I want to look like this for under $20.
So besides the fact that I don’t actually look like this, I’m hoping for a close third by copying her makeup. I found this pic while browsing the ELF Cosmetics website under the tab ‘Get The Look.’
E.L.F. ,EyesLipsFace, known for their ridiculously low priced makeup ($1 lip gloss?!) wanted to see how far I could s-t-r-e-t-c-h my $20. Um, have they seen what I do with $5?
It was my choice to shop in-store or online. I really wanted to push the challenge and show you that shopping online can have bigger savings than even in-store! So, I picked to shop at their online store.
Of course, my first thought was shipping, it’s always the killer in any online budget. Since I’ve never shopped their online store before I stuck to my six tips for scoring a great deal, and it worked awesome!
My friends, love them dearly, are always asking me to keep an eye out for them on certain deals. I’m happy to oblige, bargain shopping is in my blood. My biggest advice that I always give them right away is to do my first 3 tips! Sign up, Like and Follow. There is just no way around it.
The deals and coupon codes are given to their fans and followers. I’ve often seen fan-only promos and sneak peeks like this one E.L.F. did for their Facebook fans about a new product coming up for the holidays. New product almost always means a deal is sure to follow!
I went through my favorite cash back shopping site and got the triple threat! Coupon code + 9% Cashback + Major Holiday=Score!
What’s cool about E.L.F. is since I wanted to try out a variety of products but didn’t know exactly what to purchase I clicked the ‘Get It Now’ tab and picked that pic you see, it’s called “Bronzed Look.”
The deal got even better. Always spend some time on the homepage of a site, you never know where those links lead! On the bottom of the E.L.F. site was a link to a rebate form. Buy $30 and get back $9.99! I mapped out my whole shopping trip in a photo album that you can check out here.
Tinted Moisturizer $3
Volume Pumping Mascara $3
Eye Liner $3
Blush Brush $3
Cream Eyeshadow $3
Lip Gloss $2
Lash & Brow Comb $2
All Over Color Stick $1
Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder $3
Matte Lip Color $3
Mascara Primer $3
Sub Total: $30
Plus Shipping: $6.95
-$6.95 Free Shipping on orders over $15- Columbus Day Promo
-9% Cashback from Shopping Site
-$9.99 rebate for buying $30 of products
=$17.31 or $1.57/piece SHIPPED!
That’s a 53% savings on top of all the cheap prices!
I should’ve thrown in another couple items to round it out to $20!
Any good tips I missed for scoring a great online deal?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. and e.l.f. #CBias #SocialFabric All thoughts, pics and experience are mine alone!