2.03.2012

Review-ELF Clarifying Pressed Powder

I have normal skin in the winters and get the occasional dry patch on my forehead, around the nose or between my brows (weird, I know) so I tend to be a little careful with the powders I use in the winters as I don't want anything to enhance that dryness. Using the ELF Clarifying Pressed powder hasn't really done anything noticeable to my skin meaning that it doesn't dry it out further, which is always a good thing. NO ONE wants to look like a cake face, irregardless of whatever season it is.


For only a dollar the very basic packaging isn't as flimsy as everyone had made it out to be, although it could definitely have been sturdier. The powder itself is quite powdery and using any sort of brush makes it fly way like crazy, so what I do is use a sponge carefully to apply it to my face. It seems to work for me. You get a fair amount of coverage but I wouldn't use this powder alone, expecting it to give me coverage. For everyday use at university, I pair it with a tinted moisturizer and it works well for about 4-5 hours before I have to go touch up. I don't get oily in the winters so I can't comment on whether this powder will help battle that, I'll probably update this post in the summers to let you guys know.


All in all, a cheap product that works just as well as other drugstore powders in my opinion. ELF is primarily available online here or at Target stores throughout the US. For Pakistani readers, some of the ELF products are available online here.

Let me know what you guys think in the comments below :)

Until next time, tc.

8 comments:

  1. It sounds good for an everyday use. :)

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    1. It is :) Thanks for stopping by Sara.

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  2. Surprising I totally banned this powder in winter due to my dryness around the same areas u mentioned.May be a little more intense:P..For summers I found it ideal.Which shade is it BTW?

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    1. Haha I guess your skin reacts to it differently compared to mine. The shade I have is Spice but it is a tad bit darker for me. Thank you for commenting, as always :)

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  3. i have two shades but these are not matching my skin tone...but the powder is good for daily use no doubt

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    1. Aww I hope you find your match soon :) It is no doubt, and highly economical. Thank you for commenting Sahar

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  4. I swear by Rimmels stay matte for the summers. Really helps with the oiliness. Thanks for the honest review. I hope you are enjoying the rain. I did a post on it if you're interested. here's the link http://tasteetales.blogspot.com/2012/02/tales-of-rainy-day.html

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    1. OMG I have heard soo soo much about Rimmels powder! I'll definitely be picking it up in the summers. Don't even get me started on the rain, I've been freezing and have been glued to the heater since it started this morning! Will definetly check it out. Thank you for commenting :)

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