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Tuesday, July 5

e.l.f. mineral boosters / pealispuudrid

Boosters are there to set the makeup, add glow or tint. I usually ignore them because I cannot be bothered to use that many products every morning. Boosters lack coverage in general, they are mainly used as veils and not meant to provide coverage. e.l.f. states that it's boosters can be worn on top of mineral or  liquid foundations or as a simple wash all over the face to matify the skin etc. Main ingredient is corn starch, with Zinc Oxide and vitamins added.

I tried swatching them on bare skin but camera could not catch them that way - so I made swatches over e.l.f.'s mineral eyeshadow primer instead - of course that is NOT the way they are meant to be used but it shows the undertones quite well.

Now comes the important bit - descriptions of individual products:
When you're as pale as me - do NOT get the Sheer one - it's not sheer, it's slightly orange - and who wants to look orange? Leave Sheer to the slightly tanned folks. Pale people should either get Shimmer, which is not as shimmery as one would like to think (Mineral Glow in Shimmer is more shimmery) or when one tends to look a bit porky au naturel, the Corrective Yellow one. Shimmer has a pink glow to it, similar to TKB's Hilite Violet pigment, or Angel Wings - you know, the distinctive pink sheen, while Corrective Yellow is there to tone the pinkness down. As for the Tinted booster - a pale person may wish to wear it as blush - it's quite natural looking on the cheeks.


Pealispuudrid on midagi sellist, mida ma ise väga ei fänna - ei viitsi mitut kihti erinevaid asju peale tupsutada. Teinekord kasutan, kui soovin, et nägu vähem punetaks või siis selleks, et ninaseljale, põskedele, otsaesisele ja  lõuale kuma anda. Põhimõtteliselt peaksid boosterid aitama ka rasuse naha puhul aga ma pole suurt vahet märganud - kui ikka palava päevaga meik voolama hakkab siis ei aita miski.

Siintoodud mineral boosterid ehk pealispuudrid on 20 gr per volume karpides nagu e.l.f.'i mineraalmeigipõhjadki, heledanahksetele sobiks Shimmer ja Corrective Yellow. Shimmer sobib neile, kel tuhm, kollakas nahk - annab veidi rõõsat kuma juurde. Corrective Yellow jällegi aitab liigset punetust maha toonida. Puudrite konsistents on õhuline ja kerge, väga raske swatchida. Seetõttu on swatchid tehtud mineraallauvärvide aluskreemi peale - nii näeb puudrite alatoone paremini.


Pealekandmiseks soovitaksin e.l.f. i Studio seeria Complexion pintslit või siis Studio kabukit - vaja läheb vaid õrna kihti. Flat-top kannab toote liiga paksult peale.

4 comments:

Ida Pie said...

Great post!
I'm running behind on my swatch posts of elf products.

LiisK said...

So am I :), still so much to test and photograph!

Lise M Andersen said...

wow! What a difference with and without the corrective booster!

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I NEED the yellow one asap!!!! Wow what a difference it made on your skin! Thanks for the swatches girl :) x