Budget Mineral Makeup

kiu887Elf cosmetics offer mineral makeup starter kits for $20. Each kit comes with brushes and bag…although a kabuki brush is not included. The mineral makeup sold separately costs only $5, including foundation, concealor, and blush. Bronzer is $8 but is a much larger portion. I loved the elf mineral makeup. I have had trouble breaking out in the past. Elf’s mineral makeup eliminated my breakouts- I could wear foundation without getting acne! This is a first. However, I would not recommend Elf’s mineral makeup for those who like a lot of coverage. Elf’s mineral makeup gave my face that extra youthful glow with a hint a shimmer.

The bronzer set does come with a kabuki brush. The kabuki face brush sold separately is $5. Elf also has a kabuki body brush for only $8.

The downside: Elf’s mineral makeup contains Bismuth Oxychloride, which many women are allergic to. I did not have any problems with the product.

Elf does not carry mineral eye products- only foundation, concealer, blush, and bronzer.For budget mineral eye shadow I recommend Mad minerals. Each eye shadow costs $2 for a trial size. This size is plenty to last for awhile, and this way trying many colors is affordable. They offer a variety of sizes of “mega value sampler sets”- one with 20 colors for $29.99. I loved the sampler set. I like variety and love to use new colors- it was great to have smaller amounts of several eye shadows.  Mad minerals has a larger range of colors for less. The picture below was taken from their site. What you see is only a sampling of the many colors they offer.

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