They sell these products in Target and K-mart. However, if you buy online, your in for even lower prices. The website always has some sort of promotion going on. It's not rare to find an online coupon for 50% off of the studio or mineral lines.
The first time I purchased from E.L.F. was in a local store. I was in need of some makeup for an upcoming party and I figured for a dollar even if I didn't like it it was worth a shot. A bought one total face brush, one super glossy lip shine in watermelon, one regular and water proof mascara duo, and one natural radiance blusher in shy. All these products were a dollar.
- Total Face Brush $1.00 I must say, I was not very impressed with this brush. It was very soft, however it did not work well for me. I only tried it once though. So it may work well, I just didn't like it. On the other hand, the studio blush brush, which i actually just tried today, is amazing.
- Super Glossy Lip Shine $1.00 This lip gloss is amazing. It does live up to it's name, and is extremely glossy. Also, for a gloss, it is very pigmented. I liked this gloss so much, that in a recent online e.l.f. order, I bought it in every color available
- Regular and Water Proof Mascara $1.00 Unfortunately, out of package BOTH sides were dry. So I don't know how this product works. This was a waste a $1. However, this may have not been the company's fault, as I did buy it in a retail store and this store may have had it on the shelf for a long time.
- Natural Radiance Blusher $1.00 I actually really like this blush. It is a bit powdery, but I don't mine. It is very pigmented. I highly recommend this blush. Also, for $3 the studio blushes are excellent.
I think that you should try eyes lips face out. Even if you don't love everything you buy, for $1-$5 it's a steal.