Saturday, November 13, 2010

Review: ELF Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 (regular line)

Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Size: maybe 0.3 oz?
Price: $1.00
Where To Buy:, Target
Would I Buy Again: Yes

Anti-aging formula combats premature aging and protects against sun damage while leaving skin radiant and moisturized. The tinted color evens skin tone for a natural look.

I had this for a long time before trying it out because I always like full coverage makeup everyday but I've been wearing this while I've been sick and I really like it. I wear ELF's Studio Translucent Matifying Powder on top of it and it gives me just enough coverage to keep me from looking like a troll, without me having to try very hard.

half way rubbed in

all the way rubbed in

Coverage & Color: Its what you would expect for a TM, sheer but just enough to slightly even out the complexion. The two shades I have look almost too dark in the tube but lighten up so much when you start rubbing them in. I use Ivory and while it looks quite yellow at first it turns into an actual ivory color once I apply it to my face. Light Beige still looks a bit orange/yellow after being rubbed in, but I think that would be fine for darker skin tones.

Texture & Scent: The texture of this TM is light and smooth. It feels lighter than the other TM I tried, and lighter than other moisturizers and sunscreens. It does have a noticeable sorbet smell when you squeeze it out of the tube but it goes away quickly.

Packaging & Size: For $1.00 who cares what the packaging looks like. Its fully functional and the size is great for the price. I only use a bit more than a pea sized amount for my entire face. I don't have a good complexion at all so for that little bit to be enough is impressive for me.

Longevity: My skin is super oily, I start looking gross within a few hours of putting on foundation unless I use MAC Prep + Prime SPF50 and a good powder. This TM plus the ELF Translucent Powder gives me at least half a day of oil free skin. After that I need to blot and re-powder. That's not bad for a whee little tinted moisturizer.

Ingredients: Benzophenone-3, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Aqua(Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Mica, Octyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Synthetic Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, DEA-Cetyl, Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum, Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance(Aroma), Disodium EDTA, Iron Oxides(CI 77491 , CI 7492 , CI 77499)