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e.l.f. Beauty Bundle: December 2014

Hello lovelies! I feel so bad I didn’t post yesterday but I woke up bright and early on my first day of break (like 7:30 early) and here I am writing this post. Any way, this is the e.l.f. Beauty Bundle for December!


Cost: $19.99 bimonthly, $59.97 for 3 boxes, $119.94 for 6 boxes plus Shipping

So here’s the deal: “The Beauty Bundle is e.l.f.’s new makeup subscription plan that sends an assortment of our top-rated products straight to your mailbox every eight weeks. With three different subscription plans to choose from, you can get your beauty fix at your own pace, on your own budget. It’s the perfect pick-me-up of your favorite e.l.f. goodies, at the perfect value! No need to worry about picking matching colors or deciding on the perfect palette–We’ll do the hard work for you! Our expert makeup artists will curate an amazing selection of our best products, all in our favorite neutral colors designed to look beautiful on every skin tone, and ship it your way!”

This month’s theme was Have a Happy Holiday Glow!  Lot’s of things are shimmering, glittering, and glowing and I’m loving them all!

My Box:

Matte Lip Color, Rich Red


This lip crayon is easy to use with the twist up sharpening system so you never have to waste product or time.  The sharper tip is easy to create the perfect lip shape while applying beautiful, matte, true red color.

Cream Eyeliner, Black


This stuff looks so glossy in the package I had to try my hardest not to touch it and see if it was really that glossy.  I have another black cream eyeliner that I am going to use up before I even start this one so it might be stowed away for a while.

Blush Palette, Dark

I didn’t know this was the dark palette and it explains a lot.  These colors are a bit dark so I only use the top two but they are unbelievably pigmented.  I tap my brush into the blush and blow on it like 5 times and it’s still to much.  I think I’ll dip it into some face powder to diffuse it before I apply it.  I’ll make it work somehow.  These are replaceable so you can pop out a blush and put in a new one if you like so I might do that sometime.  The 3rd one has glitter in it but the rest are matte.

blush swatch

These are the swatches, I didn’t rub my finger into it, I just went in one circle with my finger and this is the result.  Very pigmented.

Glitter Nail Polish, Chic Confetti


I haven’t grid this yet but it looks like it has a lot of glitter in it so I’m going to give it a try!  It says that it is quick drying as well!  This glitter is a mixture of blue, green, gold, red, and silver so it’s a very multicolored combination.

Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil, Black Bandit

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I don’t have a picture of this and the lighting is awful right now so this is the picture from There isn’t too too much shimmer but enough.  It would be a nice accent along your lower lash line around the holiday season but the staying power isn’t that great.

Studio Prism Eyeshadow, Smoke

eyeshadow eyeshadowswatches

The swatches got a bit out of order but that’s why I numbered them.  I use 1 as a powder eyeliner with the flat eyeliner brush I got in October and 6 on the inner corners of my eyes to wake me up.  I usually stick to metal tones (gold, copper, bronze, silver) for eyeshadow but maybe someday I will be brave enough for a different color.  I might use the blue as a lower lash line color now that I think about it!  I love this palette as a whole, though.  These are all glittery/metallic shadows with a very buttery texture.

Essential Dramatic Lash Kit, Black


These lashes sure are dramatic!  I’m not sure I would use them so I’ll be giving these to my mom (especially since she pays for the box I like to hand off at least one or two things a month).  I like that the glue is included so you don’t have to go out and buy some.

Mineral Glow Powder, Shimmer


This is my favorite in the box.  It really controls the wrong type of shine and gives you a good glow.  It’s a loose powder which I like and has a bit of shimmer in it!

Studio Mineral Powder Brush


I love all of the studio brushes but I think this is the only one I have.  Since I got 12 last month and I have some from Urban Outfitters (surprisingly good), Ulta, RealTechniques, some antique metal ones, and other random ones, I really don’t buy many but I appreciate them when I get them.  This brush has pretty dense bristles so it’s really good for buffing in powder and I love that it has short bristles!  And it is SO SOFT!

Lip Stain, Lucky Lady


This color is not for me.  I gave it to my sister because she tried it on and it looked much better on her.  Something was just off.  I think the orange tone didn’t work with my skin tone but it made me look very very sickly.

Total Value: $40.00

I love that everything is full sized!  My favorite was the glow powder, I use it nearly every day!  I’m not mad about the two “bad eggs” because there’s so much it’s not like those two things are half the box and they were easily handed off to a loving makeup drawer!