Friday, December 20, 2013

e.l.f. Cosmetics Studio Eyebrow Kit & Essential Liquid Eyeliner: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Hey guys, happy Friday. I feel like time is passing by so quickly ever since I started blogging. It felt like just yesterday that I was saying "happy Friday", and now it's another Friday! Haha, anyways, today I've got two e.l.f Studio Eye Products to show you: the e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit ($4.95) and the Essential Liquid Eyeliner ($2.25). To see some swatches and my review, click......

This nifty little kit come with three things: a pigmented wax, a lighter colored shadow, and a double sided brush with a fluffy side and an angled side.
The wax of the "medium" kit is in dark taupe, it's not very pigmented which allows you to create a more natural look. The powder was way too light for me so I didn't use any on me, but I did swatch it below. The wax definitely needs to be topped with a powder because it has a tacky texture so it will transfer and smudge if it isn't set.
The brush the kit included is ok, the angled side is nice and tapered but the fluffy side is too wide and coarse. Overall the kit has a great value and works quite well for those with sparse brows. I personally am not used to doing my brows with a brush as I have always used a pencil, so I think some practice is needed with this kit if you have extremely sparse brows like mine.

e.l.f. Essential Liquid Eyeliner ($2.29):
This liquid eyeliner has a very fine brush tip which makes very precise lines, perfect for creating the perfect winged liner. Formula wise, this is pretty much like every other liquid eyeliner I have tried. It dries quickly but when it dries it tends to shrink and crease. This one isn't waterproof and smudges if you have oily lids. However, for $2.25, I think it is pretty great since the majority of drugstore liquid liners with almost identical formula run about $7-11.

Here are the products swatched:
Essential Eyeliner, pigmented wax and powder from the brow kit.
Here I used the brow kit and the eyeliner together.
And finally for a better idea of how the brow kit worked, here is a comparison shot of the before and after:
Image from my e.l.f. Tone Correcting Powder review.
As you can see, my brows, especially my left one, are quite sparse and the kit does a really good job to make up for those missing patches.
So there you go, my review of two very affordable eye products from e.l.f.. If you live in Canada, a good place to get them is Nail Polish Canada, they offer free shipping (no minimum).
Do you use liquid eyeliners or fill in your brows? What are your favorite go-to products? Let me know in the comments below!