One brand of cosmetics that has a great quality and is easy on the pocketbook is e.l.f. e.l.f (Eyes, Lips, Face) Cosmetics is brand that is known for being super affordable (prices start at $1) yet still having good quality. At first you could only find e.l.f products on their site but now you can even find them in your local Target! Here are my 10 Favorite elf Cosmetics Products:
e.l.f. Studio Daily Brush Cleaner || $3.00 – One of the things I was bad about when it came to my brushes was cleaning them. Until two things happened; first, I found out that not cleaning your brushes in between uses can cause a spread of bacteria and second, I found this product. I use e.l.f.’s daily brush cleaner on my brushes after every makeup application. Essentially I use this in between weekly deep cleans to keep my routine more hygienic.
e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Duo in St. Lucia || $3.00 – This is supposedly supposed to be a dupe for the NARS Blush and Bronzer duo, however, I’ve never tried the NARS version (shocker I know) so I can’t compare them. I can, however, tell you that the e.l.f. version is outstanding. It’s one of favorite blush AND bronzers and I don’t usually like bronzers.
e.l.f. Studio HD Setting Powder in Translucent || $6.00 – I’ve seen other blogger raving about this product so I had to give it a try and I LOVE it. It is my go to setting powder for ALL of my foundations, including my high end ones. The only time I do not use this setting powder is if I’m using a foundation that is to light for me so I’ll use a powder foundation to set that. However, for this setting powder I use it for setting under my eyes and my full face, I just use different brushes for the different areas. e.l.f. does make a setting powder specifically for the eyes but I haven’t tried that yet.
e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation in Porcelain || $6.00 – I picked this foundation up on a lark one day while at Target. Someone had actually grabbed it and then left it next to the register when they chose not to get it. While waiting on the cashier to ring up my items I saw it and after seeing that it was a match to my shade threw it on the conveyor belt. Once I got it home I was glad that I saw it because it is a great foundation. When I’m wanting a lighter coverage foundation this is the one I reach for.
e.l.f. Studio Fan Brush || $3.00 – I love fan brushes for applying highlighter to the tops of my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose. I find that e.l.f.’s studio fan brush is one of the better ones on the market. This brush doesn’t shed, picks up just the right amount of product, and is good about spreading the product across the full area.
e.l.f. Essentials Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Gel in Clear || $1.00 – I received this product in a swap and was sooo glad that I did. e.l.f’s clear lash and brow gel is just as good as some of the higher end brands that I have tried and for a significant fraction of the cost. I used the brow end to of course set my brows and I used the lash end for melding my regular lashes with my falsies.
e.l.f. Studio Brush Shampoo || $3.00 – Originally I was using baby shampoo to clean my brushes but after trying e.l.f.’s daily cleaner and then seeing this I knew I had to try this shampoo. While I still love the baby shampoo I find that e.l.f.’s shampoo actually gets the brushes cleaner and it does the job faster.
e.l.f. Small Brush Holder || $5.00 – The small brush holder is great for holding your makeup brushes of all shapes and sizes. What I love about the small brush holder is that it’s good for those who have small brush collections and it’s also good for those who have larger collections as you can purchase multiples ones to put around your vanity.
e.l.f. Studio Lip Gloss Wands pack of 12 || $3.00 – I’ve always used my lipsticks straight out of the tube and never have I ever really had any use for lip brushes or wands. UNTIL I went to MAC a few weeks ago to try on some lipsticks and the makeup artist used some wands exactly like this. Since then this is the only way I like to apply my lipstick, however, I couldn’t find them anywhere until I looked at e.l.f.’s site. I am now in love with these.
Beauty Bundle Subscription Plan || $19.99 – The e.l.f. beauty bundle subscription plan is an every-other-month subscription and it costs $19.99 and you’re guaranteed $40 worth of e.l.f. products. These products can range from their makeup products, nail polishes, or even their tools and applicators. This is a great service for those who love e.l.f. products, like me!