As a beauty blogger I often get asked what products are good and what products to avoid. Today I'll be discussing low-cost cosmetic brand E.L.F., or Eyes Lips Face and answering the age old question; Is a budget friendly cosmetic brand too good to be true, or a treasure trove of cheap thrills? The answer is yes and no. Like all makeup brands there are wins and looses. Here are my top picks. Enjoy!
Top ELF Picks
Mechanical Eyelash Curler - E.L.F. has three eyelash curlers and the cheapest one is my favorite. I actually have no preference between this $1 curler and the much higher priced Shu Uemura curler. They're both great for my eye shape and provide an excellent curl. However, if you have a flatter curve to your eyes, you may not like this curler. I find it works best for rounded eyes. The ergonomic handle design makes curling your eyelashes a breeze!
Mineral Eyeshadow Primer - E.L.F. designed this to be used with their mineral eyeshadows, but it works great with any shadow. This is part of their mineral line and therefore is at a slightly higher price point of $3, but it's still quite the bargain. This primer will perform well for almost any occasion. If you have VERY oily lids I would recommend using something stronger, but for anyone else this should be fine!
Zit Zapper - I am planning to review this on my own blog in-depth, but here's a little sneak peek! The Zit Zapper is a unique spot treatment for acne for just a dollar that REALLY works. Packed with ingredients such as salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and camphor, the Zit Zapper does a fantastic job of drying out and healing acne breakouts. I dab it on at night and breakouts look significantly better in the morning. Because there's no messy creams and the liquid goes on completely clear, this product is very user-friendly. Guys will feel comfortable using this one too as the packaging is completely unisex.
Lipstick - Both the $1 lipstick and the $5 mineral lipsticks are fantastic! The formula goes on smooth and creamy with excellent pigmentation. The Mineral line offers better choice of colors, but the $1 lipsticks are newer so I would imagine more colors are in the works.
Powder Brush (Studio Line) - This brush is amazing. It's one of my most used makeup brushes in my entire stash, and I have several extras for my kit. I use this brush to apply powder foundation. I get full even coverage because of the densely packed bristles with a flat top. This brush is also great for blending out liquid foundation, contouring, or applying blush and bronzer. If I had to pick just one product to recommend to try, I'd probably pick this brush because of its super high quality and many uses.
As ELF grows, I have seen their products get better and better. I really like them overall as a brand because not only do they have some fantastic products (at even better prices), but they really listen to their consumers. Products requested in their forum discussions often make their way to the line within months. It's so refreshing to see that! Have you tried E.L.F.? What are some of your favorites? Least Favorites?