01 August 2011

ELF Flawless Finish Foundation & Matte Lip Colour (PICTURE HEAVY)

I'm going to lie, I am a magpie when it comes to foundations. I want to try them all.... if only i had the funds =/

ELF have recently released their own foundation called Flawless Finish Foundation. This is what they say about the product:

Achieve a flawless complexion with the silky smooth e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. The lightweight formula blends in naturally for a beautiful semi-matte finish. This liquid foundation applies easily and lasts all day for visibly brighter and radiant looking skin. Using our Flawless Finish Foundation not only restores uneven skin textures and tones, but most importantly, the SPF 15 protects your skin against harmful sun damage!

ELF were kind enough to send me the products for review and this is what I thought:

First impressions, lovely packaging, frosted bottle, looks similar to Bobbi Brown and MAC. Sleek and simple. £6.50

Sand (shade) looks nice and warm initially
Small pump ( Flash)

Small pump (no flash)
 Seems quite thick when spread out using finger tips. A little goes a VERY long way!
Gentle rub in
 OK, totally not the colour it started out. It has now started to resemble a tinted moisturiser rather than a foundation.
Rubbed in more using finger tips
The colour is now completely different to how it started when first pumped onto the hand. As you can see from my wrist this shade is just no good to me at all, however it looked quite promising from the outset.
Finished result
The finish look, I'm not really too keen with. It is quite shinny and feels sticky.
It actually smells very nice, the only way to describe it is really like baby powders? Maybe with a setting powder over the top but this product for me a bit of a let down =(

Next up is the ELF Matte Lip Colour. £3.50

Natural (shade) without flash

Natural (shade)  flash
 The shade is very natural and looks moisturising even though it is a matte lip pencil. The product actually glides onto the lips really well, it even covers my freckle on my lip!!
 The colour pay off was gorgeous. I love the hint of colour it gave me lips. This with a nice gloss over the top would look amazing.
I'm really happy with the lip pencils and plan on getting more in difference shade. Definitely worth a purchase!

Have any of you guys tried the new ELF products at all? How did you get on with the foundations?


  1. I really want to try the lip colours now! :) such gorgeous shades xx

  2. The lip pencil looks fab on you! I will def have to try it out! x

  3. I got the foundation last month and really like it! Sorry it didn't work out for you. Definitely going to try the lip colour it looks lovely on you!x

  4. so glad the lip colours are good, i just ordered 2 when they had that massive 50% off code! xx

  5. The lip colour looks gorgeous! Really want to give them a try now haha! xxx

  6. I've got the lip pencil in Natural, it's a gorgeous colour but definitely doesn't look good on dry lips! Glad I passed on the foundation x

  7. Had my eye on those lip pencils, now i need to give them a go!
    That foundation looks awful, shame really since the packaging is pretty nice!


  8. That lip pencil is gorgeoussss xxx

  9. it's a shame you didn't like the foundation! the lip pencil is a gorgeous colour though, looks lovely! http://openboxjewels.blogspot.com/ x

  10. Such a shame about the foundation but those lip colours look lovely! How much weight did you lose with Diet Chef btw? Also, come and enter my ELF and MAC giveaway if you like!


  11. Ah babes don't know how I missed this post, but yeah its the exact same thing... Do you think maybe its that shade we got? Think I'm gonna have a nose around for more reviews just to see. Love the Natural lip pencil on you I have Coral and really like it although I think its actually pink haha! xxx

  12. The shade of that lip pencil is gorgeous, really suits you!

    @UnLeeshd x x