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Monday, January 9

e.l.f. Studio flawless finish foundation in Porcelain: before and after

e.l.f. Studio Flawless Face foundation is a light to medium coverage foundation that's actually quite oily albeit promoted as an "oil free" one. It smells nice, meaning it almost has no scent whatsoever and leaves a rather glossy finish which gloriously accentuated all my pores. Needs a little going over with some powder otherwise unusable for the oilier faced girls. On the other hand this could be an HG foundation for anyone with dry skin who loves the fresh, dewy look.

Lets start with a "before":
nice squeaky clean, piggie-pink horseface :)
This product preforms better on the principle "less is more"- learned it the hard way. Since the foundation is darker then my skin tone, over-application gives horrible results. Packaging is a glass bottle and it looks rather good, feels more expensive then it actually is.
I was a bit surprised about it's size - seemed a tad small and it was also not filled up properly. Porcelain is the lightest color available - how can it be called porcelain if it's this yellow? Is it really that difficult to come up with a nice light and neutral toned foundation? (rant of the pale person again...)
one squirt

Just the foundation: note tone difference with the neck and the high sheen
A tad of silica microspheres
And voil´a - matte :)
neck cannot be helped, sry
For the finished look on the first pice I used e.l.f. mineral eyeshadow in Confident and mineral  lipstick in Royal Red. The wonderful spider-feet are created using my Manhattan mascara, a dream product for every Essex girl. Totally forgot the eyebrows, again...

PS! Forgot: here are the swatches for the flawless face foundations


Lise M Andersen said...

I can't get over how good you look with your hair short (sorry, I know that's totally off topic)...
When you apply foundation with a brush, do you use circular motion or 'paint' on? (curious because I never seem to be able to get an even enough tone with a brush)

Anonymous said...

Olen kuulnud, et tellite ise ELFist tooteid. Mul on ka plaan ise tellida, kuid märkasin, et kui aadressi sisestada, siis kas pakk tuleb postimajja või otse koju? Loodan, et said küsimusest aru. :)

Anonymous said...

Yeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaa! ;)

My Bathroom/Wardrobe Is My Castle said...

Great result! You look beautiful.

My Bathroom Is My Castle

LiisK said...

Dear Lise, you really are too kind :). But I am glad you like the hair - I had the apprentice hairdresser cut it really short this time, she messed it up a bit :D.
But as for the foundation since I use the stipple brush: at first I use circular motions to spread it all over the face and after that just stipple my skin with the brush - it leaves very nice un-streaky finish. Those flat mainstream foundation brushes are quite useless in this regard - they always leave me streaky :S.
Btw, your eye serum will be up soon - I took it away from mum and am testing it myself :).

Ano, olenevalt sellest, kuidas soovite. Ma olen aru saanud, et kodudesse tellitud pakid lähevad kõigepealt kandekeskusesse kuid teatise saabudes saab sinna helistada ja siis toovad koju ära ka :).

Thank you all for the compliments, it's very nice of you :).

xbeautybee said...

hey, nice post! what are the e.f.l foundation brushes like? do you recommend? I've used their eye brushes but never the foundation ones!

thanks x

LiisK said...

I'd recommend stipple from the Studio series , don't much care for the paddle-shaped ones myself :)

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Anonymous said...

Hmm mun mielestä sulle sopis joku toinen hiusväri. :D
Toi tukka saa sut näyttämään vieläkin vaaleammalta ja jotenkin "tasapaksulta". Muutama aste tummempi ois jees, sellain kiiltävä vaaleanruskea. (:

Jessi said...

I found this foundation to be very thick and difficult to work with. But, if you are looking for a color to suit your complexion, This foundation in sand is still fairly light and not nearly as yellow. It's the tone I use, and I am also quite pale!

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Anonymous said...

It's definitely to dark for you.