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e.l.f Studio Flawless Finish Foundation Review

I'm always up for trying out a new foundation. I have tried many over the years and more often than not I am left disappointed as most of them do not live up to the hype.

When I was offered the opportunity to test out this new formula from e.l.f I was more than happy to oblige. I have their studio brushes and several other items and have always been very impressed with the quality of the products and the prices are incredible.

This is a light-weight and oil free liquid foundation, it has an SPF 15 and gives a semi-matte finish.

e.l.f Studio Flawless Finish Foundation

e.l.f Studio Flawless Finish Foundation

The foundation is available in 6 shades, Porcelain, Sand, Buff, Caramel, Almond and Coco. It was quite difficult choosing a colour from the website, I concluded that Porcelain was very Light, Sand was light and Buff was medium, so I chose Buff. I think sand would be perfect for me in the winter, so I was glad I chose Buff as I have a little bit of colour at the moment.

The foundation is quite fragrant during application but this disappears within a few seconds. The consistency is nice and 1 pump of the product is more than enough to cover the whole face.

Now as far as coverage is concerned I would say this is a light/medium coverage foundation. It easily covered the red areas around my nose and evened out my skin tone, however, it did not completely cover my blemishes. The coverage is buildable so I used extra on my areas of concern.

The overall finish is very nice, it's not a flat foundation and does leave the skin with a dewy glow, I'd go as far to say that no extra highlighter is required.

Now I am quite used to wearing a heavy duty foundation designed to last 12 hours. I put this foundation on at 10.00am this morning and by 5pm it had started to disappear a little.

Although this isn't as long lasting as my usual foundation I am really pleased with it overall. I am going to take this on holiday with me as I don't want to wear a heavy duty foundation whilst I'm away.  This foundation is perfect for you if you like a lighter coverage foundation which offers a bit more than a tinted moisturiser, or for days when you are having a really good skin day.

This foundation retails at £6.50 which in my opinion is an absolute bargain.

For more information about this foundation and all of the other products available visit the e.l.f website  There is free shipping in the UK if you spend over £30  If you follow them on Facebook they always give out special codes offering significant discounts or free P & P.

*PR Sample


  1. I've bought this already but haven't had a chance to try it out yet - this review has made me really excited to! :) xxx

  2. I was wondering what this product would be like, great review! :)

  3. Sounds nice overall! :) Except for the lasting power.

  4. Good review!! I've been thinking of trying this but think I'll wait until I'm back to my Winter colour! Good to know though, how well it covers etc
    Kirsten x

  5. so glad to see a review on this iv been thinking should i trust a base from elf? I will trust in now though thanks to you : ) xx

  6. @Daisy I hope you like this foundation as much as I did, I forgot to add that if when first applied you think the foundation is a bit dark don't worry, after a minute or two the foundation seems to adapt to your skintone x

    @rachinald I really like it, it's excellent quality for the price x

    @Vintage Makeup It is very nice and it would be perfect if it was long wearing x

    @Kirsten It will be perfect for winter as it give the face a lovely glow x

    @Miss Jones I am a real fuss pot when it comes to foundation and usually try them at the make up counter a couple of times before buying. I think it would be great if e.l.f offered a little pack of samples so people could do a colour match, the actual quality of the foundation is very good considering the price x


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