This month for my £15 High Street Challenge I decided to focus on one brand, e.l.f. They have a 50% sale on so I thought I'd be able to get a lot of bang for my buck.
There's a caveat on this post though I'm afraid - on the website for the Personal Blend Foundation, they only had Medium and Dark listed, they didn't have a light that was sold out or greyed out etc, so I'd assumed that the Medium shade would be suitable for fair skin. But when it came I realised it's far too dark for me and I'm having to send it back. I do wish they'd had it listed on there but as unavailable as I'd been able to avoid this mix up then. That aside, because of this, I'm now nearly £5 short of my challenge target - that's good because it's always nice to save money, however, I can't really get to the shops easily now I have Squidge, so I do most of my shopping online it's just not worth me spending £5 on something and paying like, £3 delivery... ah well. Let's take a look at what I bought.
Mineral blusher in Rose £5.95
Mineral concealer in Light £5.95
Personal Blend Foundation in Medium £8.95 (sending back)
Mineral Glow in Shimmer £7.95
A grand total of £19.85 (not including the Personal Blend Foundation), but it was 50% off, so the actual total cost was £9.92, bargain!
It's a bit of a mixed bunch really - I always seem to do this with e.l.f - browse their catalogue, buy a few products and wish I'd bought other things - not that I don't like what I'd bought, but I feel like I'm missing out on some real gems of theirs by not researching what I'm buying properly.
Take the blusher for example - I think it's a little dark for me, but on the website it looked perfect - what I should have done was look up swatches in advance, and then I'd have picked a different shade. The Mineral Glow - I'm not really sure on the best way to use this - it doesn't seem to be a highlighter, more like a pressed powder with a bit of glitter in it - so do I dust this over my face before a night out or do I use it as a very subtle highlighter?
The concealer looks great, however I should have listened to my instincts and bought the lighest one as this one, I think, will be the tiniest bit too dark - we'll have to see once it's in place and not on the back of my hand (which is darker).
I'm not disappointed with this months' haul, but I'm not elated either. I'm looking forward to trying the products out and seeing what they're like, I was just quite excited about the foundation, so I'm disappointed I won't be getting to try that.
Do you have any suggestions on how to use the Mineral Glow?