Breaking news for Bionic Beauties!
e.l.f. Cosmetics (eyes.lips.face) has launched a whole new line of makeup tools with their Studio “Professional Line”. Sleek packaging, dual-use items but with a slightly higher price- $3 instead of their usual one dollar. Still cheap-O on the grand scheme of things!
Here’s what the new collection includes so far… (**note: You can click the images to go direct to elf’s page for that project. I tried to make it easy for you to check colors, ingredients, etc.)
eyebrow treat and tame – Available in light, medium & dark to suit all brow colors. One side holds a “treat” gel to help ‘grow your brows’ (???) and the other side is a tinted mascara to color & tame them.
eyebrow kit – each compact comes with a tinted wax & a colored ‘setting’ powder to get full & tame brows. Did I mention this compact looks JUST LIKE Nars’ eyeshadow duos??? This item is really intriguing me since most brow waxes are *much* pricier.
There’s lots more products… yep, I’m giving you the WHOLE rundown on the new makeup collection, so keep on reading!
lengthening and volumizing mascara – Colors are black & dark brown. I haven’t heard stellar things about elf’s $1 mascaras, so hopefully they improved the formula.
under eye concealer and highlighter – This is another dual ended product which I love (less products to clog my makeup case!) Anyhow, it comes in three shades: glow/fair, glow/light, and glow/medium. They’ll need to add a dark option to this concealer to round it out. One side is a creamy concealer loaded with green tea, chamomile, vitamins, and caffeine to reduce under eye puffiness. The “glow” side is creamy highlighter to bounce light around your eyes. Use as an eye shadow base, under eyes, in eye corners or as a brow/face highlight. This is another must-try for me. I’ll be ordering it soon since I really love highlighters and having one sized “to-go” for my purse would be grand!
eyebrow lifter and filler – A double sided pencil. One side is a sheer, slightly shimmery brow highlighter (it sounds just like the ‘glow’ concealer side I detailed above, but in pencil form) and the other side is a brow pencil. Available in ivory/light, ivory/medium, and ivory/dark which should cover everyone.
eye primer and liner sealer – Use the Prime side all across your eyelid before applying your eyeshadow. It’s supposed to help keep shadow in place, prevent creasing and improve wear. Use the thin-brushed Liner/Sealer side to transform any of your eyeshadows into eyeliners. Sweep the liner sealant brush across your shadow and apply to lash line. Clean the brush when you’re done.
lip primer and plumper – The Primer side goes under your lip color to hold it in place “all day” (so says the elf site). The Plumper side goes on alone, over the primer, or over lip color. It’s a tingly plumper based with cinnamon for the plumping effect.
lip liner and blending brush – A self-sharpening lip liner on one end (only available in a neutral tone called “Natural”), line your lips, then flip the pencil around to use the taklon brush to blend the line out. Top with gloss or lip color.
lip definer and shaper – The Shaper side is nude, slightly shimmery pencil to outline the skin around your lips (for a subtle highlight just use on the V of your upper lip; for a full pout, highlight all around your lips and blend slightly with a Qtip or foundation brush/sponge). The definer is a neutral lip pencil for lining your lips.
translucent mattifying powder – Just what it sounds like. A clear, light pressed powder (again packed in that NARS dupe compact, hee hee!) with a sponge application. At least it’s not packed with one of those darn crappy ‘puffs’.
concealer pencil and brush – This soft pencil is a concealer and acne spot-treatment in one. Dab it over your small pimples, scars, etc to hide them. The added Tea Tree Oil (see how Bionic uses Tea Tree Oil to spot treat blemishes) and Salicylic Acid. The pencil’s cap holds a built-in sharpener and the other end of the pencil is a soft taklon brush to blend out your concealer. Interesting concept and perfect for traveling with all the liquid restrictions these days!
Do any of you plan to try the new makeup from e.l.f. Cosmetics? I just won a $5 gift card (subscribe to their blog for details) so I figure I’m going to grab one of the eyeliner and shadow sticks, and a concealer and highlighter combo. I’ve had superb luck with the regular e.l.f. concealer (my review)… so I’m crossing my fingers this will be as splendid! Tell me what you’re ordering!