e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation Review

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I’ve used this product religiously for about 3 months now! My previous favorite foundations were a little too light for my skin tone and I found myself having to use a ton just to cover all of the redness on my face. While I wouldn’t say this is the perfect foundation, I think it’s worth giving it a shot if you’re looking for something new. Here’s the rundown:

Pros:

  • 8/10 full coverage. I find myself having to use less of this product to get the full coverage effect that I look for than with other foundations. That being said, I do still have to use concealer on the hyperpigmentation on my cheeks but I have yet to find a foundation that can cover those spots.
  • Hella cheap! It’s around $6 at Target and somehow doesn’t suck. I’ve had really bad experiences with cheap foundations before so I’m glad I didn’t give up hope.
  • Very nice packaging. It reminds me of the Makeup Forever HD foundation packaging but dare I say it, nicer?! The bottle is made of sturdy frosted glass and it has the ever-popular pump dispenser.
  • Dewy finish. If you would prefer a matte finish you can just set it with a matte face powder.

Cons:

  • Lame shade range. If your skin is on the medium to dark end, you will probably have an easier time finding the right shade for you. But us pale girls are pushing it even with the lightest shade. I use porcelain (the lightest) and it is still slightly too dark for my skin tone but I use it anyway as long as I blend it on to my neck.
  • It could be a little bit too thick for some tastes. It is almost mousse-like but not quite.

Overall, if you’re looking for an affordable, full coverage foundation I think this could be a great match for you! Just make sure you look at swatches before buying because their shade range is a little iffy.

Review: E.L.F. Studio Lip Stain in Fashionista

This product wasn’t exactly what I expected. E.L.F. seems to be notorious for having shade examples online that are totally different than the actual product. I knew that before I ordered this though, so I was kind of expecting the unexpected. First off, the color online seemed a lot more muted and what I received was a near hot pink. That being said, I really like the color and would still have purchased it knowing the actual color. The stain itself has an interesting texture. I would say it’s more of a matte lip cream. Other lip stains have a gel consistency and this almost seems like paint (that sounds bad but it’s not). Now I’ll do my usual pro and con list.

Pros:

  • very pigmented
  • not horribly drying, if I didn’t already have dry lips I could see it being worn without a balm or gloss
  • cheap
  • comes with a clear gloss, it’s basic but I like having it

Cons:

  • I don’t know if this can be purchased at Target like some of E.L.F.’s products. I’ve never seen it there but I got mine on drugstore.com
  • if you were hoping for a specific color it may not be exactly what you ordered. I definitely recommend looking up swatches of whatever you plan on buying from E.L.F.

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