Sunday, 11 September 2011

Review: Elf Flawless Finish Foundation

Following the ridiculously popular Elf 50% off offer, who was I to resist a bargain? I made an order, as seen here in my massive end of summer haul post.
The fist thing I'm going to be reviewing is the Flawless Finish Foundation. I'm sure you've all heard of it before, so I won't insult your intelligence by giving you the blurb from the ELF website.

Basically though, this foundation promises exactly what it's name suggests: a flawless finish! So read on to see if it  gave that to me!

Let's start with colour choices, ELF offers a measly 6 colourways, ranging from porcelain (my shade) to the deepest Coco shade. Personally I don't think that this is enough, although (somehow) I found a shade that suited me perfectly, I don't think everybody could be that lucky.
So as I said, the colour was perfect for me. I went for the lightest shade, as usual, and it was perfect. I tend to find that light foundations seem to have undertones of yellow, whereas I need a pink based tone - on which ELF really delivers.

Application goes perfectly with my swanky new ELF Stipple Brush, I find this really gives an airbrushed look, and works the foundation into my pores and blends over any discolouration or imperfections. The foundation is thick and oil free - which is a bonus for someone with occasionally oily skin.

I do however set my foundation with a powder, I personally feel that the foundation looks a little too dewy for my liking. I mean, if that's what you're after in a foundation, then fantastic, but I prefer a slightly more matte finish.

As for longevity, I do find that it looks a little less than perfect by the end of the school day. To combat this I just re-powder at lunch time. This really does work, which is good to know!

Price cannot be faulted, for the finish it gives you, £6.50 is a bargain. Even more so when you get it for half price! 

I really do recommend you try this, I know some people have hated it - but I think you should assess it yourself. Even if you don't get on with it, it's not like you've wasted MAC worthy amounts of money!

What about you, have you tried this foundation - or anything else from ELF? How did you get on with it?

Sara xx

P.S Welcome to any newcomers to my blog - I hope you enjoy reading through my posts!

100 follower giveaway winner!

After a hectic week back at Sixth Form, it was great to take some time out to draw the winner for my 100 followers giveaway.

So.. here goes..

The proud owner of the Body Shop goodies, the Tad Baker tidbits and the amazing book is..

You should all definitely check out her lovely blog, she's a gorgeous girl with gorgeous taste in both beauty and fashion. I'm certain you'll all find something you love on her blog!

Thank you all for entering, it really does mean so much that you all read and enjoy my posts!

Stay tuned for another giveaway in the very near future (I am only 40 followers off 200, don't you know!)

Sara xx

OOTD - 11.09.11

 An autumnal outfit today, it's so good to be back wearing colour after a week in black and white for Sixth Form!

Top - New Look
Shorts - H&M
Tights - Primark (Only £2!)
Necklace - H&M 

How's everyone's week been? Has anybody else just started Sixth Form?

Sara xx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Big collective haul! ELF, Boots, Primark, Republic, New Look, ASOS.

 Cosmetics and skin care.

ELF goodies from the 50% off sale - full review coming soon!

Miss Sporty, Rimmel, Ciate, MUA

Rimmel powder and liquid eyeliner, No7 Brows pencil in 'Blonde'
All from Superdrug


Primark - £4
H&M - £4

New Look - £6
NEXT - £14

Republic - £2

My beautiful, gorgeous bag for Sixth Form from NEXT - courtesy of my lovely boyfriend!


ASOS - £25

I think that's everything! Phew! A big thank you to my mum for facilitating this haul with the money she gave me for my GCSE results (which, incidentally, were 7A*s, 6As and a B ;)).

I start Sixth Form on Monday, scary stuff! I've been planning some potential outfits, so I'm certain they'll pop up on here at some point.

Expect a review of the ELF bits very soon too - having never ordered from them before I must say that I'm a very happy customer!

Sara xx