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Smokey New Year’s Makeup With elf Cosmetics
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We’re so close to bidding 2017 farewell – just a few days away! I don’t know about you, but I have big, big, big plans to be in bed by 10 pm. Ha ha! Actually I say this every year and manage to stay up way later than usual puttering about and getting things done. Truth be told, that’s my favorite thing to do!
Even though I’m not going out, there’s no excuse not to have fun with some makeup! I put together this lovely smokey New Year’s makeup look with some new products sent to me from elf Cosmetics, along with Urban Decay and the Muse Lip Tin by Huda Beauty I picked up with a Christmas gift card.
elf Cosmetics is one of my drugstore makeup loves. Regardless of price range, there are a few beauty brands that I’ll always love and elf Cosmetics is definitely on that list. The prices are mostly $10 and under and the quality is quite respectable.
The look I created for this post is thanks to a few products from the elf Cosmetics Studio Line, which generally costs between $3 – $10 per item. The quality is definitely a step above the less expensive elf Cosmetics Essentials line which features products that vary from $1 to $3 each.
One product I struggle with is the elf Cosmetics Baked Highlighter ($3). This one is the shade Blush Gems. In general, I find that baked makeup products are either completely fantastic or extremely difficult to work with. That’s the case with this highlighter, which I feel like I have to scrape from the pan to get any kind of color payoff.
The good news is that when I spray a makeup brush with elf Cosmetics Post Workout Cool Down Mist ($8) from the elf ACTIVE line, the highlighter shows up much better! I also like to use this spray to set my makeup – I haven’t actually tried it after a workout, but rest assured it’s a multi-purpose product.
I used a different primer to create this look and can’t tell you why I didn’t reach for the elf Cosmetics Hydrating Face Primer ($6). I had another primer in mind to complete the subtly shimmery end result!
When it comes to eyeshadows, elf’s palette game is strong! I’m a fan of their shadows and am enjoying the elf Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Rose Gold ($10). While I won’t go so far as to claim they’re the absolute best I’ve ever used, the shadows are smooth and easy to work with and have a nice amount of color payoff.
The other products I used to create this look are as follows: