UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

November 23, 2013

My First Experience of E.L.F. Cosmetics: E.L.F. Cover Everything Concealer & Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow

A while ago the lovely people at E.L.F. contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing some of their products, I hadn't tried anything from the brand before so I replied with the affirmative! I was very kindly sent me two things from the brand to try, the Cover Everything Concealer in Light* and a Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow in the shade What's Your Name*. 

The Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow was the standout product of the pair. What's Your Name* is a gorgeous dusky purple shade that is absolutely perfect to wear in the crease or lightly swept across the entire lid. I'm not usually one to wear any sort of coloured eyeshadow but I would describe What's Your Name* as a very cool-toned grey-purple and I love how wearable it is. The quality of E.L.F.'s Pressed Mineral Eyeshadows really has impressed me. I found What's Your Name* to apply very evenly and the colour is easily built up. The longeveity of the eyeshadow isn't great when I wear it without a primer (but this is very likely to do with my eyelids, I have this same problem with all eyeshadows) but on top of a primer it lasts all day on me. I have to admit that I reach for this almost every time I wear eyeshadow, I really love how it looks in my crease and I find that it gives a very subtle definition to my eyes. For jut £3.50* I really would recommend these eyeshadows, for me they were a perfect introduction to the brand.

The second product I received was E.L.F.'s Cover Everything Concealer in Light*. From my swatches you can see that this concealer isn't really quite light enough for my skin so it hasn't become a daily staple for me. However, I did wear test this a good few times (whenever I wore darker foundation) and I thought it performed admirably. It is quite a cakey concealer which can be good or bad depending on what you want from it. I found it a tad too heavy to use to conceal dark circles unless you were willing to blend, blend, blend. It was also a touch too dry for any blemishes that were 'on the way out' (a.k.a. had left dry skin behind). The real use I found for this concealer was when blemishes were first appearing, and it really did a good job of concealing them. Adding a little powder on top of my make-up helped prolong the lasting power of the concealer considerably but it did last pretty well throughout the day (which is when thick concealers come in handy). I wasn't unimpressed by E.L.F.'s Cover Everything Concealer but I didn't fall in love with it like I did the Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow. You can find it online here for £2.50*.

All in all, my first experience with E.L.F.'s make-up has been really positive and I'm keen to try more from the brand. Please do leave me any recommendations for products you think I should try in the comments below!



  1. I really like a lot of ELF products and that eyeshadow is quite lovely! Concealers are just so hard to match online which is how I buy ELF so I would probably skip.

  2. I'm gad you liked your purchase. ELF products are inexpensive and some are keepers. I also like some of their brushes. ;)

  3. Great review - I've never tried any elf products either but I keep hearing great things!
    Saida xx


© One Little Vice | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig