I am always on the hunt for a full coverage foundation that doesn’t look like or feel like full coverage foundation and is long wearing. You wouldn’t think that was impossible but apparently it is… I am always sucked in when e.l.f has an amazing sell (which is often so beware) and I bought this on a whim to see how it would work.
I know a lot of people have a difficult time buying foundation online, but I do not usually have that problem. I am so fair I am always the lightest or second lightest shade. I have found with drugstore foundations I am usually the lightest shade and higher end the second lightest. So, armed with this knowledge I purchased this foundation in ‘Ivory’ the lightest shade. Which turned out to be a good choice as this foundation oxidizes 😦
Coverage: Medium, but buildable to Full
Color Match: There are only 8 shades in the collection so many people may have trouble finding a match, keep in mind as I said mine oxidized so you may be better off getting a shade lighter then you normally would.
Price: $6.oo is a great deal and even better then a lot of drugstore foundations which are trending towards the $8-$14 mark. Also you will probably never have to pay full price for this foundation as e.l.f is always running sales.
Longevity: I give this a 5 1/2, I did get oily but that is not unusual for me. A blotting with Clean and Clear sheets and powder touch up after four hours isn’t a biggie for me. As the day wore on (about 6 hours in) I did notice the foundation settling into the lines around my face. At that point I was home so a damp beauty blender took care of that issue.
Overall: For $6.00 (and sometimes cheaper) I am impressed most of all with the coverage. It goes on easily with the acne fighting ingredients, it may be too harsh on sensitive skin and too drying for dry skin. As an everyday foundation this is great. It is not one I would choose for a special event or a day where I knew I would be running around and not have a lot of time to spend on blotting or touch ups.
This is after my touch up, all I did to the photo was crop it. I think it looks pretty good on film to!