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e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation Review

February 2021 (WHAT'S NEW?)

e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation Review
Product Description
The e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation is very cheap, but you wouldn't know it—not from looking at it, and certainly not from using it. This foundation provides fantastic coverage and a gorgeous semi-matte finish that really pushes your skin to look the best it can. There were some issues that sort of cheapened the experience including a problematic pump and some difficult blending because of how quickly the product sets. But overall, we were overall happy with this foundation, especially vis-à-vis its price tag.
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Wear Time
Value for Money
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Very affordably priced
Medium-to-full coverage
Comfortable semi-matte finish
Very problematic pump
Sets way too quickly

Doing a perfunctory search, it appeared to us that the Flawless Finish Foundation by e.l.f. Cosmetics was one of the cheapest liquid foundations out there, even in the drugstore. This was a huge factor in us deciding to try this product out because after all, who doesn’t like a good makeup bargain—provided the product doesn’t break you out or feel absolutely awful on the skin.

Fortunately, this foundation turned out to do neither of these things. From our first contact with this product’s heavy (more expensive-looking) frosted glass bottle, we were already a little bit blown away. Products like these at the drugstore usually come in much more price-appropriate packaging, so for this one to look more expensive than it actually sold for came as a surprise.

Now, the actual formula. We’re very happy to report that we were impressed by this formula. First of all, this product gives you good medium-to-full coverage if applied with a brush, so the brand definitely didn’t skimp out on that. Combined with its comfortable but beautiful semi-matte finish, our skin really did look flawless. Another advantage of this finish was that the foundation didn’t feel cakey or drying; it adhered to the skin just the right amount to wear for roughly six to eight hours before the face’s natural oils began to eat it up.

But we wouldn’t say that we had a perfect experience with this product. There were certain things that did bother us a lot about using it. First off, the pump for the liquid product was quite problematic. It sputtered out product unevenly, making it difficult to estimate exactly how much product we were using. The foundation also sets very quickly so we recommend only applying this product in smaller regions as opposed to doing your whole face at once.

Otherwise, this was a fun product to discover. For something that retails for much cheaper than other foundations out there, drugstore or otherwise, we got a lot out of this foundation. While we may not necessarily reach for it too much, it makes for a great alternative product if you need something that’ll work for you in a pinch.

SUITABLE FOR: Normal skin types, but also slightly oily or dry skin.

Other Information

  • The e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation comes in 40 shades.

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