Monday, November 9, 2015

e.l.f. Haul + First Impressions

If you've visited Fancy B Style before, you're well aware that I enjoy budget-friendly shopping. If I can get it on sale, use a coupon, or receive an incentive, I'm all for it. This is always the case when I'm shopping for clothes, but tends to be a little harder when shopping for makeup because... well, because I'm addicted to MAC and they just don't do sales!! Well, EyesLipsFace (usually just called E.L.F.) is here to save a chick! When it comes to good quality makeup that doesn't have to put you in debt, E.L.F. has you covered. Many of their products start at just $1 and can be found in Target and are easily accessible online as well.


THE SETUP:
this is the beautiful e.l.f. display at my local Target. Fancy, right?!

I decided to do a mini haul of the items I've recently purchased from their site and a general first impressions on some of the items I used immediately. I only spent $35 for all of the items I purchased. That's the same price as one MAC foundation.




BRUSHES (top to bottom): 


FACE (clockwise from top):
contour palette- $6; corrective concealer quad (color: Neutralize & Conceal)- $3; HD mattifying cream foundation (color: Buff #83163)- $6; and daily hydration moisturizer- $8 
NOT SHOWN: high definition underage setting powder (color: sheer)- $3

LIPS:
conditioning lip balm SPF 15 (color: Mellow Melon)- $3; essential lipstick (color: Posh)- $1  




I used all of the products listed above and I can honestly say that I am pleased with every item! I especially liked the moisturizer. I have extremely dry skin (thanks, seborrheic dermatitis) and this moisturizer was thick enough that I didn't feel like I needed to add my usual layer of vitamin E oil on top. All of the products applied have good color payoff and I was surprised by how high quality and luxurious all of the items were. The brushes were all super soft, applied product well, and did not shed when I washed them (yes, wash new brushes BEFORE using them). My simple fall makeup look lasted all day. I did not touch up at all throughout the day. The lipstick did fade after lunch, which is to be expected with creamy lip colors. But other than that, I was set!

When I bought my products, I used my eBates account so that I could get cash back. So the more I spent, the more money I got in return. If you're not up on eBates, use my referral link HERE to get started today! Ebates saves you money via coupons and cash back offers so I check it before I do any online shopping.

If you were on the fence about the quality of e.l.f. cosmetics, I am here to tell ya to go ahead and take the plunge! You can't really beat $3 makeup and it's a win-win when it actually works like some of the higher end brands.

I hope this helps & thank you so much for stopping by!
xoxo,
  B,