Chic & Affordable: ELF Cosmetics

Bree Gray, staff writer

Everyday millions of people apply make up to their face for many different reasons. Some do it to enhance their beauty and some do it to cover blemishes. Regardless of the reason, the variety of make-up is endless. From dollar store brands to MAC, it all does the same job.

People spend hundreds to even thousands of dollars on make-up. Being a teen, most of us are on a budget; spending ridiculous amounts of money on makeup is out of the question. What if you could spend one to five dollars and get things such as eyeliner, foundation, pressed powder, professional make up brushes, lip gloss, eye shadow, mascara, make-up tools, palettes, and even custom eye makeup that has been compared to MAC? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not!

E.L.F (eyes, face, lips) cosmetic line offers thousands of make-up options. Every product they sell ranges from one dollar to five dollars. Many reviews have shown the make up to be comparable to MAC and Clinique, some of the biggest names in the cosmetic world.

E.L.F’s motto that states “Here at E.L.F. we believe that every woman should have the opportunity to participate in innovation, without sacrificing her budget,” that is why the prices are almost nonexistent. Another great aspect of the company is that they do not test their products on animals, unlike other name brand make-up lines. Eighty nine percent of their makeup is mineral based which means it’s all natural and will not clog your pores. The positives of E.L.F are endless; but the best thing to do is to try it out yourself. E.L.F make up can be found at stores such as ULTA, Target and on their website,

If you’re on a budget and would love to glam up your face or get a whole new look for a small price without clogging your pores or breaking the bank, than E.L.F make-up is the right product for you.