September 24, 2008

E.L.F. Tinted Moisturizer

My tea is happily dribbling down my monitor at the moment as after seeing this advert I couldn’t help but cough.

Isn’t this kinda like comparing apples and oranges?

I’m unsure if a $1 Tinted Moisturizer can hold it’s own next to Laura Mercier’s rather awesome version!

But tickle me curiosity!

I’m ordering some just in case!

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  • <b>Inspiring Beauty Creator:</b>

    I’ve tried it and I was impressed for a dollar! But you do not get a lot either in comparison to the normal size tubes. Also, it sometimes settles when it sits there

  • MC

    I want to see the review you do on this. XP

    It is very, VERY bold of e.l.f. to pimp their tinted moisturizer to what I consider a holy grail of tinted moisturizers.

  • Abbey

    on the uk one they compare their all over colour stick to nars blush stick. im a bit dubious about elf now because i had a really nasty reaction to their liquid eyeliner! looking forward to seeing your comparisons on the two tinted moisterisers lol

  • the Muse

    hiya Inspiring Beauty Creator!

    how are you my friend?

    yuk no likey the settling part…do you mean in congeals into an oily mess like some cheaper cosmetics do 😛

    I agree the size is way smaller than what you’d purchase from LM so comparing the two is a bit ridiculous!

  • the Muse

    hi there abbey!

    WHAT!? Are they insane? This should be illegal hehe!

    oh lord…! Sorry to hear about the liner me love 🙁

    Honestly, all the comparing to big name cosmetics puts me off 😛 come on it’s a $1 seriously now how can they compare it to a posher brand of cosmetic at that cost!?

    Thanks for the comment!
    Hope to speak to you again soon!

  • Laura

    Wow, bold move by e.l.f. to make such a statement,
    looking forward to seeing your review of this =)

  • Gee

    That’s kind of a cocky ad, considering there stuff is like even ‘below’ than drugstore!

    Some of their stuff for $1 isn’t bad, but that’s a hefty comparison!

    Anyway…Hi Muse!!! I know I’ve been missing 😛 I hope all is well!!

    Hey, did you ever get anymore of the MUFE HD Primers? I really want to try the Mauve one! Review, review! 🙂

    I’m definitely going to pick up the MUFE HD finishing powder, I heard it’s awesome!

  • the Muse

    hey laura!

    Totally agreed 😛 I think it’s crummy as well!

    I’m curious about this I must say but I DOUBT it’ll be anything like LM!

  • the Muse

    hey gee!!!!!!

    Totally! and ew on there part 😛

    That’s a huge comparison and quite comical if it doesn’t leave up to it’s BIG claim 😛

    I missed you lots 🙂 I’m good, busy as all hells but good!

    How about you dear?

    I did. I got the yellow, lilac, pink and green. I reviewed the yellow so far did you see my review?

    I have a review for the HD coming up shortly 🙂 so wait till I give the good word if you want hehe!

    Big Hugs darling!
    Nice to see you back!

  • Stephy

    wow i am really curious to see how these 2 compare! though i have high doubts in the elf version..

  • Lilyvanille

    Hey Muse!

    Long time, huh? 😉

    ELF just opened a French Website, they are overwhelmed of orders!Quite a success, for 1!

    But isn’t it illegal to advertise like this, using other brands’names??!!

    I ordered too, just to try, and I must say the glosses aren’t that bad! They are quite pigmented and thicker than higher brands but they don’t stick.
    They smell really chemical fragances (tooth paste-like mint, synthetic coconut, grapefruit…) but it’s okay for me, and it’s ok regarding the price!
    And I must say the brushes are really good too!

    I think if you’re accustomed with high -end brands, there is really little comparison possible…
    I would have chosen LM …if I had the money!… lol

    big hug!
    I keep reading you!

  • Phyrra

    Some of the e.l.f. stuff is ok, some of it sucks.

    It may be smaller, but for only $3.00 or so, you can probably get the same amount of product. If it worked as well, or almost as well, that’s probably a lot cheaper.

    I actually really liked their Ruby Kiss plumping lip glaze because I love how it made my lips tingle. (yes I’m strange) The other 2 lip colors I liked by them were in their custom lip stuff, Crimson and Sugar Plum. I didn’t really like their eye shadows much, but I did like their multi purpose shimmering facial whip. Pink Lemonade was pretty flattering on me.

  • Asta

    Awww, I kind of like elf. Itsjudytime, one of my fave youtube chicks, uses a lot of their products. They may not live up to LM and co, but for high schoolers or young gals with little disposable income I think it’s a great option.

  • little nIng star * * *

    e.l.f, i have some of items from these brand.

    the lipgloss is nice and cheap, the other okok only, don’t use the mascara very bad.

  • Grayburn

    What a claim to make…but it is an eye-catching attention-grabbing one!

    hope all is well with you,
    x Grayburn

  • the Muse

    stephy hi! how are you?

    I do too lol but we shall see comparisons are a coming soon 🙂

    Good to see you!

    Missed ya!

  • the Muse

    hi Lilyvanille!

    Very long time, good to see you!

    I bet considering the price is right!

    I was thinking the same thing and I imagine if LM really wanted to she could sue them for the advertisement..but I’m not really sure.

    I actually haven’t tried any E.L.F but I did purchase ALOT for a friend in Japan and some of the items looked decent which shocked me lol!

    Funny you mention the brushes as they are on sale for 45% off this week lol! Maybe I need to indulge!

    I think it’s the price is definately for those doing beauty on a budget 😉

    Big hugs back!
    Thanks for the comment 🙂
    Hope to hear from you again soon!

  • the Muse

    hey dd 🙂

    I haven’t tried any of it so I am vaguely curious although I have to say the mineral powder shadows look nice!
    The stuff you mentioned sounds interesting. Since I’m def buying the TM out of curiosity I might pick up a few other items as well for blog research hehe!

  • the Muse

    hi there asta!

    Missed ya darlin’!

    Oh who’s your fav? is it divashop by chance? She’s cute and uses elf 🙂

    I agree with you totally! It’s a nice brand for the cost however I’m not too keen on the advert 😛

  • the Muse

    hiya little nIng star * * *!

    Thanks for the tip about the mascara 🙂 I’ll avoid it! The glosses sound nice though so maybe I’ll indulge and review 🙂

    Thanks for the comment!
    Hope to talk to you again soon!

  • the Muse

    hey grayburn!

    LOL definately that if anything 🙂

    Hope you’re doing well too darlin’! Miss you around here!