E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation

E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation
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3.6

218 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Octyl Salicylate 2%, Titanium Dioxide 5.5% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Butylene Glycol, Talc, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

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on 5/24/2017 2:53:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I was having a poor day the other week so of course I ran out of foundation when I couldn't afford the $60 to by my go to. So after reading reviews on here I decided to give elf a go, not expecting much but for $13 from Kmart it was an easy decision.

I'm really impressed with this foundation. Medium coverage but on the liger side of medium. Slightly dewy finish. It felt so nice in my skin and had good staying power PLUS elf is cruelty free which is a huge bonus.

My main complaint about this foundation is that the lightest shade is still too dark and quite yellow. I will buy this foundation again but will have to use my Australis lightening drops with it.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

This is the best! After considering the options:
-Dollar store (Dollar Tree) $1
-drug store (Kroger) $5-$10
-MAC (liquid fdtn, or possibly powder fdtn) $35
-charlotte tilbury $44
-bare minerals (kit) $49
-Chanel $55

And that's just the liquid fdtn not the powder to go with it. Add on double for a matching powder. So I did I admit it I'm not a product Snob, buy Dollar Tree Sassy + Chic BB & it's wonderful I'd definitely rebuy that. But I wanted an actual fdtn. So I put my money on elf (wnw had photofocus fdtn & powder but the colors didn't look like any of them were going to match me.

I had planned to buy elf but wnw did catch my eye & both are cruelty free!) with elf I got ($6 liquid fdtn/3 powders x $2/2 primers x $6/BB cream $6=$30 right? I can do makeup not math lol) so that was the best deal other than Dollar Tree I will next time buy Dollar Tree BB w elf primer & elf powder ($1 + $2 + $6) but this fdtn is 1 of my faves even thou i got oily skin. My skin is maturing oily skin making it less prone to breakouts.

This is not real buildable. I don't detect a strong scent. It goes 4-5 hours before I have to blot but that's normal for me. [i live & breathe blot papers]. I think DT's BB is better superior than ELF's & at $1 my wallet likes this too!! But elf's powder rules it's about as good as anything, colormates is decent too if u don't got like oily skin but it & LA Colors have mineral oil as a principle ingredient & I don't like putting a lot of mineral oil on my skin it suffocates it & doesn't absorb much oil or have much for setting/mattifying properties. Which is the point of powder!

Elf's fdtn has a nice pump w a substantial feeling frosted bottle that gives the impression of having an entire ounce but it contains just a mere 0.68oz which is kind of a gyp most fdtn comes in an 1oz bottle. The cap is secure which is good because I carry a lot of MU w me in my bag. Elf's primers are a mere 0.5oz so even less product but still both are good products for reasonable prices (I consider $55 for an ounce of Chanel to be UNreasonable it best make me look like Gigi or Bella Hadid! This 40 year old mug?! Haha & walk the dog too!).

This fdtn matches me well in Porcelain & Sand, I am NC20 in MAC normally the first Beige in DS fdtns or if they have a Pale/Natural/Nude after ivory/the porcelains but before the first beige, that's me. Elf's palest shade is porcelain and it's more pink sand is next color darker & it is yellow. I had never tried sand until now becoz Kroger didn't have porcelain. Sand is nice. I don't think very pale or very dark people are very well represented by elf's shade representations.

This is the best DS fdtn bedsides elf's acne fighting fdtn (that's my fave DS fdtn but it can be hard to come by), revlon colorstay is decent too but very much different than elf's liquid fdtn. Elf is not transfer proof nor particularly long lasting like revlon but it's easier to remove. It spreads on the face easily, dries fast, doesn't pill up over the top of other products, it isn't waterproof .... "but you got that UD setting spray ayyyyeeeeee!!" (ok. Maybe not. I use hairspray as a setting spray old drag queen trick!!)

Tl;dr buy this fdtn in Sand if you are NC20! A good solid product & not tested on animals.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Beautiful packaging for a $6 foundation: a glass bottle with a pump and a cap. Kudos to e.l.f for not cheaping out. Now the product itself is not too thick or runny. When applied with the fingers it feels very wet but sets within a few minutes to a wonderful semi matte finish; not totally wet but not flat matte either. I mix the shades Porcelain and Sand as one is the perfect light shade but too pink undertoned and the other is too dark but the perfect yellow tone, together they create the perfect color for me. It lasts all day with just a few touch ups as any oily skinned girl knows is absolutely needed with any foundation no matter how great it may be but the fact that I wasn't blotting my face every 2 hours is so nice. I can change outfits throughout the day and nothing rubs off but that could be due to the fact that I always make sure that my face barely touches any blouse I put on.

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on 5/7/2017 8:05:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue


I found out about this foundation from some rave reviews from some of my favourite makeup u tubers
(Jessica Braun being one of them), claiming this foundation to better than a lot of popular expensive brands
out there.

So for $13 AUD i bought this in porcelain to try.

Now for reference, i have normal skin and i LOVE IT cosmetics CC cream, and Makeup forever stick foundation both highly recommended by these makeup gurus, so i was pretty confident it couldn't be that bad even for such a low price range.
The colour porcelain seems to be pretty spot on. ( I am NC 15 in mac studio fix foundation, Deuville in Nars sheer glow, Vanilla in Two faced born this way.)
It has a lovely medium satin finish, and i found it best to apply with a beauty blender, to press into the skin.
For a more glowy finish i have tried it with a luminous primer , but i don't feel it needs it as it tends to become
a little shinier during the day anyway.
I love that it doesn't sit on top of the skin like a lot of drug store foundations do, so it looks more natural.

Other reviewers have complained about the smell of this foundation, and yes, it does have a perfume which reminds me of foundations from many years ago that my mother used to wear, but it goes away.
It can remain a bit tacky if i don't set it, but with a light dusting of hourglass or Laura Mercier finishing powder,
the tackiness is gone.
It seems to last a good 6 to 8 hours, no less than any other foundation i use.
I would highly recommend giving this foundation a try if you like a more natural satin finish, and are lucky enough to find your colour, which unfortunately are very limited.
Elf flawless finish is now my new every day foundation, so happy i tried it.









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on 5/3/2017 5:26:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I got this foundation, like all others on sale, but $6 USD is still cheap. I didn’t expect much of it to be honest, but everytime I’ve worn it I get compliments about my makeup, and well I say that speaks volumes. This is a medium coverage foundation and it has a little ability of building it up, but to medium/high, not more, and it won’t look cakey. It blends easily and on my skin (dry) it has a lasting power of about 6-8 hours (I tend to touch my face a lot). If I have a dry patch, it doesn’t make more obvious, it smooths it out. It has a satin finish, that personally I like because it gives me a more natural look.
Another pro, is the packaging. It has a pump, and the bottler is frosted glass, making it feel more expensive.
My only dislike is the color range, I use ‘Sand’, and it is almost my shade, except it has a more orangey tone, and I am more yellow, I can make it work without much problems but it does limit who can use it, if they were more neutral, they would have a greater reach. I understand it is an economical brand, and are expanding their color selection, but still I find not very universal.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I love this foundation alot!

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on 4/4/2017 10:55:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I love this foundation. I use it over clean skin with no primer and use powder over top!! It lasted all day and I went out after work to dinner with a friend and I touched up with a bit of powder and blush, took 2 minutes!! This is a good bang for the buck!!

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on 4/3/2017 12:40:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I had purchased this foundation in Porcelain and it was a pretty good match. When ELF added two other light shades I called them to ask questions and the rep said Alabaster was more pink toned so I ordered it hoping it would be a better match for my MAC NW 20 skin. Turned out it was a bit light. So I mixed it with some Maybelline Dream Mousse foundation in Classic Ivory (two parts ELF/one part Maybelline). This makes a pretty good color for me.
I'm having some trouble with the pump. The bottle is nice - actually pretty elegant IMO - but the pump sometimes doesn't work and when it does, it puts out a small amount compared to the Maybelline pump. Rinsing it off seems to help when it fails.
Coverage-wise this is pretty natural looking foundation and I haven't had any sensitivity problems.
Price is very cheap but it is a smaller bottle than average - .68 oz. So the price on Maybelline or L'Oreal isn't that much different.

Just wanted to update. I'm finding the pump is working better now. I rinsed it off; maybe that helped. Anyway two pumps of the Alabaster mixed with one pump of the Maybelline Classic Ivory 20 makes a good match for me and a really nice finish.

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on 3/14/2017 2:19:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Good coverage but shows every poe and id not a good finish for me.

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on 3/13/2017 1:30:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation, but I will say if you are going to use this, definitely exfoliate first and moisturize really well because this will cling to dry patches and can look cakey, but if you're smooth and moisturized, this looks great.

It's semi matte as promised. I like it for my combination skin. It's not too dewy where I start to look oily fast and it's not flat matte. It applies and blends very smoothly and I think it provides good medium coverage. A little goes a long way.

I apply this over my SPF 30 moisturizer and set my makeup with wet n wild photo focus setting spray and it looks great for hours. I usually have to use oil blotting sheets on my t-zone once during the day, but I don't have to set it with powder to avoid totally oily skin.

Unfortunately, I can only use this foundation if I'm fake tanning, because the lightest shade available is too dark for me. I also have to mention that this has a bad smell, but I don't think it lingers too long.

I love the SPF and I'm shocked by how much I like this stuff given the inexpensive price. The packaging is cute and I've had no issues with the pump or with the lid coming off.

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