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Full Face Using Elf Cosmetics

Recently, Elf cosmetics has been added to Ulta’s website. I am super excited because most likely it will soon be available in select stores. I don’t really like shopping for makeup online. Colors are never scaled as shown so seeing and testing in person is important for me. Elf’s products are cut-rate but exceptional. They are currently having a grand final sale on their website! Literally items are $1! To check out the sale, click here

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/elf-cosmetics-editors-picks_n_5863836.html

But before you go, not every product you buy has be over $30 to be the best product in the world. You can create an entire face less than $30 and look just as gorgeous. Today I did what I consider a normal delicate face using only Elf cosmetics.

Poreless Face Primer $6.00

– reduces enlarged pores and fine lines

– infused with tea tree and Vitamin A/E

Acne Fighting Foundation in Caramel $6.00

Instant Brow Lift Pencil in Deep Brown $2.00

3 in 1 Mascara $3.00

Baked Bronzer in Los Cabos $3.00

– perfect use as your bronze and highlight

– contains rose, apricot and grape for hydration and nourishment


Blush in Mellow Mauve $3.00

– blends into a silky finish

Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose $3.00

Okay my total has come up to $26! This same amount is the result of 7 items rather than one item on my face.

All photos are not my own. They from the ulta website. Thank you for reading and I hope this shows you don’t need to go out and spend a ton on one beauty product.

It’s A Kiko Celebration!

Happy 4th of July lovies!

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/5-foods-to-amp-up-your-fourth-of-july

The best part about today is that there are several sales going on online all day long! Literally your favorite cosmetic or clothing store is probably having some sort of discount happening.

https://www.kikocosmetics.com/

I checked out Kiko Milano and there having a 30% off any full priced item and free shipping on $15! 

Here are items I dropped into my cart:

Unlimited Broad Spectrum Spf 15 Foundation in Neutral 130 

Desert Dunes Baked Bronzer in 201 Sienna Melange 

Color Click Lipstick in 06 Famous Cyclamen

High Pigment Wet and Dry Eyeshadow in 05 Metallic Warm Rose

High Pigment Wet and Dry Eyeshadow in 76 Pearly Silver

Disclaimer: All photos used are not mine. They are from the Kiko Milano website. Click the first link for further details.

Sunday’s Face

​Check out what’s on my face today. It is written in the exact order I applied onto my face.

Primers 

Yes, I use two primers! No, my foundation doesn’t slide all over my face. I have very dry skin so it is important that my skin is highly protected underneath so that my foundation doesn’t settle in and create creases.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

I usually put this onto my cheeks and undereye area. It is very creamy and lightweight. You literally don’t even feel like you are putting anything on. You can buy at Ulta for $6.99 but I believe I got mine at Rite Aid for cheaper.

Ulta Fabulous Face Foundation Primer

This literally helps foundation stay locked in place. Although I do apply it all over my face, I make sure I deeply pat into my undereye area since I have a noticeable fine line. Obviously this can be bought at Ulta for $12.50. If you purchase online and add 2 more items to your cart, you get one free.

Foundation

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Color: New Guinea

This is my holy grail foundation. I put on more of a medium coverage today. I would repurchase this as many times as needed regardless of the price. With a satin glowy finish, this looks exactly like my skin. It applies so smoothly and makes my skin so radiant. It is a high end product priced at $45 so I would make sure that you get your appropiate color before purchasing. The lady at my local mall was very helpful with choosing my correct color.

It Cosmetics Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush #101

This is also a high priced item for a brush. It is $24 but well worth it. It feels steady in the hand and gives the fondation a more airy realistic look.

Mascaras

Catrice Glamour Doll Volume Waterproof Mascara in Black 010

I always go for drugstore mascaras since they basically do the same job as a Too Faced product would. I use this one for my bottom lashes. It seperates and lengthens. Most importantly, it doesn’t smudge. I like to use a waterproof mascara for my bottom lashes because my eyes tend to water more now in the summer. It’s currently on sale at Ulta for $5.24 so I would get my hands on that as soon as possible. 

L’oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara

I did a review on it almost a year ago and I continue to use it so that shows how consistent this product is.

Brows 

Nyx Control Freak Eye Brow Gel

I do not fill my brows but I do like to put gel on my brows to bring the color out from the foundation almost overlaying. I don’t fill my brows because I prefer just waxing at the salon and then using the gel to brighten and straighten.

Highlight

Carli Bybel Palette 

Everything in the palette is so pigmented and creamy. I sometimes use the eyeshadows as highlighters. Thats how good this is. It is only $14.50 which was the same price on BH cosmetics website and now it is in Ulta stores.

Lips & Setting Spray

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

They are only $6 and worth the buy. It does feel like it doesn’t come with much inside but the color is amazing and perfect for a Sunday summer.

Nyx Dewy Setting Spray

To end it all, set it! For less than $10, it keeps your face locked it in. I have a habit of touching my face a lot forgetting that I’m wearing makeup, so locking it in place keeps me safe.

XO Lex 🌼