The last package from my crazy Black Friday online shopping finally arrived last week. What normally should have taken 3 days to come in took about 2 weeks instead …

Out of all the other stores I bought from, my shipment from e.l.f. was the cheapest. Initially, I just wanted to check out their brushes, since I didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for quality ones. Then I discovered that they had an incredible 55% off site-wide sale. Before you know it, I had a cart full of stuff — everything was just so cheap that it was hard to resist.

More makeup to play with!

For around $30, shipping included, I think I did pretty well:

  1. Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection
  2. Studio Concealer Pencil & Brush in Light
  3. Studio Cool Bronzer
  4. Studio High Definition Powder
  5. Mineral Booster in Sheer
  6. Mineral Blemish Kit
  7. All Over Cover Stick in Light Beige

Since I’ve opened the box, the only thing I’ve tried so far is the Mineral Blemish Kit. However, I’ve only started using it last night, so it’s hard to tell how effective it is. The brush collection (complete with case!) was such a steal. The original retail price was $30, but I got it for less than half. Score!

I was interested in the Mineral Booster, which is a translucent loose powder, because I was running out of my Bare Escentuals Matte Foundation. Then I saw the High Definition Powder and got curious — I heard it was a worthy dupe of MUFE‘s, and at that price, it wouldn’t hurt my wallet to try it out!

All the concealers were thrown in because I was running out as well. I’m currently using Laura Mercier’s Undercover Pot, which was part of the Oil Free Flawless Face Kit, and sometimes Lancome‘s Photogenic concealer in Camee, which is discontinued, sadly.

Now, the bronzer is something I’ve never played with before. I actually got this to experiment with contouring and highlighting. I was drooling over Smashbox’s Step-By-Step Contour Kit for the longest time, but I just couldn’t get myself to buy it, even when they had a Friends and Family 30% off sale during Black Friday. So e.l.f. it is.

So that concludes my Black Friday haul for this year! Love, love, love e-shopping!