Thursday, February 21, 2013

Smoky the Racoon

I've been wanting to try some new makeup techniques lately so I was VERY excited when I discovered e.l.f Cosmetics at Meijer this week.  Basically it is a very affordable line of all sorts of cosmetics from foundation to eye shadow.  They even have makeup brushes.  Everything (at least at Meijer) was $3 or under and most items were $2 and under.  I was ecstatic because when I'm trying out new things that I may only use one or two times I don't want to have to shell out the big bucks!

So I picked up an eye shadow smudging brush, a four-pack of coordinating eye shadow, and some eye shadow primer for $4 total.  Um yeah, I can handle that!  So I got home, waited for my little man to go down for a nap and I got to work trying to imitate a "smoky" look I'd seen on Pinterest.  And, I failed.  Miserably.  Instead of "smoky" I somehow ended up with "racoon".  Oh well, practice makes perfect so they say!


  1. Hmmm, I was expecting pictures to go along with this post. ;-)

  2. Haha! I thought about it, but I was too embarrassed :-) It looked like a little girl had done it!

  3. :D Do you think that it was inexperience at applying the makeup or that the makeup didn't stay where you put it because it was not high-quality? I haven't ever purchased this brand before so I don't know anything about the quality. :) And I hate makeup shopping because there are about 3,000 too many options. LOL

  4. I think you're probably right. The makeup goes on nicely, but it doesn't last nearly as long as other brands. I do really like their brushes though! I think that eventually I would like to buy some higher quality makeup, but I'd like to perfect my technique first. My other problem is that I'm not sure what colors look good on me, so yeah, 3,000 options is sort of rough :-)