Despite my desire to keep my make-up collection small and high-end, I have a hard time resisting E.L.F. coupon codes. E.L.F. make-up is ridiculously cheap (mostly between $1 and $3, plus 50% off with coupon codes), yet there are a few stand-out items that even outperform department store make-up.
You have to be selective about what you buy - as there are a lot of duds too. I've put together a list of my favourite E.L.F. products, as well as few to avoid - hope this is helpful the next time they have a great coupon code. (Use cybermonday coupon 50WIDE for 50% off purchases over $25 - valid for another 16 hours)
-Gel eyeliner in Coffee ($3) + Studio angled eyeliner brush ($3)
-Studio flat-top powder brush ($3)
-Studio Eyeshadow "c" brush ($3)
-Essential Custom compact ($1)
here's my tutorial).
-Hollywood Eyelashes Kit ($3)
dramatic lashes ($1) as they look more natural. If you're nervous about using false eyelashes and hate putting tweezers near your eyes - the eyelash applicator can help make the process easier. Don't use the enclosed eyelash glue (it's not strong enough) - purchase DUO glue instead.
-Mineral Eyeshadow Primer ($3)
-Shine Eraser/ Blotting Sheets ($1)
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens. I keep the Boscia ones in my make-up bag, but stock up on these and stash them everywhere else (car dashboard, handbag etc.)
A lot of people purchase ELF cheek products because their packaging and shades are reminiscent of NARS. From my own purchases (warm bronzer, all over color stick) and reviews I've read online, their cheek products can be powdery and lacking in pigmentation - so I would stay away from them.
Currently Trying - Here are some products that I will be trying out for the first time - will update here if they're worth it or not.
- Mineral 4 piece Bamboo Travel Brush Set ($10)
-Studio Stipple brush ($3)
-Make-up Mist and Set ($3)
Urban Decay's All-Nighter spray. It's meant to be more suitable for acne-prone skin than Studio Fix, so I thought I'd give it a try - especially since these sprays are meant to help mineral foundations look glowy rather than powdery.
-Daily Brush Cleaner ($3)
-Nourishing Cuticle Pen and Cuticle Pusher ($1)
I've mentioned before, I'm obsessed with keeping cuticles well-groomed. The cuticle oil pen seems promising - it contains avocado oil and almond oil, as well as a lot of vitamins. Am going to keep this in my handbag along with the cuticle pusher to try keep my nails in the best possible condition (especially in this dehydrating cold weather!).
My only other advice for shopping on ELF is to look up reviews on Makeup Alley - they can really help you decide which products are worth it. Also - wait for coupon codes so you only end up paying $.50 to $1.50 per item! (I used their cybermonday coupon 50WIDE, which is still valid for another 16 hours. For Canadian readers - only pay US shipping by using this tip.)
Have you purchased ELF make-up - please tell me your favorites in the comments below.
DISCLAIMER: I purchased all these products by myself and am not affiliated in any way with ELF.