My friend Julie and both dream about leaving our respective jobs to work in the beauty industry. Right Julie? Until then, we will each maintain our product addictions. Here is Julie’s review of the much talked about E.L.F line of cosmetics:
Being the product whore that I am, I was SO excited to get an email about a special promotional offer from a new “Bloomingdales” cosmetics line (e.l.f. o “eyes, lips, face) where everything was $1 for a limited time. I am all for a deal, so I picked out about 20 different items and happily hit purchase.
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is…
We all know by now that e.l.f. has no connection with Bloomies (though that’s not the deal breaker for me). We also know that e.l.f. is “value priced” cosmetics. So, the items will always be $1. I am all for $1 makeup if the quality is reasonable – who doesn’t love Wet N’ Wild 666 lip liner?
Sometimes you get what you pay for…
Overall I was VERY unhappy with my e.l.f. experience. First, it took FOREVER to get. I mean forever…over a month and I only received it after I sent an email to customer service. They said due to a high volume of orders shipments might be delayed, My friend at work JUST received her order today that she placed in September. She had forgotten all about it.
Additionally, the quality pretty much sucks. The eyeliners are so waxy, I can’t even use them. The brightening eyeshadow and natural radiance blusher colors are horrendous. The Earth and Water Mascara was dry and flaky. The super glossy lip shine had a horrible grape smell. I did not even bother opening the shimmering facial whip. I wish I would have spent my 20 bucks on something I REALLY wanted from Sephora.
Maybe I’m just not the demo…? These items seem better for a 12-15 year old that is just experimenting with products. In fact, I am putting them in a little holiday gift bag with a “Scream-O” CD and giving them to my 13-year-old cousin. I think she will love them.