So I went online and ordered it thinking everything would be fine, and that I'd soon have my new toy. Well a few months and a few emails about it being back-ordered later, I was informed that they wouldn't be getting any more in stock i.e. my package wasn't coming. Boo.
After the holidays, many Targets started carrying some permanent line items from e.l.f., but neither of mine do, so I still hadn't been able to try anything from the brand.
Last night, I watched a YouTube video by emilynoel83 where she showed some special Back to School items that e.l.f. was releasing through Target - one being a new version of the 'book' I'd wanted at Christmas. So today I had to run to both of my Targets, but I found what I was looking for - and a little bit extra.
The 'Neutral Eye', the 'Smoky Eye', and the 'Eye Brights' Editions
I did a few quick swatches to test out the quality of them, and I'm extremely pleased. A few seem like they may be a bit chalky, but they can still be worked with; but for only $5 per book, most of them are surprisingly good.
I also grabbed the two versions of the 6 shade palette they had -
The 'Neutrals' and the 'Smoky' palette.
These were $3 apiece.
They also had some sets again which I passed on. Yes - I do have a little bit of restraint.
The last two things I picked up were only $1 each - a bronzer/blush duo and a lip shine in Fuschia Frenzy.
There is one bronzer/blush duo from e.l.f. in the permanent line that I've seen many people say is comparable in tone to a duo offered by NARS. I don't have the NARS one to compare it to, so I really can't say. I'm not even sure this are the same e.l.f. product they're referring to because the one I've always seen is in a square compact and mine is round. Either way, I'll get to try some face products from the brand.
From the display, I could see that they'd also thrown in multiple single brushes for $1 each, but they were all sold out. Darn! I would've been interested in trying some of those out, too. Oh well.
I've just tried out the gloss, and I don't think I'm crazy about it. It gives a tiny bit of color and a nice sheen, but the formulation is quite thick and sticky... not my cup of tea, but I won't give up on it yet. At least it was only $1!
If you're interested in checking these out, I'd suggest you make a run to Target soon because, based off the Christmas releases, I think these will sell out pretty quickly.
The items are also listed at Target's website if you'd like to check out what else they're offering.
Have you ever tried anything from e.l.f.?