… For $32.95 shipped! (my basket – 50 cents at yard sale) I just discovered this brand of cosmetics from watching Klaire de Lis fabulous makeup tutorial videos. I checked out the e.l.f. web site and was pretty floored by the pricing – I mean, you can’t help but be floored by the pricing if you’re a makeup addict (ahem). Who says us senior makeup addicts don’t appreciate a bargain?! Just so happens they were running a half-off sale of their Studio line; they have 3 lines (Essential, Studio, and Mineral). So I selected a grab-bag full of goodies to sample their products ->
1 Glossy Gloss, 1 Blush, 1 Mineral Infused Mascara, 1 Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder, 1 Mechanical Eyelash Curler, 2 Lip Liner & Blending Brush, 1 High Definition Powder, 1 Kabuki Face Brush, 1 Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths, 1 Eyebrow Kit, 1 Cream Eyeliner, 1 Mineral Eyeshadow, 1 Eyeshadow Primer
I have to say I’m generally very impressed with these items. The glossy gloss is thin, non-sticky, and reminds me of Mally (sells on QVC). The blush is really nice – great color saturation and just a touch of shimmer. The contouring blush & bronzer and great, and the packaging is great – a nice large mirror. The eyelash curler is your basic eyelash curler. The lip liners are fine and the lip brush on the other end is a nice shape. The High Definition powder is wonderful! The Kabuki face brush is very soft. The eyebrow kit is good, the mascara is good, the mineral eyeshadow is very pigmented, and the eye primer works pretty well (can’t compare with Urban Decay though).
My faves – the HD finishing powder – awesome. The mineral eyeshadow – highly pigmented and pretty. The blush – quite nice, very happy with color, finish, and application. The Kabuki brush – much softer than you could expect at this price point. The only product that I wasn’t wild about was the gel eyeliner – not going to compete with Bobbi Brown any time soon. I’ve included some photos below of the haul below. The pic on my About Author page shows me wearing most of the products (I also have on Clinique Perfectly Real foundation). I used the blush from the contouring blush & bronzer, the lip liner, the lip gloss, the eye primer, the mineral eye shadow, the mineral infused mascara, the cream eyeliner, the HD finishing powder, and the eyebrow kit.