I definitely went a little ham with my shopping during the 2017 holiday shopping season. The two main culprits were Sephora and e.l.f., but I also bought a ton of stuff here and there that you’ll most likely see here on this blog throughout 2018, whether in the form of review posts or otherwise. I’ve already shared my Sephora haul, and now, keep reading to see what I purchased at e.l.f.!
As part of my goals and intentions of 2018, I really wanted to make more thoughtful purchases and be more conscious of where I spend my money. As such, in this new year, I want to try and keep to more affordable brands, unless it’s something that I think is one-of-a-kind from the more expensive brands… like the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial (review here). At least, that’s how I’m justifying this e.l.f. haul…
First, some skin care. The Hydrating Water Sheet Mask ($3) is a bit of a cheat, as I had purchased it earlier in 2017 with some other stuff. I have yet to use it, but I did enjoy the Hydrogel Under Eye Masks (3 for $8), so hopefully I’ll enjoy this as well. I’m hoping the Moisturizing Sleeping Mask (1.16 fl oz, $12) will be a good dupe for the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (2.3 oz, $25), something I use and love, though if you’re looking at price per ounce, the two are actually around the same price. I have a feeling the Hydrating Water Essence (5 oz, $10) will be a good dupe for its pricier K-Beauty counterparts, and I’m always down to try a new exfoliant – hopefully the Gentle Peeling Exfoliant (3.4 fl oz, $10) works out for me.
As for makeup, I really tried to keep it to things that I would be running out of soon or don’t have already. I’ve been a long-time user of the Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray (4 oz, $32), but I wanted to try something more affordable. Hopefully, this Makeup Mist & Set (2.02 oz, $3) will do a decent job. I have to be honest and admit the Tinted Lip Oil in Nude Kiss ($6) doesn’t fit either of the criteria I set for purchasing makeup… I primarily purchased it because Kathleenlights on Youtube talked about the Tinted Lip Oils, and I got curious. I haven’t tried this yet because I’m still working on my other lip products, but I’ll let you all know whenever I try it and my thoughts. For mascara primer, the Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base (0.19 oz, $25.50) has been my ride-or-die since I started using mascara primer, though at $25.50 a tube, I thought it was time to look for drugstore alternatives. Enter the Mascara Primer ($3) – if this works well it’ll be time for me to let go of my expensive lash primer. Finally, I wanted something that allowed for easy application of the inner corner highlight on the eyes, and the No Budge Shadow Stick in Perfect Pearl (0.056 oz, $3) was the perfect find for this very use. Perfect Pearl is a great champagne shade that works well as an inner-corner highlight with many different eye shadow looks. This product is also a great dupe for the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick (0.05 oz, $29).
Have you purchased anything from e.l.f. lately? If so, any good finds?