ELF - in other words, Eyes Lips Face - the makeup brand at a low price, do you know I imagine? I recently tested five items of my choice to be able to give me a general review on the quality and effectiveness of these affordable makeup products for each of us, even those who have a tiny budget beauty! I chose, rather than focusing on one category, to opt for makeup for the complexion, the eyes, and the lips.
In this review, you'll find my impressions on the Flawless Finish Foundation, the High Definition Powder (a classic at ELF!), The Palette of Ten Marbled Eye Shadows (Baked Eyeshadow Palette) in California Color, the Volume Plumping Mascara , and finally, the Moisturizing Studio Lipstick in Coral Cutie! So, what is ELF makeup worth? Is it good quality? Without further ado, I give you my review on these five makeup products at very low prices.
ELF: I give you my review!
ELF is an online makeup store offering a large selection of products, and also many beauty accessories: nail files, brushes. In general, each reference has a number of important shades so that everyone can find happiness! The objective of this brand, is to offer quality makeup at low prices: lipsticks, eyeliner or a small palette of eyeshadows are sometimes sold for only 1 €. This is the dream for all beautistas! So, it's even more tempting to redo the full make-up kit, is not it? This brand is not one of the ones I usually use. As you know, when it comes to affordable makeup, I really like Nyx Cosmetics and Sleek Make-UP, although the prices are a bit higher for the latter two. But, since I had the opportunity, I thought it would be interesting to be able to give you my review on makeup ELF.
ELF "Zero Defects" Foundation SPF15 - Flawless Finish Foundation.
If I had to keep only one makeup product in my bathroom, I think it could very well be a foundation. I use it regularly, alternating with BB Creams. My skin is quite sensitive, it easily marks redness: I absolutely must unify all that if I want to wear a pretty complexion! Moreover, even if some of you tell me the opposite, I'm not a fan of my freckles and I prefer to blur them to the maximum. At ELF, I chose the Foundation "Zero Fault". It comes in the form of a pump bottle (very practical!) With a rather sober look, like all the products of the brand. It pleases me enough, even if it is necessary to admit it, I crack more willingly for the packagings worked as for example that of the mascara Better Than Sex Waterproof Too Faced, my last love at first sight in the matter of cute! That said, for a brand at such a low price, I find that ELF is doing pretty well visual side playing the card of sober and purified.
ELF Foundation "Zero Fault": swatch!
The foundation tint I chose is the clearest in the Flawless Finish Foundation range: it's "porcelain". At this moment, I can wear it, having taken some colors these last weeks, but in winter it will be much too dark for me, I fear it! The texture is quite fluid, creamy, and works very well on the skin. Personally, I apply it with a foundation sponge or a flat brush.
My review on the ELF Foundation
Side coverage, I am delighted: my freckles are well hidden, and the rendering I like very much. The effect on the skin is between the mat and the satin. The outfit is really good, it does not transfer. It smoothes the skin texture giving it a slightly powdery look that I love. An SPF 15 sun filter has been added to the formula, which is always a plus to protect your skin every day from the harmful effects of the sun. It is comfortable to wear, does not dry out. Apart from the fact that this range does not contain a lot of tints for very light skin, it is indeed a faultless from my point of view!
ELF Flawless Finish Foundation - 20 ml - 8 €.-ELF High Definition Powder.
It is then a great classic from ELF that I chose to put to the test: the High Definition Powder. I had read very positive reviews about it, so I did not hesitate for a moment to choose it. It is a white loose powder, presented in a powder box with an application powder puff. In general, I use quite little accessories that come with my makeup products, such as the brushes that are sold with the pallets, but there, good surprise, this puff is not only very soft, but it also allows deposit the powder homogeneously. So this is how I apply this powder on my face. Several shades are available on the ELF shop: yellow complexion powder, sequin shimmer powder, and white finish powder. It is this last one that I chose to mattify the complexion, to fix the make-up and to bring to the face brightness and light.
My review on ELF High Definition Powder
ELF High Definition Powder is ultra fine, does not leave a white layer on the skin and fulfills its role perfectly from morning to evening. The outfit is very good and even after several hours, the fatter areas of my face - you know, this famous T zone and his friend sebum! - do not shine.
It is almost imperceptible once laid, and does not give a plaster effect to the skin. It smoothes small defects, and unifies the complexion. It is a huge blow of heart, and considering its small price of 8 €, I strongly advise you to crack. I really like it a lot. For having already tested the HD Make Up For Ever, I can tell you that that of ELF is almost a dupe!