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E.L.F. Cosmetics: Everything's a Dollar!

E.L.F. Cosmetics: Everything's a Dollar!

Cosmetics brand E.L.F. (short for "eyes, lips, face") bills itself as a provider of "value-priced cosmetics," and it really isn't kidding. With the exception of some multi-product gift sets, every single E.L.F. product costs just $1. If you're the type of person who likes to play around with makeup—and who isn't?—this is a great way to experiment with new shades and products without breaking the bank. Here are some of my picks.

Shimmering Facial Whip. This sparkly, peachy moisturizer brightens skin and adds color on the go. Available here.

Nail Polish Remover Pads. These no-mess pads are great for travel and have a fresh citrus scent to boot. Available here.

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Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15. Gives your lips a glossy finish along with sun protection and a tasty grape-vanilla flavor. Available here.

Brightening Eye Color. These four-color shadow sets come in six different eye-opening palettes. Available here.

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lipbalmqueen lipbalmqueen 9 years
I love their lip glosses and balms! The ELF products were on clearance at Target (marked down to 70 cents (!!!) from $1) and I stocked up...bought like 6 of every color, flavor, and shade. I use it every single day. It's very moisturizing, and gives a nice color, but doesn't feel heavy at all. I prefer the glosses with the sponge applicator as opposed to the brush. I also have the eye brightening shadows...also very nice, but I agree that they go on lighter than expected. The eye/brow liners are pretty decent too. They glide on and the tips haven't broken off at all so far.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
Yeah mascara is what I'm most particular about I've tried many brands and the best so far is Lancome Definicils, so I'll spend more money on that but everything else I'm open to try.
chelle0413 chelle0413 9 years
I had the same problem with the site. I got an error message too. But it doesn't matter, your order was placed. If you close you browser and log back in under your e-mail address, you can see that you order is there. One problem with their shipping department is that they take over a week to fill an order. If you go on FAQ there is a number to call if it has been more than 3 days and then they rush your shipment. All in all the products are good, better than the Wal-Mart cheap make up you can buy, but the mascara does smell awful and it clumps when it goes on. FYI- e.l.f is sold in some Target stores. If you go on their website to the FAQ they tell what Target stores they sell it at, could save you $5 shipping.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
I didnt know the back story, cool HoneySugar! Yeah, stay far away from their mascara!
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
I love ELF! I think their products are great the lipglosses are awesome I tried the Candy Apple and I'm hooked. I also like the tinted foundation is not cakey at all! Mascara I won't try because I'm devoted to Lancome but everything else sure. The company was started by a young New York husband who saw the bill after his wife went makeup shopping at Sephora. He then decided to bring quality makeup at a great price! Awesome!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
I tried shopping on their site too. It's painfully slow so I might give it a try later.
sofi sofi 9 years
So, I don't know if my connection is slow or it is just their site, but I have been trying to set up an order for about an hour and now-after I gave my credit card info, there was an error. I don't know why I am bothering after all of this- curiousity and cheap stuff.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 9 years
Thanks
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Shipping was $5 flat.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 9 years
Crispet, thanks for all of your feedback! This company should hire you as their rep! :) Do you remember if their shipping was expensive?
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
I think.. I might get myself a set of them bc I can never get my color right.. cheap way to finally do so.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
awesome :p
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Tabloid, everything is normally sized actually. I thought the same as you, kinda like, ok its going to be 0.5 ounces of lip gloss, but they are pretty well sized. In fact, one that I got was large!
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
everything looks really tiny.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
neat
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
See, I was just experimenting with makeup and seeing what looks good. So its good to not have to worry about money when youre doing that. The different eye palettes are working well, but I say if you want to use concealer and foundation, def go for the real deal. The white eye liner would be fun to try since FAB said it was hot this season. I dont know if I can pull it off though.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
ooh please do sofi~ even though I don't wear makeup that much, when I do I like to experiment... cheaper would be good..lol, I'm use to spending 75+ on that bare essentials stuff...
sofi sofi 9 years
That really helps crispet1. I just have a thing about brushes and love having all sorts lying around for different uses. The clear gel sounds great, and I have to try different lip eye colors. My husband will be happy I am not spending a ton on my makeup obsession. thanks... I'll try and follow up if I see anything else worthwhile.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
thx. crispet!! I was wondering about these, cause you know the saying, 'you get what you pay for' but then again, how can someone really mess up brushes or eye shadow..
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Lol Sofi, didnt see your post there. I highly recommend the eye shadow brush and the blending eye brush is alright. As for the total face brush, its is alright, but stay away from the blushing, bronzing, and blending brush.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
I actually went to their site and spent $25 last time you mentioned them in Link Time. Here is what I think of their products, since I obviously got a little bit of everything: Black mascara-It smells like crap and is the most clumpy black goo I have seen in my life. I seriously looked like I had tarantula eyes and the waterproof formula reeked and tied my stomach in knots. Ok, Im a wee bit sensitive to smell. But you get what you pay for, in this case at least. Clear mascara-This is just great. Actually, its a clear gel that has two wands, one for the eyebrows and one for the lashes. Both are perfect, I use it daily. Lip glosses-I got three different ones and they all are working well for me and they smell fun and fruity. Eye color palettes-You cant go wrong. I bought four of them, so I could play around with my eyes and have some variety. The only negative is that the shadows go on a slight bit lighter than youd expect. It just makes blending that much easier though. Bronzer-It worked pretty well, did the trick. Concealers-I got two of these just for the heck of it and they work alright. Brushes-I was in serious need of different brushes, so I got two for my eyes. Those work great. Then I got an all over face brush and a bronzing brush. They are alright but low quality because the bristles are cheap and every time I use one, a brush hair gets on my face and I have to pick it out. I think that sums up what I got. Im pretty happy with everything. Just ask me if you want a detailed opinion on any product.
sofi sofi 9 years
Anyone try this before? I am so tempted. I'd love to get some brushes, but are they totally cheap and will shed or break? It's like I am a kid in the candy store...yikes!

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