Last week, I did some ordering from e.l.f. (Eyes Lips Face). If you don’t know what e.l.f. is, it’s a makeup website that sells super cheap beauty products ($1 eyeliners, $3 blushes, things like that). It’s really nice when you just want to experiment with some new products or you can’t afford to break the bank just to buy some new lipstick.
I really needed some new makeup brushes because up to this point I had four brushes (a concealer, eyeliner, foundation, and blush brush). However, I wasn’t really all that interested in spending $20 for one brush at Sephora. While I understand the quality of the expensive brushes are a lot better, I was willing to sacrifice quality for quantity in this instance.
I ordered the e.l.f. 11 piece brush collection for $30. It came in a nice little carrying case which individual compartments for each brush.The brushes themselves are nice. The bristles are soft, and I would say the quality is actually quite high. These are nice brushes for such a cheap price.
Included in the set there is a blush brush, contour brush, concealer brush, eyeshadow “c” brush, complexion brush, angled foundation brush, powder brush, fan brush, small precision brush, small smudge brush, and a small angled brush.
Considering I only had four brushes before, it’s sort of overwhelming now that I have all of these new brushes. I am still trying to figure out what they are all good for. It’s definitely exciting though!
I also ordered this handy e.l.f Essentials Eyebrow Stencil Kit for a low low price of $1. I have always had trouble shaping my eyebrows, so this has definitely been a cool addition to my makeup kit.
I suppose you could use them as a guide when you pluck your brows, but I have been using them to help shape my eyebrows when I fill them in. I use powder to fill in my brows so this is a nice addition.
There are four stencils which are made of a flexible plasticy material and are reusable. You get one stencil for each of the four brow types which are full arch, curved arch, structured arch, and soft arch. I’ve been using the structured arch stencil the most.
Now, of course with e.l.f. they are always running some promotion when you order through them. When I ordered, they were running a buy $30 worth of products get ten e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadows for free. I picked out my ten, but when I got the package they had only included two of them. Sigh.
The two I received were Flirty (left) and Smoldering (right). They are actually nice eyeshadows to get for free ($3 normally). They are all natural, which was a nice surprise, and as you can see they are pretty pigmented. I haven’t tried them yet, but I will let you know what I think about them once I get the remaining eight shades.
The thing about e.l.f. is that even though the products were super cheap, they really did screw up my order. I ordered 14 products from e.l.f., and only four of the products they included in my package were correct.They also included got three other random products: a blush, lip gloss, and an eyeshadow stick.
I emailed e.l.f. about the mess and they said they would be sending the products that weren’t included in my order. I mean, to be honest, I wasn’t too annoyed by it. Like I said, I did get three products that I didn’t pay for, they said they would be sending the right products soon, and everything was super cheap after all.
Hopefully, I get all the right products in the next shipment! Although after this mess, I’m not quite sure how excited I would be about ordering from e.l.f. in the future.
Have you ever ordered from e.l.f.? What was your experience? What’s your favorite makeup brush? Do you use brow stencils/fill in your brows regularly?
P.S. – Last week I picked up a few extra hours at work so that I could order my very first Naked Eyeshadow Palette! I’m so excited – hopefully it gets here soon!