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    Just wondering if anyone's tried any of the E.L.F. Studio range? I've heard the brushes are supposed to be amazing but I've not heard anything about the products.
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    I read a post a few days ago on here saying the brushes were really good too.

    Havn't personally tried any of the makeup though.
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    I've tried some of their make up, their lip glosses are nice, I like the twisty pen style. Just never tried any of the studio range, would quite like to try the eye primer and liner fluid, and maybe the lip primer and plumper.
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    OK, I ordered a whole ton of products out of the range the first day they were launched and they're great! Bear in mind I'm normally a bit of a makeup snob (I mostly buy Chanel or MAC generally). However I was very impressed with this line and would happily pay 3-4 times as much for most of these products than what I actually did.

    Brushes
    I got a few of these and they're all AMAZING quality. I really cannot believe they're so good for such a little price. Favourites are the Complexion Brush, Eyeshadow C Brush and the Small Angled brush. The Small Angled is just perfect for brows or gel liner, it even beats my beloved MAC 208 angled brush.

    Blush/Bronzer Duo
    Incredibly pigmented. This is as good as anything made by a high-end brand like MAC or NARS (actually the blush reminds me a lot of NARS Deep Throat). Quite universal shades, though fair skinned people might find the bronzer needs a light hand.

    Eye Primer / Shadow Sealer

    I've tried many, many eye primers and this one is very good. I have oily skin and I've been wearing it the last couple of days with no creasing/fading issues. I've yet to try the sealer end.

    Translucent Mattifying Powder

    Comes in a compact with a decent sized mirror and sponge. Does a great job at sucking up oil, but is slightly too light for me (I'm medium/olive, MAC NC35 foundation shade). Most fair-to-medium toned people wouldn't have an issue though.

    Bronzer
    I have this in Warm. It's finely milled, very good quality, with a nice low-key shimmer (no glittery sparkly bits, which is my main complaint with cheap bronzers). I love that you can custom blend a shade by washing your brush over the different coloured panels. Pigmentation is alright but not that fantastic - would be fine for most, but not on darker skins.

    Concealer Pencil/Brush

    This thing is damn ingenious. It has a pencil sharpener built in one end and a very decent brush at the other, so it's PERFECT to take on the go. A very nice and decent concealer, feels much more pricey than it is. The colours run dark for this product (I'm medium toned, but got shade Light, which is perfect).

    Undereye Concealer & Highlighter

    The shade I got (Light) is unfortunately way too light for me. Beautiful consistency though, and having the highlighter at one end is pretty nifty. Will order a darker shade next time I purchase something.
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    (Original post by star_violet)
    OK, I ordered a whole ton of products out of the range the first day they were launched and they're great! Bear in mind I'm normally a bit of a makeup snob (I mostly buy Chanel or MAC generally). However I was very impressed with this line and would happily pay 3-4 times as much for most of these products than what I actually did.


    Undereye Concealer & Highlighter

    The shade I got (Light) is unfortunately way too light for me. Beautiful consistency though, and having the highlighter at one end is pretty nifty. Will order a darker shade next time I purchase something.
    Thanks so much for that, really helpful.

    How pale is the undereye concealer? I'm extraordinarily pale, struggle to find a good pale concealer or foundation or face powder.
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    (Original post by smellslikemarmite)
    Thanks so much for that, really helpful.

    How pale is the undereye concealer? I'm extraordinarily pale, struggle to find a good pale concealer or foundation or face powder.
    Well, as I said in my previous post, I'm a medium skintone (I'm half Asian, half European). Normally I'm somewhere in the "Medium" or "Medium-Dark" range for most cosmetics brands. Shade Light was at least 2 shades too light for me, which was odd since I have two of ELF's other concealers in Light and they're perfect (All Over Cover Stick, and the Concealer Pencil). So there seems to be an inconsistency in the shades across their product range.

    So if you're quite fair, I'd probably go for Fair or Light, however you might find it more helpful to read the reviews on the U.S. version of the ELF site (www.eyeslipsface.com) as there are way more reviews on there than on the UK site and I'm sure people who are fairer than I have commented on those shades. Worst case though, if you order the wrong colour, it only cost you 3.50 anyway :p:

    If you really struggle with finding shades that are light enough for you, then I'd definitely try Illamasqua. I've never seen such an incredible range of shades for both light and dark skintones. The lightest shade is literally pure white, so I'm sure you will be able to find something light enough! If you haven't heard of it, it's a new brand that launched in Selfridges last year, it's made quite a big splash on the beauty scene as the quality is fantastic and the colours are just stunning. Check it out: www.illamasqua.co.uk
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    There is a review of the bronzer here. Looks good to me!
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    I think I may buy some products if I find a free postage code :p:
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    (Original post by OnlyMe!)
    I think I may buy some products if I find a free postage code :p:
    Sign up for their newsletter and join their Facebook page - they have tons of free shipping codes and offers all the time

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/elfcosmeticsUK?ref=nf
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    (Original post by OnlyMe!)
    I think I may buy some products if I find a free postage code :p:
    Spend over £30 at the mo and you get free delivery!
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    Hmm, I wasn't looking to buy so many products :p:
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    £30 goes a long way at ELF though

    Anyone want to share their must-have ELF products? Mine are:

    - Healthy Glow bronzing powder in Luminance: a universal highlighter that is flatting on pretty much everybody

    - Waterproof Eyeliner Pen: So easy to apply and does not budge. I like it very nearly as much as my MAC Penultimate liner (which is pretty much the same thing, but 10x the price)

    - Brushes (love the Studio ones so far, and the Eyeshadow brush in the regular line is damn good too)

    Love to hear some more - I'm planning my next order already
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    Am i doing things wrong or is everything the same price (ish)? :p: Eyeliner for £1.50? So on my to buy list.. when they have a free delivery code :p:
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    I can't understand how it can be such good quality (in the same league as MAC) and SO cheap?!
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    (Original post by Chez87)
    I can't understand how it can be such good quality (in the same league as MAC) and SO cheap?!
    First of all, I wouldn't say it's all in the same league as MAC. Some of the eyeshadows, for instance, lack pigmentation. There are some great products (some of which equal MAC), but also some poorer ones too.

    Secondly,they have a vastly different business model to MAC. They do not sell via counters (hence forego paying for counter space/sales staff etc etc) or in physical stores (hence they do not have to pay drugstores etc for display space, promotions etc - you wouldn't believe how much this costs by the way). They are purely an online company in the UK. Hence, they do not have the overhead costs of most wellknown cosmetic brands. They seem to spend very little money on advertising (no print ads, TVCs etc - whereas for a company like Loreal or Maybelline you see a ton of ads every time they have a new mascara, which is like every month or so!). Their strategy appears to be to use digital channels & PR to aggressively increase awareness and word of mouth, which I think they have done with great success (and very little cost). Regarding the products themselves, their philosophy is to spend on the product not the packaging - hence why the packaging is often poor, even though the product quality is (in most instances) fine. Having worked for a similar type of company before, you'd be shocked at how little the actual cost of the product is - so much money goes towards other things (marketing is only one example).

    That's what I think, anyway... I don't work for ELF (in case you were thinking that!) I just think it's an interesting company with some great products.
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    (Original post by star_violet)
    First of all, I wouldn't say it's all in the same league as MAC. Some of the eyeshadows, for instance, lack pigmentation. There are some great products (some of which equal MAC), but also some poorer ones too.

    Secondly,they have a vastly different business model to MAC. They do not sell via counters (hence forego paying for counter space/sales staff etc etc) or in physical stores (hence they do not have to pay drugstores etc for display space, promotions etc - you wouldn't believe how much this costs by the way). They are purely an online company in the UK. Hence, they do not have the overhead costs of most wellknown cosmetic brands. They seem to spend very little money on advertising (no print ads, TVCs etc - whereas for a company like Loreal or Maybelline you see a ton of ads every time they have a new mascara, which is like every month or so!). Their strategy appears to be to use digital channels & PR to aggressively increase awareness and word of mouth, which I think they have done with great success (and very little cost). Regarding the products themselves, their philosophy is to spend on the product not the packaging - hence why the packaging is often poor, even though the product quality is (in most instances) fine. Having worked for a similar type of company before, you'd be shocked at how little the actual cost of the product is - so much money goes towards other things (marketing is only one example).

    That's what I think, anyway... I don't work for ELF (in case you were thinking that!) I just think it's an interesting company with some great products.
    Your posts are always so detailed and helpful! (Like the other day when I asked about MAC brushes!)

    I am definitely gonna buy a couple things...you really can't go wrong for the price! Even if I don't like it, most stuff isn't more than £3.50!
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    (Original post by Chez87)
    Your posts are always so detailed and helpful! (Like the other day when I asked about MAC brushes!)

    I am definitely gonna buy a couple things...you really can't go wrong for the price! Even if I don't like it, most stuff isn't more than £3.50!
    Aww thanks yep I agree, hard to go wrong really!
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    Even the ELF normal brushes are good so I'm guessing their Studio range ones will be even better. I even quite like their normal makeup and think it's of fairly high quality so am looking forward to trying the Studio range.

    My favourite 'normal' ELF product is probably their custom palette - mine contains a lip colour, two eyeshadows and a blusher and they're all of amazingly high quality
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    Ahh the studio powder brush is so so soft and the blush/bronzer duo is lovely even for someone as deathly pale as me.
 
 
 
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