Memorial Day Haul: ELF & NYX

So when the Memorial Day sales rolled around, I did some major hauling. ELF had a 40% off sale and NYX had a 30% off sale online, and I did some damage. I ended up getting tons of brushes from ELF but not as much makeup. They were out of two things I wanted- the blush palette in Dark and their new brow pencils. From NYX I only hauled a few things, stuff I have been eyeing for awhile. Keep reading to see what I got!

ELF Haul


  • HD Mattifying Balm: I can get such an oily t-zone sometimes so I hope this can help with that!
  • Baked Highlighter- Blush Gems: Love the rosy gold shade, although the texture isn’t as smooth as I would like.
  • Lip Exfoliator: My lips have been flaky lately and this seems to be a well-liked product for that.
  • Lip Lock Pencil: I thought this would be a nice lip primer.
  • Matte Lip Colors-Natural and Tea Rose: I was curious to try these Matte lip colors and I’m glad I did, they are so pretty!
  • Nourishing Cuticle Pen
  • Studio Fan Brush: I decided I needed a proper highlighting brush, this one is a little too floppy though.
  • Essential Lip Defining Brush: This will be great for liquid lipsticks that can be messy to apply straight from the tube (looking at you Stila Liquid Lipsticks!)
  • Studio Eyebrow Duo Brush
  • Essential Eyeshadow Brush: A repurchase, can’t have too many of these! Although it is annoying how inconsistent the brush sizes are, I have 3 and they are all a little different from each other.
  • Essential Blending Eye Brush: Another repurchase, great for the crease.
  • Studio Contouring Brush: I was particularly excited for this dupe of the Nars Ita brush!
  • Essential Concealer Brush: I’ll use this to clean up nail polish around my nails.
  • Studio Slanted Eyeliner Brush
  • Essential Eye Crease Brush

NYX Haul


  • High Voltage Lipstick- Flutter Kiss: A very pretty MLBB shade.
  • Intense Butter Gloss- Spice Cake: Love this purple/berry shade! So fun.
  • Butter Gloss- Creme Brulee: A nice creamy pink shade.
  • HD Blush- Taupe: I originally wanted the regular blush shade in Taupe but they were sold out, so I picked this instead. I hope it will be good for contouring!
  • Micro Brow Pencil- Ash Brown: A lot of people say that this is a dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz so I was curious to try it. It will also be my only retractable brow pencil so that will be nice. It’s a pretty good color match too.


L to R: ELF Natural, ELF Tea Rose, NYX Flutter Kiss, NYX Creme Brulee, NYX Spice Cake

L to R: NYX Micro Brow Pencil ‘Ash Brown’, NYX HD Blush ‘Taupe’, ELF Baked Highlighter ‘Blush Gems’

That’s everything! As you can see, I’m practically swimming in new stuff. Let me know what you would like to see reviews on! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

xo Sandy


19 thoughts on “Memorial Day Haul: ELF & NYX

  1. Oooh such great deals! It’s so funny, American retailers will find any excuse to have a sale. I don’t understand how Memorial Day relates to having a sale? lol… 😛
    I really like that NYX Intense gloss in Spice Cake!
    Great bunch of brushes from Elf. 🙂

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