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.

  • 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?


  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.

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

  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.

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


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