Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review: e.l.f Studio High Definition Powder

Price: $6.00
Rating: ☺☺☺

The e.l.f. High Definition Powder is a translucent, versatile loose powder that creates a flawless, "soft focus" effect to the skin.


So first off, e.l.f is a pretty good brand for the more health/animal/price conscious consumers.  All of their products are:

Hypoallergenic
produce fewer allergic reactions

Non-comodogenic
won't contribute to acne

Vegan
not tested on animals, cruelty-free, contains no animal derived ingredients

Completely affordable
prices range from $1-$21+

You can usually find a promotional code for their website to use for even better deals; for instance, right now they're offering free shipping when you use the code SHIP25 on orders over $25 (valid until 3/5/11).

Anyhow, on with the actual product review:

Pros
+Finely milled loose powder
+Blends well
+Controls shine
+Doesn't settle into creases
+Silky finish

Cons
-The obvious:  this is a white-colored powder, so unless you're fair-light skinned, this can make your skin tone look unnatural and ghostly
-Messy, messy, messy:  Due to the extremely fine quality of the powder, its best factor is also its worst.  I swear, opening the container is like setting off a flour bomb--it's a cosmetic catastrophe, really.  The product tends to get everywhere, which is very wasteful. 

Notes
.The best way to try minimize the mess is to puncture 2-3 holes in the tape over the sifter cover instead of removing the entire tape. 
.This powder would probably be better suited for combination to oily skin types since it can be a little drying on the skin.


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