Product Type: ELF makeup
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E.L.F.Mineral Infused Face Primer
Member Name: malihat
E.L.F.Mineral Infused Face Primer
Date: 11/04/12, updated on 04/03/13 (140 review reads)
Advantages: Helps make-up look more even and last longer, is inexpensive.
Disadvantages: None for me.
Yes, I will be reviewing another ELF product today! If you read my reviews, you will be aware that ELF is a relatively new make-up brand that sells good quality products that won't break the bank.
The primer bottle comes in a black cardboard box, which I found excessive and unnecessary. The primer itself comes in a bottle with a pump attached to the top, making it easy to dispense and also hygienic. There is a plastic lid that covers the pump, but it is not very secure, so if you are going to take this primer with you on holiday, I would recommend using some tape to secure the cap on the bottle. Apart from that I have had no problems with the packaging, and the pump also works well and hasn't gotten clogged or stopped working yet, and I have had the product for a few months now.
What ELF Says:
Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines to result in a natural and youthful looking radiance. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a lasting finish.
Apply to clean skin prior to makeup application. Use a small amount and blend evenly over the face for a smooth and flawless base.
To use, you just dispense a small amount using the pump and then apply to your face using your finger tips or a make-up brush. I prefer to use my fingertips as it feels easier and more convenient. After applying this, I give it 5 minutes to absorb, and then apply my foundation, concealer and powder. The primer has a gel-like consistency and is easy to smooth over your face. I would recommend you start with using a small amount and then add more if need be, otherwise the primer will not absorb completely and feel heavy on your skin. However, when you use a small amount it absorbs within 5 minutes and you can't feel it on your skin. A face primer is generally meant to make your make-up last longer and look even. So does it work? Yes, my make-up definitely seems to last longer when I use this. At the end of the day, my foundation is still in my place and my blush hasn't faded. It smooths out my skin and also gets rid of any dryness. I don't think I'd actually be able to apply make-up in dry weather without this as dry skin makes my make-up look patchy. I don't find that it combats excess oil when my skin is oily though, and doesn't really seem to make much of a difference to enlarged pores or fine lines. However, it does help my make-up look more even and last longer. It is unscented so you won't have to worry about your face smelling like anything.
This primer contains silica which some people may be allergic too, so it is important to consider this before use.
Price and Availability
ELF products are not sold in stores in the UK, so can only be bought online at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk. The 14g bottle costs £6, so it is cheaper than other alternatives available in the market, but I've never paid full price for it anyway, making it quite a bargain. As stated in previous reviews, ELF often has some sort of offer or sale going on, and that is when I tend to stock up.
While this primer doesn't do all the things it promises, it definitely helps my make-up last longer and look more even, and I really like it for this purpose. In fact, I've even bought a back-up for when I finish my current bottle, which won't be soon as you only need to use a small amount each time so it lasts for ages. The price is reasonable and the primer is often on offer, so I definitely recommend it.
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Summary: An essential part of any make-up collection.