I try to stay up-to-date with all the beauty trends and products. I've used a lot of different makeup brands, I definitely have some faves from each of them, but Elcie Cosmetics took special place in my heart! After using their stuff I can tell its all about pigment and glow.
Lilit Caradanian is one of few MUAs who truly inspires me. I have been following her for many years and her signature Cat Smokey Eye always amazes me. After more than 10 years being in the beauty industry and having her Lilit’s Makeup Studio, where she used to teach and share her tips and techniques with the students as well as take clients, she created “ElCie Cosmetics”
In the beginning I was very curious to try her makeup out, and now, few years later I have almost all the products. Like no joke, I have never owned so many products of one brand before, I literally can do my full face using Elcie.
My first purchase was the world- famous The Velvet Sponge ($18)
Let me tell you: when you wet this sponge it becomes huge, what helps you to apply your foundation (or any other product you want to use it for), much faster. I don’t think I have seen anything like that before, especially the size. It feels super soft, does not consume a lot of product, I guess because of its texture, and it gives you that airbrush finish. The pointed tip works great to get in to small areas and create those perfect baking lines.. It’s really unique.
The Glow Enhancer ($48)
This lightweight dry oil you can use on your skin or hair. It works great as a moisturizer! Infused with: Meadowfoam oil (locks in skin’s natural moisture), Jojoba oil, Rose hip oil (helps with reducing fine lines). Tiny shimmering minerals illuminate your skin, making it glow really well.
I tried using it as a moisturizer and a night cream, and it works amazing. It evens out your skin tone, hydrates and gives that healthy glowing skin.
Pearl Radiance Primer ($38)
Super smooth with satin- like finish. The formula brightens the skin and touch of pearl boosts luminosity for a radiant glow. It helps to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. It’s oil- free, water-based primer. It is unlike some other primers, what just mattify you skin, The Pearl Radiance Primer makes your skin glow.
Benefits: oil- free, water- based, lightweight, hydrating, satin finish, prolongs makeup, boosts luminosity, gluten- free, vegan.
Micro Silque Foundation ($45)
Lightweight, buildable HD coverage, made for every skin type, leaves skin smooth and hydrated. I would say it’s medium coverage, but you can build it to full. What I love about this formula, that it is so pigmented. I think that’s why it covers good without making it too heavy on your face. It’s long lasting and water resistant as well.
Gluten- free and Vegan
There are 12 shades, mine is Vanilla.
The Hydra Enhancer ($35)
Alkaline Facial Setting Mist infused with Jasmine
Hydrating and setting spray sets makeup and refreshes the skin. The small molecules help to absorb easier into the skin and hold the makeup in place all day. For all skin types. I like the design, it doesn’t look like your typical setting spray bottle, it’s glass and reminds me of a perfume bottle, kind of boujee, and I love it!
Benefits: hydrating, refreshing, 8.5+ PH balance, prolongs makeup, anti- oxidant, anti- inflammatory, anti- bacterial.
Skin Reflector Highliters ($34)
So, there are 4 different shades of this one, mine is in Golden Haze. It suits people with tan skin tones, even though I am kind of light, but summer is coming, you know :)
Each one has 5-6 different shades, which you are supposed to mix. The formula is super soft, almost like creamy, make sure you use fan brush.
Its buttery, smooth texture delivers a sheer and luminous effect, leaving your skin looking effortless with a lit-from-within natural shine.
The Minimalist Eyeshadow Palette ($45)
It was Lilit’s first eyeshadow palette. She created 5 main shades she used for her signature makeup on her brides. Now, it’s way easier to follow her steps with the right eyeshadows. The shades are really pigment. With these basic colors you can create so much: from natural soft makeup to dramatic Smokey Eye. The browns you can also use as a bronzer:)
The best part is it suits all the skin tones.
The Minimalist Mauve Series ($45)
This one is for MUAs who like those pink-purple eye makeup looks. You can create a lot with this palette as well. The Minimalist Mauves Series palette has cool tones. The pigmentation is real. You also can use some of the shades as a blush. I like that some shades have sparkles.
What I personally like about these two palettes, that it's so minimal, you don't have to carry with you 5 diff eyeshadow palettes for one shade of each. This is the best basic combination of colors you might need: saves space in your kit, easy to take with you when you travel, doesn't take much space on your working area.
· Blush Tint · Rose Tone · Mauve Vignette · Plum Hue · Amplified
Eyeshadow Trio ‘Dusk’ ($29)
This Special Edition trio is perfect to create both day and night looks. These high pigment shades are long-lasting and blend effortlessly for a seamless finish. There are 2 different palettes: Dusk & Dawn. The last one is on the cooler side, has beautiful deep blue, shimmery grey'ish and pearl white colors. The Dusk is wormer, has beautiful Burgundy, Shimmery Gold and light vanilla color.
LashFull Mascara ($24)
If you want your lashes to be full, this mascara is for you. Applying it the right way, you can also make your lashes longer. When I used it for a first time, I was shocked! Literally one coat looks like 3 coats of any other mascara. It will last you for a while, since you don’t need to use much of the product. It is created with a special combination of waxes.
I am super excited to use all these products on my clients. The pigment, glow, lightness of the formulas are real. Since Lilit specialized in bridal services, she knew for sure it had to be: minimum product, look effortless, stay on your face for 12 hrs and that's exactly what she created.
All these products you can find and shop here.
I am planning on doing my full face makeup using only ElcieCosmetics, stay tuned.
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