Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Haul + Review & Swatches : Elf (Eyes Lips Face)

I Love Haul. Don't you?
And today I'm really excited to open box my package.
All these are Elf or you may say eyeslipsface that I purchased from dearhoneycosmetic because they're having 10% off!

Yes, please call me Ms. Discount from now on... It's so good to be true :D

  • Kabuki Face Brush
  • Powder Brush ( Studio Line )
  • High Definition Powder
  • Blush in Candid Coral ( Studio Line )
  • Duo Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder ( Studio Line )

Kabuki Face Brush 

Elf Claims :
Kabuki Face Brush
This Taklon Brush can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. studio brush!
Provides medium to full coverage.
Creates an air brushed finish.
Use to apply a wide range of makeup, like mineral makeup, loose powder, bronzer, blush or highlighter for the skin.

Directions: Dip brush into powder and gently tap off any excess. Gently buff in a circular motion all over the face. Apply additionally in areas if fuller coverage is desired.

This is a one of the softest kabuki that I've ever felt. The bristle is so limp and soft, unlike any other cheap synthetic brush. However, I noticed a couple of thing that I don't like, a slightly fall out ( just for the first touching it though ), uneven cut and.. what surprised me the most is the bristle curled at the root ( It's weird, I know! ) not entirely straight and nice like what I thought.

 Otherwise, so many good thing that I could tell. The size is great ( not too small and not too big for practical reason ), the bristle is nicely packed ( not too dense and not too loose ), and the handle is made of sturdy material ( I thought it's gonna be some kind of cheap plastic :P ).

Powder Brush ( Studio Line )

Elf Claims :
Powder Brush
This Taklon Brush can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. studio brush!
Creates a professionally sculpted look.
Full coverage color.
Use with powder or blush for perfect contouring.

Directions: Dip the brush into powder and then tap off excess. Start near the hairline and work inward as to not over aply the color.

Again, the bristle is so very soft. The same material with the Kabuki Face Brush, but somehow it look more shiny and plasticky because of the black bristle. The size and the lightweight is perfect, the bristle is nicely packed, and the handle is sturdy and nice. And oh.. one thing. My brush is no longer round, it's a bit oval because of the package. And I have no idea, whether it's gonna be round again or not. -__-'

In this picture I compare with stippling brush, to get the image of the size.

High Definition Powder

Elf Claims :
The high definition loose powder creates a "soft focus" effect to the skin
Masks fine lines and imperfections for a radiant complexion.
The incredibly soft and invisible powder is great for on screen and everyday wear.

Directions: The microfine particles are designed to be used with high-definition camera technology or for everyday wear. Apply powder all over the face for a professional and youthful look of perfection.

I've heard so many good reviews about this powder. I'm a big fan of high definition makeup. A really great thing about high definition makeup is they contain light reflectors and other ingredients to give your skin a flawless finish. This is wonderful when you are taking photographs or being in video camera, and it is also great for more mature skins. Basically high definition makeup can make your skin not only look flawless, but younger as well. Let's just hope this powder suit the name! 
* cross finger >,< *

Blush in Candid Coral ( Studio Line )

Elf claims :
The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish.
Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth.
Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow.
Directions: Apply to the apples of the cheeks or any other area you wish to highlight.

I love peachy coral blush and I think it suit me the best. For the first impression, I was really impressed with the pigmentation.. it offered a good amount of colour with little effort. The texture is unlike the Elf Cool Bronzer ( also from Studio Line ) that I already have ( see my swatches of Elf Cool Bronzer here --> click me! ). I found that the Cool Bronzer is too powdery and too much fall out when I applied. This blush, however, is so much smoother in texture and less fall out. It gives a satin finish, couldn't be matte nor frosty finish, but slightly glowing with a golden undertone. I think it would be flattering for anyone with a yellow undertone. 
( like me! :D )
I also like the package. it's sleek, sturdy, and has a little mirror in it. With 4.75g of product, I think I'm good for the next 6 months! :P

Candid coral is a bright peachy coral with a gold undertone. Satin finish.

Duo Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder ( Studio Line )

Elf claims :
Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
Create a healthy and natural glow year-round.
The Blush highlights the cheeks to add a flush of color.
The Bronzer accents and contours cheekbones for beautiful definition.

Directions: Brush on the "bronze" to the hollow of the cheeks for definition and dust around the face line to create a healthy glow. Use the "blush" on the apple of the cheeks to create subtle color.

And this set is come with a blush and a bronzer. Both contain a 4g of product each. Packagingwise.. it's twice as big as the single blush and has a generous size of mirror inside the compact. 
The swatches :
( indoor with artificial light )

Now, from the pan, I would say the blush is exactly the same with the Candid Coral Blush.
( indoor with artificial light )
But when I swatched it, you can see some of the difference.

( indoor with artificial light )
While Candid Coral is a bright peachy coral with gold undertone and satin finish, The blush from Duo Compact is slightly a deeper colour and more pink. Although it has a same gold undertone to it, but both had a different finishes. The Blush from Duo Compact has a golden sparkle ( bigger and rare metallic than Candid Coral ), compare those two I would say Candid Coral more of a frosty side.
The bronzer also has a golden sparkle to it. A brown with an orange-y undertone. 

( indoor with artificial light )

My Thoughts

Overall, Elf already did such a great job! I think this is an exceptional price for the amount (and quality) of product you are getting. I'm happy with all I purchased. I couldn't complain much with the majority of good reviews that Elf got and what they had to offer with such a good price. Will I repurchase Elf again? Yes. no doubt. I even wish for they open in Indonesia, soon.

Kabuki Face Brush = IDR. 90000rupiahs = IDR. 82000rupiahs ( around $8.20 US Dollar )
Powder Brush = IDR.80000rupiahs = IDR. 72000rupiahs ( around $7.20 US Dollar )
HD Powder = IDR. 95000rupiahs = IDR. 85500rupiahs ( around $8.55 US Dollar )
Blush in Candid Coral = IDR. 70000rupiahs = IDR. 63000rupiahs ( around $6.30 US Dollar )
Duo Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder = IDR. 75000rupiahs = IDR. 67500rupiahs ( around $6.75 US Dollar )

That's it my haul.
Let me know what you think!
Good day all!
Smile :)

NOTE: all of the product were purchased by my own money and reviewed by honest thought. It's just my way to give you an opinion in buying product that you considered to purchase. Be a smart buyer! Hope you like my reviews. 


  1. wah aku juga lagi PO yg blush and bronzer.. *jadi pingin cepet2 brngnya datang he5*
    makasi review kabukinya jadi pingin beli juga ^^

    1. haha iya kabukinya alus bgt bulunya sha! ga nyesel pokoknya :D

  2. Huaaahh.. Kabuki nya lucu..
    pengeeenn :3

    Nice post anyway.. ^^


  3. ahh i have blush and bronzing powder too! next time i'll comparison post like this ^_^

    1. yey! i'll wait for your reviews and thoughts then! lol :)))

  4. Is dearhoneycosmetics a reliable site>< Cause omg it's sooo cheap. I mean elf is already cheap but it's cheaper on that site.

    1. yes, as i do have no problem buying all of these things from them dear ^^


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