Play Beautifully with e.l.f. Cosmetics

Play Beautifully with e.l.f. cosmetics

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Who says high-end beauty has to be the only beauty products you buy? Personally, I like to mix it up with drugstore and high-end beauty brands. One of my go-to’s is cruelty-free e.l.f. cosmetics, especially for their makeup brushes. I’ve also recently discovered how to play beautifully with e.l.f. cosmetics Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil, $1.00, and Lip Plumping Gloss, $5.00.

Play Beautifully with e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss

Play Beautifully with e.l.f. cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss

Lately, I’ve heard some buzz about the return of lipgloss. I couldn’t be happier as I’ll take glossy lips over matte any day. Not only do I love the look of these e.l.f cosmetics glosses, but I also like the feel of them on my lips. Formulated with Vitamin E and Coconut Oil, the Lip Plumping Glosses keep my lips looking and feeling plump and hydrated. They are also cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free, which makes them perfect for everyone.

Play Beautifully with e.l.f. cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss Swatches

If you’re looking for the perfect nude, I highly recommend the gorgeous Mocha Twist. It has just the right combo of peach and brown to compliment almost any skin tone. I love pairing Mocha Twist with Champagne Glam, which is a shimmery peach gloss with micro-glitter. It’s the perfect topper for Mocha Twist or any other gloss, lipstick, or even liquid lip.

Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil

Play Beautifully with e.l.f. cosmetics Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil

While the Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil isn’t new to e.l.f., it’s new to me.  Having tried shimmery eyeliners before, I was curious to see how these affordable gems would work. What I like most about these type of eyeliners is how they help to brighten the eye and add a little glamour.

Play Beautifully with e.l.f. cosmetics Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil Swatches

I have mixed feelings about the cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil. They do let me play beautifully with e.l.f. cosmetics eye looks and also feature a creamy formula that doesn’t tug at the eye. The built-in sharpener is also a nice perk, as it means I never have to search for my sharpener.

However, the color payoff isn’t as intense as I would like. Even when I try to build the color up, I still can’t achieve the look I want. They do add some sparkle when worn over eyeshadow or another liner, though it’s also very subtle.

Overall: It’s no wonder e.l.f. cosmetics is a beauty lover favorite. Not only is this one of the most affordable cruelty-free drugstore brands, but they continually create on-trend quality products. If you looking to play beautifully with e.l.f. cosmetics, I highly recommend trying out the Lip Plumping Gloss.

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  1. I have some E.L.F. cosmetic products and I really like them. It’s a great line of cosmetics.

  2. I wonder exactly how many decades I have loved elf cosmetics. I bet it’s close to 3. I have several favorites that I continue to purchase. One is the lip exfoliate.

  3. Cara Harbstreet says

    I knew about this brand but didn’t realize they made cruelty-free such a priority. I will have to check out some of these products!

  4. Melissa Chapman says

    Those are prices I can afford for the eyeliner and lip gloss. I love that mocha twist which looked great in the post.

  5. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    I agree with you on the pigmentation of the eyeliners: not quite enough. I was thinking that the top one looked fabulous with your gorgeous eye color but I thought it was a green-grey pencil, so I was shocked when I read it was black!

  6. Katrina Tauro says

    The ELF cosmetics range are so awesome considering they’re a pharmacy brand. You get such good quality without the expensive price tag to match

  7. elf has some decent products to boot, I love some of their lippies

  8. Elf is definitely a reasonably priced brand plus some of their new lip colours are so gorgeous!

  9. Thanks for the swatches. Elf is an often overlooked brand but they make some great products.

  10. I don’t think those eyeliners are for me but I love to buy ELF when I need a treat. I’ve found some great products from them. Try their lip scrub, it’s a steal.

  11. I haven’t heard of ELF before but I think they look like they have some really great products! I’ll have to keep my eye out now

  12. Shelley Polarbelle says

    oooh I love the Mocha Twist. The eyeliners seem like a hard pass to me.

  13. ELF is overall a nice brand. They are sort of a hit or miss though, like the pencils that you shared here, the pigmentation isn’t really that awesome.

  14. Emily Eileen says

    that champagne glam lip gloss is calling my name. I have a hard time finding the things i want from ELF in stock at the store.

  15. Reesa Lewandowski says

    ELF is one of my favorite beauty brands. It’s so affordable for me and I love the quality!

  16. I love those nude lipglosses by e.l.f. cosmetics. And yes, I’m glad lipgloss is back in style too. I kind of like those eyeliners because they aren’t overly dramatic.

  17. I love the metallic eyeliners! It’s such a fun time to experiment with color and the metallic liners are so pretty.

  18. Jasmine Anderson says

    e.l.f. always has a great selection at amazing prices! I’m a huge fan of lip gloss and I often use it instead of lipstick.

  19. CourtneyLynne Storms says

    I swear elf is so hit or miss!!! Some of their products are amazing!! Then others ughh… I will have to try those lip glosses

  20. Krystle Cook says

    Elf products have always been ones to make it into my collection. They are amazing and they don’t cost a whole lot.

  21. I love the look of those lip colors and shines. I am always on the hunt for new ones to try.

  22. I’m not a fan of lip gloss but those are so pretty!