Saturday, May 22, 2010

E.L.F. Makeup at TARGET!

"You were born with a 'silver spoon in your mouth.'" - fortune cookie of the day

This is one of those fortunes I had to save because it made me laugh out loud! When the fortune cookie writers get it wrong, they REALLY get it wrong! I was definitely not born with a "silver spoon in my mouth." Odds are, neither were you. For us, and also for women with loads of money who still love a great deal, there is E.L.F. makeup. E.L.F. is an acronym for "Eyes, Lips, Face," and E.L.F. has beautiful, inexpensive makeup shades to complement each of those parts of your body!

This is not your average, cheap makeup. In my opinion, E.L.F. is affordable, luxury makeup. Richly pigmented, the formulations are also very skin-friendly, and many products have been compared by respected makeup gurus to products from MAC and Nars (Studio brushes and Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder, anyone?). Some products, like Complexion Perfection, are all E.L.F.'s own, and give every high-dollar cosmetic company a run for its money! E.L.F. is against animal testing, as well, which is always an important consideration for me.

While I do enjoy getting a big box of fun E.L.F. stuff on my doorstep, and there is nothing more exciting than opening said box and seeing all of those little tubes, compacts, and implements tucked inside the big, clear drawstring E.L.F. bag, I am so jazzed that my local Target now has part of its cosmetics aisle dedicated to E.L.F. products (yes, STUDIO products, too!). I treat myself to a new E.L.F. product each time I visit Target. At $1 or $3, depending on whether the product is from their regular, professional line or from their Studio line, even with my "stay-at-home-mom" budget, I can afford that!

Yes, I realize that E.L.F. constantly has sales codes for their online store that can net you freebies like a professional brush set (with a $20 purchase, use code "EGBST" at the checkout through May 25, 2010) or discounts of up to 50% off Studio line products or even free/reduced shipping offers. These are all great deals, and I've certainly taken advantage of them in the past, and will surely take advantage of them again in the future! However, for various reasons, buying online may be inconvenient or impossible for some of E.L.F.'s customers, and I think it is great that they now have an option for those customers. Plus, for me, it is easier to come up with $1-$3 at a time, as opposed to an online order of $30-$40 at once...which is what I have spent in the past (hey, you gotta make paying that shipping and handling worth it!).

With all of this in mind, I decided to create a makeup look using only products that one can purchase at Target! The products I used were all available at my local Target. Your Target may have a little different selection, but I hope that you will be inspired to create your own look from the E.LF. products you find there. Obviously, you may purchase all of the colors I used at, as well. But for those of you without credit/debit cards, teenagers, people who would rather not purchase online, or if you just happen to be in Target and see E.L.F. products and ABSOLUTELY must purchase some (like me!), then this look is for you!

1 comment:

  1. Love it girl! Can't wait to try it out! One question-what color under eye concealer & highlighter did you use?
    Miss you!