ELF 50% Off Sale - Haul Time

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When I spotted Elf were having an extremely generous 50% off sale across their whole website as a thank you for hitting 20,000 twitter followers, I knew it wouldn't be long until my online basket had a few treats sitting in it. I clearly know myself well because as soon as the discount code was released, I headed straight over to the elf website and began browsing their huge range of products. To be honest, I didn't really need anything but as a beauty blogger and someone obsessed with trying new makeup, not needing anything isn't going to stop me. There's a difference between need and want after all and I imagine no matter how much makeup I have, I'll always want more. We all have our weaknesses in life and I guess buying makeup is mine - it could be worse.

So after having a browse, I popped a selection of products I liked the sound/look of into my basket. The choice was totally random as there wasn't any specific products I was looking for but on reflection there was actually so much I wanted to try! However, I think I was pretty well restrained and only ended up buying six products. I realise that still sounds like quite a lot but due to the 50% discount, I only spent around £13.00. Such a bargain! Since receiving the products I haven't actually had chance to try them all yet so this post is going to be more of a first impressions post than actual reviews so do let me know if you'd like in-depth reviews on any of these products when I've had chance to give them a thorough test.

Elf Haul 2

Complete Coverage Concealer Kit | Light | £3.75 | Link
I've been on the hunt for a good under-eye concealer for such a long time now and although I've tried various products that claim to cover dark circles, I've been left pretty disappointed with them all. With this being said, I decided I'd try this cute little kit from elf. I went for the 'light' kit from the three options available (light, medium and dark) and am pretty pleased with the range of shades - they all match my skin tone and can be used for different purposes. The two light shades (left) are great for brightening the under eye area while the salmon toned shade (second from the right) works well at counteracting dark circles. The darkest shade on the far right works well at covering blemishes. Overall I'm seriously impressed with this little kit - the concealers are creamy, very pigmented and cover dark circles and blemishes effortlessly.

Elf Haul 3Powder Blush | Twinkle Pink | £3.75 | Link
To be honest, I have no idea why I bought this product as I never really wear pink on my cheeks. I think I was having a brave 'why not step out of my comfort zone' kind of moment and this shade of pink is quite subtle so I'm hoping it will look nice against my pale skin in the winter months and give me a nice natural flush of colour. I haven't tried it yet but the colour is very pretty when swatched - I'm just slightly concerned that its too glittery for my liking but we'll see.

Elf Haul 5

Mineral Glow | Shimmer | £7.00 | Link
Again, another random purchase but the description of this product on the elf website sucked me in and I couldn't leave without purchasing. This mineral powder is available in two shades (bronzer and shimmer) and is said to add a glow to your skin. I went for the shade 'Shimmer' as I wanted something fairly natural that would give my skin some radiance but on first impressions, I'm just not sure about this. I haven't tried it on my face yet so I can't judge it fairly yet but when swatched on my hand there is quite noticeable chunks of glitter within it which is a big no-no if I'm going to be dusting this all over my face. Disco ball face is not a good look. I'm hoping this will prove me wrong once I've tried it properly thought so I'll keep you posted. Also, apologies that there's no swatch of this product - it didn't show up when I tried to photograph it!

Elf Haul 4

All Over Colour Stick | Spotlight | £1.50 | Link
When I spotted this product, it instantly reminded me of a NARS multiple which is a high end product I've had my eye on for quite some time now. I hear the multiples are great for giving the skin a radiant glow but before I splurge on one of those, I thought I'd try this little elf dupe to see if I enjoy the 'stick' style application. I also love a good multi-use product so the fact this can be used on the cheeks, lips or eyes gets a big thumbs up from me. I went for the shade Spotlight which I believe is the lightest of the shades as the main way I intend to use it is along the top of my cheekbones and potentially under my brow bone and in the inner corners of my eyes. I can't seen this product working well on my lips due to it being so light but I'm not too bothered about that. On first impressions it isn't as creamy as I'd hoped but the champagne shade is very pretty and I think it'll work well at adding a subtle radiance to my face.

Elf Haul 6

Studio Matte Lip Colour | Rich Red | £3.75 | Link
When it comes to makeup, my ultimate weakness is all things lip related  so I clearly couldn't leave the elf website without treating myself to some lip goodness. I've already tried a couple of elf's mineral lipsticks which are absolutely lovely so I decided to try one of their Matte Lip Colours as a bit of a change from a standard lipstick. I've been looking for a deep red lip colour as I think that's a beautiful shade to wear in the winter months and 'Rich Red' looked like a the perfect deep red shade on the elf website. However, in reality this is actually more pink than red so that's a bit disappointing. Don't get me wrong I'll still use it as its still a lovely colour and the formula is great but its always a bit annoying when something isn't what you expected it to be.

Elf Haul 6

Eye Shadow Brush | £1.50 | Link
Makeup brushes are something I use to apply my makeup every single day so one more can't hurt, can it? I've heard good things about elf brushes so I decided it was about time I tried one for myself. I opted for this eye shadow brush as I though it looked like a good all-rounder for packing on eyeshadow, blending in the crease or applying shadow underneath the waterline. On first impressions it isn't as soft as the other eye brushes I'm used to using but considering I only paid 75 pence with the 50% discount code, I'm not expecting miracles.

Elf Haul Concealer Kit
Elf Haul Swatches Overall I've got mixed opinions on this bunch of products. On first impressions I'm highly impressed with the concealer kit and matte lip colour but I'm going to have to give the others a proper try before deciding if they're a hit or a miss.

Did you treat yourself to something from elf's 50% sale? Have you tried any of these products? 

Lots of Love,


  1. I can honestly say I have never tried anything from Elf! I am interested in the concealer though. Might have to give it a try! Great post!! :)


  2. I need to try elf asap! Great haul, love the look of that red lip product!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  3. I definitely need to buy the concealer kit! i have pretty dark circles under my eyes. Lovely post!



  4. I debated ordering from ELF but changed my mind as the last time I placed an order, everything was completely different from what it was like on the website :( I love the colour of the lip colour! xx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

  5. I've only ever tried one thing from Elf, the cream eyeliner pot. It was like 4 or 5 dollars when I bought it and I wasn't expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised. It's my favorite eyeliner pot I have. I definitely want to try that matte lip color.


  6. The concealer kit looks like a great option. I always find that ELF products can be a bit hit and miss ..

    Naomi from NaomiGabriella

  7. Ooh that matte lip colour is gorgeous, perfect for this time of year :) Lovely haul! xx


  8. Damn! I missed the 50% sale, :( I think i'm going to head on over anyway, I really need some highlighting/shimmery products,

    thanks! xx

  9. I wasn't impressed with half of my Elf purchases either. They are very hit and miss. The allover colour sticks are soo sticky and horrible. I got a couple of gems though and considering the price tag, you can't really go wrong with ELF.

  10. Love the lip colour - I really want to try out ELF products :) ♥


  11. That all over colour stick looks so nice!


  12. Gutted I missed the 50% off sale! I agree with the girls above though, ELF products seem to be a bit inconsistent when it comes to quality and colour pay off, etc.. But I love their brushes and they're such a good cheap option, so I'll definitely be picking some more up soon!


  13. Wish I knew about this sale because I really want to try e.l .f products!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  14. Oh great little buys, I'd love a review n the concealer palette and the blush. I'm intrigued by both!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  15. Whyyyyyyyyyy oh whyyyyyyyyy did I not buy anything?! I'm so stupid.

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  16. I love their matte lip colours and I also love that blusher. But I do find it not to be too glittery on the cheeks and the glitters almost disappear after this first layer of product. I need to buy the concealer palette though, it sounds great :)


  17. These look great, I love elf!! I think the studio brushes are much better than the regular white brushes, especially eye ones, so if you do find that one is a little hard then it's always worth trying the others. I love the look of that all over colour stick, I've never spotted those before! x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  18. I love the look of the concealer kit! I haven't tried Elf before but you have tempted me once again Kayleigh.. I swear being a regular reader of your blog is not good for my bank balance haha!! xxx


  19. Shadow brushes are always amazing!


  20. This is a wonderful post and I'm so glad to know that elf has a sale! I've never tried their products but would love to. Time to shop :)
    Roshni’s Journey

  21. The blush twinkle pink is so beautiful :)
    I used it in my latest youtube tutorial.


  22. Ooh I was so close to putting that Rich Red lip colour in my basket when I made my order, but ended up not - I'm sad now because I really like the look of the colour in your swatch! I agree about the quality of some things seeming a bit 'iffy' ..but when there only a couple of quid it can't hurt to try them out and satisfy your curiosity! xx

  23. Never tried anything from ELF - I think I need to! They seem like such great value products!

    Becca from Becca Said x

  24. I wasn't able to take advantage of their 50% off sale, BUT I did buy one of their powder blushes in a shade just a bit darker than that one. I can't remember the name of it, but the glitter definitely through me off a bit too. You can't tell how glittery it is when it's all packaged up which sucks.


  25. Ohh my goodness what an amazing haul- the all over colour stick looks just like Benefit Watts Up but for a fraction of the price! xxx


  26. cant wait to see your review on the concealer kit


  27. Amazing haul such lovely products here! I have never tried elf cosmetics before but they sound and look great <3 xx

    GLAMGLOW + Macadamia Oil Giveaway

  28. The matte lip pencils are my favourite thing from Elf I'm so glad they're doing them in darker colours now too!



  29. I love the matte lip pencils! I have them in every color and I actually found them at a dollar store for $1 each! I also have the light concealer palette and I find it so so...I've put it on the back burner for now but I'm sure I'll whip it out sooner or later and try it again.


  30. Concealer kit is seems interesting. Hope it is good for me too.

    Luxury Hair extensions

  31. I have never tried any ELF products which is silly as they are such good value. I would look into buying the matt lip pencils, they look really handy.


  32. I have to check of our local elf is on sale too! I would love to try the concealer kit too :)

  33. Have only just stumbled across your blog and love it, definitely following now! I took advantage of the sale as soon as I saw it pop up too and bought a few bits and pieces. I think ELF can be hit or miss but their Studio blushes are one of my favourites! x

  34. I've never tried Elf products before, I need to check them out!


  35. Ooh the concealer kit looks so good for such a bargain! And i think the blush will look gorgeous on you :) I've not tried any Elf before but may have to now! xx

  36. You definitely bagged some great bargains - nice choices! x


  37. I've never tried anything from ELF before but that blush looks really gorgeous. I love the packaging as well.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

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  39. I should really try out some elf products!


  40. I love the look of that concealer palette, I'm off to order one! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  41. That concealer looks phenomenal! I may have to try it. Probably would have never gone for it unless I saw this post so thanks, Kayleigh :)

  42. Everything looks great, I want them all!:D


  43. Concealer kit sounds good :) xxx



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