Sunday, January 5, 2014

e.l.f. Translucent Mattifying Powder: Review

Disclaimer: The product featured was provided for review.

Hey everyone, happy Sunday! Today I have a short and sweet review of a simple and affordable product from e.l.f cosmetics called the e.l.f. Translucent Mattifying Powder ($4.95 from Nail Polish Canada, free Canadian shipping).
As someone with oily skin, I have learnt the importance of carrying a pressed powder with me to avoid looking like I just ran a marathon. For me, after washing my face and applying makeup, oil will start to seep out of my pores within three or four hours so it's very crucial for me to set my makeup with powder, blotting my skin half way through the day and reapply some powder.
The e.l.f Translucent Mattifying Powder comes in a thin black plastic compact with mirror. The compact also holds a sponge for on-the-go application. Formula-wise, the powder is great, though not as industrial strength as the Mattify Ultra powder, it still keeps me shine free for around four hours and delays the look of oily skin. Aside from the mattifying properties, the powder minimizes the size of pores and makes the skin look a little more even and smooth.
I personally prefer applying powder with a brush as I tend to go overboard with sponges so I personally would have preferred a smaller compact without sponge applicator but for the price, this product is totally worth it!
Anyone tried this powder before? Let me know in the comments below!
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