EM Cosmetics – Mini Reviews.

The reviews are mini, not the products.

Color Drops Serum Blush (Pink Nectar) – like all liquid / cream blushers this looks far more intense in its concentrated form but sheers out beautifully using fingers or a sponge. My favourite part of this formula is that there’s no glitter or shimmer but it still has that gorgeously radiant glow to it.

My only niggle is the little pipette is a bit shite, they do say to “prime” it with a few pumps but I suspect that once I use up more of the product it’s going to be tricky to get any sucked up!

Photo above shows the Color Drops Serum Blush and the Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream in action.

Micro-Fluff Sculpting Brow Cream (Taupe) – I’m never happy with how my brows look. As I’m getting older they’re starting to lose the tail and my right brow has a weird patch missing near the front.

I like pencils for a quick “fill and go” but realistically, I would like a product that made them look a little fuller and provide a bit of holding power.

My other issue with brow products is that brands rarely signal the undertones and vary wildly in what they consider “brunette”. I tend to err on the cautious side when trying one for the first time and went with Taupe.

That’s a pretty dark taupe right? Shade aside, I really like this brow cream. It makes the hairs look super tidy and provides a bit of body and hold without achieving that Instagram look of two caterpillars that are having a snooze above your eyes.

Niggle with this one is that you have to do a fair bit of product scraping in the neck of the bottle before application. Otherwise it’s smudge-city.

elf Haul – Mini Reviews.

The reviews are mini, not the products .. though the Bite Sized Eyeshadows ARE mini.

From the top (and moving clockwise).

Flawless Finish Foundation (Snow). This is picking up super dark on my phone’s camera but if anything it’s too pale for me. I’m yet to find a way to wear this so it doesn’t look really powdery / so it blends in nicely. Even extensive pouncing with a blending sponge doesn’t help, nor does using a variety of different primers. I might try sheering it out even further with an oil. Or I might not.

Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick (Touch of Blush). I don’t really wear much lipstick, but when I do, it’s satin all the way. For a freebie I’m not complaining!

Primer Infused Blush (Always Punchy). I *love* this colour! Plus it’s matte, nicely pigmented, and lasts – with or without a setting spray. For £6.00 I can’t recommend this enough.

Putty Eye Primer (Rose). I’ll be doing a dedicated review on this but as a dupe for a MAC Paint Pot, it’s a “yes” from me.

Bite Sized Eyeshadow Mini Palette (Berry Bad). Looking at the product shot for this on their website vs how it looks in real life – I promise, my shot is closer. The two mattes aren’t the pink tone they have on the elf website. That aside, for THREE POUNDS, these are lovely and I’m going to be picking up a couple of others in Rose Water and Cream & Sugar.

Calm Balm. This is just a hearty “meh” – it’s not one of those lip balms where you end up with more dry skin than you started with. Nor is it the best formula. Good for getting free shipping and slapping on before you do foundation.