Simple. I like to save money especially when it’s a good quality product. Elf is a brand that has stood the test of time from regular women to seasoned pros, They’ve held their own out here in this cruel makeup world where one bad product could mean the end of your company. I’m never afraid to say that when it comes to some things I am a “Penny Pincher”. Not to downplay any high end brands. I have a lot of high end brands in my stash but none that get as much use as all of my ELF products.
I got introduced to ELF cosmetics six years ago when I started doing YouTube. I ordered a few things and fell in love. I couldn’t believe what I got for the money I spent. It was unbelievable. I maybe spent $50 and got a huge amount of products. At the time I only ordered things that I knew I would use on a daily basis like brushes, lipglosses, and some powder products. I just knew that I would regret my entire purchase. To my surprise, I reached for those products every day.
ELF cosmetics has become a very trusted brand for me. The quality of the products is amazing and so is the value. I could not be more pleased with the company, products, or customer service. I love ELF products. I must say that it started with the lip products though. Those Hypershine glosses hooked me from day one.
I was always on a quest to find a good lipgloss that didn’t make my lips too sticky and well I found them. And they were only $1. I have a ton of them in my makeup collection. Their blushes and bronzers were a hit with me too. Not all of their products work for me but I’m not disappointed. They keep expanding the lines so there are more products to get to know and love than I could ever imagine. I don’t ever regret an ELF purchase. I also have staples that I only get from the ELF line.
From their studio to the basic line to now the skincare line, ELF has become a trusted and household name to women and men all over. It’s no wonder ELF is so successful. Quality products at rock bottom prices. I hope they continue to bring us these awesome products and keep expanding their lines. I can’t wait to see what they bring to us next.
This product is your pencil, filler, and brow gel all in one. I love the way this product stays put all day through any type of heat or Humidity. I tend to put my hands in my face and on my forehead a lot. I surely thought I would have to touch up but I was pleasantly surprised when the product was still in place just as I had laid it that morning. I have never experienced a brow product with so much pigment and staying power. This stuff is truly bullet proof. And also to my surprise is the fact that it was so pigmented but it never turned ashy. That was a first for a cream brow product. Usually they tend to attract and pick up a lot of the particles in the air, which changes their color. This product didn’t do that. It was dry in a few seconds.
One down side to this product is that if you apply too much your brows can look too heavy or weird. I have been having that problem. I have to use a super light hand with this stuff. The pigmentation is no joke. It’s not just pigment under Vaseline or pomade under pigment. It is truly saturated all the way through. I really enjoy this product not only as a brow product, but also an eye shadow and liner. I wish we could get more product for the money though. The quality is impeccable. If you haven’t tried this Dip-brow pomade then you should. I know it won’t disappoint you.
This set was a true miracle worker on my skin. I have acne and early signs of aging and this set really helped my skin. Before I started using this set I was just washing with soap and water and using lotion for a moisturizer. By the time I was 25, I noticed the wrinkles and patchy skin rearing it’s ugly self on my face. I got a sample of this and I loved it so much. I couldn’t wait to get the full size version. The independent clinical Study on this set was conducted on age-fighting and rosacea.
Here are the results:
AGE-FIGHTING BENEFITS AND CLAIMS
As seen by a dermatologist on panelists in a 12-week clinical study:
Now that I am a part of this beautiful company, I understand why it has so many loyal customers and consultants. The products are awesome and haven’t been getting the attention they deserve.
My very first lipstick purchase as an adult was Mary Kay’s crème lipstick in Black Cherry and I have been a believer ever since. That lipstick was the most beautiful and soft lipstick that I have ever tried and now I’m hooked. I cant even imagine being without it
I have several colors and they all offer something else as far as finish, color, pigmentation and so on. They range in shades from the lightest nude to the deepest wine. There is truly something for everyone. I have never been this passionate before about a lipstick. I fell in love with the first swipe.
The shades are so flattering and the formula is creamy. Not to mention, they last a really long time on the lips. They are so nourishing and smooth on the lips you forget that you’re wearing a lipstick.
They are very comparable to the MAC lipsticks but, Mary Kay doesn’t do those hyped up collections to sell or promote their lipsticks. It’s simply word of mouth and sharing from one girlfriend to another.
Fall has arrived and the weather is slowly taking shape. The colors of fall are coming in and I have taken advantage of it. My fall lipstick collection is really just minimal but bold and berry.
I have given the Mary Kay lipstick 5 stars. I love all of them and the formulas are incredible. I hope that you would give them a try and find your way to beautiful.
NARS is known worldwide for their blushes and multiples but I think the bronzers have gotten the short end of the stick. Especially when it comes to women of color. Not many of their products are for our skin tones. So much so that they have only just introduced brown skinned models to their website ads and videos.
Have no fear because I have one product that works for the women of my culture. Casino bronzer is a darker brown with a hint of red undertone. It works great for a bronzer on my skin tone (NC50) and lighter. I love this bronzer. I have purchased it twice in four years. Yes, it lasts that long. It is finely milled and feels like silk on the skin. It’s not ashy or grey and it looks so natural in daylight and photography. It only takes a little to achieve a great contour and bronze.
I had the problem of finding the right bronzer for my skin tone for so many years until I stumbled over this in Sephora, literally. Someone had dropped one on the floor and I stumbled across it. I even got it for 40% off because it was damaged and the last one they had left. Thankfully it was in tact when I got it home and I used it all to the pan. It gives such a beautiful glow to the skin as an all over bronzer and it is a satin.
This is one product I know all of my sisters will love as well as tan and olive skin tones. Across the board this is an awesome bronzer.
So I have been on a bit of a mascara discovery lately. I have tried and compared a few these few months. This journey has been interesting and eye opening, literally. Mascara is the one product that completes the eye. Your brows frame your face but your mascara is the paint on the windows to your soul. This one product can make or break your look for the day. Waterproof, volumizing, lengthening, carbon black, brown or teal, your mascara makes the difference. This one has been a favorite for a while but I never made a formal review about it even though I reach for it all the time and when I don’t have it I crave it. I always say that it could work with this and that when it is missing. I always buy two or three backups of this one.
Benefit has come out with two mascaras that evoke a new love for mascara that I never had before. Bad gal lash is the one I fell in love with from this brand. I love how fluffy and soft it makes my lashes while volumizing and giving length. I was captivated by this mascara the first time I used it. The look it gave me was thick and elegant. My lashes have never been so full and black. I love this mascara for three reasons.
1) The size of the tube and brush. You really get your money’s worth with an applicator that captures and coats each and every lash.
2) The Benefit Cosmetics quality standard
3) The formula; perfect.
If you already have and love this mascara then you already know how I feel and why I feel this way. This is the best thing since sliced bread. I love what it does for my lashes and it washes off easily with wipes, makeup remover or soap and water.