Yesterday Dave and I were leaving the house, hurrying off somewhere. Since we were in such a rush, I decided to do my makeup in the car. We were less than 300 yards from the house when I realized I forgot my makeup brushes.
“It’s too late! We’ve gone too far!”
We continued on, and our first destination was Wal-Mart to return an item bought in error. I decided to buy some cheap makeup brushes there so I could continue to put on my face.
I found an ELF makeup brush set in one of the aisle displays.
Perfect. A little gift set, right about $10, and as my husband says, I can leave it in the car for the next time I forget my makeup. I told him that this is the first time I’ve ever forgotten my brushes, but he swears that’s not true. I don’t know who to believe.
Back in the car, I began using the brushes.
My face wasn’t prepared for the agony. It’s the roughest brush I have ever run along my face. It was like little bristles of sandpaper. It felt like it was made out of horse hair. I would have been better off using my own horse’s hair and saved some money.
I’m not even a brush snob either. I’ve had very expensive makeup brushes in the past, but since I’ve long since lost them, I’ve decided never to spend $30 on a single brush again. My current brushes are a $20 pack from Costco. They even came with a little case to keep them in. I’ve had them for a few years now, and they work great, their ability to place colors on my face is comparable to my MAC brushes from years past, and I didn’t even get credit card debt from them.
Clearly these ELF brushes missed them memo – things don’t need to cost a fortune to be decent. I would go as far to say these brushes are not usable. In addition to scratching up my face, they also did a poor job of putting the makeup on there. I ended up all splotchy and weird looking.
I am so disappointed in ELF. I’ve championed ELF before, and told everyone how their cheap cosmetics are great for only being a $1 (or sometimes $3). But I’m so upset about this, I don’t know if my relationship with ELF can continue. This might be the end.
I don’t want to break up with ELF, but I have too much self respect to allow this poor treatment. It’s over, ELF. You brought this upon yourself.