e.l.f Flawless Finish Foundation

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If you’re interested you can see this foundation in action in this video – link. Of all the review requests I get e.l.f is well up there so I finally got this to feature, photographed it and several months later I’m finally writing it up.. it’s really a bit ridiculous how long I’ve had but by the by we’re here now so let’s talk Flawless Finish Foundation.

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First of all it’s great coverage, medium but buildable and once blended in it looks really natural. The only issue I have with it is that it does cling to dry areas but at the same time it helps to absorb my oil so I guess you can’t have it both ways. If your skin is just oily or normal you’d probably better off than combination/dry. Along with the oil control another bonus is that it’s really long wearing which is something I struggle to find in a low cost foundation. My all time favourite is Revlon Colorstay and this still doesn’t have a patch on that as you definitely see wear by the end of the day but compared to your average base product this performs very well. Lastly colour match – mmm.. I have the palest shade and it’s at little deep for me so if you’re MAC NC/W15 or lighter you will likely not find anything that matches you unless you’re a tanner.. likewise the range does not span in to darker skin tone appropriate colours either.

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I think we have to touch on the packaging, don’t we? £6.75 is expensive for e.l.f but I think it shows, you could definitely be forgiven for mistaking it for a high end brand before spotting the logo and the product inside doesn’t let it down so all in all it’s great foundation for a great price. It’s not something I’ll wear a lot purely because there are other products I prefer so for me it falls in the ‘okay’ category but had I never discovered Revlon Colorstay or my light base option, MUA Undress Your Skin I would probably be raving about this. Do you feel like that? Like once you have a box ticked with something you love you’re never quite as impressed by anything else in that category again? But sad really but I’m always looking to be dazzled I guess.

Anyway, off topic, I’d recommend this if you’re already putting in an e.l.f order and there’s a discount code but purely because it’s not available in stores I’m going to have to say there are other products out there I’d suggest you try instead. If you had to pay full price plus P+P you’d be better off buying something you can actually go and physically purchase today – but that’s how I feel about a lot of e.l.f products.

Available online here for £6.75

Miss BB

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2 Comments

  1. 5 August, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    cute format for a review! clear and to the point. I feel like I would probably buy the wrong colour for my skin online though!

  2. 23 September, 2013 / 11:27 pm

    I’m very impressed with the packaging but equally frustrated that more of their products aren’t readily available in stores everywhere (guess I don’t have as much to gripe about as those who can only order all things E.L.F. online). Great review – if I’m back in the oily zone, I’ll try this out. For now, I’m going for Colorstay for combination/dry because of all the recommendations.

    I like to be dazzled too…takes a lot to “un-tick” a box 😉

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