Monday, July 16, 2012

ELF Pout Perfecter!



Hey everyone! Just the other day I got in a little haul of some new ELF products (if you'd like to see a video on it, let me know!) One of the things I picked up was the Pout Perfecter from the studio line. It's $3, and comes in one shade- Glow. I was intrigued by the claims behind the product... the site says it'll give you more volumized, fuller lips with an optical illusion. In other words- while it won't literally plump your lips- the shine will give them a fuller look. You're advised only to apply it to the center of your lower lip, because if you use it all over, you'll lose the effect.


Swatch of the Pout Perfecter... 

Pout Perfecter as it hits the light- very reflective.

Highlighting the center part of the lower lip is a technique I often use with Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Foiled.. but this product has much more sparkle. It reminds me a lot of NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Cosmo... but with MORE sparkle.  I was actually concerned about how much it had just by looking at the packaging, but when I tried it on the lips, I really liked the look! It's very reflective and works on top of a variety of different colors...

Excuse the orange lighting on these pics- I took them in front of our mirror at work. In the top pic, I'm wearing the Pout Perfecter over the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick, a bold magenta color. It gave a pretty, brightened look in the center of the lower lip, and staying power was really nice!


In this picture, I'm wearing Pout Perfecter on the lower lip- over MAC Viva Glam V, which is a much more neutral  lip color. As you can see, the Pout Perfecter still pops! :) 

If this product was just an average shiny gloss marketed as "pout perfecter"- I wouldn't really see the need for it. But it definitely has a level of shine/sparkle that goes beyond other glosses I own, so I do see the value in its "specialized" purpose. I also like that it doesn't feel goopy on the lips. If you're going to add the extra layer on top of whatever gloss or lipstick you're wearing, you don't want it to feel annoying. So I give this a thumbs up! :)


Daily Nuggets...
  • I made some delightful, easy little appetizers for a potluck-style party on Friday night. Click here to see the recipe for Jalapeno Popper Crescent Bites! (thank you, Pinterest)
  • On the topic of food- check out my apple pie video with mom! 
  • Still on the topic of food... I did some grocery shopping today & the store was eerily calm... it was so nice.
  • I am drinking the Vitamin Water that called Glow that claims to give you good skin (Vitamins A, C, & E). Who knows if it really will, but it tastes awesome!
  • I really don't know how I lived without the Turbie Twist. It gets tons of moisture out of my hair after a shower, and it stays on my head sooo much easier than a giant towel. 
  • Excited for a wedding coming up this weekend!

35 comments:

  1. I literally asked someone else about this product less than 5 minutes before you posted this, thank you for the review! I totally agree about the Turbie Twist, it has changed my life.

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  2. I'm always excited to see your ELF reviews. I think a haul video would be fantastic

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  3. I just placed an Elf order but I will make sure to get this on my next one. I wanted to tell you I love my Turbie Twist as well! Just got it a couple weeks ago it is awesome!

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  4. I have the Turbie Twist towel, and I don't know how I functioned before it either!

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  5. please do a haul! i'd love to know your opinions on the new stuff from elf

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  6. I'm going to order this with my next ELF order. Would love a video review of the new ELF products! Lots of new baked stuff!

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  7. I would love to Watch a video of your elf haul and reviews! :) you look beautiful in the photos! :)

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  8. Would love to see a haul, was thinking about placing an elf order soon but not sure what to try! :)

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  9. i would love to see an e.l.f. haul, too! e.l.f. is one of my favorite brands, and you are one of my favorite beauty blogs. :)

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  10. Elf has such good deals, I wonder how they make money. I need to try their products more. They are not all great, but some do stand out.

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  11. It looks so pretty! And for only $3 where can you go wrong?

    A Bite Of Glamour

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  12. Yes, please do a haul!


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  13. Emily, please, elf haul video!!

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  14. I would love to see a elf hall emily! Keep the blogs coming :)

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  15. You look absolutely gorgeous! I would love to see an Elf haul video - haul videos are always fun! I love how reflective and shimmery the glosses look!
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  16. Would like to see an elf haul. I do have another request. Could u do different tutorial using the same big palletes. For example the 88 coastal scents palette has so many colors I don't know how to use most of them or combine them. Call me crazy but I only use the colors I see u use on tutorials. The rest of the palletes colors r intact. LOL

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  17. Oh please make a Youtube Hsul/Review video on your new products from ELF!

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  18. Oh please make a Youtube Hsul/Review video on your new products from ELF!

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  19. Emily, please do ELF haul video!

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  20. Awesome post, you always have the best reviews!
    xx
    beautybyt2.blogspot.ca

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  21. I would love to see an elf haul!

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  22. You've mentioned the Turbie Twist before. It got me interested. I have waist length hair. Do you think I could still use one? Wasn't sure if that would be too much hair for one of those. Thanks.

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  23. I often hear u mention using eyeshadows wet. Can u do a demo? How is it done? Is it with a wet brush? Is it with a drop of water to the eyeshadow pod? If its used wet once does it mean it's now destined to b used wet every time?

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  24. Hey em! this color looks exactly like "radiant" from the smashbox snap your fab collection. I think its a pretty good dupe for you!

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  25. love how that lip gloss in the center gives you the ombre effect. need to try that. Hope it doesn't make my lips any bigger!

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  26. I find on your blog basic ideas and well achieved.

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  27. makes me want to order from ELF

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    would mean the world if you would tell me what you think

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    Could you check out my blog?
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    I'm new and just posted my first blog post!
    Please let me know what you think!
    I would love your imput!

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  29. such a perfect style honey
    congratulations =P
    xx

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  30. such a perfect style honey
    congratulations =P
    xx

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  31. Wow this looks amazing, you're so gorgeous :0

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    x

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