E.l.F Studio Flawless Finish Foundation Review

E.l.F. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation

E.l.F. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation

What The Company Claims About The Product:
Achieve a flawless complexion with the silky smooth e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. The lightweight and oil-free formula blends in naturally for a beautiful semi-matte finish. This liquid foundation applies easily and lasts all day for visibly brighter and radiant looking skin. Using our Flawless Finish Foundation not only restores uneven skin textures and tones, but most importantly, the SPF 15 protects your skin against harmful sun damage!


Shades Available:

The foundation comes in 6 shades which are-
• Porcelain.
• Sand ( the one that I got).
• Buff.
• Caramel.
• Almond.
• Coco.

Since I had to select the shade by just checking it out at the website and make a guesstimate, it was just based on my estimation that this shade Sand should suit my skin tone.

Here s a link to check out the shades in a YouTube video.


Directions For Use:

Apply with a foundation brush or sponge. Blend in completely for a silky and sheer effect, or blend in less for a fuller coverage that evens out the skin tone.




0.8 oz.


Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 3%, Octyl Methoxycinnamate 7.5%, Octyl Salicylate 2% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, isododecane, Hydrogenated Polysobutene, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sorbitan Sesquilsostearate, Butylene Glycol, Talc, Dimethicone, Diseardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Beeswax, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Barium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).



The foundation comes in a frosted glass bottle and a pump dispenser. The packaging is simple but functional and at the price I cant complain much 😛 😛






My Take On The Product:

Like primers and concealers, I am also quite fond of trying out foundations from different brands and different consistencies like powder/liquid/cream or light/medium/full coverage ones. 😀 😀

A few months back, when I was ordering a few ELF things from their website, I thought of trying their foundation too. I know it’s not really a wise decision to buy a foundation without even checking whether it would match your skin tone or not. So, I checked a few blogs/swatches and could finalise on the shade “Sand.” Now, after using it, I have noticed that it’s a tad dark for my skin tone, so I use it by mixing it with a lighter shade of foundation/concealer and get my perfect shade.

The foundation has slightly thick consistency, but blends in easily in the skin and after blending doesn’t feel that heavy on the face. I prefer to apply/blend it with a makeup sponge, as it looked a little streaky when I had used a foundation brush. I use just about 1-2 pumps of the foundation and its enough for the whole face and neck. The overall finish once it is set is very nice; it’s not a flat foundation and does leave the skin with a dewy glow/shine. So, if you prefer matte finish foundations, this is not for you. I would personally prefer to wear this foundation more in winters than now.

The formula is oil free and contains SPF 15. There is no mention as to what skin type it would suit well, but with my experience, I would suggest this to ladies with dry/normal or combination skin only. Oily/extremely oily skinned ladies can give this a pass as this would make their face extremely greasy and it won’t stay for long.

Now, as far as coverage is concerned, I would say this is a light/medium coverage foundation. So, if you are looking for something to just even out your face and you don’t need much coverage/concealing, you would like this. Like stated in the directions to use, I tried it both ways, blended in completely- I got light/sheer coverage and blended it less, I got really good coverage. The foundation comes with a pleasant/subtle fragrance, but I really don’t fancy/prefer scented cosmetics.

Overall, it’s a decent foundation and I like the dewy glow it gives. At the price, it’s really a good value for money product and a budget foundation. Since I make my own TM , I would use this only for it instead of my other foundations, which are a little expensive than this. 😀 😀 😀

Summing its pros and cons below :

:yes: the foundation blends in easily and gives a beautiful dewy finish/ glow to the face.
:yes: doesn’t feel heavy on the face
:yes: contains SPF 15 and is oil free formula.
:yes: Does not irritate sensitive skin or clog pores/cause break outs
:yes: Good coverage and evens out the skin well
:yes: easy-to-use bottle with pump dispenser
:yes: just a little quantity is required for full face and neck.
:yes: ELF products are not tested on animals.
:yes: At 6 $ for the quantity given ,it is good value for money/ decently priced

:no: I dislike cosmetics with fragrance
:no: not apt for oily skinned beauties as it would add up to the shine/greasiness.
:no: ELF products are not easily available in India.

IMBB Rating:

3.85 ON 5 :-* :-* :-* :-

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101 thoughts on “E.l.F Studio Flawless Finish Foundation Review

  1. Nice review…like the no-nonsense packaging……..
    I am not into foundations at all……just use tinted moisturizers instead, but i still love reading the reviews 🙂

  2. Even I use foundation only on certain areas of my life…like dabbing lightly under the eyes along with concealer, around the nose..around lips…I usually don’t apply foundation on my cheeks or forehead..

      1. er…sorry..I was I mean “Face” ..I think I have gone completely lost!!!! :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: How are you Nupur? Happy Hindi Diwas!! 😀

        1. Reallyyy ? I totally forgot..when I was small my grandfather would make me write essays in hindi on hindi diwas..I was so bad at it :yikes:

          1. reetka I toh opted for English hons only because I could not study hindi for 3 years. lekin !@@#$$ dilli univ wale , unhone first year mein hindi padwa ke hi chodi. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

            1. OMG..chiiii..I toh left hindi in 7th standard only..but my grandfather was a hindi teacher so I could never get completely free from it :yuck:

                  1. oh meinu gold medal mileya si punjabi wich…..10th wich 95% no. 😀 😀
                    colg mei bhi pdhi thi… maine toh literature bhi pdhaa hai punjabi ka :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

                    1. punjabi da literature????? wow nupur…..tusi se kamal kar diti!!!! mainu te bas bolni aandi ae :haanji: …..te tusi kainde o 95 %???? wah ji wah!!!! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

        2. waaah ………… happy hindi divas :stars: :stars:
          is se acha hota merry hindi diwas , hai naa kimi… 😀 😀

          hindi diwas ki bahut bahut shubhkamnayein …aisa bolna hi uchit hai O:) O:) O:)

      1. 😐 😐 :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. Nupuri..Illamasqua is offering free international shipping..till September 18th…grabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb the goodiessssss as fashht as you can!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. NRI log I tell you :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

    from now on I will follow gandhiji and only use indian maal..its quit india movement :stars: :stars: :stars:

    1. thnkooi bhawana… 🙂
      i have been to 3-4 MAC stores and all of them gave me diffrent MAC no. s 😀 😀
      i bought my first MAC studio fix fluid of NW 25 and i look really dark in it…. 🙁
      i guess NC 25 it is 🙂 :victory2: :victory2:

  4. I quite like the packaging really. I am not looking at ordering online anytime soon, so guess I won’t be able to find this any time now.

  5. राजभाषा हिंदी दिवस कि हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

      1. nupur ye pad kar mujhe wo purane jamane ki b/w moive yaad aa gayi…….heroine saying to her close frnd……..BEHEN (through her nose) :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  6. i shud have picked up this as well..i bought all sorts of ELF products on my US trip. :waaa: .next time ..i like the frosted bottle..

  7. sounds very decent foundation nupur especially for the price..i dont own a single foundation yet :nababana: other than Catrice mousse which D got for me from swiss that too doesnt match my skin ton and looks weird :scream:

  8. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
    $6 ??? Gimmmeee!! :happydance:
    Aur Nupur di!!! :spank: :spank: :spank: always primers,foundations. :chewnails
    Itne sare rakhkar kya karte ho?? :waiting: :waiting:

  9. hey nupur can you please give me the elf website to purchase the products. i would be highly obliged if you do so. thanks for the review :heart: :heart: :heart:

  10. 1 aur foundation nuuu… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
    it seems nice yaar.. but meri online shopping nhi ho sakti 😥 😥 … hubby ka cc hai in paypal which he needs to confirm by calling the bank custome care n meri ladaai hui hai unse.. :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:
    jab main maanugii tab kahungi call karne ko n paypal use karungi.. :balle: :dumb: :hihi:

  11. nupur online khareed khareed k u have become so expert at guesstimating na!!! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:
    i loveed the packaging… !! kitni classy… plus soper dooper reasonably priced…!!
    par not for oilies :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  12. Thanks for sharing Nupur :thanks: …..does elf ship to India??…..last month i remember it was their anniversary celebration n i remember everything was on discount…..bt it thought they will nt ship to India ?:) ….hence I did nt order…… :((

      1. Too bad yaar….actually i had seen the elf counter in mumbai at beauty centre …which is a hub for all kinds of cosmetics in mumbai…..bt the counter disappeared….i wish they launch in India :((

        1. nts i think u can find a few counters in mumbai which sell ELF things… but thy wont b of the same price as on the website 🙁
          u can also check ebay if u wish to buy something :victory2: :victory2:

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