Thursday, November 29, 2012

Review: ELF Clarifying Pressed Powder

Happy Thursday everyone! It's the last day of work for those working in the Philippines because it is a long weekend. Yay! Where will you go for vacation? Me, I'm going with my whole family to Tagaytay and the Land Cruiser Club of the Philippines. We are having our annual jamboree this weekend and I'm so excited to see all our friends. LCCP is composed of members that are Land Cruiser enthusiasts and my dad is one of the founders of the club. I am proud to be part of this club because it is family oriented and we always get to bond during family events like this :)

Today, I will review one product that I have been testing for a week now. I got it because I was curious and it's stated to contain salicylic acid so it's perfect for acne prone skin like mine.

ELF Clarifying pressed powder



SHADE I GOT: Ivory
NET WT.: 5g
PRICE: Php125 (so expensive compared to the US which is $1 = Php40 only)
INGREDIENTS:
Active: Salicylic Acid 1%

Ingredients : Talc, Mica, Kaolin, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Titanium Dioxide, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Stearate, Petrolatum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Aroma) May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

MY REVIEW:

PROS:

- Controls oils for 4 hours thanks to the kaolin content. This is a great setting powder for oily skin girls.

- I like the size of it. It fits perfectly on my pocket or my small pouch. Perfect to bring during parties for retouch because it have a sponge.



- This gives a little coverage. Just enough to even your skin tone. I used this on top of my moisturizer and I can go out without worrying about looking greasy.

- Gives a matte but natural looking skin. Very light on the face too.

- This contains salicylic acid 1% as the active ingredient. 

- ELF is a cruelty free brand :)




CONS

-  This broke me out! I don't know why when it is meant for acne-prone skin.  I tried it a couple of times and it always give me small bumps on the face at the end of the day.

- I believe I can get through this quite fast if I use it everyday and for retouch because after I used it 2x the embossed "elf logo" disappeared already.



- The hiked up price! It's ridiculously x3 compared to the price in the US. $1 = Php40 so even with the tax it should only cost less than a hundred. This product is sold for $3 here in Pinas :(


OVER-ALL RATING: 4/5


I will still be objective about it. Even though it broke me out, I was still happy with the performance while I was using it :)


Thanks for dropping by!
 

12 comments:

herroyalbleakness said...

I get your frustration over products that are marketed for acne-prone skin and yet breaks us out. It teaches us to really take everything with a grain of salt :)

Askmewhats said...

ay sis, nagamit ko to way way back, ginawa ko siyang "contouring" powder kasi naman, mali ang shade binigay ng SA at di ko chineck! buti na din lang hindi bumagay ang kulay sa akin or else I'll use it all over face! I'm so sorry it caused you breakout!

Janet said...

At first, I always tend to reach over products that states it is suitable for acne prone or oily skin as it contains salicylic or other ingredients wherein they "claim" it could help combat acne. But most of them are just gimmicky as I have tried most of them. Too bad this broke you out >_<~

Jan Mitchelle said...

Hi Girl! :)
I am having my first giveaway. :) You might win awesome COSMETIC ORGANIZERS! ^_^
I am hoping for your participation. ^_^
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Thank You so much! :)

Much Love!
-Jan

Hao Dinh Thi said...

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Jan Mitchelle said...

Hi Girl! :)
I am having my first giveaway. :) You might win awesome COSMETIC ORGANIZERS! ^_^
I am hoping for your participation. ^_^
Here is the link: http://thepiinkrouge.blogspot.com/2012/11/novemberrific-giveaway.html
Thank you so much! God Bless :)

Much Love!
-Jan
http://thepiinkrouge.blogspot.com/

Jan Mitchelle said...

Hi Girl! :)
I am having my first giveaway. :) You might win awesome COSMETIC ORGANIZERS! ^_^
I am hoping for your participation. ^_^
Here is the link: http://thepiinkrouge.blogspot.com/2012/11/novemberrific-giveaway.html
Thank you so much! God Bless :)

Much Love!
-Jan
http://thepiinkrouge.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Thank you for doing this review as I was contemplating on whether or not to try this. I do love their blushes, though. Those haven't had me breaking out and the colors are beautiful.

Glad I came across your blog, I love it. I'm now your newest follower on my greader. :)

Crystal Gale said...

Arg, sinabi mo pa. I bought a lot of products meant for acne prone skin that still broke me out =/

Nikki, buti ka pa. Lucky you :)

Janet, so agree. They are just gimmicky so that a lot of people will buy their products. They will put salicyclic but the content would be too low to be effective for combating acne...

Michelle, thanks for following my blog! I am still contemplating on whether I should try their blushes but since a lot have been vouching for them, I think I should give them a try right? :)

Crystal Gale said...

Hao Dinh Thi, I love Kpop too :)

Jan, hi girl! So sorry I was unable to enter your giveaway. I just read your message. Is it still open? Thanks for thinking of me :)

mariqia said...

Hi, I'm using this for contouring since..so far no breakouts..yet. I'm just used it for 3 days haha.

Pauline Reyes said...

ELF Clarifying Pressed Powder is a little bit pricey here in the Philippines but it’s worth the it!

~Pauline @Kallony