Another e.l.f review here! I’ve been struggling with setting powder for god knows how long. I’m a vegan on a budget, which doesn’t leave a ton of avenues open to me in terms of trying and finding new makeup. Ever struggling to find a powder that didn’t make my undereyes look worse, I almost resigned myself to just having greasy looking eye-bags until I had the money for Laura Mercier.
As a last ditch attempt, a few weeks ago I scrounged up some coins and bought myself e.l.f’s HD undereye setting powder and now many (not all, but a significant number) of my undereye makeup woes have been solved! Here’s the review:
£5.00 from elfcosmetics.co.uk
Small glass pot with a plastic lid. The lid on mine has already cracked, which isn’t great, but it still works. There’s a sifter to prevent all the product coming out at once, and it comes with a tiny little brush that I will most likely never use.
White with a sheer finish. I doubt it would have much flashback unless applied extremely liberally. Bare in mind that I have extremely pale skin, so I can’t speak for how well this product would work for people with darker skin tones.
I use the Real Techniques setting brush to apply it lightly. I do find that it ever so slightly decreases the appearance of my undereye bags which is good, but it doesn’t exactly work miracles. However, also doesn’t make my concealer darker and accentuate them, like many setting powders I’ve tried.
Definitely extends the wear of my concealer, and prevents it from creasing, which is what I needed.
This product does exactly what it says it’s going to do, and for the price is definitely worth trying. There are definitely much better undereye setting powders available at higher ends of the market, but if you’re on a budget this is a fantastic option.
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