ELLE™ has launched an ambitious, runway-inspired cosmetics collection at Kohl’s.  A spinoff of it’s popular apparel line at Kohl’s, the new beauty launch includes a full collection of eye, face, lip and nail products–even brushes.  I was able to try out a few of the pieces; read on for my thoughts.

In addition to trying out the samples that were sent to me, I also went to my local Kohl’s to check out the full line and display.  The ELLE Cosmetic Collection products are attractively cased in chic, square containers with the ELLE logo. In stores, the displays are an open-concept, so that you can try out shades.  Most of the colors looked neutral and very wearable to me.

The shade of eyeshadow I tested, 05, was a neutral taupe.  I felt the eyeshadow was nicely pigmented and provided a medium-intensity finish.  The eyeshadows are priced at $16.  I also tried a blush in the 04 shade.  This shade was in the peach family and, like the eyeshadow, provided good color coverage.   The blush retails for $16 and comes in  approximately 8 shades;  3 bronzers are also available.  The Shader Brush was a pleasant surprise. The brush feels great in the hand and I had no bristle shedding.

To me, the stars of this line are the Nail Lacquers.  ELLE delivers a fashion-forward range of nail shades, housed in a chic square bottle.  Everything from Surfer Babe, a gorgeous turquoise blue to Red Carpet Red.  The polishes apply like a dream and give a nice, shiny finish.  I will definitely be going back to pick up Seaside Chic, a teal blue. And at only $10, buying a few colors won’t break the bank.

The ELLE Cosmetics Collection is available now at Kohl’s Department stores, with some pieces also available online at Kohls.com.  Have you seen the line in your store yet?  What did you think?


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