Its a dollar a brush, what can you expect?
E.L.F. is known for being cheap and having some incredible dupes of high end make up brands. They are also known for their cheap, good quality brushes so I decided to give these a shot. I've heard the white brushes are terrible so I choose these instead. Keep in mind the packaging is super cheap. Blush Brush- soft, and a wonderful shape, perfect. Foundation Brush- I am in love with this. Its just good quality. Brow Comb & Brush- I use the comb side with a pair of scissors to trim and the brush to smooth eyebrow pencil filler for a nice even look. Eyelash & Brow Wand- I used to steal free eyelash brushes from Sephora but no more! I use this to brush out mascara if its too thick and on my brows before I fill them in. Eyeliner Brush- Good for gel eyeliners and nothing else. Concealer Brush- A tiny brush meant for spot application over zits, or scars. Eyeshadow Brush- I love this. It fits my lid perfectly and holds shadow well. Smudge Eye Sponge- I use this to blend and soften pencil eyeliner. Lip Defining Brush- This is the only brush I hate. Its weak, has no shape and it sheds all over my lips. Total Face Brush- This giant fluffy brush is great for brushing over your face when you are all done. It blends everything in together for a set look.
A good dense bread.
Used three medium sized bananas, and made this in my rice cooker. It does not taste very much like bananas, but maybe thats just due to the bananas that I put in. Its a good dense bread, not cakelike but very very moist. I had a piece every morning for a week with my coffee and I miss it now that its all gone. Its sweet, not chocolate cake status, but a light muffin status. The chocolate chips are a nice touch too. Will re-order because it was so ridiculously easy to make!
Posted by 4636022860649809605 on Jan 23, 2014
My husband absolutely loves this. He has been re-ordering it steadily since July of 2013 and always misses it when it runs out. He makes it every morning with almond milk and drinks it instead of coffee or tea. The fiber count alone makes him happy to drink it. Personally, I find if you are looking for a sugary cocao drink, you will spit this out. However, with the right amount of sugar or sweetener you can get it close to real hot chocolate. It will not satisfy a milk chocolate craving in the least, but it is real organic chocolate at its most genuine and health beneficial form.
A tiny tube of magic
It does what its supposed to. Keeps your shadow on and no creasing. For me, it helps a lot because I have oily lids. This makes me more confident and I have since upped my eyeshadow game. It's a good dupe for the Urban Decay primer. I am giving it 4 stars only because it isn't really sheer. If there was an opposite of raccoon eyes, thats what this does to me. I have to very careful with application and with making sure I get eyeshadow over every bit. Also, if you get it on your eyelashes forget it. No number of mascara coats will change it from white-ish to black.
Good on brows, bad on lashes.
Posted by 4636022860649809605 on Jan 28, 2014
I have really thick eyebrows and I love E.L.F. so when I saw this, I had to order it. It's best just on brows or as a base coat before applying mascara. On my brows, they keep the shape well all day without feeling stiff. But on my eyelashes, well it is clear, so don't expect the same affect as mascara. Sometimes I will use it on my lashes and apply mascara on top and I have found that it makes the mascara better. My lashes will look longer than if I had just used mascara. I do find that tedious though, so I'll only do the clear+black mascara for night time looks. I will say, my husband uses the brow side to curl the sides of his mustache and he loves it. Will probably have to reorder since he will use up my supply! Would give this 5 stars if the clear mascara side worked but I'll probably just end up switching the sides out when the brow side gel is finished.
A little lasts a long while
Posted by 4636022860649809605 on Jan 23, 2014
Ordered this in July of 2013 when I developed eczema and the bottle is only now nearing its end. I use it immediately after every shower (seriously, within 3 minutes while your pores are still open and able to truly absorb moisture) and its made a huge difference. This winter has been particularly harsh and this keeps my legs, knees, and elbows from looking ashy the day after I shower.
Only good as a base.
Posted by 4636022860649809605 on Feb 17, 2014
Do NOT try and treat this like its soup. It's not. It turned out so bad I had to pour it down the drain. It is however, useful to thicken other soups or sauces which is what I have been using it for. However, I won't be re-ordering since it will take me all year to finish it off.
Finished this in a week.
My husband ate this entire jar with nothing more than bananas and a spoon. I think I got maybe a little bit on a piece of toast before he finished it all. He reordered it this morning. Unlike other reviewers our jar was not chunky or separated. Maybe we got a fresh batch but it was totally smooth and required no stirring. Will reorder in a week when the upcoming jar has finished. Great taste, all natural. Wish the jar was bigger but the product is quality stuff.
Matches my NC35 skin tone.
I was terrified to order this without knowing if it would match my tan skin. After all, what kind of color is BUFF? But it worked out beautifully and it keeps my oily skin at bay. Does need a quick touch up when I work longer hours but its lightweight on my face so it doesn't feel like your caking your make-up on. And for the price, it can't be beat!
I ordered this in red and in praline and I wont re-order again purely because I didn't notice both have parabens in them. I have to say I'll be sad when it runs out because it is a beautiful color. I have NC35 skin, and these match the natural color of my lips while smoothing them out and making them even. When I blot on a tissue the color looks like a light brown but the tube itself is more rosy tan. Don't forget the sharpener at the base of the tube. True matte that doesn't dry out my lips. Wish they would change the formula to paraben free so I could give it 5 stars.