Wednesday, December 16, 2009

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mineral Haul fromt the 70% off sale!

The present truck brought my e.l.f. Mineral order I placed a few weeks ago when everything was 70% off...I think it was their day after Thanksgiving sale?  Anyway, I almost forgot about it until I received the confirmation in my email that the package had been delivered, so I was very excited to get home and dig through my order!

I ordered a lot of different things:  e.l.f. Mineral Booster "Sheer", the Mineral Glow "Shimmer", two blushes in Rose & Bliss, the Mineral Eyeshadow Primer, eight eyeshadows and four lipsticks.

The four e.l.f. Mineral Lipsticks I ordered were Barely Bitten (a bright, but sheer, coral pink with a hint of shimmer), Rosey Raisin (a sheer brown with hints of pink), Rosy Tan (a warm fleshtone) and Prime Plum (a pinky fleshtone).  I will have more swatches in an upcoming post!

Mysterious is a matte lavendar with silver and lavendar shimmer. 

Trendy:  A deep shimmering beige.

Glamorous:  Wine with hints of mauve and silver shimmer.  A beautiful shade for both depth and lining!

Sassy:  A deep golden beige with pearl shimmer.

Sweet:  A warm cotton candy pink.  Although this is a gorgeous eyeshadow, it would also work well as an all-over shimmer.

Confident:  Reminds me of Bare Escentuals Drama.  This is a lighter chocolate plum.  Another color that will work well in the crease or wet as a liner.

Royal:  A true deep plum with warm golden and blue shimmer.  Gorgeous to create a smokey eye.  Beautiful wet as an eyeliner.

Wild:  A matte chocolate brown with silver/golden sparkle.  This is beautiful with the Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy underneath.

Rose:  This blush is a true, matte, coral.  A great color for the "just pinched" cheek color!

Mineral Glow "Shimmer" is a pretty good dupe of Bare Escentuals Feather Light Mineral Veil, but not quite as light.  The shimmer isn't over-the-top, so if you are just looking for a true "glow", this is it.

Mineral Booster:  When I read about this, I figured it was just another knock off of a mineral veil, but one of the reviews on the e.l.f. website mentioned that it helps erase the fine lines, so i figured...what the heck?  I'll try it!  And, it works!  Not bad for the price at all!

Swatches are below - click if you want to see them larger.  I'll be posting some FOTD's with these shades over the next few days so you can see them in action!