E.L.F. Studio BB Cream SPF 20

E.L.F. Studio BB Cream SPF 20

3.3

65 reviews

50% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5, Oxybenzone 4, Octisalate 5 Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sorbitan Olivate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sodium Chloride, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Mica, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum) May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

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on 8/11/2017 9:39:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Meh...I don't like this at all. My sister uses it and likes it quite well so based on her experience I thought I would give it a go. I can appreciate the fact that it has sunscreen in it which I really do need. But I did not care for the smell of it at all, it smells like sunscreen. This is the same reason that I stopped using self tanners so long ago, I simply could not tolerate the smell of them.

I purchased in fair, I am fair skinned but this foundation is perhaps a hair too light for me. I probably should have gone a touch darker. I don't wear this to work but will use on the weekends if I am lounging just so my face isn't completely bare. I do appreciate the SPF in it but that's about it.

For me this was a dud. I like ELF as a brand and have found some great gems. This was not one of them though, will not repurchase.

ETA - I took this BB cream, NYX Matte Not Flat which was the wrong shade, and a concealer from BH Cosmetics that was too light, put the contents in a jar and mixed them all up. The result was a nice color foundation that I was able to use up completely, so maybe the BB cream didn't work for me on it's own but I was able to use in conjunction with other products. So if you get this or any other foundation that doesn't work for you, try mixing it with other ones and see if it works better. It did for me.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I really like this. It's something I reach for daily during the week because it blends in fast and works well with your fingers. I got this in the shade Beige. The shade is very forgiving and matches my nc40 skin.

Why do I like this so much? It doesn't clog or break out my skin. It doesn't have an offensive scent and it has nice coverage. The added SPF is also nice. I can actually fall asleep in this BB cream and my skin looks pretty decent when I wake up. So basically, it's a nice option to wear if you plan on seeing and sleeping the night at your SO's house and you don't want to go completely naked...;-)

To critique this product, I would say that it does need a setting powder especially if you have oily skin! This BB cream goes on thick and has that typical SPF feeling to it. After a while, your skin is overcome with oil is you don't set this correctly.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I was trying to save some money so I bought some elf (this, studio fdtn, 2 primers, & 3 pressed powders) for less than half the price of a charlotte tilbury fdtn I was going to get. It works. It seems dewy smells kinda funky but if you are strapped for cash elf will work!! It's also cruelty free which is awesome. I was stuck between wnw photo focus finish fdtn & powder but they didn't have my colors. Elf has always been a solid brand for me it seems like whatever fdtn I used is greasy by noon even spending money on high end makeup like EL DW. I had been using stila bb it's better but I'm almost out so I needed to do something out of desperation they didn't have the acne fighting fdtn @ Kroger or I wouldve got that, now that stuff is the shizzzz it's hard to find. This has spf yay I'd buy it again & rec'd it to all of my animal loving frugalista gals & pals I'm going to be trying Maybelline BB next. I'm not real keen on DS MU but the dollar tree Sassy + Chic isn't bad for USD$1 (yes u read that right $1 = 100 pennies = 20 nickels = ten dimes!) I tend to focus on color cosmetics (e/s, lips, brows) & less on fdtn/primer/mascara/basic eyeliner [blk/brwn] as long as eyeliner/mascara are WP. I should rephrase that I don't scrimp unless I have to but it's easy to get more month than the money!! Ps: the mineral powder $2 > physicians formula $12 powder elf rocks!! Frugalista's of the world unite & take over!!

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was using another drug store brand that was way more expensive. But when I looked to see if this brand I was using was tested on animals or had animal products in them I came up with nothing. So I couldn't buy it again. Well there was elf! They don't test on animals no animal products in the product. I got the light, it smells wonderful! It's on the thick side it does moisturizer! It covers and evens well! It's definitely not full coverage but I don't like that look. It has a dewy finish I use my DIY face powder and the glow does not go way completely! I'm in love with this product and it's so adorable even on my super tight budget!

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on 12/8/2016 11:08:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I'm not sure if it's this bb cream, or bb cream in general, but I find it to be very greasy and very hard to blend. If you don't have blemishes, it might work fine, but if you do, it won't cover anything.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I wanted to love this product so bad! It's affordable, has great packaging and has so many good reviews on YouTube and around the web.

The product claims to have good coverage, feel weightless on the skin and is said to contain a bunch of hydrating ingredients like jojoba, aloe and vitamin e. Sadly, it did not live up to its claims for me.

I would say that coverage is light medium and builds to solid/medium coverage. Unfortunately, it accentuated all of my dry patches and settled into my fine lines. It even managed to find lines I never even knew I had. It did not look good on the skin at all.

This BB cream does have an spf of 20, which is good, particularly for those who don't wear a sunscreen. I would say that if you have normal-oily skin and are looking for an affordable bb cream with spf coverage, then this product might work for you. I wouldn't recommend it for people with dry and or mature skin types.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

not much color selection but I was happy about the sunscreen. I found it settled into creases no matter what and is pretty thick for no better coverage than it offers. I am in my 50's and I found that it made me feel very oily also the packaging is fragile, the pump is anyway.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a bit thick and oily for a BB. My skin looks soft and even at first, but after it's been on for a couple hours, it's like it draws more oil from my skin, and I get so oily and shiny. The general dermatological rule is that you're supposed to wear SPF 30, so anything below that seems misleading in terms of sun protection.

Normally, when a product has a pump, it is drawn through a tube that extends to the bottom of the packaging. This does not have the tube, so the product is drawn from right next to the pump itself instead of the bottom of the package; this difference takes some getting used to, but it makes it easier to get the last bit of product out.

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on 9/16/2016 9:54:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

UPDATE: I stopped using this for a while because i got a few new products. I used this again for the first time in over a month today and i still just absolutely love it. It melts into my skin like nothing else. i honestly like it more than $40 BB/CC creams (i have 3 that are this price or more). it just looks absolutely beautiful and i think it's my favorite in my collection. i have at least 10.

In my recent quest for cruelty free makeup, I have been trying many products from cruelty free brands. E.L.F is cruelty free and extremely affordable, that's why I picked this product up. Sometimes I think people expect too much out of makeup, especially a BB cream. It's not foundation, it's not the fountain of youth, and it's not magical. It's BB cream, and it does what it's supposed to do. It evened out my skin and gave me a glowy finish. It contains SPF 20, a big plus for me. It has a thicker consistency, almost paint like? It gave great coverage, more so than many of my other BBs or tinted moisturizers. I got "fair," and it matches my fair skin very well. I ALWAYS use moisturizer and primer, no matter what. I know people think that a BB cream will be moisturizing enough on it's own and apply this to their bare skin. *CRINGE* IMO, this is why it ends up looking patchy, streaky, oxidizing, and just generally a hot mess. This applied beautifully on top of my moisturized, primed skin. Blended out great with a sponge. The smell was not my favorite, reminded me of baby lotion which I absolutely despise, like seriously gag, I don't wanna smell like a baby's butt crack, but that fades after a short time which is why it didn't lose points for the scent. I can tolerate it for the few seconds that it's detectable. The packaging is really cute, it comes in a tube with a nice capped pump, so travel and application are easy and clean. I don't like foundation, well I do I guess I just haven't found my perfect HG. I don't have perfect skin, but it is pretty nice, no real issues with acne or redness. Hormonal pimples on my jawline around that time of the month and I just find foundations to be so heavy and end up making my skin look worse. So I am a HUGEEE fan of BBs and TMs. This is a great addition to my collection. I wear it often to the office and on weekends.

pros:
- CRUELTY FREE
- good color match for my pale skin
- great coverage for a BB
- EXTREMELY affordable, your're not gonna find another BB for $6 in any store.
- SPF 20
- blends beautifully
- great packaging, love the tube/pump

cons:
- unplesant scent
- not many shades to choose from

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on 10/6/2016 5:44:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Very dewy,, not for oily to combo skin


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