Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: E.L.F. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation

I don't usually wear liquid foundation but lately I find myself collecting foundation, shades usually look fine/matching the first time I apply them but once I'm in the car... *oxidize*  my face would look way too pink or orange compared to the rest of my body.  its just... Ehhh. 

Anyhows... one of the foundation that I have collected is from ELF, I bought the E.L.F. studio flawless foundation in SAND, and BUFF. (should've ordered porcelain too) These cost $6 each, has SPF15, and contains 0.8oz/23g.

Left:BUFF, Right: SAND

so from the website "Achieve a flawless complexion with the silky smooth e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. The lightweight and oil-free formula blends in naturally for a beautiful semi-matte finish. This liquid foundation applies easily and lasts all day for visibly brighter and radiant looking skin. Using our Flawless Finish Foundation not only restores uneven skin textures and tones, but most importantly, the SPF 15 protects your skin against harmful sun damage!"

Color wise buff is way too dark for me, while sand tends to oxidize too pink for me. (I'll try porcelain next since Ive seen a comment on how it has a yellow undertone) The foundation comes in a frosted glass container which is bulky/heavy, and a pump. The First time I tried using this the cap came loose. It takes a couple of pumps for the product to come out, The foundation runs very liquidy and is easy to blend. It is scented, not an overpowering scent but it does linger. It covers up my red marks, and skin looks dewy What I dont like about this though is that it feels sticky, the scents lingers throughout the day and it transfers!! (see photo below)

This was taken when I blotted the swatch above (Left: sand Right: buff) I didnt even rub or anything, just blotted. nobody likes foundation on their clothes (T_T)

What I like:
-> Coverage is medium to full
-> Contains SPF
-> Cheapest drugstore foundation brand I know of (ELF always have promos/coupons)
-> Skin looks natural and dewy
-> blends easy/ does not cake

What I did not like:
-> scented
-> feels sticky
-> product transfers
-> pump (this is a con since the pump seemed harder to use than the other pumps I have, either no product or a lot of product comes out)
-> availability (online or target stores)
-> hard to find a shade match (6 shades to choose from)
-> It makes my skin itch and gives me red bumps (pimples too if I have it on too long)

updated: 12/10/2012

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