My First ELF Haul

Hands up if you haven’t tried ELF Cosmetics! I’ve given in, their 50% off and free delivery Valentine’s offer was too hard to resist…. hence, a week later I sit here playing around with a huge box of ELF goodies!
As this was my first ever ELF order, I thought I’d try a bit of everything for my eyes-lips-face and see what I like the best. Besides, I had difficulties choosing what I wanted because it was literally like “limitless” shopping! I mean, when everything costs less than £5, you would go crazy too with the vast amount of choices! So after using and swatching these products for two days, I’ve made a general conclusion on what I think of ELF Cosmetics, based on initial opinions of course! This is after all a haul post, so I will not write too much about each product. Hopefully I will get around to writing some proper reviews of some of the products in the future!
List of things I bought:
I’ve been completely ELF-ified! So after trying out these products, my first impression is that ELF lip products are fantastic, their face products are good, but their eyeshadows are a little disappointing. I wish the eye products I bought were a little more pigmented, especially the palette (you’ll need a primer and lots of patience for this one)! I did like the lipsticks I bought because I thought the colours showed up very well and they’re long lasting. As for face, I loved the Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder because the colours look quite nice on me. However, I’ll get back to you on the concealer and foundation, I’m not sure if I like them yet. 🙂
If you’ve done an ELF haul post, feel free to leave your link in the comment! I’ll make sure to check it out!


  1. February 22, 2014 / 4:23 am

    I own elf eyebrow kit, and i love it .

    • February 22, 2014 / 7:47 pm

      I may have a look at that one. I never know what to do with my eyebrows 😀 x

  2. February 22, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    I've never tried elf products before, I've always been unsure of the quality, xoxo.

    • February 22, 2014 / 7:48 pm

      That's what imagined at the beginning. It's not the best brand, but it's not too bad either 🙂 x

  3. February 23, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I haven't tried Elf yet either. x

    • March 1, 2014 / 9:09 pm

      You should try it! I really like it x

  4. February 23, 2014 / 10:50 pm

    Wow. I want it all. I love elf – I'm a huge fan! 🙂 Lovely photos! xx

    • March 1, 2014 / 9:09 pm

      Go go go! They have another sale now 😉 x

    • March 1, 2014 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you hun! Fjord is a typical landscape you find in Scandinavian, so I thought it would represent Norway, which is where I'm from. 🙂 x

  5. February 26, 2014 / 11:51 pm

    They have another offer on at the moment, I was going to order some things but gosh I'm trying super hard not to buy any more makeup or skincare at the moment.
    It's a shame that the eye shadows were a bit disappointing but at least you liked the other things.

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    • March 1, 2014 / 9:14 pm

      I know! I'm tempted to buy more even if I just did a haul! Haha, I managed to stop myself from buying anything beauty related for two months… and boom, it ended with a haul. 😛 x

  6. February 28, 2014 / 5:52 am

    I agree – their eye shadows have always disappointed me. But their lip products are usually winners!

    • March 1, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      I'm glad we agree on that one! I'm starting to think that their face products are pretty good too 🙂 x

  7. March 2, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    ELF products are so affordable but I've definitely heard that some of their products aren't that great. I haven't tried their products before, but I think I'll have to check them out. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    • March 2, 2014 / 9:45 pm

      I agree, you kind of need to know what's good and what's not before buying. I sort of have an idea now after trying out some of their classic products x

  8. March 2, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    Great products! I use the eyelid primer and it's amazing! It's the regular one though – comes off sheer. The elf lip balms are pretty good too.

    May from La Vie En May

    • March 5, 2014 / 12:14 am

      I haven't been using my eyelid primer as much as I should because I keep on forgetting. 😛
      Those lip balms are on my "to buy" list now x

  9. March 3, 2014 / 12:35 am

    I love ELF cosmetics, I own a lot of their products and particularly love the eyelid primer and eyebrow kit.

    alice xxx
    beauty by alicee

    • March 5, 2014 / 12:18 am

      Yes! I'm totally in love with them too at the moment! Once again, I need to use that primer more often 😉 x

  10. Ingrid D
    March 4, 2014 / 8:45 am

    I've bought quite a bit from ELF since I went cruelty free, because their products are so affordable. It's seems really hit and miss for me. I like their mineral lipsticks, their regular ones not so much, all their foundations and concealers are very yellow it seems, which doesn't work for my cool/pink undertone, except under eyes. I've actually got the same palette, and I quite like it. I agree that it's not very pigmented, but it's great for a fresh and natural look.

    • March 5, 2014 / 12:30 am

      Thank you so much for commenting, Ingrid! 🙂 It never crossed my mind that ELF is cruelty free! In that case, I love them even more.
      I've been playing around with that palette a bit more, and I actually quite like the brownish shades on the left side! I also love the contouring duo, I think it's my favourite product in this haul. 🙂 x

  11. March 6, 2014 / 11:06 am

    I've never used ELF before but I think I've finally been persuaded! Thanks Olivia :))) Will let you know whether I like them too :))))

  12. March 6, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    I love ELF products and that palette looks fantastic! lovely post xx