Sunday, May 6, 2012

E.L.F. Order!


On April 18, I got an email from E.L.F. for a "coffee break" deal.  The email said you get a $350 value for $33.  It is the e.l.f. studio complete set of 3 makeup collections.  It normally retails on their site for $95.  I have no idea where they got the value being $350...because there is no way I would pay that much for all of this!  The collection includes: 141 piece master makeup collection, 83 piece essential makeup collection, 27 piece essential makeup collection.

I have a wee bit of buyer's remorse on this because this is just too much now.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with it all. It just seemed like it was a good deal, but it's really redundant.  I'm not allowed anymore eye shadow now. ;)

*click on an image to enlarge for detail!*

These are the 3 kits that came for $33:
 The first one is the Mini Makeup Collection.  The box is just a little under 4 inches square:
This is how it looks opened up.  It includes 9 eye shadows, 1 cream eye shadow, 1 blush, 1 bronzer, 10 lip gloss shades, 1 brow powder, 1 eyeliner pencil, 1 dual ended eye shadow applicator, 1 face brush and 1 small precision lip brush.
 Here is a closeup of the right side:
 A closeup of the left side:
 Next, is the Essential Makeup Collection. This is really hard to open.  I have to use the end of my nail cutters to pop it open. :S  I don't know if I got a dud box or what. It includes, 64 eye shadows, 8 lip glosses, 4 blushes, 4 bronzers, 1 lip brush, 1 eye brush and 1 face brush. The case is 6 1/2" square.
 Here is how it looks when you open it up:
 This is when you slide out the top trays:
 This is how it looks completely opened up:
 A closeup of the right side:
 A closeup of the left side:
 Here are the brushes that came with it:
 The third piece is the Master Makeup Collection. It includes 84 eye shadows, 36 lip glosses, 6 blushes, 4 concealers, 4 shimmer creams, 4 bronzers, 1 face brush, 1 lip brush and 1 duo eye shadow applicator.  The case is 10 1/2" x 5 1/4".
 Here is how it looks when you open the case:
 This is how it looks fully opened:
 A closeup of the right side:
 A closeup of the left side:
 A closeup of the centre:
If that wasn't enough.  I also ordered the Makeup Clutch. It popped up just as I was checking out and I thought it was so cute and a great price - $15. I didn't need it!!
 This is the cute case.  It does look like a clutch. I was bummed that the bottom corner of it came all gummy. You can see that in the picture.  It comes with 32 eye shadows, 2 blushes, 1 bronzer, 1 face shimmer, 6 lip colours, 1 eyebrow powder, 1 eyebrow cream and 3 dual ended eye shadow applicators. The case is 6 1/2" x 4".
 This little "drawer" slides out of the clutch.  I thought that was really cute.  You can see everything labelled here:
 Then when you flip the lid it's all the eye shadows:
 Here is what the whole thing looks like.  I honestly think this one is my favourite.
 I also ordered the Body Shimmer Set.I love sparkles and this was only $3! It only comes in the 1 colour. However, it's fairly neutral.
 Here is how it looks inside...oooh sparkly! :)
 It comes with a super cute mini kabuki brush:
 I also ordered a polish. They're only $2 each.  This colour is Gum Pink.  It's not quite as neon as it shows up in the picture.  But, it is a bubblegum pink!
 I just wanted to add the following pictures.  When I made my first elf order, I ordered the twinkle pink glitter gloss.  When I got my order, I got just the empty box.  I thought that it was strange, as it seems they have people go through the order for quality assurance.  In any case, I did email them and they promptly sent me my replacement.  I think I got it 8-10 days after I emailed them.
 Here is how it looks.  The glitter is chunkier than I would like.

That's it for e.l.f.  Do you have any of these products?  What do you think?



  1. OMG that is a GIANT haul for only $33 - what a great deal! You have a lot of nice colours to play with now. I know what you mean about buyers remorse - I felt that way around Christmastime when I bought myself not one but two giant red ginger eyeshadow palettes from ebeauty :)

    1. Yes, I couldn't believe it! You have to watch the elf site because they do a ton of promotions and deals all the time! I got gonged with the $15 charge on this order though, so I was bummed.

  2. wow, I agree with CityGirl, this is an impressive haul for such a small price! you are definitely set for life now, hehe.

    1. What can I say, I can't resist a deal! Funny thing, though...I haven't touched much of it because I'm in *LOVE* with the clutch one..the colours and quality are fantastic!! The shimmer is sooo beautiful especially out in the sun! I'll have to get some pics.