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Score 3 Free Gifts With a $40 Purchase at Elf Cosmetics

This brand's beauty products are a great mix of function and affordability.

Robin Mosley Former CNET writer
Robin Mosley (she/her) formerly wrote commerce deals for CNET about beauty, fashion and other essential gear. Before that, she freelanced for Healthline, Simply Recipes and Nerd Street. She is a Chicago native living on the East Coast who is a fan of all things beauty, food, gaming and tech. When she isn't writing, she's at a restaurant, shopping online or making YouTube gaming videos.
Robin Mosley
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Elf Cosmetics

Quality budget beauty is hard to come by because it doesn't always work as well as more expensive brands. One brand you don't have to worry about is Elf Cosmetics. This brand was one of my first introductions to makeup and there are still some of its products that I have in rotation to this day. Right now, Elf Cosmetics has a deal where you can get three free gifts with a $40 purchase

This offer is broken down by price. If you spend $25 or more, you'll get two free minis and once you hit $40 you get an additional gift. Testing this out, it didn't take too much to hit the $40 minimum, but unlike other retailers, your free gift options aren't automatically applied. So, you'll have to choose your gifts manually. 

Of the gifts available, you have the option to snag a Blemish Breakthrough Acne Clarifying Cleanser mini, Blemish Breakthrough Acne Calming Water Cream mini, Blemish Breakthrough Triple-Acid Resurfacing Serum mini, C-Bright Putty Primer mini and a Mini Holy Hydration Daily cleanser. 

One suggestion for products to try is to grab a few shades of Elf's Glossy Lip stain for $6, because the ones I've had were long lasting and sleek. When you're applying makeup do it with this affordable Total Face Blending sponge also for $6 that can work with a lot of liquid and powder cosmetics. For easier eyeshadow application with a glittery vibe, get this 2020 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, Liquid Glitter eyeshadow for $6. There's also a $5 Acne Fighting Foundation available too. 

The only downside to this sale is that Elf doesn't cover a large range of skin tones. So products such as concealer and foundation may not be available for you. That said, there are enough affordable items during this sale that will still make this offer worth shopping. For more, head over to Elf Cosmetics today.

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