Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mineral Make-up On the Cheap!!!

I have been wearing mineral make up for the past few years and it seems to be the best option for me-especially as far as foundation goes. And I have tried a few brands but the one brand that I have bought the most is called Youngblood. I found Youngblood to be a very good match for my skin tone and it had a nice silky, smooth formulation. However, in recent months I have not been able to afford Youngblood since it costs over $30 dollars. Therefore I had to explore other less expensive options and that's when I came across e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face).

Now, I had heard of e.l.f. before and had bought some of their cosmetics (at that time everything was a $1). And I thought their cosmetics were pretty good especially for a dollar but I wanted to start using more natural makeup . Then, a couple months ago, I saw that e.l.f. launched a mineral make up line; I decided to check it out. I went to the website to check the prices and they were great-and the foundation was only $5 dollars. And before I bought anything I registered on their site and got tons of coupon codes as a result. So with coupon code in tow I made my purchase which consisted of mineral foundation, mineral concealer, mineral lip gloss, a setting powder, an eyeliner, an eyeshadow primer, and a lip liner. My total for all of make up including the coupon was $26.87 (less than what I paid for just 1 of my previous mineral makeup).

When I received my order I was excited to try the products although I must admit I was a little skeptical . And I am not usually the one to equate high prices with quality but in this case I thought that e.l.f could not be better than my usual brand. Next, I tried the make up right away (although I still had some of my regular make up left) and I was pleasantly surprised. The foundation felt nice, it was a good match, and there was no ashiness or breakouts. And the other products I got were pretty good too especially the setting powder (mineral booster) and the eyeshadow primer which rocked; my eyeshadow did not budge for hours. Needless to say I was really impressed with e.l.f.'s mineral line and I will definitely be buying more. Note: they have of kits, palettes, lipsticks, blushes, bronzers, and brushes in their mineral line.


  1. E.L.F. is my favorite makeup brand! you cannot beat their prices and the quality is amazing :) i just recently got their 180+ piece master set for $130 .. best investment ever!!


  2. Sure thing Lucky Pebble and you're right Kell, those prices can't be beat.