25 Jan 2012

ELF Makeup Lock & Seal.....

Today I have had the day off work (I work every weekend so get my days off in the week) I have done abit of shopping, cleaning and chilled out this afternoon - bliss, so when I woke up this morning I thought I would put the ELF Lock & Seal to the test.....

What ELF say about it:

'Increase the intensity of your makeup colors and lock it on instantly. Coat your eyeliner, shadow, lipsticks, blush, brow color and more for a sealed smudge-proof wear. The quick dry and easy to use formula keeps you makeup in place for hours. Say goodbye to makeup smudges and hello to makeup that stays put!'

Sounds promising, inside you get a bottle of the product, a little dish to put the product in and mix in your chosen makeup and a brush.

Directions
Put a few drops of the Lock & Seal into the small dish provided. Dampen the brush thoroughly with the liquid and mix it with any powder or cream makeup, apply to the face abd let it dry thoroughly.

I found it quite a messy process, the brush got quite wet I only used 3 drops.....


 I used a shade from my ELF freebie 32 shade palette which I told you about here.
I found the eyeshadow hard to apply when using the lock&seal and I had to go over and over it because the powder is damp from the brush, I also couldn't do any blending as the shadow seems to 'set' on your lid and dry I almost always use a blended look but couldn't today, but I got there in the end, this is what it looked like once applied (I should have used a darker shade but I just went for an everyday look).....


And here is what it looked like after 10 hours.....

(I took  both pictures in the same room with the same lighting even though the first pic looks slightly darker, I need a new camera).

Overall the product did ok. The eyeshadow is still there but has lost it's sparkle but I think the colour would stay longer. I think this product would be great for a night out where you want vibrant eyes for a few hours, and for the price it does it's job well, but due to not being able to blend and already finding my perfect makeup setter (find out what here) I don't think I will be repurchasing it.

Have you tried this product?

xxx 

4 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this but I like the concept :) xx

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  2. I used Benefit She-Laq for years, same concept. I tended to use it only for eyeliner and mascara tho!

    ~ Lauren <3
    thecosmeticskitten.com

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  3. I didn't even know that make up setters existed haha :)!

    ELF seem to be a bit hit and miss for me, I have their mineral infused primer and some of their brushes and they're great, but I recently bought a blush from there and the pigment is awful, it doesn't even show up apart from a bit of gold glitter :(. xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  4. Hmmm, seems too much of a hassle for me! I don't mind a bit of creasing and I'm too lazy to make that extra step to lock in my eyeshadows... It's nice though that Elf offers this option for girls that their main goal is for their makeup to stay on and on, I guess. Lovely review, hun! Glad I came across your blog today! xx

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