I decided to go on to the e.l.f. website and check it out because they were having a 40% off everything sale. My first thought was HOLY CRAP there is SO much more online then what Wal-Mart or Target have on their shelves. If are looking to get into makeup or new to makeup and don’t want to spend a lot of money I would definitely direct you towards e.l.f. website (which stands for Eyes Lips and Face) and also NYX. They are both excellent for those not wanting to just walk into Sephora and shell out a ton of money.
Ok back to the foundation…. I so I decided to give this foundation a go. I bought the lightest color they had called Porcelain. I am very pale. This color was still 1 to 2 shades too dark for me and a bit warmer. BUT!! It is actually a nice foundation for $6.00. And you get a pump on the bottle. Unheard of for a $6 foundation. (NARS sells a $45 foundation that you still have to buy a separate pump for……). The first thing you will notice about this foundation is the smell. I like the smell. It is not overpowering but it is a natural clay and lightly perfumed smell. I think it’s soothing and refreshing. I sometimes put this on when I am have having a bad morning. It is Oil free and instead of a paraben wax they have bees wax… FOR $6!! Crazy! The foundation is more of a whipped consistency. It is not runny and it is not the consistency of wall putty. It’s a smooth whipped texture. The finish is “semi-matte” says the website. I think it’s a tiny bit dewy and not really matte. It does take a minute to set up and staying tacky to the touch. This is a good foundation to put on and do your brows, eyes, and they go back to finishing the face. I do like to use my fingers to apply this foundation I think you can work into the skin better but by all means get your brushes and sponges out and use then too! The foundation is very pigmented so as always start with 1 pump and then build as you go. I would love buy this foundation again but it does not match my skin tone. I actually have to mix it with another foundation that is very light. I will be purchasing their other products for sure!