This past weekend, when I went on my (pretty much) weekly trip to the Dollar Tree, I noticed there were a lot of new e.l.f cosmetics products! Despite my attempts to “do good” and only purchase things I feel like I absolutely need, I feel like that mind-set sort of goes out the window knowing that an item is only $1.00. I mean, it’s almost free…right?
With first impressions type reviews, I’m going to share with you what I purchased, what I thought of it, and how much I ended up saving versus buying these products on their website!
I’ve never had great luck with e.l.f. mascaras and this one unfortunately was also not a winner! It’s interesting because when I was doing research on this mascara their website mentions that due to feedback from consumers, they re-formulated it and even redesigned it, because the one I purchased does not look like the one on their website. Which sort of explains why it was even found at the Dollar Tree in the first place! When I put this on it did not volumize and I even had to use the wand multiple times to even see…anything! I’d be curious to try out their reformulated one to see if I can notice a noticeable difference. As far as if you are an avid Dollar Tree hunter, I wouldn’t recommend purchasing this specific mascara, because as already mentioned, it’s probably at the Dollar Tree for a reason…
Ultimate Blending Brush – $6.00
This was my favorite thing I purchased! I even went back and bought another because I saw how much they retailed for. I probably should have bought more, but didn’t want to hog them all, and after all, I am trying to not be a make up hoarder and make responsible decisions when it comes to makeup purchases. This brush is used for foundation application, and I’ve been looking for another one, since it appears I’ve lost my Real Techniques one.
Angled Blush Brush – $4.00
Another brush I was excited about and purchased 2 of, I had intentions of mostly using this for blush, but it can also be used for bronzer and highlighter. I am learning that I love and prefer angled brushes best for blush application because it applies SO WELL, in the right spot, and everything!
I did not need another blush, but at $1.00 I couldn’t help it. I probably have 5 other colors just like this, but I’m still really happy I purchased it. It’s very pigmented and I felt like it lasted for a long time!
I knew that I had this product in other colors, but not this one, and I couldn’t exactly remember if it was a hit or not, so I thought, what the heck – once again my decision being justified by it being $1.00. It’s nice if you aren’t looking for much color on your lids! These are fun to have around if you don’t want to put much effort into your look. I probably could have done without this shade though, because it didn’t too a whole lot for me.
Light brown was the perfect shade for me, and I LOVED this product. It did not smudge and stayed put all day!
Lastly, the acne roller ball is such a good idea! Why have I never seen this until now? I loved how it felt being rolled on my face -a cooling feel – and it was just so simple and mess free that I am surprised I’ve only seen this form once.
Despite the products being a mixture of hits and misses, I purchased eight e.l.f. products and the total came to $8.00. Had I purchased these off their website or at Target (another place I know they are sold) it would have cost me $36.00! I saved $26.00!