Thursday, October 29, 2009

Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics

Hey guys! Okay I'm sure you've heard of ELF Cosmetics but if you haven't I'll give you a very brief background. ELF is an online cosmetics line that launched in 2004 with your budget in mind - most of the products retail for $1. ELF has recently expanded to include bath and body products as well as a Studio line with "higher end" products that usually retail for $3 a pop.

I've purchased from ELF before and have had no problems with customer service, shipping, etc. They often offer discount coupon codes, free shipping, and free gifts as incentives to those on their email list.

About a week ago I received a coupon from ELF for $1.98 shipping (versus the usual $6.95), so I though "What the heck? Why not?" I figured there were a few things that I wanted to pick up or that I could use as backups or alternatives to my everyday makeup routine. As you can see it doesn't take much to get me to buy makeup. :-) Here is a list of my order:

ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Sun Kissed, Warm Tan, and Luminance
Studio Blush in Tickled Pink
Nourishing Cuticle Pen
Mineral Eye Shadow Primer
Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara
Eyelash Curler
Total cost including shipping $15.98

My camera is dead so I'll have to post pics and swatches tomorrow. SORRY!! In the meantime I'll post a pic of a look I did a few weeks ago using the ELF Butternut eye palette.

Ok - My honest opinion of ELF cosmetics is that their color payoff of the liners, e/s and lip products are weak, although the lippies offer high shine. The mascara is decent...for $1 it may good for an everyday look for someone who wants a more natural look (For the record, I am not that person). The blushes offer a subtle glow and the brushes are a pretty good buy for the price.

You can purchase ELF Cosmetics at and ELF will be available in Target stores starting November 1st!!!

My look with ELF Cosmetics eyeshadow-
Eyes: ELF butternut palette, Lancome Hypnose mascara, NYC eyeliner in White
Face: MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation, Lancome concealer, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark, CoverGirl Trublend Mineral Bronzer in #440 Natural Bronze

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