Before the invention of mineral makeup, the only way to get essential minerals to the face was to peel it off and soak it in a reduction of pennies and fish oil each night. Nourish your face the easy, attractive way with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of studio or mineral makeup online from e.l.f. Cosmetics.
Fashion magazines regularly applaud e.l.f. for its no-nonsense approach to creating choice cosmetics for beautiful, budget-minded fashionistas. Their studio collection arms clients with professional-grade cosmetics and makeup, each parceled in sleek, compact packaging. An Ultimate eye-shadow palette ($15) presents 144 different shades and an endless rainbow of possibilities to anyone with a pro-tested brush set ($30), which safeguards 11 high-quality brushes within a waterproof case. Aloe vera–infused cleansing cloths ($3 each) easily wipe face-canvases free of makeup, dirt, and stubborn sharpie mustaches.
The mineral collection eschews parabens, preservatives, and chemical dyes in favor of natural, mineral-based ingredients that blend in easily with the skin's natural tones. Light-as-a-feather mineral foundations ($5+) come packed with SPF 15 to shield the face and its feelings from the sun's harsh gaze and its even harsher laser pointer, and are available in a quintet of shades, ranging from fair to deep. Lip gloss ($3) and eye shadow ($3+) contain vital vitamins known to hydrate and minimize fine lines, and bronzers ($8) can help achieve one's preferred pigment hue. Those who want it all can pick up the mineral starter kit ($20), which includes foundation, concealer, blush, and two brushes, all wrapped up in a canvas case.