e.l.f. Beauty Buys

When I was in the fourth grade, lip gloss became a "thing." Like, a really, big, super important thing. And I loved it. I loved it so much, that I began to hoard it, and line it up meticulously on my dresser in long rows to display my prizes. I even got a lip gloss making kit for Christmas that year. It's pretty obvious, I was... #addicted.

My mother had a rule that I wasn't allowed to wear make-up until I was 13. This was a great point of conflict in our lives as I was always trying to get around that little rule. But from the day I turned 13, and for the rest of my life, I will always love make-up. Especially lip gloss. But anyways...

I'm pretty set in stone on some things, like I always use Maybelline Super Stay Foundation, Loreal Volumnious Mascara, and Milani eye liner. But I like to try things out in the other areas. Urban Decay Naked pallets are wonderful, but it's pretty much all too expensive for me to commit to full time. So when I discovered e.l.f. at Target {and now at Kmart, some Walgreens, and a few grocery stores}, I fell in love. They have two main price points--$1 items, and $3 items. Some really fancy stuff is $6. And they have fantastic gift sets around Christmastime, which is like my favorite thing ever.

These are some of the products I'm using, and love...

e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer, $6 
This stuff is the best! It smooths out wrinkles and pores, moisturizes amazingly, and fights oil. I love the way my skin feels after putting this on before my foundation. After checking out the website, I discovered there are more colors than the clear one I've been getting from Target: Tone Adjusting Green, Brightening Lavender, and Radiant Glow! I wonder if I put them all on at the same time if I would have Barbie skin.

e.l.f. Studio Tone Correcting Powder, $3
I've been using the e.l.f. HD Translucent Powder for a few months now with good results, but this powder is great! I apply with my e.l.f. Kabuki Brush after my foundation, and it blends and corrects color so well! I used to use a colored loose powder on top of my foundation, but began to feel like it was looking really heavy and diminishing my skin's natural glow. This 4 color pressed powder goes on translucent so you don't even feel like you're adding another layer to your face.

e.l.f. Studio Kabuki Face Brush, $6
Just go ahead and buy the $30 11-piece brush set. But if you already have some brushes you love, this is a great addition to your collect. I love the e.l.f. brushes because they are so soft! And they won't leave a single strand on your face like cheaply-made brushes will. This one is great for blending powders.

e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set, $3
I've never used a setting spray before, but had seen some pins on Pinterest about a few different ones but they seemed kind of expensive. Now that I've used this one, I'm wondering how I went so long without it! I have really long eyelashes, and my mascara {even waterproof} always leaves shadows under my eyes as the day wears on. With this spray, that isn't happening! Its light and refreshing, and can be used to refresh your look throughout the day too. I also think it adds to that dewy, youthful look everyone wants. It's like hairspray for your face!

*I have not been compensated in any way for this review, all opinions are my own. Pictures from eyeslipsface.com*

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