Lipsticks, liners, eye-shadows, and a multitude of nail polishes surrounded me. The colors and hues entranced me. Could it be? Was it real? Or had I died and gone to a Chic and Cheap heaven? As I entered the e.l.f. event held at the Affinia Shelburne in New York City I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real! The event showcased the best of e.l.f.! I have to admit I hadn’t realized how much they had to offer. I oohed and ahhed at the display tables featuring all of the e.l.f. products.
I met the dapper Ted Rubin, the man who has shepherded e.l.f. into a new era, as well as some trend-setting bloggers like Katja Presnal, the Hostess of this #Muah event, StyleMom, Nicole D’Alonzo of Socolite, SelfishMom, Deal Seeking Mom, Prime Time Parenting and so many others!
We were pampered and made-up during the event by two make-up artists. I even got to try out some fake eyelashes a la Jennifer Lopez! Also, the fabulous boots featured in the pictures were worn by the Fashionista StyleMom. I loved them so much I had to take a picture!
That evening I was taught tips on how to accentuate my eyes, with e.l.f. eye-shadows and eyeliner. The make-up artist who tended me, also a Latina, explained how specific make-up brushes can affect the outcome of any make-up application. They were especially needed when mixing colors, as she did with my smoky eyes. I was overjoyed when I was then provided with the same brushes, pictured above, to use at home (could you tell?!). Although I haven’t mastered her technique, the brushes have allowed me to play with my look. I have to say I have gotten better and yes I am tooting my own horn! Toot! Toot!
Update: Since the event, I have learned that e.l.f. has some amazingly affordable make-up that is comparable and cheaper, then some of the pricier brands! One such deal will allow you to purchase Predesigned Kits at 25% off until November 30th (GREAT for Christmas presents!). Click HERE and use code PDKIT25 to take advantage of this deal!