qualities - it offers pretty good coverage, makes skin look smooth, did not irritate, did not cause breakouts.
flaws - the porcelain shade (supposed to be the lightest one but it's not light at all) is too dark for me, the puff thingy is useless.
I got this in porcelain it is the PERFECT match for NC25 girls in the liquid and NC30 in the powder. I got sick and tired of buying $30+ foundation every other month. This does the job, even better than MAC. Doesnt settle into fine lines or wrinkles, good staying power, covers beautifully, medium to full coverage, and it doesnt look like you have ANY makeup on...even if u pack it on!!! I lOVE THIS. Read this review and many others here: http://nc25makeuphq.blogspot.com/
I LOVE this powder! It is cheap and it does the job! I use it to set my foundation but in reality it has great coverage and works fine by itself (I don't use it by itself since it has no SPF but you can use it over a moisturizer with SPF in it if you like). I find it looks great when I apply it with the elf studio powder brush all over my face lightly and using the puff applicator it comes with to cover my t zone. It is also an excellent contouring powder since it is totally matte. I bought a shade 3x darker than my skin and use it for contouring. If buying it online be careful as the color does tend to look darker on the skin when applied so go for a lighter shade. I already restocked on this! It is excellent!
When I first bought this I was very skeptical, after swatching it on my hand, I was afraid that it was going to be one of those really cakey powders that is a pain to work with. But I was very wrong, once I applied it blended out like a dream and gave me the coverage I needed.
I am nc20 in MAC and I bought this in sand, which was a perfect match. It blends out really nice, and I can use either a kabuki brush with this or a regular large powder brush. I recently hit pan on it and I just bought a backup of it so I will never run out of it!
- For 3$ it is a bargain in my opinion.
I donít really understand why everybody is complaining about the small amount this product have and how they hit pan after a few uses, because mine has lasted me about 4 months before I even started seeing the pan.
The only reason why it only gets 4 lippies is because it is kind of hard here in europe to get your hands on. It is only available online.
this doesnt offer any coverage though im not using it as a foundation. this just is a cheapo powder packaged really well. I find the the $1 elf clarifying powder works much more superior than this powder. Im pretty dissapointed.
This stuff is great for the price! Although if I apply too much, my face will be a bit orangey. But I just use it on my nose, and forehead (problem areas) and it does my face well :) especially during the past summer with all of the sweat. As soon as I run out, I will be ordering more!
I gave this overall a 4 because i absolutely hate the thin pad for this. But I LOVE how this works on me. I understand why this product is something you either love so much or hate very much if the shade isn't right for you. it has got decent coverage for the price of $3 (about $5 at my place after some handling fees through middle person. ELF doesnt ship to my place!) and caramel suits my face so well (got the right shade at first try, lucky me). not drying for someone with dehydrated face like mine. but i have since replaced the pathetic pad with my own ;p
overall, a really good buy if you get the right shade :)
I've used this on a daily basis for about a month and I love it. Caramel is the perfect color for me when I have a slight summer tan. I reordered it in Sand which might be a bit lighter than my skintone but should still look good when my tan wears off.
I have a hard time finding powders I like and I absolutely love this. It provides really nice coverage without being cakey at all. I use the ELF flat-top powder brush and it applies just the right amount of coverage and buffs it on evenly.
I don't regret trying this powder and probably won't be switching to another brand anytime soon!!!
I really like this product, but I have a few reservations.
Price is great, $3!
Application is easy with the puff or brush, dry
Coverage is variable from light to heavy based on layering, easy to control
Blends well with the HD powder for a tinted finishing powder
Great packaging, the vented space for the puff is genius for destroying germs
The color selection is waaay small
Porcelain was nowhere near what porcelain should be
The awesome packaging can also lead to excess powder from the puff leaking into your makeup bag or purse
I would most definitely order this again, even with the color discrepancies. I'm super-light-skinned normally and not that dark, even in the summer, and this was not a good match for me in the lightest shade. Porcelain is very dark, more yellow-toned, and looks a bit more natural as a tan with my dark-orange-red-blonde hair and pink-toned skin. Luckily the yellow and pink even nicely. Waiting for more lighter-toned foundation, or ELF will lose me on this product.
i love this, i got it in almond and i was to scared to try it on without liquid foundation underneath as my face is riddled with hyperpigmentation but im surprised it has decent coverage. im so happy now i can just put this on within 5 seconds and run out of my house on those busy mornings instead of blending my revlon cs (caramel) until iget it just right. i already ordered 2 more today. you don't have to use to much and it doesn't seem to accentuate flakes and dry patches as much as othe powders- im pleasantly surprised!