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CAMI NYC camisole, Purificación García earrings. Natural make-up look using only e.l.f. cosmetics.





The year was 2007, I was a freshman and used to spend all my money on design tools and materials, clothes from the sale rack at Forever21 and microwaveable ramen soups. I wasn’t broke, but back then cosmetics from Sephora were as fancy as Chanel to me, not even their make-up line was affordable for my student allowance. Heck, I even used to scrap the very last bit of my Revlon Colorstay foundation (which I still use to this day) with a brush.

I relied on drugstore to satisfy my needs of recreating the make-up tutorials I used to watch on the then young Youtube, that’s how I discovered e.l.f. cosmetics. A blush for two dollars? Call me in. A 11-piece quality brush set for thirty dollars? That’s a steal. A lipstick for 3 bucks? Man, I need every shade. Before moving to Barcelona I made sure to bring with me at least five of their eyebrow gels, which I’ve been using for 7 years now and still have to find a better one.

El año era 2007, estaba en mi primer año de la universidad y gastaba todo mi dinero en materiales y herramientas de diseño, ropa en la zona de descuentos de Forever21 y en muchas sopas instantáneas de microondas. No era pobre, pero en esos tiempos hasta los cosméticos de Sephora me eran tan lujosos como Chanel, ni siquiera la línea de la marca era asequible para mi presupuesto. Diablos, incluso raspaba con una brocha hasta la última gota de mi base de maquillaje Revlon Colorstay (que por cierto, aún uso).

Confiaba plenamente en la farmacia para recrear los tutoriales de maquillaje que miraba en el entonces joven Youtube, y así fue como conocí a e.l.f. cosmetics¿Un rubor por dos dólares? Cuenten conmigo. ¿Un set de 11 brochas de calidad por treinta dólares? Una ganga. ¿Un labial por tres dólares? Necesito todos los colores. Antes de mudarme a Barcelona me aseguré de traer al menos cinco de sus geles para las cejas, el cual he usado por 7 años.


1. e.l.f Acne Fighting Foundation, 2. e.l.f Lip Exfoliator, 3. e.l.f Maximum Coverage Concealer, 4. e.l.f Liquid Eyeshadow, 5. e.l.f High Definition Powder, 6. e.l.f Lip Tint, 7.  e.l.f Eyebrow Kit, 8.  e.l.f Lash Tint Mascara, 9. e.l.f Cream Eyeliner, 10. e.l.f Cream Bronzer & Blush Duo,
11. e.l.f Mist & Set Spray, 12. e.l.f. Massager brush


How to get e.l.f. in your country? If you live in USA, lucky you, you got it everywhere from Walmart to Target and online for Latin America. If you’re in Europe you can find it online at their UK web shop but ridiculously expensive.

Here’s my trick: I use MyMallBox as my shipping service. I buy anything from bags, make-up and clothes that can only be shipped within USA and I use MyMallBox as my address. They receive, collect and combine your purchases into one package. You can even change the value of the package if you want to avoid customs. And voilà! You just got yourself a care package with your American favorites.

Might I suggest while I’m writing this, if you decide to shop at e.l.f. cosmetics, whether for nostalgic or true curiosity of their very affordable make-up line, get their new amazing Massager brush. Especially if you like contouring your cheeks like I do.

¿Cómo puedes conseguir e.l.f. en tu país? Si vives en Estados Unidos tienes suerte, ya que lo encuentras en todos lados desde Walmart hasta Target, y para Latinoamérica hay tienda online. Si vives en Europa puedes encontrarlo en su tienda online del UK pero ridículamente caro. Les comparto mi secreto: Uso MyMallBox como mi servicio de envíos. Puedes comprar de todo, desde bolsos, maquillaje y ropa de tiendas que solo envían dentro de Estados Unidos y usas MyMall Box como tu dirección. Ellos reciben, recogen y combinan tus compras en un solo paquete. Puedes incluso cambiar el valor de la caja para evitar impuestos de aduanas. Y voilà! 

Mientras escribo esto, me permito sugerirles que si van a comprar en e.l.f. cosmetics, ya sea por nostalgia o verdadera curiosidad de probar su línea muy asequible de maquillaje, que compren la brocha Massager. Especialmente si les gusta marcar el contorno en las mejillas como a mí.



This post is NOT sponsored by e.l.f cosmetics but made in collaboration with MyMallBox.
I bought all the products with my own money and all opinions & creative content are my own.

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  1. I never really knew of the brand. I will check it out! ^^

  2. I need to try products from this brand!

    Hugs Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss // Instagram: bellaskoog

  3. I love e.l.f products too! A lot of their products are definitely beauty steals =)

  4. Your makeup is always perfect and very intrigued me cosmetics e.l.f. of which I honestly did not hear.


  5. I’ve seen this brand around and have yet to try any of their products…

    • You should definitely give them a try, Lorena! :) Unlike Essence or other european low-cost make-up brands, e.l.f. keeps innovating and are always updated with trends x

  6. sam collin Reply

    Wow, I’m just really happy that I find your blog. Your style is perfect. Don’t stop,
    because I’m coming back :)