I was really excited to try this, and even more excited when a 50% off sale came about!
And I was thoroughly disappointed. I'm porcelain pale, and I bought their absolute lightest shade, and it was far too orange for me. And not just like one shade, I'm talking like two maybe three shades. I was so sad, but at the same time, I'm glad I didn't waste too much money on it!
Pros- Smells great, very inexpensive, builds, and blends well.
Cons- lightest shade is too dark for pale skin, very oily (two types of oil in it)
I really love this foundation! I switched from physicians formula after reading reviews on here and I'm glad I did! This has full coverage but doesn't look cakey like PF did. I think the people complaining about that aren't using primer with it. It's super cheap too! The downside is that it isn't sold in any Targets near me so I have to either but it directly from the website or eBay. Also, it's definitely not acne fighting but I don't feel it worsens either. However, if I accidentally fall asleep without washing it off I will definitely wake up with a breakout. PF never did that. So just make sure you consistently wash it off every night and I don't think you'll have a problem. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is bc of the hassle of buying it.
I saw this product on a YouTuber's Video - YouTuber name: Shaaanxo
Decided to try out the foundation and make my own decision on it.
I WAS REALLY SURPRISED!
A little goes a LOOOOONG way!
And the coverage I got was fantastic! Better than my usual go to everyday foundation.
My Routine with application:
- I used the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
- I soaked the sponge in water, and squeezed out the water.
- Then on my plate (rectangle thick plastic bar thing I use for foundation and make up application), I put a little foundation on.
- Then with the flat tip of the sponge, dab a little foundation on the sponge and dabb off the excess, then apply on my face.
**After I apply my concealer I do like to put a little translucent powder under my eyes to help the makeup stay put and not crease up.**
This stuff stays on all day!
For me, it gave a flawless finish! with no creasing or wearing off.
The feel for the product on my skin was maybe slightly thick, but if you dab enough excess if thins out (if that makes sense)
The price I got for this product was well worth it to be honest!
$7.99 for a 30mL bottle, compared to my go to Revlon ColorStay Makeup $20.97 for a 30mL bottle...
I think I would happily buy this foundation more often! Even including postage form the site, it works out cheaper by like $5!!!
Packaging is cheap, but for the price you can buy it for, I wouldn't be complaining. Its nice and slim which works great for being on the go and travelling.
Even though it says Acne Fighting, I haven't worn this foundation long enough to see if it does help. When I notice a difference, I will repost an Update.
Overall: Very surprised with this product and highly suggest it! What have you got to lose?
Update 21/06/2014: Have been wearing this foundation for 5 days so far. Every morning I have my usual routine of washing my face, moisturising and then adding my foundation. I have noticed a difference!
My skin has smoothed out a bit. I did have dry sections around my chin where my face was recovering from its last attack of pimples, but now that area has smoothed out and is not AS dry. Skin seems to be clearing up a little. Every time I use this product the more I love it!
For the price of this foundation I would definitely recommend and WILL be re purchasing. I usually talk myself into thinking that cheap foundations won't do as good of a job as more expensive foundations. I wear either Laura Mercier Silk Creme, Kat Von D Lock It or Nars Sheer Glow on a day to day basis and thought why don't I try something more affordable for work during the week and use my good foundations for the weekends. I did start using Loreal true match and Loreal Magic Nude as seen used by Lauren Curtis and Carli Bybel on YouTube. LOVE True match but I still find I need to use a BB Cream as a base or use True Match on top to keep it lasting all day. With this ELF Foundation I apply once in the morning mixed with MAC Strobe Cream and I apply with a Sigma F80 Kabuki. The only thing is I hate not having a pump but it looks great in the end so it does counteract that downfall. I set some days with MAC Studio Fix Powder but other days I do not and I use Lioele Make Up Setting Spray. I work from 8:30am - 5pm and I find my makeup still looks flawless when I return home from work. I got this in Beige and I am a NC20 in Mac.. It is on the darker side by my chest is pretty tan at the moment so blends nicely. I will continue using this as it does the job and looks amazing all day... Cannot complain! :)
This foundation looked great after application.The coverage was decent and it looked matte yet natural and velvety. What a shame that it turned my face into an oil slick after about two hours of wear. I tend to like E.L.F. products but this one was a disappointment.This foundation is intended to keep break outs at bay but I'm not at all sure of that. I wouldn't be surprised if it has the opposite effect on me.
I am still waiting for the first E.L.F. mattifying foundation for a wide range of skintones, from fair to dark. I will definitely try it as soon as it hits the market.
I got this during one of ELF's 50% off online sales for 3 bucks. Seeing as how it was so cheap I wasn't gonna be too let down if the foundation was a let down. It wasn't! My skin is always having issues and I'm one of those that wants the full coverage without looking plastered in makeup. This foundation did just that. It took minutes to apply with a real techniques makeup sponge and was super easy to put on. It covered everthing I needed it too without putting on a second layer. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because I haven't worn it long enough consistently to see if it's actually acne fighting. I do prefer longer wearing foundations and I felt this one needed to be touched up a little throughout the day, but for 3 dollars, and gorgeous coverage I'll deal with it.
This cost me $3 because I waited for one of their online sales but usually it's $6 which, let me tell you, is a great deal! I have tested all of the ELF foundations and this one is, without doubt, my favorite. The way I applied it was mixing it with a small amount of MAC's strobe cream and working it with a flat kabuki brush on my face. The coverage is light to medium and it just applies very smooth. The bottle is perfect, it's a squeeze bottle that sits upside down which means you get every bit out. I set it with a bit of bronzer because I'm in Florida and there's no such thing as going without powder.
The consistency of the product is a cream, not liquid and all you need is a small amount to cover your face. I don't know if it's buildable because I don't need it, I just placed concealer on my trouble spots. I would keep it out of your eye area because it's got Salicydic Acid and Tea Tree so it can irritate a sensitive eye area.
My one sad complaint is that I'm NW25 and I got the Sand color and it was still too light. I'm going to have to get the Caramel color to mix it to see if I get the right color for my Summer tan. So if you're darker I don't know if the colors would work for you but it's such a nice product for $6 that it's worth trying out.
I am Asian and i have yellow-toned and light-medium skin that is combination (dry but gets oily and acne-prone).
Blends like a dream (BUT not for good reason...it has oil in it, which makes it slick and slide around easily when you blend it with a brush or a beauty blender)
Medium to high coverage
Packaging is easy to use and cute, looks more high end--Doesnt leak
-this has 2 kinds of OILS in it, why did they think that would be a good idea for acne-prone people..
-Definitely feels a bit greasy going on, it blends like a dream because it's so slick and slightly slippery
-Color selection sucks. I use buff, which is one of the lightest colors and one of the only YELLOW based shades, but it's still a bit dark .
-$6 is not that incredibly cheap for a company like ELF...! The wet n wild coverall, which i love, is only like $3.
-Has very strong tea tree oil scent, which im not fond of. i dont like smelling my own face!
OKAY NEVERMIND. I did a bad review, but using a beauty sponge this thing is magic, and for only 6 dollars. LOVE
Overall good foundation. Has decent coverage.