Saturday, October 16, 2010

Recession-Friendly Mineral Makeup from e.l.f.

I’ve been curious about e.l.f. (Eyes, Lips, Face) makeup for a while now.  The cosmetics 
are so inexpensive -- with many items like makeup brushes, mascara, and mineral foundation for $5 or less.  I don’t know how the brand keeps its costs so low, but I know there’s no better time to try them.

Pageant Princess lip gloss, $3
All of e.l.f.’s mineral makeup is totally free of parabens, preservatives, and chemical dye-frees. And the price can’t be beat.

Eyes

E.l.f.’s mineral eye shadow comes in a variety of funky shades, each for only $3!  The translucent shades contain vitamins A, B, C, and E add subtle highlights for daytime and pump up the drama for evening.  As an added bonus, the shadows also hydrate and minimize the appearance of fine lines.  Apply wet or dry using your fingers or a makeup brush.

Lips

This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month e.l.f. will donate all sale proceeds from its mineral lip gloss in Princess Pageant to support breast cancer research. The sheer lip gloss comes in other pretty, fun shades like Sorority Girl and Night Owl.  It’s made to give your lips a luscious shine without feeling sticky or tacky. Better yet, it’s infused with coconut oil and vitamins A and E to protect and moisturize your kisser. At three bucks each, I may pick up a few tubes.

Face

I haven’t fully jumped on the mineral foundation band wagon, but compared to Bare Minerals’ mineral foundation ($28), e.l.f.’s version also comes in my deep shade for a fraction of the cost ($5)! The weightless mineral foundation has built in sun protection (SPF 15) and promises to give your skin a natural glow and evenly blended, color-matched coverage. 

1 comment:

  1. it is important that the ingrediants are natural. this summer we had a can of sunscreen that leaked onto a table and TOOK OFF THE FINISH! What the HELL???? what is it doing to our bodies??? whats in that stuff anyway???
    look good and feel good...

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