|Competition: Win all 10 elf make up products! Enter through the portal at the end of this post.|
Is it Christmas already? Because it sure feels like it! Earlier in the week I received a fabulous 10 piece package from elf Cosmetics which made a brilliant excuse to play around with my new products and make up brushes. elf Cosmetics is a low cost high quality cosmetics brand who offer a wide range of make up and tools for all aspects. As you can see below, a wide range of products is exactly what I got. Whilst I was inspired by the ‘Going Back to School’ theme, instead I wanted to this post and vlog to be slightly more dramatic and less ‘preppy’ (if that makes sense?). So ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, I present to you the ultimate Back to University Look. Oooh yeah. The reasoning is this; I have recently graduated from University and I am (kind of) gutted that I shall not be making a return this semester. As an ex student I know how costly make up can be and with friends pestering you all the time to get ready quickly, your make up needs to be ‘student versatile’. Therefore my versatile idea is this; a slight smokey eye, a light contour with a punchy coral finish on the lips. Makeup fit for both lectures and the Student Union- you can’t wrong!
As you can see in the image at the very top of this post, the look is ever so natural yet subtly powerful. Although I am no make up artist, I decided to also create a YouTube video (see below) so that you guys can see exactly how I managed to create this look whilst getting a good look at the products too. I always like to see exactly how products look and sit on the skin as sometimes the colour differs from what is actually advertised on the packaging! Therefore, here is a brief summary of my thoughts on these products:
Elf Concealer: this concealer is beautifully thick having the ability to hide any impurities and dark circles.
HD Mattifying Cream Foundation: as I am not a huge foundation wearer (usually preferring minerals) I was however pleasantly surprised on this foundation’s extremely light finish. This foundation is oil free which makes it perfect if you have combination or oily skin. As we speak (or as you read) I am touching my skin thinking how soft it is.
Translucent Matte Powder: shine be gone! I love how this powder banishes all shine away from your face. Yet again it is ever so light making it perfect for redefining and and adding a smooth finish to your skin.
Elf Shimmer: I got this shimmer in the colour gold which adds a warm finish to the skin. I like to use this product on my cheek bones, collar bone and shoulders because it helps to illuminate your features. I feel like a defined gold magnum!
Mineral Glow: contour, contour, contour-the pigment of this mineral is gorgeous! A little bit goes a very long way on your brush, so don’t go too crazy!
Cream Blush: I am not usually a big fan of cream blushes but this one was surprising. Whilst I was half expecting it to just melt onto my brush, it however went on nicely. I applied this blush to the apples of my cheeks and it looked oh so rosie!
Eye Shadow: This eye shadow is extremely versatile! You can also use it to fill in your eyebrows.
Volume Pumping Mascara: dark, mysterious, and valumptious! All you need in a mascara.
Natural Lash Collection: vaaa vaaa vaaa vooom! These lashes are great for adding extra length and thickness.
Moisturizing Lipstick in Coral: Oh my days I just LOVE this lipstick. I would have to say that this product is my favourite above the rest. Usually my lips get very chappy and sore in the cold weather, so dry lipsticks are a major no no. This lipstick is a moisturising heaven; it treats the lips whilst giving it that dramatic coral finish. If there is one product to get from elf, this is it!
WIN: Want the whole look too? Thanks to elf Cosmetics, one of you lucky readers can win yourself all of the above products mentioned in this post. Yes all of them! To enter all you have to do is subscribe to Eltoria on YouTube, share the video, and follow elf Cosmetics on Twitter! However, you will be disqualified if you cheat or show any dishonest behaviour, for example, follow and then unfollow. Those of you who do subscribe to my YouTube channel will automatically enter my next competition. Best of luck!
|Watch the makeup tutorial by clicking here.|
What do you make of this look?