Wednesday, December 05, 2012

e.l.f. Haul and giveaway!

My reviews of e.l.f.'s makeup products continue to get some of the highest traffic of all of my posts, so I'm excited that there will be a lot more posted in the near future! I hopped on e.l.f.'s site to see what was new on Monday, totally forgetting that it was Cyber Monday until I saw that everything on the site was 50% off! SCORE! I used it as an opportunity to pick up a couple of products that I know I like (like the eye liner pen), but mostly to check out products I've been curious about! I ended up spending  $30.95, which included the $6.95 shipping (I really wish they'd included free shipping, too!), but I got $48 worth of products!

If you're not familiar with e.l.f. (which stands for eyes lips face), they specialize in super-affordable cosmetics. Everything in their "essentials" line is either $1 or $2, and they offer studio and mineral lines of products that are mostly around $3. In my experience, their products tend to be very hit or miss; I have a few that I LOVE and use on a regular basis, while others have been absolute flops. (You can find all of my past e.l.f. reviews by clicking here!)

I decided to do a haul video showing all 19 products I ordered as my video for day 5 of Vlogmas! (If you missed it, I'm vlogging every day in December until Christmas!) I somehow missed talking about the matte eyeshadow, but I will be doing a review of it later!

I plan to go through and review most of the products I received  other than the ones I've already reviewed in the past. Here's the full list of items I plan to do separate reviews for:

e.l.f. Essential Volumizing Mascara
e.l.f. Essential 5-Piece Get The Look Eye Set in Brown
e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer in Champagne
e.l.f. Mineral Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow in First Date
e.l.f. Studio Eye Enhancing Eyeshadow in Hazel/Green eyes 1
e.l.f. Studio Matte Eyeshadow in Muted Mauve
e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Pixie
e.l.f. Mineral Lip Gloss in Sorority Girl
e.l.f. Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Sangria Starters
e.l.f. Essential Custom Eyes Refill Pan in Taupe
e.l.f. Essential Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick in Turkish Coffee
e.l.f. Studio Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15 in Mellow Melon

If there are any you're especially interested in, let me know and I'll try to review them first!

And, as promised, a giveaway! I knew when I was placing my order that I wanted to pick up a couple of items to give away, but I hard a tough time choosing since it's tough to pick makeup for someone you don't know! I finally decided that since I already own them, I'm giving away the Lengthening and Defining Mascara in Black and Liquid Eyeliner in Black that came in my Get the Look set, since black liner and mascara work for everyone!

The giveaway is open to US and Canada, ages 18+!  Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Sharon said...

I rarely ever wear makeup because it intimidates the hell out of me and I have no CLUE what I'm doing, despite being in my 30's. Nobody ever taught me about makeup when I was a teenager and I've just never bothered to learn. However, I DO know how to use mascara, and could probably use a new tube of that. So here's hoping. :)

eloquence0 said...

I've heard a lot about e.l.f. but haven't gotten the chance to try them yet. I'm thinking I might just take the plunge with all the good things I hear about them (and their low prices!)

Ariel H said...

I absolutely love ELF, I've only disliked a few of their products that I've tried but with the price; you can't go wrong :) Thanks for the giveaway!

lba4h said...

haven't tried this company yet but I will be know. thanks for the informative review.

BostonPrincess said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I love elf!

carol clark said...

e.l.f. Mineral Lip Gloss in Sorority Girl my daughter has that a good video would be channel chance i love that smell but a down to earth video would be a sephora haul

tara said...

love me some e.l.f.! i've tried so many of their products and some are great and others just ok. you cant beat the price though!

Rondah S said...

I love E.L.F. Its great quality for a buck!

valerie2350 said...

love the low prices - makes it easy to try new looks

Lameka Minter said...
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Lameka Minter said...

i love elf!

pinkperfect14 said...

I haven't started using makeup yet, but I'd like to start trying it out, and elf seems like a great way to start :)

Abbigayle Warner said...

elf is such an amazing company they are so affordable and brilliant quality . I would love to win your giveaway