Now that my kids are back at school, I have no reason to not start back on my own schedule as well. Part of working at home means I can take the kids to school in my pajamas and sit in bed all day and use my laptop. Unfortunately, that’s not always a good thing and does not usually lead to me being very productive. So… I am going back to some things I used to do to get myself going in the morning. Mainly, that entails getting myself dressed, showered and doing my hair and make-up. Okay… problem. I am horrible at doing my own hair and make-up. With my hair I end up going from wanting it short to wanting it long. With my make-up I tend to get so frustrated with colors that I end up not wearing anything but some mineral foundation and eyeliner. My husband is always telling me I should wear eye shadow and lipstick, but honestly, I have never been able to find good colors for me. So… my new goal is to try some new colors and find something… anything… that works with my skin tone.
I have to admit I’m one of those people who hates spending a lot of money on make-up. I just don’t see the point. There are plenty of products that work just as well as expensive brands and I’ve never been a big name-brand type of person. I had heard of e.l.f. everyday cosmetics before but hadn’t ever tried them. I had the opportunity to do just that and I was excited to delve into a totally new-to-me brand. I did my shopping at my local Target, one of the few stores that carried e.l.f. You can see my entire shop of e.l.f. cosmetics at Target on Google +.
I really loved pouring over all the make-up but realized that the e.l.f. website had way more products available than my Target store had.
The problem when it comes to new make-up is that I do tend to go a little overboard, especially when the price point is so reasonable. The most expensive product I purchased was the Mineral Infused Face Primer for $6.00. All the other products were either $1.00 or $3.00.
So, I ended up getting an assortment of new things… some blush, lipstick, eye shadow and a fun shimmer pencil for my eyes.
So now that I’ve got all these amazing new products to try, I guess I have to just get to it and try them out. I think I need to enlist the help of my daughter to do it. If you are trying out new things, your kids are your best test audience. They will always tell it like it is… good or bad.
Here’s the before without a stitch of make-up on. Wow, I’m looking old.
And here’s the after all dolled up with my new e.l.f. makeup.
What do you think? Do I look any different? I think my eyes are definitely a little brighter and my skin sure looks better. I love the eye shadow and shimmer pencil I bought. Those are definite keepers. Also, the face primer kind of does make my pores look smaller. That is always a good thing. I still can’t seem to choose the right lipstick. I tend to go with neutral colors that don’t do anything for me. I need to experiment more with brighter colors. Scary. All in all, I’m really happy with my e.l.f. cosmetics products. I would absolutely go buy more. In fact, I think I have an email from them with some discounts. Awesome!
One more FYI… if you sign up with the website, you will get sent all kinds of really cool deals and discounts on e.l.f. cosmetics. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all the new products and specials they have as well.
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and e.l.f. All opinions are my own. #CBias #SocialFabric #eyeslipsface