Good morning / afternoon / evening lovely people!
First up is the e.l.f. Studio BB Cream with SPF 20 in shade Fair.
I decided to try this one out as a replacement for my it cosmetics CC cream with SPF 50 in shade light for a two main reasons: price ($6 USD / $7.99 CAD versus $38 USD), shade (once the weather changes, I revert to a lighter pale and I’ve noticed that the CC cream was already starting to look too dark for me). If you want to read the review of the CC cream (here).
Prime, protect, moisturize, and perfect your skin with this multitasking cream. Infused with key anti-aging ingredients like Vitamin E, Jojoba, Aloe, and Cucumber to hydrate and nourish the skin. The smoothing formula minimizes fine lines and provides a natural tint of color for seamless coverage.
It has a more sunscreen type scent than the gorgeous lemony scent of the CC cream. If I apply it with my fingers it can be a little streaky, but applied with a damp sponge it applies smoothly with a light coverage.
Shade-wise, it blends well with my skintone, and looks very natural. If you need a medium or full-coverage, then this is not for you unless you plan on using it as a primer only. It is hydrating, but if you have oily skin, it might be a little bit much – I had some oiliness issues on my nose while wearing this on a super hot day. Nothing that a blotting paper or powder touch-up can’t handle.
Up next is the e.l.f. Studio High Definition Lifting Concealer in shade Fair.
In the tube and on the skin it looks really dark to me until I blend it into the skin.
This high definition, skin firming concealer hides imperfections and regenerates the skin for added radiance. Minimizes fine lines and helps even skin tone for a youthful look. The formula is infused with key ingredients Vitamin C, Green Tea and Mulberry for lifting and soothing benefits, and to help improve skin texture.
I don’t know if it actually firms the skin or not, but it seems to work well at concealing fine lines, redness / blemishes, and uneven skin tone on me.
And finally we have the e.l.f. Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder.
This light-diffusing powder camouflages fine lines, dark circles and imperfections, perfect for on camera or everyday wear. The silky powder adds a velvety finish ideal for wearing alone or setting in cream concealer. The Vitamin C & K infused formula helps to restore and strengthen skin for a revitalized appearance.
I’m kind of on the fence about this one. I’ve tried it alone, over the BB Cream, over my Nyx Dark Circle Concealer (review here), and over the HD Lifting concealer. I’ve applied it with the tiny brush that it came with (brush is not delicate under eye skin friendly), a concealer brush, a larger powder brush and with my fingers. Some days I find I can get it applied without creasing, but other days, eesh, holy creasing batman! Maybe with practise I’ll be able to figure out the right combination. I’m not giving up on this one yet.
Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
Disclosure: I purchased all of these products!