Apr. 19th, 2012

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This is an odd updatey for me, but - o hai! Welcome to what's occupied part of my brain of late.

So I was sucked into http://www.hautelook.com because of an advertised deal on mineral makeup. Buyer beware, of course - what is advertised as a ZOMG DEAL!! should be price checked across the internet first. Still, they do offer things like Naturale Beauty makeup fairly often, as well as E.L.F. stuff - which you'll see on the website is wicked cheap, and offers free shipping for purchases of $25.

(Though the web says E.L.F. operates independently, a look at the packaging gives the impression that these two companies are connected, and the advertising on Haute Look gives credence to that supposition.)

Anyway..

I'm rather fond of mineral makeups - which is a silly statement, isn't it, as I so rarely use makeup in general. But this stuff isn't as scary to me as liquid based. I find that it's faster to put on and I don't tend to feel like I've totally screwed up and have to start again. I also admit that Cat Valente's sporadic posts over the years praising power makeup caught my attention. So I've indulged in sample sets over the past few years and because I use the stuff so sparingly, it's lasted a long time.

So I was looking at Haute Look, and then went into a Target, and was amazed to see the same products from E.L.F. there for the same price - which you can also get online. I can't say I like this any better or worse than any other line - I'm just not that discriminating a user - but I thought it was worth pointing out, as what I saw in the store was a new display. (Frankly, I had in the past categorized this line as being rather like Wet N Wild, which I've used but have felt eh about. I definitely like E.L.F. better. Reviews generally bash on the brushes, but again I'm not a sophisticated user, and I think they're fine.)

I should say that one product I rather like from this line is their blemish powder, which includes sulphur, tea tree, and willow bark to help heal your breakouts. Their makeup books, on the other hand, are a cute idea, but be aware that if you buy one, they're not designed to allow you to remove the makeup for easier storage.


Naturale Beauty review:
http://beautysavers.blogspot.com/2010/03/naturale-beauty-ja-cosmetics-smokey.html

E.L.F. review:
http://www.karmicdreaming.net/blog/2011/05/07/review-e-l-f-cosmetics/

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