I first met e.l.f. (eyes lips face) cosmetics at last year's Blogher conference. After a few freebies I was sold. Well, I wasn't sold, I was bought? No wait. That doesn't sound right. I was freebie-d?
Whatever - the fact is that a free sample can go a long way to brand loyalty. Not because it's free. But because the product you get to sample for free is actually really great!
e.l.f. Coupon Code
Right now and through September 16, 2010 you can get 20% off any e.l.f makeup purchase with code: TAKETWENTY
Not only that but I see a great sale going on at e.l.f. right now so, while it's not entirely free, you can sample e.l.f. for a very low price! And, it's already affordable. This makes it, well, freebie-ish!
Need Help Applying Makeup?
These days if I swipe some powder across my nost (e.l.f. mineral powder of course) and brush on some mascara I'm lucky. But for the nights I want to be a little more dramatic I turn to...Carmindy.
I love the show What Not to Wear and Carmindy's makeup tips always seem a) realistic and b) totally do-able. I've been trying to take notes during the show but really, isn't it easier just to buy the book, The 5-Minute Face.
That Carmindy - she knows we moms barely have 5 minutes so she's come up with easy steps to get us looking our best with makeup but also - she has product recomendations for high and low budgets! For example, do you have combination skin? You can splurge on Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk, or get great results with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (my personal favorite).