I honestly don't understand how this hasn't gone viral in the beauty community. It is the PERFECT holy grail foundation- and I have tried it ALL. The only down-side I can think of is that it doesn't have a 12 hr + staying power for those long days... but everything else- from shades, to coverage, ingredients, etc... is perfection. Plus, it's cruelty free! Porcelain worked well for my currently pale yellow toned skin, but I am interested in seeing what Ivory is like. Plus I mean, $6!? C'mon.
so i dont have a lot of acne problems just the occasional pimple here and there every now and then, but i wanted to get a foundation that will still help my skin instead of add to the pimples like most foundations would do. As soon as i saw this on the site i had to get it, i got the one in porcelain, at the time they didnt have very many selections to choose from, once i got it, it was a bit tanner than i was but not by a huge amount, can barley tell. this foundation IS AMAZING! it has amazing coverage, very thick but doesnt even feel thick or heavy on your face, almost like your not wearing it at all. It lasted me about 6 months, now it does seem like its too small but a little truly goes a long way with this foundation, its very east to blend and also easy to blend things with it like blushes and bronzers. A 6$ foundation that lasted me 6 months and covers while it helps your skin, thats a steal! there is always a hit and miss with elf but when it is a hit, its a pretty amazing hit! I will say now that they have a much more range of colors which im happy bout they use to only have like 4 colors but now i think they have like 8 shades, they finally have ivory which im happy about, and i did just order my new one and i cant wait for it to come in. Also i will say that when you open it a lot will come out because they fill that bottle full with product! But to be honest thats something that happens to higher end products as well. the only thing is is that a lot does come out like enough for a full face for 2 people. thats probably the only issue, i also do like how they designed to bottle is simple and not messy (besides when you first open it) other than that i give my full 5 stars
Wow. That's all I can say. If you get the chance to pick this one up, I'd say try it for sure. It's only 6 bucks but feels wonderful on the skin. It's a thick foundation..I use the elf small stipple brush to apply and blend. That's really all I need, it gives beautiful full coverage! I have dry skin and this does not accentuate my flakes. I've used many brands and this is definitely the most easy foundation I've dealt with. Pick it up girls, what's there to lose?
I have oily skin with warm undertones and am around an NC30-35. I picked this up in Buff, which was the perfect shade for me. This foundation is much more on the thicker side and for best results should be used with a brush. It's a medium-full coverage foundation, definitely buildable and a little goes a long way. I find that it can look cakey if not blended out well or if not set with a setting spray. It contains 1 fl.oz, which is the average amount of foundation that drugstores carry as well. I like this foundation for days where I'm going to school or work and am not gonna be out all day. I do find that it does begin to wear off a little and doesn't have amazing staying power but for $6 it's a steal. I don't have any acne so I can't say whether or not it helps to fight my acne but I can say it's a great purchase for those who need full coverage and an affordable foundation!
I have mild acne issues and I am very pale with a very yellow undertone. Elf is one of the few brands of foundation or I can say only that has pale foundations that fit my skin just right!! To find that they have a acne foundation has been great . Works well because I get light coverage, does not cause break outs, and best of all the price of only 6 buck you can't beat. Well you can get for less with a coupon.
This foundation is great! It's on the thicker side as far as liquid foundations go, but it doesn't feel heavy at all. It is close to full coverage -- it's awesome for my acne scars. It doesn't have too much of a scent which is nice. Blends out really easily and smoothly with my foundation brush (I use the ELF Studio Powder Brush). Since it's summer, I'm getting by on the 2nd lightest shade, Buff, but it's a little dark... so come winter I will need to transition to Porcelain. Highly recommended foundation. And for $6??? Why not!
Wow...I was more than pleasantly surprised by this foundation.I usually buy ELF products to try them out...and then end up never using them. Aside from their blushes and tools there is no concealer or foundation from ELF that I regularly use.
I have light tan skin and mix beige and sand together to get my summer skin color and I have to say ELF got the undertones of these foundations perfect! They have a realistic blend of yellow and brown undertones -- not pink and red. It blends into my skin easily and despite the full coverage looks much more natural than any revlon/maybelline/loreal foundation I have.
I wore this on a very hot day (Around 37 Celsius) and walked around a park for 4 hours. I had sweat on my face but the foundation did not budge! Although to be fair I have to mention I used a primer underneath. This foundation is thick and conceals my blemishes perfectly, lasts all day, blends easily, looks natural and is super duper affordable.
Well done ELF!
Let me just start off by saying I only use Brushes & Brush Cleaner from E.L.F. I have tried some of their Makeup Products before and honestly thought the quality really fit the cheap pricing. I am currently suffering from a horrific break out due to going back on Birth Control and my Skin is naturally VERY Acne Prone. I saw countless amazing reviews on this product on the E.L.F Website & literally purchased it on a whim. I wasn't expecting to like this product, I actually wasn't expecting anything other than the usual cheap quality I feel the rest of their Makeup has..... & then I tried it. E.L.F. has completely stepped up their game with this Foundation. The coverage is FULL & when I say full I mean like, MAC Foundation type of coverage. All my Scars and Acne were completely covered and little bit goes a VERY long way. One thing I love is the fact that it feels like you don't even have Makeup on & still can have full coverage. My skin gets very Oily throughout the day & this held up for the same amount of Hours my expensive Foundations would. The squeeze Bottle keeps it mess free and easy to apply. I do think I am going to try a Shade down though. I purchased this in the color "Buff" & I feel like it's a bit too dark. I would say Buff is good match for someone who is an NC30 in MAC. If anything, Summer is here and I am sure once I get some sun the color Buff will be fine. I truly can't rave enough about this Foundation and even I am shocked at the quality & how much I love it. E.L.F truly out did themselves with this one. $6 for a Foundation that is comparable to MAC, MUFE and other high end Brands. I really don't think you will be disappointed if you purchase this, however, I'm not sure how people who don't need full coverage will feel about it. Kudos to E.L.F again for this one. It's a new Staple Product for me.
I have found that this does not last quite as long as I would like it to, and it seperates throughout the day. -1 lipped, 3/5. Still amazing for just $6, but probably wont repurchase.
Overall Rating: 4/5
SKIN BACKGROUND: Oily, acne prone, SUPER sensitive, mild scarring and discoloration, beige skin with dominant yellow undertones.
COVERAGE: Definitely a good solid medium-full coverage! I was astounded by how well this covered. It really evened out my skin, concealed my minor scarring and smaller blemishes. A little goes a long way.
FINISH: Very natural and skin like. Sort of a cross between a modern matte and satin. When set with a powder, its more matte. DO NOT use too much! You dont need as much as you think! Otherwise it will become cakey looking. One thin layer is all you should need. If you have dry skin make sure to moisturize well.
TEXTURE: It seems to come out really thick, but it actually blends like a dream.
LASTING POWER: How much you apply definitely effects how long it lasts. Like I stated earlier: Do not use too much! On my skin it probably lasted around 7 hours, which is adequate.
SHADES: This is what ELF should really look into adjusting. I got the shade "Buff", and although it looked very orange at first, it matched me quite well. But most of ELF's shades seem to be a bit orangey. I can tell their lightest shade would not suite the lightest of skin tones. If ELF broadened their shade range, they would really have something going on here with this product.
DID THIS BREAK ME OUT?: Nope, in fact when I took my makeup off today I could tell that the break outs I was having had been reduced.
PACKAGING: I love squeeze bottles!
WOULD I REPURCHASE?: Yes!
FINAL VERDICT: I am quite surprised by the quality of this product. Dont get me wrong, I love ELF's eyeshadows, blushes, eye primer, even their face primer, but I never thought they would come out with a foundation I would love. I am VERY picky, and have tried MANY foundations, ranging up to $90, and this one takes the cake at $6!