e.l.f. Cosmetics- Smokey Eye Kit Review And Giveaway


I pretty much love doing my makeup. It’s fun. And let’s face it, it’s time to myself in the morning. Just me and my iTouch. I get to sing to myself, dance like a maniac rockstar, and get pretty!

When Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics offered to let me try out their Smokey Eye Kit, I was more than willing. I already had a few e.l.f. brushes in my arsenal that I use, and I trusted that their makeup would be of the same quality.

Oh, and the fact that every one needs a smokey eye kit. It’s my go-to look, I just switch up the colors to keep it fresh. (try purples or browns, two of my faves.)

What’s in the Kit?

-Eye Brightening Shadow Quad
-Cream Shadow Duo
-Eyeliner Pen
-Black Pencil Liner
-White Brightening Liner
-Eyeshadow Brush
-Smudge Tool
-False Lashes
-Eye Makeup Remover Pads
-Leather Wristlet Bag
-Eyelash Curler

What I Liked:

I liked that this kit is a full kit, and everything you need. It includes all of the shadows, liners, and tools for a smokey eye. And even a cute bag to carry it all in. If you are unsure of how to get the look, e.l.f. offers a bunch of tutorials on their website. So easy!

I liked that the powdered shadows worked well on my skin. Most powders don’t stay on long (oily), if they even show up at all. The white shadow was intense enough to show up and stay put. The cream shadows went on smooth and smudged. I also love the Eye Brightning liner, us tired moms need all the help we can get to not look so, well, tired! It has become an everyday staple.
As I mentioned earlier, I already am a fan of e.l.f. makeup brushes and tools. The eyeshadow brushes carry and distribute the color very nicely. The smudge tool (which I had never really used prior) works way better than Q-Tips, lol. I also liked the eye makeup remover pads. They got all of my mascara off without any burning or irritation.

*Tip: For a more natural look to false lashes, cut one lash in half to use on the outer corners of each eye. Just a little bit of flair!*

What Needs Improvement:

I was a little intimidated by the eyelash curler. I’ve used the same brand since I started wearing makeup, and this one looked a tad bit archaic. It did a wonderful job of curling my lazy lashes, and I was impressed. Until the next morning, I pulled it out of my makeup bag, and the rubber piece was gone. Good thing they give you an extra rubber piece. That is all I would want to see changed.

My favorite part about e.l.f. is how reasonably priced their products are. Most of the essentials range from $1-$3. Now that fits into my budget nicely. And the Smokey Eye Kit is only $15. I’ve spent that in just mascara before!

Overall, I love this kit. The makeup is quality without being over-priced. And now I want to try all of the kits : )

Here’s the fun part:

E.l.f. Cosmetics is offering one of you wonderful readers a Smokey Eye Kit of your own. Pair it with a little black dress and you have the perfect look for a night out!

How you can enter:

There will be one required entry and three optional entries for this giveaway. Please leave your e-mail address in your entries so I can tell you if you’ve won. All entries are worth one entry.

Required Entry:
What is your favorite makeup tip, tool, or look?

Optional Entries:
Follow e.l.f. Cosmetics on Twitter for lots of tips and good deals.
Vote for this blog on Top Mommy Blogs. You can click on the Top Mommy Blogs badge on my sidebar. And then once on the brown screen that pops up. The numbers just got reset, and I could use the support. You can vote once daily. Thanks!
-Share this giveaway. Tweet it OR post it to your Facebook and include the link in your entry. OR e-mail a link to this giveaway to a friend and cc me. One entry per day.

I will draw the winner at 12pm EST on August 14th (Chazz’s 9 month birthday) via random.org and announce the winner. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your loot.

Enjoy!

*oh, and while I was given free product for the purpose of this review, I was in no way monetarily compensated, nor did it influence my opinion in any way. that would be lame.*

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106 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Thifa
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 10:04:29

    I like the basic foundation, blush, mascara and nude eyeshadow

    Reply

  2. Thifa
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 10:04:53

    + I voted for your blog =)

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  3. Kat C.
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 10:41:40

    My most effective makeup tip would be to always have Qtips on hand. They are great for smudging lines, but also equally important at removing makeup stains!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  4. Jennette
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 15:31:39

    I love the smoky eye look but cannot master it! This would be a huge help. I already love E.L.F. they have wonderful quality makeup!
    jennette6963@msn.com

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  5. Jennette
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 15:32:33

    I follow elf on twitter @smartandtrendy!
    jennette6963@msn.com

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  6. Jennette
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 15:33:25

    Totally voted for ya!
    jennette6963@msn.com

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  7. Victoria Lester
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 08:27:54

    My favorite makeup tool is Black Eye-liner – I like the smokey look that seems to be in style – I think.

    Reply

  8. Victoria Lester
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 08:28:35

    I follow E.L.F. Cosmetics on twitter. I’m @victoria99999

    Reply

  9. Thifa
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 10:16:37

    I voted again although I don’t know if it counts 🙂

    Reply

  10. Megan
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 10:36:10

    Blend, blend, then blend again! 🙂 We all know why! lol
    meganleighadams at yahoo dot com

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  11. @jamiainc
    Jul 31, 2010 @ 16:14:28

    I WISH I could do eyeliner… but I LOVE Elf’s fan brush

    Reply

  12. @jamiainc
    Jul 31, 2010 @ 16:15:16

    Follow Elf on twitter @jamiainc

    Reply

  13. Katie Mac
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 17:49:29

    My favorite look is a natural (yet finished) look. Something simple and fresh that accentuates a woman’s natural beauty. Of course it’s always fun to play up your looks a bit with a sultry eye!

    katesspin@gmail.com

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  14. Katie Mac
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 17:50:00

    I follow e.l.f. cosmetics on Twitter!

    @katesspin

    katesspin@gmail.com

    Reply

  15. Katie Mac
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 17:52:06

    I voted for you.

    Reply

  16. ANGEL JACKLYN
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 19:33:48

    MY FAV MAKEUP TOOL IS THE LASH CURLER

    kytah00@yahoo.com
    kytah(zero,zero)@yahoo.com

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  17. ANGEL JACKLYN
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 19:34:58

    FOLLOWING “ASKELF” ON TWITTER USER NAME “kytah00”

    kytah00@yahoo.com
    kytah(zero,zero)@yahoo.com

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  18. ANGEL JACKLYN
    Aug 01, 2010 @ 19:35:34

    VOTED FOR YOU VIA TOP MOMMY BLOGS 8/1

    kytah00@yahoo.com
    kytah(zero,zero)@yahoo.com

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  19. Katie Mac
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 07:14:33

    I voted for you again (#2)

    Reply

  20. Katie Mac
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 07:16:48

    I tweeted about this giveaway….

    http://twitter.com/katesspin

    Reply

  21. Jessica
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 09:56:33

    I love a nude and natural look but i love having a pop of color! My favorite makeup tool would have to be my brushes since they help blend all my makeup whether its eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, or poweder (=

    Reply

  22. Jessica
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 09:57:23

    I voted for you!! (=
    Good luck

    Reply

  23. Jordan P
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 11:50:58

    My favorite makeup tool would have to be a quality eyeliner. It sets the pace for the rest of the face!!

    Reply

  24. Tanya ~ The Chatty Mom
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 14:48:30

    I have to have mascara & a lash curler. My lashes are blonde, so without those two tools there are no lashes on my face. 🙂

    Reply

  25. Tanya ~ The Chatty Mom
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 14:53:26

    Following e.l.f. on Twitter. (@TheChattyMom)

    Reply

  26. Michelle @ A Happy Hippy Mom
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 15:24:36

    My tip is to start of your makeup with a good base foundation that helps even out skin tones and gives off the appearance of flawless skin. This will set the look for the rest of your makeup applications.

    Additionally, don’t use dark tones if your over 35. They tend to make the skin look older and emphasize the wrinkles. Stick to lighter shades like pink or peaches.

    Reply

  27. Michelle @ A Happy Hippy Mom
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 15:25:51

    I follow e.l.f. on Twitter.

    Reply

  28. Katie
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 05:45:07

    I like the smokey look – it is a rare day you will see me without makeup!

    Reply

  29. Katie
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 05:45:27

    I follow ELF on Twitter (couponkat)

    Reply

  30. Thifa
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 08:05:10

    I’ve voted again today! 🙂

    Reply

  31. Katie Mac
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 10:59:17

    I voted for you (day 3) Good luck!

    Reply

  32. Anne Taylor
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 11:53:31

    I love a black liquid eyeliner to make the perfect cat eye look!

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  33. Anne Taylor
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 11:54:25

    follow elf on twitter

    greeeneyedwhwom

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  34. Anne Taylor
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 11:55:12

    Voted for you

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  35. Anne Taylor
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 11:58:50

    Reply

  36. Katie Mac
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 14:11:32

    I tweeted about this giveaway 🙂

    http://twitter.com/katesspin

    Reply

  37. Nive
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 16:43:37

    I always use vicco turmeric an Indian ayurvedic cream before applying makeup which protects the skin from allergic chemicals and it smells good too..thanks for this giveaway…

    Reply

  38. trish
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 19:26:09

    I love the natural look…nothing to made up!

    Reply

  39. Katie Mac
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 07:48:54

    I voted for you, again!

    Reply

  40. Anne Taylor
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 10:48:48

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  41. Heather
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 14:49:07

    My fav tool is an eyeshadow brush, they work wonders!
    couponinggirl at gmail dot com

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  42. Heather
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 14:50:25

    I follow askelf on twitter
    hford5302
    couponinggirl at gmail dot com

    Reply

  43. Heather
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 14:53:34

    I think I voted for you, not really sure how to do it.

    Reply

  44. Katie Mac
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 05:52:44

    Daily vote!

    Reply

  45. Anne Taylor
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 11:36:21

    Voted again today

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  46. Anne Taylor
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 11:37:29

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  47. katie
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 22:58:51

    my favourite tip would be to aply extra mascara on the outer lashes for a more dramatic cat eye look
    favourite tool would be the angled eyebrush
    and my favourite look is a smokey eye with pink blush and nude matt lip!

    Reply

  48. icitea
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 03:13:09

    my favorite tool is (liquid) eyeliner! I love using it, no matter the color.

    Reply

  49. icitea
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 03:16:59

    following elf @icitea! frankly I had no idea they had a twitter now, but who doesn’t these days?

    Reply

  50. icitea
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 03:17:55

    I voted ! august 6th vote..

    Reply

  51. icitea
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 03:18:34

    Reply

  52. Thifa
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 09:17:51

    I voted again today 🙂

    Reply

  53. Katie Mac
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 12:57:10

    Daily vote 🙂

    Reply

  54. Amy Delong
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 13:57:55

    always use q tips for my eyeshadow,does the trick!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

    Reply

  55. Amy Delong
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 13:58:58

    follow elf on twitter
    amyhd29
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

    Reply

  56. shel772
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 14:10:06

    My tool of choice has always been Q Tips and I have been using them for lipstick edging, blush application etc for many, many years.

    Reply

  57. Anne Taylor
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 18:45:16

    Voted today!

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  58. Anne Taylor
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 18:45:41

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  59. Kerrie Mayans
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 18:50:21

    My favorite product is something i just discoverd this week. Smashbox primer is great when used under my favorite mineral makeups. It makes it stay on for so much longer and look better.

    Reply

  60. icitea
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 02:09:23

    voted!

    Reply

  61. icitea
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 02:09:47

    Reply

  62. Thifa
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 08:27:54

    I voted again today

    Reply

  63. Jessica
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 09:21:17

    My favorite tool is an eyelash curler.

    Reply

  64. Tracey Byram
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 13:03:47

    I like the smoky eye look for myself and my tweezers are my most used beauty item.

    Reply

  65. Abby Joy
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 15:00:28

    I’ve never really gotten the hang of a lash curler…but I love a good eye-liner!

    Reply

  66. Abby Joy
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 15:04:00

    I just voted for you. 🙂

    Reply

  67. Abby Joy
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 15:09:06

    I’m following E.L.F. on twitter…@littleoldme123

    Reply

  68. Abby Joy
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 15:10:48

    And I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/littleoldme123

    Reply

  69. Anne Taylor
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 15:23:15

    Voted

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  70. Anne Taylor
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 15:23:39

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  71. icitea
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 20:06:52

    i voted for today!

    Reply

  72. icitea
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 20:08:42

    Reply

  73. Mary DeBorde
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 12:32:47

    My best tip is to always lightly *dampen* your finished face with a clean cosmetic sponge – helps remove excess makeup & creates a ‘fresh face’.

    Reply

  74. Anne Taylor
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 13:12:49

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  75. Anne Taylor
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 13:13:22

    Voted Today

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  76. Thifa
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 18:56:10

    Voted again 🙂

    Reply

  77. Katie Mac
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 19:07:34

    Daily vote 🙂

    katesspin[at]gmail[dot]com

    Reply

  78. icitea
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 21:44:59

    voted aug 8!

    Reply

  79. icitea
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 21:45:19

    Reply

  80. susan
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 05:31:25

    I love black eyeliner, mascara and blush!

    Reply

  81. Thifa
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 05:42:55

    Voted again !

    Reply

  82. Anne Taylor
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 10:36:31

    Voted again today

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  83. Anne Taylor
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 10:37:30

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  84. Kristi C
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 17:42:49

    I love a natural look but really want the glamour when going out for the night.

    Reply

  85. Darcy B
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 23:35:55

    My favorite look, on my upper lashes I apply mascara on my entire lashes not just the ends—this way I don’t need eyeliner on the top lid. I also like to put extra on the very outer lashes.

    Reply

  86. icitea
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 00:36:43

    Reply

  87. icitea
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 00:37:06

    voted august 9!

    Reply

  88. Thifa
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 07:22:43

    I voted for you again!

    Reply

  89. Anne Taylor
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 12:35:38

    Voted today again!

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  90. Anne Taylor
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 12:36:04

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  91. icitea
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 21:56:18

    Reply

  92. icitea
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 21:57:00

    voted for today

    Reply

  93. Anne Taylor
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:01:38

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  94. Anne Taylor
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:01:59

    Voted today

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  95. Thifa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:36:01

    Ivoted again!

    Reply

  96. icitea
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:20:31

    voted for today!

    Reply

  97. icitea
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:20:52

    Reply

  98. Anne Taylor
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 13:06:11

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  99. Anne Taylor
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 13:06:34

    Voted today!!!

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  100. Susan
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:42:05

    I dust my eyelashes lightly with powder before I apply my mascara. It makes them look thicker and seems to help prevent clumpies.

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    safoga at gmail dot com

    Reply

  101. Susan
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:45:13

    I’m following @askelf on Twitter.

    (my username: safoga)

    safoga at gmail dot com

    Reply

  102. Susan
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:46:51

    Voted for you at Top Mommy Blogs!

    safoga at gmail dot com

    Reply

  103. Anne Taylor
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:20:50

    Voted again today!!!!!!

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  104. Anne Taylor
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:21:11

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  105. Anne Taylor
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 13:52:25

    Voted again today

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

  106. Anne Taylor
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 13:53:00

    tweet tweet

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

    Reply

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