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Sunday, February 21, 2010

e.l.f. Makeup Review

Makeup expenses really start to add up for all your wedding events, but not when you use e.l.f. cosmetics.

Here is some background on e.l.f. cosmetics:

"e.l.f. cosmetics is the premier retail source for all your makeup and beauty needs. Our products offer affordable and high quality design to enhance your natural radiance. e.l.f. cosmetics offers an entire line of luscious lip glosses, with various shades and styles to choose from, as well as intensive hydrating lipstick for long-lasting color and shine. Our natural Mineral Makeup will help you on your way to healthier glowing skin, while our bath and body product line - featuring Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Body Butter, Bath Gel, and more - will leave you feeling freshly pampered and pretty.Try our color-lock, chip resistant nail polish for an unforgettable shine. Our ergonomically designed makeup brushes are professionally tested to provide precision application of blush, bronzer, mascara or any other purpose. e.l.f.'s eyeshadow and eyeliner products can be combined to form your personal favorite look. In addition to our online store, check out eyeslipsface.com for professional makeup tips from our trained professional makeup artists."

I was sent a bunch of makeup from e.l.f. cosmetics to try out to see how it holds up. Here is what I tried:

Liquid eyeshadow- sultry satin #7401
Liquid Eyeliner-Black #4203

Lip Primer & plumper- Clear #82101
Concealer- Warm #6230
Bronzer- Warm #83701

I have been wearing the new makeup all week and love it all. I spent over $50 on my bronzer for my wedding and you can get this awesome bronzer from e.l.f for only $3. I like blending all 4 colors together for the perfect shade for my cheekbones. The Mineral concealer has an SPF of 15, which I always look for when I purchase makeup. You do need a brush to apply it, but it blended in really well with my skin tone.

I never used a lip plumper prior to my wedding and I really noticed a difference with the one from e.l.f. . My lips really looked fuller using the cinnamon scented plumper on top of my perfect lip color. The lip primer is key to having your lip color stay on all day and night. Having the primer and plumper in one stick makes it easier to carry both around. Yummy!!

Now for the eye shadow and liquid liner. I love to wear eye makeup, but sometimes it bothers my sensitive eyes. This was the first time I used liquid eye shadow and my eyes really shined. It was very easy to apply and had staying power. I do use an eye primer as well. I'm not usually that great at putting on liquid eyeliner, but the stick was very easy to use and helped me get a clean line. I was pleasantly surprised that I could apply the liquid liner in the time it takes to use an eye pencil. I don't think I will go back to an eye pencil now. It was the easiest liquid liner I have ever tried and I have got tons of compliments.

None of the products I tried bothered my skin, nor my eyes. Overall, I am impressed with all the wonderful products! All e.l.f. makeup is very affordable and if you like playing around with different shades and colors you can't go wrong with ordering from e.l.f. They have tons of colors. I think their makeup is great for everyday use as well as special events such as weddings. The makeup held up throughout the day. For your wedding day, I would still suggest hiring someone to help apply your makeup. Most makeup artists don't have all your shades and colors and they ask that you bring your own.Check out e.l.f. cosmetics to see all their great products as well as great specials they offer throughout the year.

Disclosure: I was provided with these free products from e.l.f. cosmetics and all opinions are my own...Enjoy!


  1. I tried some makeup over christmas and loved the prices. I got my sister a ton of makeup for under $20 too. I think I will try the eyeliner as I have been looking for one that is easy to do.

  2. I have wanted to try a lip plumper since I have such small looking lips =(. I am a big cinnamon fan. I'm going to keep an eye out for their specials. I agree with liquid eyeline- so much better than a pencil.

  3. I am always scared to buy makeup online, but I just looked around and shocked how reasonable their prices are. I'm going to place a small order and try them out. Thanks.


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