese violet (Cl 77742), mica (Cl 77019), titanium dioxide (Cl 77891), yellow no 5 lake (Cl 19140), red no 40 lake (Cl 16035), ultramarine violet (Cl 77007), blue no 1 lake (Cl 42090)
Rating: 5, good stuff.
E.L.F. Cosmetics Cream eyeliner ELF Punk Purple
I have another eyeliner ELF of same type in Metallic Olive color and I really like it. This time I ordered another color – Punk Purple, because I wanted to have violet eyeliner since a while. But this has reduced quality. Metallic Olive lays with solid layer without pattern baldness. It also dries fast and can be layered or corrected easy. Punk Purple can have pattern baldness, and second layer can be added only after full drying of first one. Such drying takes not less than 3-4 minutes, while Metallic Olive dries in less than couple of minutes.
Eyeliner is packed into tightly closed transparent jar with black cap. I have found small beveled brush in package, but I use my own, because you can’t create great images using this tiny brush. It has pretty huge volume – 4.7 grams.
Brushes – beveled brush from liner and rounded one from powder package.
Color looks really amazing in jar – deep violet with small shimmers.
It has creamy gel consistency and medium density. It can give pattern baldness during applying. You need to get use to select exact amount of product (not more or less), resulting in proper layering, which is pretty difficult. You can draw thin line with it, but it will not be really noticeable, that’s why you have to draw pretty wide one. It dries in 3-4 minutes. Due to not really intensive color, you can use it as cream eyeshadows. But in that case you have to sit with closed eyes until it dries to avoid rolling into the folds. It looks perfectly as eye arrows after drying, I use it during all day without any problems. But I don’t use arrows without eyeshadows, that’s why I can’t predict how it will apply to raw eyelid. You can remove it using any make-up remover.
On the left side I used it once, on the right – I used it more thicker, using as eyeshadows. Shimmer is almost not noticeable. Finish result looks more matt.
Rating: I can give 6 for technical characteristics, but I will add one point for color, and you can still use it) thus, I give 4.
General view after using of both products. You can’t see powder itself, but it’s on photo)