Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Review: e.l.f. Royal Purple Nail Polish and Matte Finisher

So here's the first review from my recent e.l.f. haul, I must say I'm really impressed with everything I've tried out so far.

All e.l.f. nail polishes are £1.50 each and they come in a pretty big range of shades. I picked up Royal Purple as I don't actually own any other purples yet. It has a nice consistency and was easy to apply although a little thin, I found I needed 3 coats for good covereage but I think you could get away with 2 at a push.

I also tried the Matte Finisher again, I'm really loving the matte look. I'm not really sure how this compares to other matte polishes as I don't own any, it goes on easily and looks great though. However, the matte effect does seem to lessen after about a day or so of wear, do other matte top coats do this?

e.l.f. Royal Purple

Pictured above I have used the e.l.f. Matte Finisher and Sally Hansen Mega Shine alternately with e.l.f. Royal Purple as the base so you can see the difference between the two finishes.

The only real negative I found was that the plastic on the inside of cap of the Matte Finisher is crumbling a bit, leaving tiny black flecks around the mouth of the bottle (pictured below). This might be an issue if I'm going to be using this over a lighter coloured polish however for the price it's not really something I'd gripe over.

e.l.f. Matte Finisher

All in all I'm very pleased with the products for the money that I've paid for them and have happily been recommending e.l.f. to friends. I'm definitely going to be ordering more in future, I'm excited to see what offers they come up with for their 12 days of christmas promotion that starts tomorrow, details of which will be on their facebook page.

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