Beauty By Krystal

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ELF Haul & Reviews

I recently purchased some new items from ELF Cosmetics, and I figured doing a round-up review on these grooming tools would be helpful to those interested in buying ELF's newest additions. I have already reviewed the Precision Sponge Trio HERE.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Billion Dollar Brows - Brows on Point Micro Pencil & Brow Powder | Review & Swatches

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Over the past month and a half I've been receiving many compliments on my brows, and aside from slightly rounding my arches more, I've been using some new products that I'm very excited to say have been and probably will be my go-to products! I'm talking about the Billion Dollar Brows Brows on Point Micro Pencil ($16.00, 4 shades) and the Brow Powder ($18.00, 4 shades). Billion Dollar Brows is a brand I've featured before on my websites when I reviewed their Best Seller's Kit ($35.00) which you can read HERE. However, these two products are very new to me, and even better than the Best Seller's Kit items, in my honest and personal opinion :)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

ELF Precision Sponge Trio | Review & Demo

I have a pretty exciting rave review to share with you all today. This little beauty sponge set is the new ELF Precision Sponge Trio ($12.00), a set of three sponges in different sizes - I like to call them large, medium, and small. If you remember the pink beauty sponge they launched a while ago, I had such high hopes for it but it turned out super stiff and chemical scented - I now use it for crafting to be honest. When I purchased the sponge trio I was really hoping these would be better than the stiff pink one - and boy oh boy am I impressed!! The Precision Sponge Trio is amazing, and I can tell you all right now, you must add them to your cart next time you order from the ELF Website! You will not be disappointed.
"The durable, latex free material allows for a controlled used for flawless application and blending. Three sizes enable precise application for all areas of the face and can be used with cream, liquid, and powder makeup. Use the small size around small areas like the eyes to blend in concealer. Use the medium size for applying color like blush or bronzer. Use the largest size to apply foundation. Reusable and washable."

Friday, June 10, 2016

Winged Eye Look with ELF Cosmetics

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There's nothing more classic than a winged eye look, and today I have an easy to achieve wing using all ELF Cosmetics products. The key to a sharp wing is a sharp eyeliner, I used the Intense Ink Eyeliner pen in Black. This eyeliner is my favorite to use for a quick wing that looks rich and precise. The elongated tip helps guide how to shape the wing's edges and point, I literally lay it lengthwise from the outer corner of my eye and almost stamp the wing's shape. This makes it fool proof to achieve even wings on both eyes.

To take the winged eye look to the next level, I added a set of ELF's Individual Lash Kit to my lashes for extra lengthy and fullness. I also used a beige gel liner on my waterline to help widen the eyes and contrast the sharp black wings. The rest of my makeup I kept neutral and minimal, flawless foundation with the HD Mattifying Cream Foundation and Finishing Powder, paired with the seamless Bronzer and Illuminating Palettes. Finished off with the Touch of Blush Satin Lipstick and the glossy Beautifully Bare Lip Tint in Pretty Pink Please.

ELF Product List:
HD Mattifying Cream Foundation - Sand
Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder - Light/Medium
HD Undereye Setting Powder
Bronzer Palette - Bronze Beauty
Illuminating Palette
Pressed Mineral Blushes - Cabo Cabana, Sweet Retreat
Intense Ink Eyeliner - Black
Lock On Gel Liner - Yes To Nude
Individual Lash Kit - Black
Instant Lift Brow Pencil - Deep Brown
Satin Lipstick - Touch of Blush
Beautifully Bare Lip Tint (gloss) - Pretty Pink Please