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I recently discovered elf cosmetics and ended up buying a lot of new products for a very affordable price. One of the products that I purchased in this haul was the elf makeup mist and set which is a product from elf’s studio line.
What is the studio line?
Although all of elf’s products are very affordable with many of them costing only £2 or even less they do charge a bit extra for products from their studio line as they are considered to be of a higher quality.
However they are still, in my eyes, really cheap considering how much you can pay for some products on the high street.
The majority of items in the studio range costs between £3 and £5.
Elf claim that the studio line is designed to create that more professional look and therefore the items from this line have different packaging and are shown on a different area of the website to the normal products.
Packaging- Makeup mist and set
When this product arrived it was encased in its own little box to protect it from damage. If you have read my elf review you would have read about how surprised I was that elf delivered products in packaging despite how cheap they were.
The bottle itself is made of black, see through plastic. Personally I prefer see through bottles when it comes to makeup as you know exactly how much you have got left so thumbs up to elf! As the bottle is see through you will notice that the product looks just like water, this made me a bit concerned as I was going to have to apply it to a full face of makeup, more on that later.
The only information on the bottle is what the product is and what is in the product itself; aloe, green tea, cucumber, vitamins A, C and E.
The 60ml bottle comes with a plastic lid to cover the nozzle which fits securely in order to prevent any spillages.
After applying all of my makeup I was really worried about spraying the wet stuff onto my face as I was worried about my makeup running and looking quite frankly like a clown. But I did and the results were surprising and fantastic.
To set your makeup all you have to do is close your eyes, hold the product about 12-16 inches away from your face and spray, easy enough.
In order to get the full effect from this product I try and spray my face in 3 sections; my eyes and forehead and then each of my cheeks as this is wear I apply most of my makeup.
I was really surprised at how light this mist actually is once it has been sprayed. The lightness means that once it is sprayed you can feel a slightly cold sensation and then it quickly disappears.
Once you open your eyes and look in the mirror again you will see that it doesn’t look like there is any extra product on your face whatsoever. Elf says that you can dab your face dry to remove excess product but I haven’t ever had to do this.
There is also no chemical smell in this product. I know some people spray hair spray on their face to allow their makeup to set so I just assumed that this product would have similar qualities but it just smells refreshing. The refreshing scent of the aloe and cucumber comes through but even then that is only when you initially spray the product. Once it is on your face it is completely unnoticeable.
Being so unnoticeable in scent and appearance I was a bit dubious as to whether or not this product would actually work.
For the ultimate test I tried this product out in the morning when I knew I was going to be going out after work, bearing in mind I knew I wouldn’t be home until about 11 o clock in this evening I thought this would be a great way to find out what this product had to offer.
The results were amazing, my makeup still looked great. It didn’t look as if it had just been freshly applied but it was still there and I would have felt comfortable going out and about with how I looked.
My foundation still looked fresh, as did my eye makeup. The only thing that had faded and only slightly was my blusher.
I have found this product does not work on lip sticks but with every day actions such as talking, eating and drinking I don’t think many products would work to sustain lip colour perfectly.
Another benefit to this product is that it did not have any bad effects on my skin. I have sensitive skin and some products do make me break out but I had no problems with this product.
Price and availability
This product is only available through the elf website at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk and is priced at £3.50 which is an absolute bargain.
I love this product and it was one of my favourites from my elf haul. I highly recommend anyone to try it!
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