Sunday, February 28, 2010

E.L.F. swatches


These polishes cost $1 each. And I'm not sure they are worth that much.

E.L.F. Plum
Jelly plummy purple shade, almost brown if I got it opaque. This was three coats and was very sticky. It might've been improved with some thinner but the brush was so cheap that it resembled a broom. A big broom.

E.L.F. Hot Pink
Three coats, more of a hot coral jelly than a hot pink. The brush was actually not horrible for this one but the color didn't seem exceptional to me, either in shade or in application.

E.L.F. Chocolate

This was a gorgeous, rich chocolate brown polish (and yes, worth $1). Again, brush like a broom. But two coats, perfectly opaque and glossy. For that, I may be willing to brave the broom brush again. :P

...so my verdict is that I'm probably never going to buy any E.L.F. polishes again. I'm glad I got to try them out though: who knows what $1 brand will turn out to be fabulous?


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7 comments:

Heidi said...

I haven't purchased any of this brand, even though I see them here and there. Thanks for the heads up on the brush and application; I wouldn't get them now unless I saw a spectacular color that I just had to have.

And you're right; I have gotten some $1.00 or less stunners, and it's always a little bit of a thrill!

razberiswrl said...

I have 6 ELF polishes that I haven't tried. I grabbed them up at Target after the holidays when they were on clearance, lol, so, 6 polishes, roughly 3 dollars spent. I'll probably end up swatching them then giving them away because I opened one up, saw the broom, rolled my eyes, and threw it back in my box in an unceremonious fashion. I'm such an elitist sometimes ...

scarlettholly said...

I haven't tried their polishes but I have tried their makeup. Nothing from their $1 line impressed me, but their studio $3 line was actually really good, especially the make up brushes. They are having a 50% sale right now so I'm about to go haul again. :)

gildedangel said...

I quite ike their polishes, I think that their bet color is Royal Purple!

Papaya Bunny said...

I have one ELF polish in Dark Red (looks very very similar to your plum one) that I'm just iffy about. I'm actually iffy about all of their cosmetics --- I know everyone goes crazy over them because they're only $1 but to me they lack color selection and aren't any better than WnW or NYC.

Arrianne said...

Wet n Wild has some good colors for $1 and NYC is good for nail art. Been curious to try ELF though I'm not sure I will after reading this.

scReamViolenc3 said...

Elf actually reformulated their polishes and the brushes. Much better better now and they're only $2 a piece.

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