Update: elf Flawless Finish Foundation
Sep. 13, 2019Leave a comment
Here’s an update on elf Flawless Finish Foundation. I’ve used this foundation for about 1 month on and off. The first shade I used was called Lily (fairest fair with yellow undertones). I’m not using it anymore. It makes my skin too yellow. I’m currently using Swan (fairest fair with peach undertones). I really wanted to try Pearl (fairest fair with neutral undertones). That’s if I’ll ever get to that point. haha. Let’s begin this updated review! 🙂
Shade: The elf Flawless Finish Foundation has a lot of shades to choose from. That’s awesome. You’re not stuck with 5 shades like the elf Acne Fighting Foundation collection.
Texture: This liquid foundation is lightweight. It feels like your typical liquid foundation. It’s not thick.
Finish: It is semi-matte. It gave my skin a dewy appearance. Some people might like that, but I have oily skin. It just looks like my skin produced more oil.
Coverage: I would love to say that it’s light-moderate or full coverage. It’s not. It’s has light coverage. I had to use more product to move up to moderate coverage, and that didn’t work as I hoped for. Even with a makeup primer.
Fragrance: It has a subtle fragrance. Take it or leave it.
Breakouts?: I haven’t noticed any.
- After using the elf Acne Fighting Foundation, elf Flawless Finish Foundation isn’t as great anymore. There’s no to little coverage when it comes to this foundation. I am getting tired of layering more and more foundation onto my skin. The color is decent, but I feel like I have to use more product than I should.
- There’s no SPF. I would like a foundation that contains SPF. I wear sunblock underneath my foundation, but I still want that extra layer of SPF on my skin.
- It’s cool that it’s only $6, but it’s not living up to my expectations. I think this is why I like BB Creams. They’re an all in one type of product, and it’s better to have something like that than just a foundation for coverage alone. I felt like I was missing out wearing a basic foundation without the extra benefits. BB Creams usually contain SPF too. I’ll be on the search for a new BB Cream to try. Boy, my love for BB Creams are coming back. It was going to happen sooner or later. :]
- I think this is the last time I’m going to purchase elf Flawless Finish Foundation. Love the price. It’ not for me. I need more punches to my foundation if it’s going to sit on my skin.
Those are my thoughts. Leave your own thoughts on the elf Flawless Finish Foundation in the comment section. 🙂
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Review: elf Acne Fighting Foundation
Sep. 8, 2019Leave a comment
Here’s my review after 1 week of using elf Acne Fighting Foundation. 🙂
I’ve always wanted to try this foundation made for acne after loving the elf Flawless Finish Foundation. As someone with acne-prone skin, I thought it would be more suitable for my skin type. I’m battling oily skin every day. The ingredients in it could help cut down the oil a tad bit. This foundation is infused with salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree, and aloe to help fight blemishes. That sounds good! Compared to the elf Flawless Finish Foundation, the shade options were limited. They only give you 5 shades to choose from. I chose Porcelain. It’s the lightest shade out of the bunch.
This is what Porcelain looks like.
This is my first impression of it.
- I loved the texture of this foundation. It was inbetween a liquid foundation and a thick BB Cream. It was perfect. Not too thin, not too thick in consistency. Absolutely perfect.
- It didn’t look cakey on my skin. Feels more skin-like compared to the BB Creams I’ve used.
- Easy to blend into the skin. Goes on smoothly. There’s no need for a makeup primer when using this foundation. I tried it with and without a makeup primer. Both works. I prefer not to use a makeup primer.
- Coverage is pretty good. I was expecting it to be similar to the elf Flawless Finish Foundation, but it’s not. It’s much better. You can go full coverage with this foundation if you wanted to. It covers acne scars pretty well.
- My skin looks less oily, since it contains ingredients to help treat acne. With that in mind, I have noticed clogged pores hardening up on my face.
- No new breakouts out of the blue. Thank goodness. But, I’m not going to bet on it yet. I have to use the foundation much longer.
- No SPF. 🙁 I wear SPF underneath my makeup, but it would be cool if it had SPF in it too.
- Can be drying. I used it for a week straight to test it out. I’ve noticed a decrease in oil in my skin and that left my skin feeling just a little bit dry.
- The shade Porcelain is not a true Porcelain color. It’s much darker. elf needs to add some new shades in. *wishing*
Overall, I really like the elf Acne Fighting Foundation. The only issue I have with this foundation is the color. I’ll continue to use the rest, but I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase because of that. I’ve been mixing my elf Flawless Finish Foundation + this foundation together to create a matching shade. It would be nice to find a foundation that has it all. 😛
Here are the ingredients:
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethoxydiglycol, Propylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Talc, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Magnesium Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Have you used elf Acne Fighting Foundation? What did you think about it? Leave a comment. 🙂
September 18, 2019 UPDATE: I haven’t used elf Acne Fighting Foundation after getting my hands on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green. Check out my review on Skin79 Green here. elf Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain isn’t a true Porcelain color. I mentioned this in my review. It looks like I have a mask on when I use this foundation. It hasn’t caused my skin any issues. It’s just that the shade is terrible. I won’t repurchase it for that reason.
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