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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

ELF: Kiss and tell time



EyecolorMy first shipment of $1 makeup from e.l.f. arrived a week ago. I tore open the package breathlessly, causing my husband to ask if we had won the lottery. Not quite. But there's better odds of scoring with the e.l.f. line.

The e.l.f. discovery -- yes, Virginia, there is a cosmetics company selling just about everything for $1 -- raised my hopes high. Perhaps too high. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. That's true for half the products I ordered. The rest rank well above the face value of a Washington.

The good: Love the mascara, which I ordered in black. The tube is divided in regular and waterproof. This is not Volume-R-Us, but a natural look. The clear mascara features "eyebrow" and "eyelash" sides, which I found adorable (and hygienic). The eye shadow has staying power and a smart slot for the wand.

HydrotintThe not-so-good: The hypershine gloss in sugar plum tastes like saccharine. The blush requires light blots, or you'll look like a clown. The Hydro-Tint offers little coverage and left my face very shiny. Two items from my order didn't ship, although I received an email that the cost was subtracted from my bill.

You can't beat the prices at e.l.f., and I'll order again. But it doesn't rise to one-stop shopping for all makeup needs.

~ Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:09pm]


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