Welcome back to another Foundation Friday! If you’re new around here, this is where I share a cruelty free foundation review each week. Today is all about the E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation.
Sadly, this is going to be a short review. I was completely unable to wear this foundation due to the scent. I know there are a lot of people out there who are sensitive to fragrance, but there are just as many people who aren’t. So, I do have a picture of this foundation on my face. I won’t be able to review its lasting power, since I removed it after taking the picture.
Let’s get started!
E.L.F. claims that the Flawless Finish Foundation is their best-selling foundation. It is lightweight and oil-free and blends for a semi-matte finish. It claims to restore uneven skin textures and tones for visibly brighter skin.
The shade range is okay. They seem to have a good variety, but they don’t have a lot of dark shades. There are three that look dark on the website, bu the lightest of three leans towards a medium skin tone. I have the color Light Ivory, which is the palest shade. It was very light on me, but I’ve read many reviews that this oxidizes. Since I did not wear this all, I can’t tell you if it would oxidize on me.
For shade comparisons, here are other foundations that also match me:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Porcelain
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation in 100 (first impressions video here)
rms beauty Un Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer in 000 (review here)
Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation in 106A (review here)
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation in Soft Ivory (review here)
I used my usual methods of applying foundation. As soon as I smelled the foundation, I knew this was not going to be great. Smells greatly affect my allergies and give me headaches. To save time (and my nose), I applied one half of my face with a damp beauty blender and the other half with my favorite Marc Jacobs buffing brush. There was a tiny bit more coverage on the side applied with the beauty blender, which is to be expected. Beauty blenders, or any makeup sponge for that matter, will typically give you more coverage. The buffing brush was just as smooth and pretty.
As you can see, I didn’t even apply the rest of my makeup before I had to remove the foundation. I might have done one eyebrow and then said, “Nope. Can’t do it.” To me, it smells like they added perfume to the foundation. My nose might be sensitive, so I wonder if anyone else has a better experience with this foundation?
If I can’t find anyone who wants this foundation, I might have to toss it in the trash.
Have you ever tried the E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation? Does it work for you?
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