While I was checking the ELF website, I found out that the Beauty Encyclopedia line is no longer available. But I saw that this has been renamed to ELF Essential Beauty School Beauty Book - Face Manual. So everything that's inside the Face Manual is pretty much the same as the Beauty Encyclopedia Face Edition.
Product Info from ELF
Want a flawless face? Then check out our Beauty Book Face Manual! This popular, high-quality yet affordable face makeup set allows you to achieve everyday professional results while creating the look that best reflects your personal style. Our Beauty Books include a step-by-step guide to flawless face makeup as well as a flip out page for recording your looks. You’ll love this all-in-one compact with must-have face makeup essentials.
4 Face Shimmers
1 Face Brush
Retail Price: $5.00
What I like about it...
* inexpensive, you get all these for only five bucks, it's such a steal!
* nice packaging, I love that it's very light and easy to store
* the face shimmers, are perfect as highlighters. They're really great especially if I apply them in the cheek bone area before I put on my powder blush. It really gives nice glow.
* the shades of the concealers are perfect.
* the blusher and bronzer are pigmented.
What I don't like...
* I find the concealers too sheer and it only has medium coverage.
* the golden glitters of the pink blusher are not finely milled.
* I have to be careful in dipping my brush on the blush and bronzer as they tend to get powdery.
My rating: 3 / 5
face shimmer swatches
I really do love the face shimmers or highlighters that came with this palette. Would I recommend this? I'd say yes, because I think this would be perfect for makeup newbies. Although, it's not that amazing, I think it's a good palette to have around.
This is it for now.