Tuesday, July 26, 2011

e.l.f. Cosmetics Haul

While perusing the make-up aisles of Target a few months ago, I saw some stellar price tags next to a ton of make-up by the name of e.l.f. Cosmetics. I had vaguely heard of it before and figured it was at least worth a shot. I needed some brown eye liner and decided on buying the liquid eye liner in Coffee for a whopping $1.00!

Elf - Coffee

I hadn’t used a felt-tip liquid eyeliner before so it took a little time to get used to applying this. The coffee color is dark and has a little glimmer to it. It seems to stay on almost as well as the Stila Smudge Pot I’ve been using for years (at $20 a pop!)

I recently went back to Target and picked up a few more e.l.f. products. I’ve been running low on lip color and although I’m allergic to most lipsticks, figured I’d give this $1 lipstick a try! I picked up the “Classy” shade.

Elf - Classy

So far, I actually really like it. It’s very creamy and goes on smoothly AND I haven’t noticed any irritation or swelling yet! The color is a soft rosy pink, a little more bright than what I normally wear but it’s nice for a change. It doesn’t last super long which I sort of figured but, for $1.00 I think it’s something great to pick up and throw in your purse for some added color on the go!

I have been using a concealer stick from Avon for a while now. The longer I used it, the more feeble the stick got and eventually split into two inside the container, making it kind of tricky to apply to my skin. So, I was needing a new concealer. I had used a liquid concealer a few years ago which I had been pretty satisfied with so, when I saw this liquid concealer by e.l.f. I picked it up!



Elf - Apricot Beige

I selected the Tone Correcting Concealer in “Apricot Beige” and it ended up being a perfect match! This liquid concealer comes with a sponge-tipped applicator which I love. The coverage is great, it blends in very well, and lasts all day! I will definitely be purchasing this concealer again! Only $1.00!

Lastly, the fabulous Lindsey over at The Bargain Blonde highly recommended the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set so I knew I had to give this a shot as well! This was the most expensive item I purchased… $3.00 :)



Elf - Mist&Set

I applied all my make-up except for my mascara and gave my face one spritz of this setting spray. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to be startled. For example, I can’t do eye drops. So, that’s the one thing I didn’t like about this setting spray… the anticipation of it hitting my face. Other than that, it dries quickly and you would never know it was on your face. It’s not sticky at all. I haven’t been consistent in using it every day but I have noticed a slight difference on the days that I did put it on! The real test will be if it keeps my makeup fresh after a long, humid day in Virginia!

Aside from MAC eye shadows and a few other pricier items, I tend to be a drug store make-up kind of girl. I love finding quality products for less and I’m so excited about trying new e.l.f. products!

What about you? Have you tried e.l.f. yet? Thoughts? What are some products that I definitely have to try?

P.S. The Bachelorette last night. I’m not going to say much because I’m sure some of you have a date with TiVo soon. All I’m going to say is that tears of joy may or may not have filled my eyes on Ashley’s date with JP. Okay, bye :)


All images via e.l.f.


Lindsey said...

HAHAH YAY! I'm glad you got it. I don't use it every day either because I am lazy, but when I do I feel like it definitely helps! I am about to do an elf haul post too! I just need to get to writing it! ELF has taken over my make up bag!

jess | 4th + south said...

I want the concealer and makeup mist... That's so inexpensive! I have to go to Target soon so I'll definitely be going through the make up section now!

Shimmer Sparkle Sarah said...

So glad I happened upon your blog , it's so great!
Thanks for sharing about the e.l.f. stuff, on a teachers budget it seems like something that is right up my alley!

Miss K said...

i love elf stuff! my fave are the makeup mist, their blush (awesome!) and nail polish. i just bougth a bunch of stuff from elf too and will be doing a review of them soon. i wish target carried everything that elf has on their website.

natasha {schue love} said...

Oooh fun! I've never tried before but always love new make-up products...especially ones that are affordable!

Pamela said...

Just found your blog! I have been hearing a lot about e.l.f., but haven't tried it yet!! Love that it is so cheap!

Katie said...

$1.00?!!? Why didn't you blog about this last week when I went out and spent $7 on a concealer?! Damn you hahaaha I'm totally kidding. I hope you know that by now. But really I'm going to go pick up some of these ELF products. Remind me to review them bc work is so insane right now I may forget. thank you :)

PS-I never even knew a "mist & set" existed. interesting.

Ashley said...

oh girlfriend! i LOVE e.l.f.....their makeups wipes are amazeballs....and who can beat dolla liquid liner?!

Bonnie said...

Why have I not tried E.L.F. products yet???

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Megan said...

Ummm, I've never even heard of this line! But I am up for trying anything cheap! Haha!

Laura said...

I looooove this stuff!!! I have their eye pallet in neutral, and their black liquid liner! Love it!! Thanks for the review on the rest of their products!!

Tricia said...

I am not much of a make-up girl, but that lip color is something that is on my list. That color looks perfect: not too overwhelmingly bright, but is going to make a difference. I can not believe the deals that you found!

The.Red.See said...

Thanks for the review on the products! Think I'm definitely going to try some of these.

Hannah Sullivan said...

I love new products! I have to try this! thanks! go team jp!

Ann said...

Wow! Those are practically bargains... I've been wanting a concealer that really lasts all day and not too expensive. Nice review of the products.

Ruby Girl said...

ooo love that shade of lipstick! <3 rubygirlblog.com