Elle 18 Glow Foundation Review

Elle 18 Glow Foundation Review

Hello pretty ladies,

Today, I will introduce you all to a new product range from Elle 18 *balleballe* The brand has launched several new products; one of them is the Glow Foundation.  Let’s begin with this one.


Product Description:

Good news is that this comes in 4 shades namely Pearl, Coral, Marble and Shell.


30 grams.


150 INR

Shelf Life:

24 months.

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My Experience with Elle 18 Glow Foundation:

As soon as I heard the news about the launch of new products from the house of Elle 18, I was eager to try out a few things, one of them being the foundation *haanji* I am quite fond of BB creams off late, have used Garnier and Ponds. Frankly speaking, I did not have much expectations from Elle 18 foundation, as the brand is of average quality, but affordable. As it’s a new product launch, the SA didn’t have the testers, but as she knows me well, she suggested the shade “Marble” to me.  I swatched from the tip of the new tube and was satisfied with the match.

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This comes in a trendy and girly packaging, the regular Elle 18 black packaging.  This is a long 30 gm tube, quite sufficient when compared to the trial-sized BB creams I have used. This one unlike them is only available in one size, i.e., 30 grams. The cap is tight and secure, thus no product leak.

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As soon as I bought it, I was eager to try it, so applied it the next day to office. The texture is dense, on application it is a bit slithery, doesn’t spread easily.  I have to massage well on the face to help it penetrate and spread well *not happening* Coming to the coverage, it is quite sheer. It is lesser when compared to Garnier BB cream. I had to reapply it to get the desired coverage and evenness. The fragrance is light and beautiful, won’t irritate any nose for sure, goes away in some time as well. The effect stays the whole day on my combination skin. I had applied it at 10 AM and it stayed till 5 PM.  While going to the office, it was hot and I was sweating; I used my handkerchief and the foundation was clearly visible on it and was transferring. In short, it’s a mildly tinted moisturizer if applied once. On two applications, it will give some coverage. The name is misleading, didn’t add any glow to my face.

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Pros of Elle 18 Glow Foundation:

  • Affordable.
  • Available in four shades.
  • Smells good.

Cons of Elle 18 Glow Foundation:

  • Slithery texture.
  • Doesn’t even out skin, if applied lightly.
  • Packaging could have been better, considering its the new product range.
  • Unsatisfactory coverage.

Will I Repurchase Elle 18 Glow Foundation?

No, I just wanted to try out this range, but not satisfied.

Do I Recommend Elle 18 Glow Foundation?

No, only if you haven’t ever used BB creams, you might like it as a mild tinted moisturizer.

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I hope this review helped. Will see you ladies soon, till then take care.

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10 thoughts on “Elle 18 Glow Foundation Review

  1. Elle 18 always has cute stuff *woot* *woot* *pompom* *pompom* this one looks average… i am a lover of BB creams and have soo many good ones so would skip this *haan ji* *haan ji* but waiting for your other reviews *hifive*

  2. I’m using garnier’s bb cream, but thought of buying this foundation considering the wedding season have loads of invite. So should i buy this one or not.???

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