Tuesday, 11 November 2014

E.L.F || Christmas Advert

After Charlotte sent me a link to the e.l.f store Cardiff's ad for a few volunteers for their Christmas advert I got in touch immediately, e.l.f is a company I've heard about a lot, especially on my trip over to America last Summer and I think over the years I've had a few e.l.f products that I didn't even know were e.l.f, so I thought this was a great opportunity to go down and see what all the hype was about.

If you follow me on Instagram then you've seen what I look like on a normal day to day basis, if not here's a look....

e.l.f's idea was to create a before and after shot including some filming of the process. I haven't got the professional shots yet but I do have some that Charlotte took after we were made up! It's fair to say I cried with joy....

Charlotte (e.l.f) was the make up artist who did this fantastic look on me. I'm 'glamour' and Charlotte is 'classic'.

I find it soooo difficult to get coverage over my red skin and tzone area so when I saw the outcome I couldn't believe how even and fantastic my skin looked. So here's a list of the products on the base of my face;

HD mattiflying foundation in porcelain which she applied with a powder brush. She used HD mattifying foundation in caramel to contour my face. Under eye concealer and highlighter was used on my eyes and nose. To brighten up my under eyes she used tone corrector in cool and the yellow tone corrector to set my face. 
And finally peachy cheeky blush and studio baked highlighter shade blush gems on cheeks. 

My eyes consisted of several shades from the 100 piece eyeshadow PaletteMineral Eyeshadow in Sassy and Baked Eyeshadow in Bark.

Something must of been really funny...teeth are out

The girls at e.l.f did a fantastic job!

Charlotte was rocking those red lips don't you think? 

That one annoying piece of fringe.

So after the shoot I decided to stay and have a look around at what else e.l.f had to offer on their lovely shelves.

e.l.f have got a fabulous range with plenty of choice to choose from in shades and colours not to mention the amazing prices they sell their products at! What's actually just caught my eye on the website is the Beauty Book pictures above for £6.00 which I really need to grab in store or online when I get a chance. 

Here's the fantastic Charlotte! 

The ladies working at e.l.f really know what they're talking about and give the ultimate customer experience. Whilst I sat in the chair I witnessed something I'd never seen before in other, bigger make up retail stores. They knew the regulars, every customer got a friendly and genuine greeting when entering and the girls at e.l.f were so helpful to customers who needed assistance or had questions they needed answering. These girls weren't pushy and full on trying to up sell and add on other items, they were knowledgeable and genuine. I was very impressed with the shopping experience I had and the shopping experiences of other very happy shoppers. Why can't more stores be like this?
Plus I was so impressed I bought some of the make up Charlotte had used...

You can follow @elfStoreCardiff on twitter here and 'like' the elf Cosmetics Store Cardiff here to keep up to date on events and the release of the Christmas advert, and if you can go and visit the Chelsey, Anotonia, Mari, Charlotte and the girls!

Have you ever used e.l.f products? What did you think?
What's your favourite e.l.f product?

*These are not the professional photos from e.l.f, you can see the professional photos from e.l.f  when they release the before/after photos and advert online, when it's released I shall add a link here.
** This is not a sponsored post, I was not paid to post this, I was not gifted any of the products. I was a volunteer who really enjoyed their experience.


  1. What a fantastic opportunity! You look amazing!
    charliedistracted.com / Bloglovin

  2. Loved reading this post,you look amazing as does Charlotte,this all sounds so exciting,it really is a brilliant post lovely xx

  3. Oh wow, you and Charlotte look lovely! They did a really good job.

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

    1. Haha thanks Caz! They did a fantastic job!

  4. Awww yaay I've found a blogger that's from South Wales! I am too, just in case you thought I was a weirdo and randomly commented that on your blog hahah. Great post, I've been to the elf store and it's Amazing!xx

    1. Hey Chloe! YES! I'm from South Wales, Merthyr in fact! I'm glad you like the elf store maybe we'll bump into eachother at an event sometime soon!

    2. Not far from me at all haha. Maybe we will:) x

  5. You look gorgeous. love e.l.f products. really need to try some more of them.
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

    1. Hey Beth! I would definitely recommend getting your hands on the coral lipstick! It's gorgeous!

  6. From reading more of your posts I just saw you're from Merthyr Tydfil.
    My boyfriend lives in Abergavenny so not too far away from you - it's crazy finding a blogger who lives so close to me ahaha!
    Also, this was a lovely post and sounded like such a fun experience :)

    Love, Lucy

    1. I am indeed! That's not far away at all! Perhaps we'll bump into eachother sometime!


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