Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Review: E.L.F. Studio High Definition powder

Blended into the skin

- Makes skin feel smooth
- Semi matte finish
- No white cast (in flash photos)
- Comes with puff (which is actually useful)

- Misleading packaging (bigger than what it actually contains)
- Silicone-based ingredients
- Sifter lets a lot of product out

For $6 (and sometimes $3 if you get it on sale like I did), you really can't go wrong. 
I found when I had a large raised pimple on my face and use this to set the concealer I put on top, the concealer oxidized around the pimple. This doesn't happen / look as obvious when I use a skin tone powder, so keep that in mind if you happen to have a large cystic acne spot.
I don't find this to be a lot better at mattifying than my other loose powders, but it's pretty good anyhow. As for fine lines and imperfections, I can't comment on how well that works but it makes the skin look nice and natural.

Not sure if you guys noticed but it says that the expiration date is 6 months, which is ridiculous because typically powders last like 2 years. Maybe the silicone-based ingredients attract more bacteria?

$6 for 0.28 oz / 8 g (same as MAC)


In case you were wondering, I will do a comparison with the MAC Prep & Prime powder separately soon


  1. lots of ppl rave about this product =D and i always wanna know [[[it may sound silly]]]: apart from the scent, is there great difference of using this HD powder compared to normal babypowder @_@?

  2. I've never tried baby powder on my face before, but looking at the ingredients... It's talc based, which isn't the best for the skin - figures that they use this on babies o.o

  3. Really want this! I heard all HD powders are basically the same, so I want to try this one after I use up my MAC one


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