Initially, it didn’t seem like there would be any makeup for my 25th birthday haul. But an awesome friend of mine gave me a Target gift card that I decided to use to grab myself a couple of small makeup items. Here are the items that I grabbed for my birthday this year!
elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer in Light Peach
elf released this concealer after their 16 hr camo concealer became so popular. It’s a medium-high coverage hydrating concealer. It works beautifully on the under eyes. I definitely really enjoy it, but it doesn’t overtake the original camo concealer for me. I have VERY dark under eye circles and this doesn’t have quite enough coverage for me.
NYX Matte Setting Spray
An overall pretty solid setting spray. No fragrance, and it does meld the makeup together well. My skin doesn’t feel sticky afterwards, which is nice. I also appreciate that even though it’s matte, I don’t feel dry or cakey after using this. I don’t think the wear time is particularly stellar length wise, but while it works it definitely works hard. It didn’t have any particular stand out features to me, but it’s definitely a good setting spray that I’d buy again in a pinch.
elf Cosmetics SRSLY Satin Lipstick in Creme
I have been so impressed with this lipstick! This shade is my perfect nude, and the formula is absolutely stellar. It doesn’t bleed, and it stays on really well for a $3 bullet lipstick. It doesn’t hold up under a meal super well, but it doesn’t completely disappear either. The formula feels more like a comfortable demi-matte than anything else, and it looks more matte than satin on the lips. And the pigment is absolutely amazing on top of that!
elf Cosmetics Bite-Sized Eyeshadow Mini Palette in Rose Water
These are fairly nice for $3. They’re not the best eyeshadow I’ve ever used, but it’s a fairly solid pink/rosy quad that can do a simple one or two-shadow look, or go a little darker and more dramatic. There’s decent pigment in all four shadows, and the shimmers look really pretty on the lid. My only real complaint is that the dark purple shade shattered. I need to figure out how to get it back in because it’s a great additional flexibility to an otherwise somewhat boring quad.
I think my favorite item is that elf lippie. Do any of these items grab your attention? Let me know in the comments!