Sunday, 11 September 2011

Review: Elf Flawless Finish Foundation

Following the ridiculously popular Elf 50% off offer, who was I to resist a bargain? I made an order, as seen here in my massive end of summer haul post.
The fist thing I'm going to be reviewing is the Flawless Finish Foundation. I'm sure you've all heard of it before, so I won't insult your intelligence by giving you the blurb from the ELF website.

Basically though, this foundation promises exactly what it's name suggests: a flawless finish! So read on to see if it  gave that to me!

Let's start with colour choices, ELF offers a measly 6 colourways, ranging from porcelain (my shade) to the deepest Coco shade. Personally I don't think that this is enough, although (somehow) I found a shade that suited me perfectly, I don't think everybody could be that lucky.
So as I said, the colour was perfect for me. I went for the lightest shade, as usual, and it was perfect. I tend to find that light foundations seem to have undertones of yellow, whereas I need a pink based tone - on which ELF really delivers.

Application goes perfectly with my swanky new ELF Stipple Brush, I find this really gives an airbrushed look, and works the foundation into my pores and blends over any discolouration or imperfections. The foundation is thick and oil free - which is a bonus for someone with occasionally oily skin.

I do however set my foundation with a powder, I personally feel that the foundation looks a little too dewy for my liking. I mean, if that's what you're after in a foundation, then fantastic, but I prefer a slightly more matte finish.

As for longevity, I do find that it looks a little less than perfect by the end of the school day. To combat this I just re-powder at lunch time. This really does work, which is good to know!

Price cannot be faulted, for the finish it gives you, £6.50 is a bargain. Even more so when you get it for half price! 

I really do recommend you try this, I know some people have hated it - but I think you should assess it yourself. Even if you don't get on with it, it's not like you've wasted MAC worthy amounts of money!

What about you, have you tried this foundation - or anything else from ELF? How did you get on with it?

Sara xx

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  1. I've wanted to try this foundation for a while! Think I may have to order it now :) xx

  2. I have this, I think its good for everyday where as its not too heavy, although I don't like the swatches on the site, my colour is a little to dark for me and it doesn't last all either! Will try the powder tip though! xx

  3. I've got this foundation on my elf wish list I just can't decide between porcelain or Sand for my skin tone but seeing porcelain on you I might just go with that :)
    I've just done a big order from elf which turned up just before the weekend I'm loving their mineral eyeshadow in the new colour Innocent Xxx

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  5. I've been so tempted by this but the shades really put me off, as i hate ordering online and I've really no idea which I'd be.
    I do love how gorgeous this makes your skin look though!! x

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  12. great review! thanks for posting!

  13. This was a fabulous post. Very interesting! you're right, it is worth a try considering it's bargain price.

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  14. the foundation is great, looks so good on your skin! xx

  15. I have that!!! it works so well :D great review!

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