Review + Swatches: E.L.F. Eyebrow Lifter and Filler in Ivory/Light

When it comes to cruelty-free cosmetics, the first thing that comes to my mind is E.L.F. Cosmetics. I was actually looking for cruelty free brands in the department store where I bought this item. I think I only found 2 brands I’m 100% sure of.

I asked the SA if they have eyebrow pencil just like those retractable ones. She only showed this item. It’s definitely not retractable. My anxiety attacked so I didn’t bother to look at their kiosk. I just grabbed it then paid at the counter.😓

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DESCRIPTION:
Create polished and defined brows for a flawless fuller look! The ‘lift’ pencil’s sheer light-reflecting pigments act as an arch support under the brows to enhance and outline the shape for a more youthful and awakened look. While the ‘fill’ pencil shades in the eyebrow to blend in the natural shape, fill in any sparse areas and define the lines

INGREDIENTS:
C10-18 Triglycerides, Petrolatum, Synthetic Beeswax, Ceresin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Diethylhexylcyclohexane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Isopropyl Myristate, Butylparaben, BHT. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

SWATCHES:
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PROS:
-Cruelty-free
-Multifunction, I think the lifter can be used as concealer too.
-Easy to use
-Brow pencil glides easily & smoothly
-Brow pencil is easy to blend
-“Lifter” cleans up any mess/mistake on the sides
-Did not cause breakouts

CONS:
-Quite expensive for me, for a brow product Php 259.75 ($5.50)
-The “lifter” is not as smooth as the brow pencil. Its consistency reminds me of stick concealers.
-Limited shades (SA only showed 3 colors)
-Needs to be sharpened

BEFORE & AFTER:
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It’s easy to work with. The brow pencil is so smooth. It glides easily. I can line my brow the way I want to. The lifter works well with it as it creates clean/crisp edges for the brows. It has the same consistency of stick concealer. I’m guessing you can use it for that purpose too.

This is not waterproof that’s why it’s easy to remove if you’ve made a mistake. But, it lasts all day long for me even if I’m oily and sweaty. The downside is it needs to be sharpened. Good thing it comes with a sharpener. The SA showed 3 shades only; one that’s super duper black, mine which is soft dark gray and one that’s light brown. You need to swatch it first.

I’m not a makeup junkee but I really like this one. It was just an impulse buy last month and now I’m glad I bought it.😊

Have you tried anything from E.L.F Cosmetics? If so, did you like it?😊

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December 2015 Haul

It’s my last haul for this year! I cant believe it. My sister’s Christmas gift for me was cash. She said I should buy whatever I want. She’s so generous and clingy. Hahaha. I didn’t want to spend it all so here’s a little haul for you guys. 🙂

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PINK SUGAR Our Lil Secret Concealer – P299 ($6)
I finally bought this although I’m worried that it has BHA in it. I got Light Beige which is the second lightest shade. It’s for warm tone / yellowish skin tone like mine.

E.L.F Eyebrow Lifter and Filler – P249
($5)
This is my first impulse buy. I said I just want a regular eyebrow pencil but the S.A. only gave this to me. My social anxiety attacked. I’m not fond of talking to SAs. I just bought it so I could get out a.s.a.p.

LUSH Reindeer Rock soap – P245 /100g
Impulse buy because most of the stuff I wanted at Lush is out of stock. This is a limited edition soap. It’s only available for Christmas. I couldn’t wait for their sale in January 2016. This soap will be at 50% off during the sale. I might get some holiday items and essentials next month.

LUSH Charity Pot Hand & Body Lotion – P495 ($10)
Another impulse buy but it’s worth it. The full price of this except the VAT will go to CARA, a non-profit organization for animals. I really wanted to get the Comfort and Joy gift set. They don’t sell it because the items in it are incomplete. They dont have Twilight shower gel which is the reason why I’m buying that gift set.

MAYBELLINE Clear Smooth All in One Shine Free Foundation – P99 ($2)
Whew that was a long name! There’s no available shade aside from Nude Beige. I finally found the perfect shade for my skin! I was using Natural 03 before and it looks darker on me.

That’s it. Please let me know if you’ve try any of these items. I’m almost done with the products in my skin care routine. I’ll do another haul next month. It’s either pure Lush haul or mix of my favorite skin care products.:)

I hope you’re enjoying the rest of the holiday season. I’ll have another post tomorrow so be sure to come back. 🙂