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Updated Review: elf Acne Fighting Foundation

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elf Acne Fighting Foundation
elf Acne Fighting Foundation

Here’s an update on the elf Acne Fighting Foundation. I’ve done a review on this foundation before in the past. Check it out below:

Review: elf Acne Fighting Foundation


I’ve used the elf Acne Fighting Foundation for less than 7 days now. Somewhere around there. I still hate the coloring of the foundation. It’s definitely orange. Using my BB Cream on top didn’t help much. My skin looked freaking orange. YUCK! 😢😭Yeah, the orange-tinge it gave my skin was cringey too. I don’t think anyone wants to look like an oompa loompa or look like they have a bad tan. lol.

As for breakouts, did it break me out?

This is an interesting question. The purpose of elf Acne Fighting Foundation is to help fight acne (what the foundation is called). With this foundation, I noticed tiny little clogged, filled in pores after using it. I developed a new irritated pimple on my jawline too. I really do think it could be the amount of silicones in this product that my skin doesn’t like. It seems like it’s trapping oil in my pores and causing me skin issues like acne. I love how silicones make my skin look but not when it’s making me break out in acne. So if you have acne-prone skin, be aware of that. Just because it’s made for ‘acne’, doesn’t mean it’ll work for you. I had to stop using this foundation ASAP.

I wouldn’t recommend this foundation to acne-prone skin people. I won’t buy it again due to the reasons above. I did make an update on my makeup routine. <<< Just eliminate the elf Acne Fighting Foundation from my routine. 😊

P.S. elf is a vegan and cruelty-free brand. 🙂

My Makeup Routine

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Alright everyone! It’s time for me to share my makeup routine. This is what I’ve been doing when I wear makeup. I’ve been trying to wean myself into using makeup again. It took some time to get used to it once again. 🙂


I started off using my usual BB Cream — Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream (trying to find a vegan, cruelty-free one to replace it). Honestly, I don’t wear much makeup on a daily basis, so it’s been sitting around unused. I have lots of product left. I didn’t like the way my skin looked with it on by itself. I decided to add a base, so the BB Cream could adhere better to my skin. I remembered that I had the elf Acne Fighting Foundation.

This right here:

elf Acne Fighting Foundation
elf Acne Fighting Foundation

Here are my thoughts on this foundation after using it again…

The good:

Full coverage. Makes a good base. Awesome lasting power. It’s much better than my BB Cream!

The bad:

Not a true porcelain shade. It’s much darker. Dries out the skin when used too often. It dried my skin out after 2 days of use. Avoid the eye area when using. Why? The dryness will accentuate wrinkles around the eye area. Make sure to use a good moisturizer underneath the foundation. Does not contain SPF. =(

I like it, but I hate it. I wish elf would have more accurate shades of the Acne Fighting Foundation. Since it tames oilies on my skin, it helped to prevent new acne from forming. It would be nice if they would add SPF to the product too. If they did all of that, I would switch over to this foundation in an instant. Since that’s not the case, I won’t repurchase after I’m done with it.


I haven’t been wearing eyeliner as of late. I’ll save it for special occasions. I’ve been playing with mascara. I think I need a new one soon. After months of not using it, the one I have is getting old. It’s this mascara:

NYX Cosmetics Mascara, Lip Primer, Face Primer
NYX Worth the Hype Mascara

I find the NYX Worth the Hype Mascara meh. The only reason I’ve been using it is because I haven’t found one that’s better. I don’t get raccoon eyes from this mascara. It’s good at lengthening the eyelashes too.


I have a lot of blushes, but I tend to stick to only one within a time period. The one I’ve been using is elf St Lucia Blush and Bronzer. I only use the blush, not the bronzer. If you’re not familiar with elf, their products are not that pigmented. If you’re looking for something with more pigment, this isn’t for you. For me, it worked out great. I want my blush to look as natural as can be. The peachy color gives my cheeks a glow without appearing overdone. I’m close to hitting the pan on this product. I don’t know if I’m going to buy it again even though I like it. I guess I don’t love it. lol.

Elf St Lucia Blush Bronzer
Elf St Lucia Blush Bronzer

Another makeup product from elf that I’ve neglected and decided to play with more often…

elf Contour Palette
elf Contour Palette

This is the elf Contour Palette. It’s a ‘contour’ palette, but I don’t use it to contour my face. I use it as eyeshadows. They’re not pigmented, so they give my eyes a pop of color that looks natural, neutral, and barely there makeup look. I’m really liking the neutral makeup colors…

For eyebrows and eyeshadows, I use an eyeshadow palette, such as this…

elf Need it Nude Eyeshadow Palette
elf Need it Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Just like the contour palette I spoke of earlier, these eyeshadows are not pigmented either. For my brows, I use the darkest shade possible. Sometimes I mix the colors together to form a shade that I like. I just swish a little bit of color over my brows and that’s it. I’m not into drawn in eyebrows or making them appear unnatural. I prefer my eyebrows to look clean, natural, and well-groomed without looking…I’m going to say fake.


I don’t use anything special on my lips. Just a SPF lip balm to protect them from the harsh UV rays. 🙂

I hope this helped! Thank you for reading! ❤️

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