Total Basset Case: What's In My Bag?

Aug 28, 2012

What's In My Bag?

Make up edition.
I have been trying out some new elf items lately and wanted to let you guys in on my favorites.

I'll show you my every day go to items. 
I don't use every single one of these every day but most days you can find a combination of these on my face. 
Okay, I was skeptical of this but decided to try it out knowing it would be way cheaper than my beloved Bare Minerals.
Verdict: I love it.
I think it is almost identical to BM.
My only complaint would be that it is a little harder to get out (there isn't a dial, just openings)
and they don't carry it at my Target so I had to guess a little with the color.
 I mean, for $5 can you really go wrong?
I love love love this bronzer.
This is one BM item I will continue to buy.
I hate when bronzers are sparkly or have glitter so this one is perfect because it has neither, just a great color that is easy to build.
I was using Elf's Pink Passion blush but wanted a more fall/winter color blush.
(that may be the girliest thing I've ever said.)
I ordered Mellow Mauve on a whim and it is perfection.
I think it is the absolute best blush color I have come across in a long time.
4. Elf Eye Brightener
This stuff is downright amazing.
Especially on those mornings you need to feel and look extra awake.
I use it on the inside corners of my eyes and underneath my lower lashes.
Instant wake up!
5. Elf Eyeshadow in Pebble and Oatmeal
Sometimes I use these two together and sometimes I only use the pebble.
The pebble is a great every day, basic brown for your lids.
6. Elf Mineral Eyeshadow in Confident and Temptress
Two more of my favorite colors.
These have a bit of a sheen to them, I usually reserve them for weekend wear.
7. Elf Cream Eyeliner in Black 
I know this eyeliner has been talked about to death but there is a reason for it.
It's amazing!
Many moons ago I had the Stila gel eyeliner and loved it.
I have to say this one is almost identical and way cheaper.
I mean, it's Pink Lou Lou approved, it's gotta be good then, right? 
8. Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
This primer is great and really helps their mineral (and regular) eyeshadow stay on all day long.
I recently purchased this mascara on a trial basis and I am so glad I did!
It is really great at building your lashes up and creating volume.
Those are the 2 things I am always looking for in a mascara and I am so happy to find both in one product.
This is one item that I do not use every day but I still love it.
It is such a great finishing touch and helps your makeup stay set throughout the day.
Again, more of a weekend item.
This spray really keeps my makeup in place throughout the day.
If I am feeling crazy I will use the Mineral Veil and the Mist and Set and my face isn't going anywhere!

Honorable Mention:
I just received this gem and I can't get enough of it. 
I have been using it before bed and letting it work it's magic overnight.
It also tastes delicious so that is just extra bonus points in my book! 

There you have, that is what is in my make up bag!
I have clearly developed a full blown elf addiction.
I mean with their variety of products and their prices who can blame me??
What are some of your favorite elf or make up items?

One last thing!
I am guest posting over at The Daily Tay today.
Please tell me you read Taylor's blog.
If you aren't you are really missing out.
And a special hello to everyone visiting from The Daily Tay!


Jodi said...

I love elf too! Have you tried the face primer? It is just as good as Bare Minerals too! Way cheaper. I will have to try that mascara. You are the 3rd person to mention it lately!!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Thanks for sharing all this girl!! I love some ELF stuff - and I am definitely getting that ELF eye brightener!

Hilary said...

Thanks for the posting this! I need to pick up some of your recs. I wear a lot of BM Warmth and Mineral Veil - can't believe ELF has a foundation that is a good competitor, that's awesome! I have tried a few problems and some are hit and miss so good to know what to look for!

Stesha said...

I love Elf! Thanks for doing a product review, now I know what is good!!


Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I really need to try the Elf stuff! I want that eye brightener! And the BareMinerals warmth - I LOVE bronzer!

erica said...

Love this post! I have never tried ELF products before, but you seem to be a big fan so maybe I need to give them a try! xo

Katie said...

I LOVE elf!! Just followed over from the Daily Tay, can't wait to hear more about your Floyd, he sounds too cute for words! said...

new follower from daily tay! you have persuaded me. 2 of my obsessions in one post! 1) Target. (who isn't obsessed?) 2) bargains. good quality makeup for cheap??
i just happen to have a target gift card burning a whole in my wallet (the only reason i haven't already used it is because i purposely put it in my underwear drawer for a rainy day.) i think it's "raining" today...

#mommylife said...

ohh love it!! so helpful! And thanks for doing the "What's in my bag!" :)

Jennie said...

I LOVE Elf. People think it's just 'cause I'm cheap, but the quality for the price is pretty up to par. I use all their brushes, their clear mascara for my brows (BEST THING INVENTED), their blush in Pink Passion, their lip color (the lip stick in Rich Red is the perfect red for me. My only complaint is the container is awkward. I'm not a fan of their lip stains.), and their bronzer in Sunkissed. I like the liquid eyeliners okay but you have to be careful about applying them because they rub off pretty quickly.

I have heard FANTASTIC things about L'reals Volume Collagen Mascara. I switch mascaras pretty often-- right now I'm using L'Oreals Telescopic (LOVE) and Maybelline's Lash Stiletto (meh). I am so excited you love Elf products too!

Newest follower! :)

Blue Dog Belle said...

You don't love ELF... at all. :)

I'm a little hit and miss with their products. The blush bronzer duo is one of my absolute favorites, of all time. But I didn't have much luck with the cream liner, and I honestly haven't tried any of their mineral powders. I did however pick up the high def powder at target this weekend. I haven't given it a full review yet, but I'm not entirely impressed. It looks great when you first put it on, but doesn't have much staying power. (that could just be me though, I'm SUPER oily in summer).

Great reviews love!

Chelsea said...

I bought the blush recently and fell in love! I MUST try the other ELF products because I am a BM girl too but the prices are a little rough sometimes!!


Your newest follower!

Allie Brooks said...

Visiting from The Daily Tay!! Love your sweet little pup, and I love me some elf. I stopped by target today to stock up :)

Anonymous said...

I've never tried elf... I've always been skeptical because I love bare minerals so much!

Maybe I'll just have to start saving myself some $$.. :)

Allison said...

I've never used any ELF products would laugh if you saw what was in my make up bag. I need some updates! Maybe ELF is what I need to try out!

k said...

i love your color palette it is so similar to mine. i will have to try elf because i also lOVE bare minerals and find it really hard to switch to anything else. thanks for the tip!

Sami said...

Love all of your ELF goodies! Did you hear that they are bringing out their mineral eye shadow in solids?! I am holding out for that because loose eyeshadows drive me bonkers! I really need to try the gel liner! Great post love!

Anne said...

Oooh, nice. I am totally makeup-stupid, so I love getting suggestions from other people! I do like the Bare Minerals products though, and for lips I love Revlon's Lip Butter because it feels more like chapstick than lip gloss/lipstick...