Dollar Tree Vegan Beauty Haul: e.l.f., L.A. Colors & Wet n Wild
On a recent Dollar Tree visit, I was surprised to find a ton of e.l.f. products. I’m guessing it’s related to the massive clearance Target had earlier this winter. Aside from e.l.f., I spotted a bunch of awesome cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics.
I found three shades of the Essential Smudge Pot in Ain’t That Sweet, Brownie Points and Poppin’ Party. I didn’t already have Poppin’ Party—a metallic purple shade—so I figured I would try it. If you do find these at your local Dollar Tree, I recommend staying away from Ain’t That Sweet, due to the awful, flaky formulation. These are usually $3.
I have not tried the the Essential Nail Polish Remover Pads before and was curious as to how well they work. They seem similar to the L.A. Colors polish removers, but those are just terrible. Here’s hoping the e.l.f. version is better. Normally these are $2.
The only one shade available in the Essential Cover Everything Concealer at my DT was Medium. This shade is far too dark for me to use as concealer—and I already own the Light and Corrective Yellow shades anyway—but I thought I’d give it a shot for contouring. I’ve used other e.l.f. cream products successfully for contouring. These retail for $2.
And last, I picked up a Studio Precision Liquid Eyeliner. I’ve had my first one for too long and figured it was high time to replace it. Normally the Precision Liquid Eyeliner runs for $3.
Wet n Wild
I found a bunch of the MegaLength Mascara in Very Black. I’ve not seen this packaging before and didn’t realize at first that it’s a DT version of the drugstore MegaLength Mascara. I have not opened the DT version, but the tube is much narrower than the drugstore version and has a more defined silicone wand. This tube is navy blue, while the drugstore version is purple. The drugstore MegaLength usually runs about $3.
While at Dollar Tree I also noticed an eyeshadow single in Brulee and a glitter single in Spiked. These are usually around $1 at drugstores.
yes to Carrots Travel Pack Shampoo and Conditioner
I was so very excited to find this product that I grabbed three packages without double-checking the label. It’s just shampoo and conditioner, right?
Unfortunately both products include honey extract.
I picked up another Pressed Powder in the shade Nude. I actually like this powder quite a bit, even if the packaging is terrible, and it seems I use it more often than any other powder. My nicer compact (there’s the DT version and a slightly more expensive main line version) recently met an unfortunate end after a collision with the floor. You can find seven shades in the full line (possibly discontinued) and three at Dollar Tree.
I was initially excited to find a ton of name brand tights by Hanes in bright colors, but they all turned out to be in the size XL. I ended up with the Hanes thigh highs because they fit and were a good deal, even though I don’t usually wear hosiery of any kind. I wore them for several hours and they didn’t fall down even a little.
I also picked up a pair of black hose because I am very intrigued by the thought of dollar store hose. Name brand hosiery is so expensive and I have to toss them after one or two wears—not to mention I HATE wearing hose in the first place. I don’t expect much from them.
I love typewriters and I’m a megane (glasses wearer), so I’m loving this new duct tape I purchased. One has an eyeglasses pattern while the other has a vintage feel with old bicycles, chairs, phones, and typewriters.
To round things out, My husband spotted bunches of Gevalia Coffee Vanilla Iced Coffee with Almond Milk (not pictured). They’re usually retail around $2.
Have you found any great deals at Dollar Tree lately? Let me know in the comments below!