So I decided to give E.L.F. Cosmetics a try. So far I’m kind of sorry I did. Before I came to this final decision I put in a second order for some different products and to stock up on the products I already have. Unfortunately most of that order is going to go directly in the trash. The good thing about E.L.F. is that it’s so ridiculously inexpensive that you don’t feel bad about throwing it out if it doesn’t work out; you don’t feel obligated to keep using it due to how much you spent on it.
As you can see, the containers are a good size. However, they aren’t full. The HD powder was about 1/3 to 1/2 of a full container. The pressed powder looks like you would have a deep pan, but you don’t. It’s very, very thin. More like a sample size amount. You can see in the picture that I have already hit pan and I had only been using it for 3 days.
You have to use an extremely light hand when applying the HD powder or you can wind up looking ghostly pale. You also need to buff it with a big fluffy brush very well or you will end up pale as well.
These photos were taken at about 8:20 in the morning. I had applied my makeup at about 6:30 in the morning. Roughly two hours in and my face oils were already coming through and I was looking shiny and I was in need of a touch up.
These products did not claim to Mattify, but I was expecting them to last a wee bit longer. When I looked up close in the bathroom mirror it looked as though some of the pressed powder had disappeared in some places on my cheeks. Just poof gone…I was very disappointed in the lasting power of this product…or lack thereof.
Do when the rest of my E.L.F. products come in this week most of it will go directly in the trash. I will keep the brush, lip gloss crayons, and finishing spray and see how they fare. Stay tuned.