10 Beauty Products I Couldn't Live Without | e.l.f. Cosmetics

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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Beauty junkies on a budget, look no further ! Nothing screams the Holidays like an amazing beauty bargain that will leave you saving a ton of money to get your loved ones the perfect gifts they deserve this year. And as usual, our wonderful friends at e.l.f. Cosmetics got it all right ;) Here's a round-up of my 10 favourite products & daily essentials from the brand with mini-reviews down below to help you make up! (pun intended!) your mind on which one to get (if you're not just getting everything and taking advantage of the amazing deals I've scored for you above and below!)…

If you know me well, you know that almost all of my go-to beauty looks will begin with a flawless complexion ;) One of my favourite foundation to use, especially during warmer days, is the Foundation serum from e.l.f. Cosmetics which, enriched with a Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 25, provides me with a weightless silky formula that will seamlessly blends with my skin to create a sun-damage protected, radiant, smooth canvas.

I love a good daily moisturizing cream that will not only hydrate you skin but will also leave it nourished, glowing and healthy-looking. e.l.f. Cosmetics sells a wonderful formula that will be very soothing for your skin, moisturizing it primarily with purified water, but also incredibly lightweight and easy to absorb. This one is also enriched with Jojoba, Aloe, Vitamin E and Cucumber to help protect the delicate areas of your skin.

I wear concealer on a daily basis, even when I'm wearing very little makeup; I greatly appreciate the sophistication of a brighter, more steady gaze and e.l.f. Cosmetics HD lifting concealer does an amazing job minimizing fine lines and evening out under-eye skin tone ! Plus, the formula is infused with key ingredients like Vitamin C, Green Tea and Mulberry for lifting and soothing benefits, as well as to help improve skin texture. A little piece of luxury in your makeup case ;)

When it comes to makeup brushes, the whole dilemma these days is about natural hair vs. synthetic. I'm definitely thinking about researching this topic more in depth for you guys, and build a story around it for our Holiday lineup this month, but, in the meantime, here's what I think from a personal experience trying out both: natural hair brushes are ideal to apply powder formulas, if you want to achieve that seamless, flawless, velvety look. Its also a really good tool to avoid or help prevent harsh lines ! That said, I generally go for synthetic hair brushes, like this one from e.l.f. Cosmetics, for creamy of liquid formulas. Most of these will be anti bacterial, softer and more absorbent, and will help you create an even and natural finish, expertly sweeps all types of formula across the entire face and sculpts features beautifully. Also, all of the e.l.f. Cosmetics brushes are vegan friendly !

I'm not really a big fan of creamy formulas when it comes to sculpting and contouring my face; I simply find that powders are more versatile and easier to use on a day-to-day basis. But lately, I've really been into e.l.f. Cosmetics blush/bronzer duo in creams that give my skin a very sheer, natural wash of colour I am obsessed with ! The technology behind the formula uses a cream-to-powder solution that provides and extended wear and allows you to build-up the colours for desired intensity.

This makeup setting mist probably is my favourite on the market right now ! It is very easy to use; the diffuser sprays evenly and the formula is non-sticky and very lightweight,  It helps improve makeup wearability and prevent color from running or fading, a total must-have for any busy girl out there ;)

When I'm rocking a bold coloured pout, there is a good chance a lip liner has been involved in the process to achieve more of a bitten lip look ;) And sometimes, I even use the liner on my entire lips instead of a lipstick, when I'm having a hard time finding an appropriate match for one another. The idea actually came to me when I tried out e.l.f. Cosmetics liner/blending brush duo not too long ago, and realized how precisely and accurately the smooth gliding pencil applied my favourite shades all over my lips. I usually like to top it off with one of the beauty brand's balms for ultimate lip hydration !

e.l.f. Cosmetics has made exfoliating my lips a whole lot easier for me with their lip exfoliting stick infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect on top of scaling off. No more messy exfoliating butters that end up everywhere BUT on my actual pout, or that will dry out my lips in the process, this lip exfoliator gently exfoliates, treats and smoothes lips to remove dry, chapped skin, leaving them feeling conditioned and revitalized !

One of the most important steps (if not THE most important step!) of my daily skin care routine is the makeup removing part. Not everyone is aware of the fact that a skin cleanser simply cannot get rid of all of your makeup, even if you're wearing as little as just some mascara and a little concealer here and there. If you put on makeup in the morning, you MUST take it off using a proper makeup remover otherwise, you will end up clogging your pores, drying out your skin excessively and contributing to the formation of pimples, blemishes or even acne ! Yuks. I like to use e.l.f. Cosmetics makeup removing cloths every night before cleaning my skin, to gently and easily remove all traces of makeup and dirt (even waterproof mascara!). It's also a great on-the-go tools for when you're traveling as one pack includes 20 pre-moistened cloths infused with Aloe Vera Extract for deep hydration and moisture, even the most sensitive skins.

Last but not least, my everyday beauty essentials always include brow gel, as I like to think that eyebrows are the frame to your face. They have to be neat, defined and bold ! This eyebrow tame + treat duo really works beautifully on my brows, treating it with a hair re-growth, vitamin infused gel formula to help stimulate hair follicles so it becomes thicker, and taming it with a fiber enhanced eyebrow mascara formula for a fuller and more natural look.

Interested in stacking up on some of these beauty gems or gifting one of the incredible sets e.l.f. Cosmetics has launched for the Holiday season this year ? Check out these amazing deals curated for you, by yours truly:

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