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I have many obsessions and one just happens to be makeup. When we moved almost a year ago, I purged so much. Yet, I still have so much! What can I say, a girl has to look her best! I’ve never really bought expensive makeup so at least it’s not a pricey obsession for me. I tend to stick to brands you can buy in drug stores. The only makeup I have ever bought online was e.l.f. cosmetics. The first time I bought it, they were having an amazing sale so I stocked up! I was excited to find a couple years ago that e.l.f. made it into Target stores.
This makeup is amazing because it starts at……$1. I know when I first saw how low the prices were, I thought no way would this stuff work for me. I’m definitely glad I gave it a try. It has been a favorite ever since! They have everything from makeup tools & brushes to foundation and eye shadow. I went on a little splurge at e.l.f. makeup and by splurge I mean I spent $20 on a full makeup haul which consisted of 9 makeup items of cosmetics from e.l.f. True Story! I love how they have a basic line which starts only at $1 and a studio line which only starts at $3!
$3 Under Eye Concealer/Highlighter
$3 Plumping Mascara
$1 Eye Shadow Color Pallet
$1 Lip Gloss (Fairy)
$1 Gloss Mascara (clear)
$3 Pigment Eye Shadow
$1 Liquid Eye Liner
$1 All Over Cover Stick (Persimmon)
Now what I am about to show you I never thought I would share on my blog, but here I am with zero makeup on (and still a happy face might I add). I try to wear makeup everytime I leave the house unless, I am just ruining to the store or a quick errand. If I will be seeing people I know, I will always be wearing makeup! Since I am usually in bed at about midnight and up with the sun, it always looks like I am dog dead tired. I am dog dead tired but at least makeup helps me hide the obvious a little!
I’m drawn to earth tones as far as makeup goes and I love a more natural look with a little bit of pop.
Below I show you lots more of me, in e.l.f.!
I used the pigment eye shadow as a base. I must say, when I saw that e.l.f. had a pigment eye shadow I was really excited. I have been buying pigment shadow for a few years now, it has a deeper color base and lasts a lot longer than traditional shadows. After the base I added a dark and light brown shadow. I finished my eye with the plumping mascara. I definitely love my lashes to be fuller because I always look so tired and for $3, this mascara was a winner! I will say though, I was disappointed I could not find a waterproof mascara from e.l.f. I finished the makeup look with concealing under the eyes and dabbing a little bit of the highlighter underneath the eyes.
In this first photo I am rockin the day time look with e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation, the eye shadows from above, Plumping mascara and hypershine lip gloss.
This next photo I am wearing my night time look with e.l.f Flawless Finish Foundation, Plumping mascara, the Shimmer Stick on the eyes and cheeks along with the hypershine lip gloss! I love the cover stick because it could easily be used for the eye shadow and a blush and it’s small enough to be kept in a purse!
I also wore the clear mascara…in my hair!
A trick I learned long ago, use clear mascara to tame fly aways on the top of the head.
Just brush it on for a more sleek look! Not a bad trick and the clear mascara was only $1!
On the left we have me getting bored of taking so many photos that aren’t working out so I was just playing. On the top right, I am laughing at something Brian has said that I can’t even remember, lol. The last one is my confused look at my children 😉
Something I did notice about e.l.f. Cosmetics while I was shopping….
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- See more of my shopping adventures here: https://plus.google.com/photos/115520848880526546694/albums/5771912273373096737
All opinions are my own.
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