While I love makeup, I have a hard time choosing the right colors. I shy away from dark bold colors and tend to go with the soft, flirty colors. You can say that I am actually afraid of makeup – even though I enjoy wearing it. I find myself choosing colors that I think will look good when I am in the store, but I am usually disappointed by the time I go home and actually try them on.
My personal favorite makeup company can only be found in high end department stores, and after getting married and having a baby, our budget does not accommodate my guilty pleasure, so I have to be creative and find other makeup that does the same job and looks similar. When I was approached by e.l.f. cosmetics to try out their products, I didn’t really expect much in the way of quality. Their makeup is just a fraction of the cost – can this stuff really be good?
So, I ordered a few eyeshadows, a gel eyeliner (my all time favorite beauty product) and some pigments. And answered my question – YES, even though this makeup is inexpensive, it IS good! I found that the colors were true to what was shown on the website, and I was excited to try them on. I was impressed with the quality, considering it is cheap makeup and thought that for only $50, you can score an entire new makeup season without breaking the bank! The eyeshadows lasted all day long and the eyeliner didn’t smudge. I actually prefer the e.l.f. eyeliner to my old gel liner! The pigments, as always, are a little tricky to apply – as they are loose and can get everywhere. The only disappointment I had was that all the shimmer colors had A LOT of glitter in them and this is just not my style. If you decide to go for shimmers, read the reviews if glitter is not for you. There are a lot of great customer reviews that tell you the good and the bad of each product.
The website itself was easy to navigate and I found that they usually have some special going on. Whether it is for a discount, free product, or free shipping, you are sure to score a great deal at e.l.f. cosmetics.
Disclosure: I received samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.