Like every other girl I wish to have flawless skin, free of spots and pigmentation. Sadly I am allergic to half the things on this planet and a completely spot free complexion is a distinct impossibility. But nevertheless, cosmetics will alaways come to the rescue in cases such as this.
Foundation is the perfect tool to fake a flawless skin and has been used since time immemorial. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most expensive makeup products and finding a perfect match is a different kind of hell altogether.
The product I am now going to review is a very affordable foundation that I picked up for everyday use. Read on to see if it’s worth the money I shelled out.
- Price: $8.You can buy from here
About e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation:
Achieve a flawless complexion with the silky smooth e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. The lightweight and oil-free formula blends in naturally for a beautiful semi-matte finish. This liquid foundation applies easily and lasts all day for visibly brighter and radiant looking skin. Using our Flawless Finish Foundation not only restores uneven skin textures and tones, but most importantly, the SPF 15 protects your skin against harmful sun damage!
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)
This foundation comes in a transparent bottle with a pump dispenser. This pump dispenser helps in easy and hygienic dispension of the product. It is very sturdy and hence exceptionally travel friendly. But then again, I bought two shades in this foundation- Almond and Caramel. The Almond one leaked everywhere and messed up my entire vanity case but this bottle sat pretty throughout. So I am not sure which one is the exception and which one the rule.
My take on e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation:-
I was looking for a product with light coverage that I can slap on my blemishes and rush out the door. But this foundation has medium to heavy coverage and one needs to be careful with the application or the finish is bound to be cakey.
It also refuses to set and just slides right off my face, unless I set it with a powder or spray. Quite honestly, too much hassle everyday but not an issue for special occasions.
The foundation lasts a decent 4-5 hours after setting it with a translucent powder and doesn’t oxidise over time either. The shade range is limited and darker skin tones than mine might find it hard to find an exact match.
Caramel is a tinge too light for me and Almond might be just a tad too dark. So I tend to mix the two to find my perfect match, but then again, it is a bit of a hassle.
What I like about e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation:
- Not tested on animals
- Pump dispenser
- Gives a smooth airbrushed finish
- A little product goes a long way
- Fairly long lasting
- Hygienic application
- Transparent bottle to see how much product is left
- Travel safe packaging
What I don’t like about e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation:
- Shade range is limited
- Contains parabens
- Unavailability in India
- Can appear cakey
- Medium heavy coverage
- Wears off easily
- Needs to be set with a setting powder
Will I repurchase? Nah! It doesn’t quite serve my purpose…
Have you tried e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation ?
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