Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Make-up for under $5.00! Guest Post by Mercy Gomez

Some of you may be familiar with the cosmetic company E.L.F. This site is a great place to buy inexpensive make-up. Many of their products start at $1.00 and go up to about $6.00. But can inexpensive make-up be any good? Lucky for you guest blogger Mercy Gomez has a great review on some of E.L.F's most popular products. Take it away Mercy.

Studio Matte Lip Color: in Nearly Nude and Praline $3.00
Basically two different nude lipsticks. They dry out very quickly. Not a fan. But I do have a red matte lipstick that I used as a lip liner that I like. 

Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick: in colors Flirty and Girly $2.00
My main problem with this is that it has speckles of glitter in it. If it wasn't for that, it would be a great thing to have in your purse for lip touch-ups. It's weird how glossy it feels since its a pencil.

Its a very compact brush so it picks up a lot of products. If you contour your face, this would be good for that, but I don't. So I don't think I will be using this much.

I actually really like this. I use it under my tinted moisturizer or foundation. I guess it fills in your pores and fine lines to make foundation look smoother. I didn't think it would make any difference, but I notice a big difference. It feels oily at first, but if you give it a couple of minutes to set before you put foundation over it, it dries.

This was a surprise winner for me. I have never really liked any foundation I have used. And recently I have been using BB cream. The BB cream feels so lightweight, but does not give much coverage. With fall/winter coming into play, I want that extra coverage. Anyway, I LOVE this foundation. It may be because of the primer I'm now using, but it goes on so smooth. It has pretty good coverage but does not feel heavy or cake-y like foundation can. I have even had some people at my new job ask about what make up I use because my face looks so clear. So big thumbs up on this one.

I have long been looking to try liquid eyeliner and have been very intimidated by it. This is a great one for starters. Goes on SUPER smooth and easy. I am a fan. I will probably be buying this in different colors in the future, like navy maybe.

Mineral Lip Stick in Natural Nymph $5.00
I have owned the mineral lipsticks before and have always been a fan. Nudes are in for fall/winter so that is why I bought this. It is a very light nude, almost like putting concealer straight onto your lips, but combined with the glossy gloss, I love it.

Studio Glossy Gloss in Muted Mauve and Funky Fuchsia $3.00
LOVE these! The Natural Nymph with Muted Mauve lip gloss on top is a great fall lip color. And the fuchsia is perfect to put over any red lip. 

-Mercy Gomez is a customer service rep for Animal Care Clinic in San Luis Obispo, California. She is an avid hair and make-up tutorial watcher. She is a huge Florida State Seminole fan (Go Noles!) and has a strange phobia to jewelry. She lives with her boyfriend Kelly and their 2 dog babies Dexter and Buster. 


  1. Their eye shadows are ok and I don't mind using them on non-special occassions. But you have to use the primer first or the shadow does not last all day. Their nail polish is No Bueno! It chips off very quickly.

  2. Gotta love elf products. I was basically wasting money on higher end certain makeup products until I discovered elf a couple years ago for the little things. I still buy the more expensive stuff that I need and can't be replaced by elf, at least not yet but this article gave me some ideas.. Almost forgot, if you shop at Sephora, there's a promo e-gift card deal going on where I got a $20 code for signing up at sephoradaily.com about a month back, it's only worked the one time I did it so I guess they track how many times you do it. Between sites like that and retailmenot.com I love shopping online now.. Cheers =]


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