February 23, 2012

Review: e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer


When e.l.f. offers free shipping, I like to pick up a few items like this Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer. It claims it will "transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas. Developed to combat excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines to result in a natural, youthful looking radiance." The primer is described as leaving a "lasting satin finish."


It came out clear which kind of surprised me but it reminded me of Smashbox's Photo Finish primer with the texture.

Directions: Apply to clean skin prior to makeup application. use a small amount and blend evenly over the face for a smooth and flawless base.


Pros:
Cons:
  • Took awhile to settle on my skin. My makeup was wiping off my face even after an hour!
  • I don't think it "transformed my skin into a flawless, smooth canvas" as it claimed. It didn't even out my skin tone or reduce redness like L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base.
Would I buy it again? No. I wasn't blown away by this primer but it wasn't a complete waste.

Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts?

6 comments:

  1. I have never tried this particular primer, but I have tried others, and I know that a good primer can go a looooonggg way.

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  2. new reader here :) the bare minerals one is amazing and i highly recommend it (http://www.bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=38892&brandId=BM&gclid=CL-O-9bpvK4CFcjc4AodykcqQA).. its a little pricier, but you only need to use a small, maybe dime-sized, amount so it lasts awhile.. love it and totally would recommend it.

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    1. Hello new reader! I'll have to pick up Prime Time next time I'm in Sephora :)

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  3. Just stumbled accross your blog via Pinterest. I absolutely love your posts! I bought this primer from ELF a while back and HATED it. My face broke out and it left my skin very oily, even with setting powder.

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  4. Why would you be surprised it came out clear? The package says clear.

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