When I come upon really decent, inexpensive cosmetics, it brings home the point that for the high-end cosmetics, a lot of the cost is in their marketing. Or, high profile execs.
Take, for instance, e.l.f. cosmetics. They are inexpensive but not low on quality. Best out there? I wouldn’t say that but, $1 for a really nice, minty lip gloss? Come on!!! 🙂
Sometime back, I posted about an e.l.f. haul I made at the Dollar Tree. I got 6 minty, lip glosses for…$1 each! Of course!!! Then, this weekend, I was checking out the e.l.f. stuff at Target. They had more of these lip glosses. The theme of these are American cities. So I checked through them and found 2 more cities I didn’t have…
The first one is ‘Crystal Cranberry.’ Not a part of the Minty Lip Gloss collection. However, look at that, will ya!!! How could I NOT take that one too. 🙂 The middle one is Nashville, and the last on the right is Miami.
I swatched them out to show you how they look against my skin tone…
‘Crystal Cranberry’ is a light fuchsia with pink glitter. ‘Nashville, because it’s an ucky town and truly not a trendy place, is a brown, hazy color with tiny flecks of gold (I’ll explain more on that description in a bit) and last is ‘Miami,’ which is a pale pink, becomes more coral with the gold sparkles in it, along with some pink tone ones too.
True to the label, they are minty. And, in a nice way too. If I apply these with a lighter hand, they are not tacky and actually feel moisturizing. Naturally, they can be worn with or without lipstick and I do a lot of both. When I apply the gloss, I’m heavy-handed so it is somewhat sticky but, doesn’t bother me. And, as for the ‘Crystal Cranberry’, I haven’t worn it yet. It’s up for wear tomorrow.
Can I give you a very quick rundown of my rundown on Nashville? Let me see if I can explain this in the LEAST amount of words. Stranded.
I got duped on a photography job and ended up stranded in Nashville (in 1994); no money, no home (traveled exclusively with the job) and naturally, no job. I got a job in retail really fast because that’s one of the easiest for me to get. Two years later, I was working in an regional office for a video rental company and had bought a home outside of Nashville. So, basically, Nashville wasn’t a ‘choice’ but just where I landed. Don’t go for that ‘grow where you are planted’ crap. I hated living there. I don’t like country music, I don’t have their accent, and I don’t like Hee Haw stuff. Nashville is old and rundown. That’s all.
So, have I mentioned I live in Orlando now! LOL!!! OK, these glosses were an easy choice for me. They are pretty and easy to work with. If you like a gloss that is made for someone over the age of 18, you’ll end up adoring them too.
Have you tried any of e.l.f.’s glosses? How about their other products? I have some of their eye shadow palettes and adore them!