Review: e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder

Awhile back, I wrote a post on my mini e.l.f. haul. After using most of the products, I’ve decided its time to review this undereye setting powder. I was super excited to try it (especially at only $3) so this is my honest review of the product.

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At first glance, the packaging was simple and minimalistic which I love. The jar itself is small but packs a-lot of product in it.

For $3, I wasn’t expecting miracles but I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of product in the jar. It says its supposed to include a brush but I never received one in my package so… that was kind of a bummer. Instead, I just used my small oval brush to apply the setting powder.

I will say that if you have extra dry skin like I do, you definitely want to make sure you moisturize the undereye area VERY well. Otherwise, this powder is gonna cake and look like a hot mess on ya. Not that I learned that from experience or anything.. 😉

Also, the powder itself is SUPER white!! I’m not sure this would work for all skin-tones. You’re definitely gonna need to blend and then blend some more. I also take a damp beauty blender sponge and just go over my entire face to pick up any excess product as a final touch.

There is a touch of shimmer in the product which, if applied with a heavy hand, can make you look very glittery. I’m assuming they added the shimmer for a brightening effect but I’m not really convinced it was necessary. I feel like my e.l.f. brightening concealer does a better job with that AND without the shimmer.

Overall, I’d say it’s not a terrible product. I don’t regret spending $3 on it but not sure that I would repurchase. It definitely does a good job of keeping my bottom liner from spreading/melting onto my face which I like and as long as I moisturize it doesn’t cake on me either.

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3/5 Stars

Packaging: 4/5 Stars

Amount of Product: 5/5 Stars

Blendability: 2/5 Stars (It’s blendable but you have to blend A-LOT to get the white of the powder gone)

Easy to Use: 4/5 Stars

Would Repurchase?: Probably not

Have you guys ever tried this product? Thoughts? What other under-eye setting powders are budget friendly that you guys would recommend I give a whirl?


Inspiring Thoughts (Reblogged from Bronze Butterfly)

Happy Sunday, my friends! This Words of Wisdom post is long overdue. Mother Maya Angelou, who I’ve mentioned in this post and in this one, has been a personal inspiration for a very long time. Her life – full of adventures, love and depth – is a story of living to the fullest. I can’t […]

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Say Whaaat?? (Reblogged from StyleCaster)

Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked down the street and saw someone wearing something that you needed in your closet immediately. Well, thanks to Google, shopping a stranger’s outfit became a whole lot easier. Meet Google Style Match, a recently launched app that allows users to shop a stranger’s (or a friend’s) outfit by…

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Tips!! (Reblogged from StyleCaster)

Flat irons, blow-dryers, and other hot tools should always be used in moderation. Heat damage, be it a few split ends or a straight-up fried mess, is inevitable. But come summertime, we’ve got to worry about that, in addition to the poofiness that occurs when attempting to maintain a hairstyle that requires daily touch-ups amidst the…

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Origins Skincare

Origins is a beauty brand that has been around for quite awhile. I used to always choose samples by them whenever I’d order something from Sephora. While not budget friendly for most, I still have always been super fascinated by their products and hope to eventually be able to afford them on the regular. With that being said, here is my wish list of a few Origins products.

origins_sku_0M6301_500x625_0.png This is the Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum which retails for a whopping $77. I have some pretty annoying dark spots on my forehead which hopefully will be drastically reduced if I ever decide to shell out this much money for a serum!!



The Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask is more reasonably priced at only $27 but still pricey for a mask. This intrigues me because of my excessively thirsty dry skin. Plus, I’ve sampled this before and really liked the smell of it but felt the sample really wasn’t enough to get anything out of.



The Origins Original Skin Essence Lotion comes in at $29 and promises silky smooth glowy skin. What wouldn’t be lovable about that?


These are just a few of the products I’ve been looking at. Have any of you ever tried any of these? What Origins products HAVE you tried?? Let me know in the comments below. Good or bad, I always love hearing from y’all. =D Stay beautiful!!

Crystal Trend? (Reblogged from lyfestyleyou)

Instagram makeup artists decided instead of creating the sharpest cat eyes they should do something similar with crystals for a more sophisticated elegant look. Since then crystals in the makeup industry soon grew into the huge trend it is today with people showing creative different ways they could use them to enhance their natural beauty […]

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Any reviews on some of these lovelies?? (Reblogged from StyleCaster)

Regardless of how long, short, or product-packed your beauty routine is, keeping up with the newness is definitely helpful. In addition to getting a crash course on the latest innovation and buzzy ingredients, keeping the latest products in stock gives us all an excuse to shop, an activity we rarely object to. And with the…

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Food for Thought! (*Reblogged from BeautyByDes)

Did you know that your pillowcase may be the cause of those unwanted acne breakouts that just won’t go away? The oils, hair care products and dirt from our hair and skin is transferred to our pillowcases each time we lay our faces on them. Just like how our skin or hair can be clogged […]

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