Hey, Can We Take a Second Today To Talk About How E.L.F. Cosmetics Used to Cost A $1 and Does This Mean We’re Old?

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Remember when E.L.F. Cosmetics cost a dollar? Remember when they used to send those annoying e-mails comparing their version of a product to some high-end version? It used to kill me when they’d promote their $1 blush to NARS Orgasm. Remember when the Studio Collection was, GASP, outrage, horrifying, was $2!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you remember all this you’re old.

Don’t worry E.L.F.’s dollar pricing was that long ago…

Or was it?

It’s probably 12-14 years since E.L.F. actually has had anything for a dollar and I can’t say I rightfully mind the fact the prices changed! The only E.L.F. products I actually owned and loved when it was delightfully cheap were the Studio Blushes and the Studio Concealer Brush. Both these items were $2 each and totally awesome. I’d pay more for them to be honest.

The blush is now $4 and still available but as you can see it nearly doubled in price but hell, it’s still cheap as day-old chips!

So, why don’t I mind the fact that many items are $5-$10 (or sometimes a touch higher)? Because let’s be honest the formulas have approved considerably over the years. E.L.F. has a consistent release of fantastic launches lately that perform quite well and aren’t too badly priced in the least. I don’t mind paying more of the quality is good and E.L.F. has some misses for sure but a lot of items are hit and worth the extra $$ you have to lay down for them.

That being said I have to be slightly critical in my thoughts here.

One thing that I noticed about E.L.F. is their cream products expire very, very quickly. I love the Ride or Die Lip Balms and when you initially open one they have a gorgeous thick, creamy consistency but store them for a few weeks and the oils and pigment separate and they become a gross separated, liquid mess. As for anything potted for eyes or lips, it tends to harden very quickly once upon. And I find some of the glosses and liquid lipsticks give off a very weird scent after opening and storing for a few weeks.

So, I don’t mind the higher prices at all but I do wish the formulas don’t go off so quickly for me. Has anyone experienced this?

Do you miss the old E.L.F. $1 days?

Or are you cool with the higher prices?

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