iHERB HAUL | e.l.f. Studio, Queen Helene + More - Swatches + First ImpressionsSaturday, February 07, 2015
It's been a fair while since I did a good shop on iHerb, my last big haul was way back in July and it also featured a lot of e.l.f. Cosmetics products, much like this one does! I absolutely love iHerb and I often find myself browsing the site, not just for the beauty section. I realised I had accumulated quite a few rewards dollars and they had 10% off all beauty, so I decided to splash out and try some different e.l.f. products that I've not really heard much about. There's also a face mask, and some yummy food items at the end, as well as a discount code you can use for up to $10 off your first order. Let's crack into the haul...
These brushes are not only super cheap, but are amazing quality too, very soft and they wash up good as new every time. I have quite a few of these in my brush holders and I use some of them on a daily basis. I went for the Angled Blush, which I think will be a good one for contouring, or as intended, blush, the Mineral Powder which is quite small for a face brush with a nice domed shape, and the Angled Contour, which is going to be great for swiping one colour all over the lid or using to dust a bit in the crease. I'm planning a post all about the Studio Brushes I have that will be coming soon!
e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths // USD $3.00
I've been through a couple of these packets and think they're great wipes for the price. I mostly use these if I'm super lazy, but mostly they are used for wiping swatches off my arm (#bloggerlife).
First off I was not expecting this tube to be so massive especially considering how cheap it was! It's gotta be the cheapest face masque I've ever found and hopefully it will live up to the hype that I see about this! Has anyone used this? Let me know if you liked it or not.
I love a good cream shadow and was really intrigued by these ones. I went for two shades; Gala which is a gorgeous dark plum eggplant shade, and Toast, which is an amazing gold, but it's not too yellowy. These feel a lot like the Australis AC/ME Metallic Finish Eyeshadows (review + swatch here); they have this odd bouncy sort of texture to them, and they seem to glide on well but set down after a minute or so.
e.l.f. Studio Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Nude Pink // USD $3.00
I'm a full on convert to the amazing-ness of lip liners; I can't get enough at the moment! I've never really taken much notice of these e.l.f. ones or heard many people talk about them, so went with the safe, neutral pink shade to try out. It is very creamy to work with and the added brush is a great idea, especially for throwing in your hand bag.
e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Clear/Dark // USD $3.00
How cool does this product sound? The clear side is a treatment for your brows to help repair and condition them, and the darker side is a brow gel infused with fibres to set and also fill in the brows. I haven't used this yet, but I love the idea of it and I really hope it works well! More on this one soon I think...
e.l.f. Studio Translucent Matifying Powder // USD $3.00
I was on the hunt for a good handbag setting powder, one that would get rid of shine and also had a great sized mirror. This one definitely has a huge mirror inside, but I'm not too sure on the powder yet. The powder doesn't seem to be totally translucent, but for touch ups on the go, this might be perfectly fine to use.
e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder in Corrective Yellow // USD $6.00
Slightly more expensive than the other e.l.f. products are these HD Powders. I have this powder in Sheer and I really like it. The packaging is a little bit of a miss though; super bulky and the powder is so fine it tends to fly around everywhere as soon as you open it up, but I can forgive it because I do enjoy it. This (extremely) yellow powder is a supposed close dupe for the Ben Nye Banana Powder, which I've not ever used, but always been interested to try. I might have to do a more in-depth review on this once I've given it a full test run.
I always throw in a few food items in my orders as they have a huge range of food products too (among a whole lot more!) I went for the Atkins Endulge Caramel Mousse Bars (USD $6.20) and they are insanely delicious, you all need to try them! I also got another packet of the Calbee Snapea Crisps Caesar flavour (USD $2.09), so odd, but so yum to snack on, and the Garden of Eatin' Corn Tortilla Blue Chips (USD $3.25) that I've not yet delved into. Other snack items I love from iHerb and would recommend are the Stacy's Pita Chip in Cinnamon, which were sadly sold out when I made this order.
And that's it for this very large, e.l.f. dominated haul! If you didn't realise I am a huge fan of e.l.f. products and if you want to see my Top 5 from the brand, I did a post all about it right here. Now for the discount code, use RMM029* for $10.00 off your first order of $40.00 or more. The shipping options have changed a bit now, but this whole order was only $10.00 shipping using DHL Express International and it no word of a lie arrived in four day, and that was over a weekend. I could not believe it!
Have you ordered from iHerb before? What are some of your favourite products to get?
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