“ Brand: ELF „
My new favourite cosmetics company is E.L.F., which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face. They are an online retailer and their UK web store can be reached at this address http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk. They have several different ranges of make-up, including their Basic, Mineral, and Studio lines. I love wearing make-up and have great fun experimenting with colours and different looks. It's nice to have lots of products to play around with but there are always a few items that become must-haves and form the basis of most of my 'faces'. This product is great for extending the life of your make-up and freshening up your look.
This Professional Shine Eraser is part of the Basic range and comes in a small packet containing 50 sheets. It costs just £1.50 and can be found in the 'tools' section of the web store.
E.L.F. say: "These amazing little sheets instantly absorb oil, minimize pores and mattify shiny skin. Woven texture eradicates shine and keeps skin matte for hours. Green Tea Extract helps re-texturize skin, masking facial imperfections. Travel pack fits neatly in your bag or pocket for on-the-go touch-ups. Contains: 50 sheets."
The Shine Erasers come sealed in a thin cardboard packet. The back of the packet has a re-sealable flap which opens up to reveal the Shine Eraser sheets. The sheets are stored loosely inside the packet and can easily be removed one by one. The packaging seems effective, the only problem I have with it is that the cardboard gets scuffed and dirty if you are carrying this around in a handbag frequently.
Directions for use: Gently pull out Shine Eraser sheet from envelope. Blot sheet in T-Zone. Flip sheet and blot all other facial areas. Use whenever skin needs to be mattified.
This Shine Eraser is designed to be used during the day for those prone to oily skin. I have an oily T-Zone and after a day at work in the office I often find that my skin is starting to look shiny and oily by about mid-afternoon. These little Shine Erasers are handy for carrying around to touch up your look and refresh your make-up. The small flat packaging is perfect to slip inside a handbag or even a wallet, and this makes it easy to carry around for touch-ups on the go.
These are very easy to use, you simply remove one sheet from the packet and then press it directly onto your face in any areas that are looking noticeably oily. I usually dab at the skin rather than rubbing so as not to remove my make-up or cause irritation to my skin. I start off by focussing on the forehead, nose, and chin as this is where my problem areas are. One Shine Eraser sheet is enough to cover these areas. After blotting the excess oil away with the Shine Eraser, I then usually apply a light dusting of loose powder to finish off and cover up.
The sheets themselves are quite different to the others I have used before. They are incredibly thin and feel like crinkly tissue paper. They do have a smooth surface but when you look at the sheets it seems as though they have grains in them as there are flecks of different colours showing through. I have had no problems with these ripping and they are durable enough to resist tearing as you are applying over your face.
Afterwards I find that my skin looks much clearer and has the matte finish that I prefer. This lasts then for several hours and is a great way to extend the life of your make-up. I often use the Shine Erasers when I am going out for the evening straight after work, as they allow me to have a clean, freshly done look without requiring me to clean off all my day's make-up and start again for the night.
E.L.F.'s budget range has some fantastic items and this one performs very well. I will certainly be buying them again, and would recommend them to anyone else who also has combination skin type prone to shiny oily patches. For just £1.50 this is a real bargain and as there are 50 sheets which give you 50 uses, you are only paying 3 pence per sheet!
E.L.F. are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
I bought this product primarily to use at work. I work permanent nights in a poorly air conditioned office so looking human when the freshly made-up day shift wander in is a mission and a half. I have naturally oily skin and after a few hours my T-zone begins to look decidedly shiny. Cue Elf Professional Shine Eraser.
This product, like many from the Elf range is cheap as chips. Going for £1.50 on eyeslipsface.co.uk . It is packaged in a cardboard pack, slightly larger than a credit card and contains 50 blotting sheets. The slim design fits easily into a makeup bag or pocket and possibly even a purse or wallet for the club-bound. The blotting sheets are basically as you would expect. Thin papers similar to cigarette papers thin or baking parchment.
The pack instructs you to use one sheet on your T-zone, turn it over and use the reverse side on the rest of your face. There really is no technique to the application, you just dab it over your moosh.
The oil from your skin is visibly absorbed by the paper, adding the all important 'Urgh, did that come from my face?!' factor.
The product claims to absorb oil, mattify shiny skin and minimize pores and although I did not notice any difference in the visibility of my pores I was happy with the result. For £1.50, 2 out of 3 aint bad, right?
Another reviewer mentioned that the product leaves her makeup looking patchy. I have to say I did not notice this problem myself, possibly because I use a powder foundation, but it might be something to look out for.
I would recommend this product to friends because it's cheap and it does the job and after a long shift, that is exactly what I am looking for.
I bought these to see if they would do what they claimed and help erase the shine from my skin, as it does tend to look rather shiny by the end of a night out. They cost £1.50 for a pack of 50.
They come in a nice little fold-up packet which is not much bigger than a credit card, so it will easily fit into a pocket or handbag to take out and about to use when you need it. The packet is quite like an envelope style, and closes with a tab that just slides into a slot on the back of the packet.
It tells you how to use them on the back of the packet, but it's really pretty obvious anyway. Just open the pack, take out a shine eraser sheet, and blot the T-zone with it. you can then turn the sheet over and blot the rest of your face with the other side if you need to.
The sheets are a very thin paper, like baking paper, and it can sometimes be quite difficult to only get one out at a time because they have a tendency to cling to each other. They are easy to use, just wipe them over the face, there's no art to it. They're nice and smooth so they feel quite nice to use, and the size is just right in my opinion.
On clean skin these work really well. They take the oil from my skin and you can see it on the sheets so I can see that it's working, and it leaves my skin looking considerably less shiny. My problem areas for shine are my forehead and nose, and this completely takes the oil away to leave these areas totally shine free.
The only disappointment with these, and it is a big one, is that I can't use them when I'm wearing make-up. I find that instead of just blotting the oil from my skin they take some of the make-up off too, so I end up with patchy make-up that looks half done. I think I will buy them again, but only for using on clean skin.