Sunday, August 22, 2010

Review: ELF HD High Definition Powder

I got this powder free with purchase a couple months back when it first came out. It's definitely one of ELF's most popular products and is often out of stock. I use this to set my makeup, it keeps it in place and gives a smooth finish. My face is dry and not very pore-filled, so I don't really need a powder like this, but I like having it. I do not have the MAC Prep and Prime to compare it to, I don't see a need for these products to be honest, I think most powders will set your makeup just fine.

The ELF HD powder sells for $6 on the ELF website, it's one of their more expensive items. It comes in a sleek, but bulky black packaging with a sifter and puff inside. The cover clicks when you turn it around a couple of times, which is nice that way you know it won't spill all over the place. I would suggest keeping the sticker on top of the sifter (poke some holes into it or half it half off), that will prevent too much product from coming out. The packaging claims that this product gives your face a "soft focus" effect, masking the fine lines and imperfections for a radiant complexion. It's soft and invisible, however be careful to not over-apply this. It is a white micro-fine powder, but once you blend it in, you can't see it, only the effects that it gives, which is a blurring effect to camouflage your pores and lines.

I just shake the container (with it closed or the puff over it) and then open it and whatever is on the puff I apply. Or you can also take some out onto the inside lid and use a brush to apply it to your face, that is my preferred method. Make sure you use a rolling method when to apply this, that way it sinks into your skin well. Most HD powders on the market has similar ingredients, this ELF one has Dimethicone as the primary, then silica. Whereas the Makeup Forever one for example is 100% silica. The other fault that I find with this packaging is the opening where the powder is, is huge basically the entire size of the box, they could of made the opening a tad smaller.

Overall, I think this is a good product and for the price it really can't be beat, it's a fraction of the price of high-end HD powders. I think ELF did a fabulous job with this product. The price is awesome and it will last you ages. I would recommend this specifically for those with skin that tends more on the oily side, for dry skin, I wouldn't use this very often as it may irritate your skin.

Have you used this? How do you think it compares to other HD powders?


Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

I've read some reviews comparing this with MUFE HD Powder...but I can't say, because I've only used MUFE's one.

Amanda Popko said... Best Blogger Tips

i picked this up at winners for i think $4.99 and i love it!! it works great for photo shoots and u cant beat the price! nice review

~Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

I have this and I've rarely used it. IDK why though. I guess I just don't like how messy it is.

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~Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Hahaha, sorry about that last part. Accidentally pasted it =P

3ate4 said... Best Blogger Tips

May have to try it since it's a lot cheaper.

Stavroula said... Best Blogger Tips

It's a good product, I definitely don't regret buying it, but I like Elf's Mineral Booster much better! ;) Great review Justine! :)


Miss Jones said... Best Blogger Tips

I use this all the time it my fail safe product can not live without it, so much cheaper than MAC HD x