Hundreds of products between one and ten dollars. Products that are cruelty free and vegan. Sleek packaging with high quality product inside. Fantasy? Nope. Just casually describing elf Cosmetics.
elf Cosmetics is a brand that’s not only known for their extremely affordable products, but for their cruelty-free status and the amazing quality of their makeup as well.
But like with most brands, not all of their products are winners, But don’t worry, I broke it down for ya and made a list of the best elf products so you can spend less time searching and more time creating hot af makeup looks. Here ‘s a list of the best of elf Cosmetics.
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elf High Definition Powder
If you’re looking for a product that makes your skin look totally even and flawless and a product to help lock in your foundation, this one’s for you. It helps hide imperfections and leaves your skin with a truly radiant look. It’s also only $6! Six dollars.
elf Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder
The perfect product for adding definition to your look in the simplest way. This mini palette comes with a blush and a bronzer that compliment each other perfectly to give your face definition. It comes in 3 different shade pairings, but at $4 a palette, you can just get all three.
elf Baked Highlighter
The coolest thing about these highlighters is how versatile they are. You can use them dry for a natural looking highlight, or you can use them wet for a more blinding glow. The elf Baked Highlighter comes in 4 stunning shades and are only $4 each!
elf Prism Eyeshadow Palette in Naked
elf has a few different eyeshadow palettes, and for the most part they’re all pretty good, but this one is the one.
It comes with 6 super stunning essential nude shades that are perfect for nearly everyone. The shadows are each pigmented and easy to work with, blending well to create beautiful, natural eye looks over and over again.
elf Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara
The elf Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara provides your lashes with all the length and drama they could ever possibly need. The brush is amazing and coats each lash with the perfect amount of product to ensure your lashes stand out. At only $4 a tube, it’s a total steal.
elf Matte Lip Color
With 11 shades to choose from, the elf Matte Lip Color makes applying lipstick super easy and that’s why it’s on this list. It comes in a thin tube, that twists up to reveal more product, and the precise tip makes lining your lips effortless. The color lasts all day and it’s not drying!
elf Moisturizing Lipstick
If you prefer a traditional lipstick over a liquid one, and you haven’t tried the elf Moisturizing Lipstick out yet, then you need to add it to your list asap.
Even color, long-lasting, and smudge proof all for less than $5! These lipsticks come in 14 shades, including pretty neutrals and fun, vibrant colors.
elf Lip Exfoliator
Lip exfoliators are a product many people overlook, but if you’re someone who applies lipstick regularly, they’re an absolute essential. The elf Lip Exfoliator works so well! It removes dry skin and leaves lips looking and feeling soft and smooth!
The elf Lip Exfoliator comes in 6 varities, my personal favorite: Brown Sugar!
elf Makeup Brushes
elf has a ton of different makeup brushes, but the long-standing favorite has to be the black brushes. They make applying makeup a breeze, they last forever, and the quality is amazing for the super affordable price point.
My all time favorites are the Fluffy Eye Blender Brush and the Selfie Ready Foundation Brush.
The Best of Drugstore series features posts about specific drugstore brands and the must have products from each one. Each post contains mini reviews on the drugstore products every beauty lover, old or new, needs in their collection. It makes finding makeup, that’s both affordable and great, that much easier. Hopefully, through this series, you’ll be able to start up, or add to, your makeup collection with affordable and high quality products!
More of the Best of Drugstore Series:
- The Best of Drugstore Makeup | The Best of Maybelline
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Love this guide! I can’t wait for my next trip to the drug store for some new makeup!
Love your post! I’m not familiar with this brand but I have to look into it. Always interested in products that are cruelty free and vegan. Thanks for the great review.
Yes, makes them all the better!! 🙂
Sandra Joseph says
I’m not surprised to see you’ve featured ELF! they are a pretty good quality budget brand. I have to try some of the products listed that I don’t already have.
They’re one of my favorite drugstore brands! 🙂
Their eyebrow kit is literally SO GOOD! I think it’s only $3 and I’ve bought it about 5 times by now. Sometimes I like it better than my Anastasia brow pencil!
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The quality of their products is amazing!
I would love to get my hands on the lip scrub! Can’t beat the price, too!
It’s so amazing. Definitely one of my holy grail products!
Rainbow Tiara says
I have never heard of this brand before. I need to head to nearest drug store soon. These sound great. Thank you so much.
Yes, you totally should try them out!
Fadima Mooneira says
Elf products looks good. Thank you for sharing your review.
Of course!! 🙂
Great article ! Never even thought about the lip exfoliater great tip!
Yes! At least once a week, exfoliate your lips right after a shower, then moisturize! They’ll feel so smooth!
I love e.l.f. and most of the products I’ve got from there are fabulous. I really want to purchase some more brushes from them as the one brush I own is THE SHIT. I’d love to try one of their eyeshadow palettes actually. I love your reviews as they always feel conversational and genuine!
Thank you so much!!
I agree their brushes are amazing! And really affordable too 🙂
Elf is such an underrated brand plus it’s super affordable! I use their brow pencil and it works really well.
I’ve always wanted to use their brow pencils but I’m not sure if they have my shade. Last time I checked they didn’t! 🙁
Cheryl Oreglia says
I always love your posts, I’m not very good at the whole make up thing so when I read your commentaries I learn something new each time! Exfoliating my lips, never thought of it! Great post!
Thank you so so much!! 🙂
I am a big fan of lipstick and lip exfoliators. I will check them out. Thanks for this wonderful post.
Yes, love lip exfoliators too!
Always want to try ELF products and never get the opportunity to buy. They have some nice stuff, especially the brushes.
Their brushes are great!! I have a ton of the black ones and I love using them!
I’ve used this brand before & liked it. Thank you for opening my eyes to a range of different products.
Rina Kay says
I’ve never tried elf cosmetics but I think I will now! The highlighter and matte lip sound amazing!
You totally should! They really do have such high quality products for such affordable prices! You can’t go wrong with that!
The contour duo was one of my first makeup products and I absolutely loved it
It was one of my firsts too! A forever favorite!
Erica Raquel says
ELF baked highlighter has always been a go to of mine! They are so inexpensive but still super high quality. I got my start in makeup with ELF Cosmetics!
Love their highlighters so much! e.l.f is one of the first makeup brands I used too!
This is unrelated to your post but your blog aesthetic is stunning! Are you a designer? Or do you just have really, really good taste? This blog is stunning.
OMG thank you so much! I’m not a professional designer or anything, but it has become a passion of mine more recently!
I haven’t used Elf since they first came out but it seems like I need to pick up more. I do have the lip exfoliate tube and I love it, especially during the winter. I’ll definitely have to check the rest out, they’re a steal at that price!
Yes! The lip exfoliator is the best! They really do have lots of great products!