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This high-definition, oil-free, lightweight foundation is perfect for normal to oily skin types. The cream-to-powder formula minimizes fine lines and leaves a natural, long-lasting, matte finish. Includes a compact sponge for easy application and portable beauty.
e.l.f.’s HD Mattifying Cream Foundation is available in 6 shades and is said to provide a high-definition, lightweight cream-to-powder formula that imparts a matte finish. The shade depicted in this review is Sand.
This foundation comes in a black, plastic compact that includes a sponge applicator in the bottom section and a full-sized mirror in the lid.
The HD Mattifying Cream Foundation has a cream formula that initially sets to a slightly powdery finish. Sand is a good match for neutral, light skin in the NC/NW 20 range.
You get surprisingly good coverage out of this foundation. Unless you have significant blemishes or under-eye darkness, you could get away with not having to do extra concealing or powdering because of the near-full coverage this foundation provides. You can, of course, also sheer it down by using a damp sponge if you prefer lighter coverage.
The cream also blends nicely so that you don’t have streaks or a cakey quality left behind on the skin.
Initially, this foundation has a semi-matte finish. But it quickly loses its matte quality and soon allows the skin’s natural shininess and oily quality to show through. So, despite the fact that e.l.f. claims this foundation has a long-lasting matte finish, this isn’t a good choice for those with oily or combination skin. It’s actually a great choice for those with normal or dry skin.
Ease of Use: 9/10
The cream formula blends nicely while imparting quick coverage. You should set this with powder even if you have normal skin because after the first couple of hours of wear, it will lose its matte finish.
For $6.00 you get 0.34 ounces (9 grams) of product.
Ethylhexl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Mica, Nylon-12, Silica, Triacontanyl PVP, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77492), Red No. 33 Lake (CI 17200), Blue No. 1(CI 42090), Yellow No. 5 Lake (CI 19140), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289).