About a week or two ago, when I was browsing through some of my favourite makeup webshops I came across this super fancy looking foundation by the brand Elizabeth Arden. I’ve heard lot’s of good things about the skincare products by this brand so I was very interested in giving this foundation a try. Today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out more about this foundation, make sure you continue reading!
The foundation comes in a stunning packaging. I just have no other words to describe that. The box itself looks really fancy and the bottle does too. It’s made out of matte glass and it has some golden details. The packaging looks like this bottle costs about 100 Euro’s (which isn’t the case) and that’s exactly what I love about it.
The Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish foundation comes in a bottle filled with 30ml of product. This is very average and therefore totally fine. The foundation comes in 10 different shades and it will set you back about €35,-.
This Elizabeth Arder Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin foundation claims quite a few things. It claims the following:
- For normal to oily skin
- Medium to full coverage
- 24 Hours of colour-true makeup
- Climate infused makeup so lasts through heat, humidity and moisture
- Shine control ingredients are time released to absorb oil throughout the day for a flawless look
- Transfer proof
- Oil free
- Contains SPF15
All together it sounds like a pretty interesting and amazing product. Especially the climate infused part and the fact that shine control ingredients are released over time made me want to try this product real bad. But without further ado, let’s start discussing the claims.
The statements about it being oil free and containing SPF15 aren’t really things that can’t be true or not, it’s just true otherwise they can’t say that. It’s nice that it contains SPF since it’s important to always protect your face from the sun, but SPF15 really isn’t enough for that.
The part about the lasting time however is something that could be a little exagerated. Of course I’m not going to wear a foundation for 24 hours, but I have worn it for about 12 hours and I have to say, it held up pretty well. It actually got prettier over time. When I first applied it I wasn’t very impressed at all, but after a couple of hours it started to look better and better and I started liking it more.
When it comes to keeping my skin shine free all day I’m actually quite impressed. Normally foundations claim things like that but they’re never true, but this one didn’t let me down at all. Of course some parts of my face ended up being shinier than others, but overall my skin was pretty matte at the end of the day. Not bad Elizabeth, not bad!
Even though every part of this review, until now, has been pretty positive, I’m still not that sure whether I love this foundation or not. For some reason it just didn’t wow me, I’m not in love. The main reason why it didn’t is because it just does not look that amazing right after you apply it. It looks kinda powdery, not natural and the texture makes it pretty hard to blend properly. After a while it does start to look better, but I hate walking around knowing my foundation looks crappy the first three hours of the day.
Coverage wise this is a great product. It definitely has medium to full coverage and that is something I love about it. I don’t have terrible skin but for some reason I do like using full coverage foundations. I think it looks really pretty and I like having clear skin when I’m wearing makeup.
By the way, if you own this foundation or consider buying it please keep in mind that this foundation doesn’t look good at all when it’s blended in with anything else than a Beautyblender. So if you don’t have a Beautyblender you might want to buy one or skip this foundation ’cause it just won’t look good without it.
So, overall I do have mixed feelings about this foundation. I love the coverage, I love the fact that it comes in such a light shade and I like how it keeps me matte all day. However I don’t like that it has this weird texture that makes it hard to blend and that it takes quite a while until it starts looking pretty and flawless. I do like it, it’s just not the best foundation out there.
The Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin foundation is available at HQHair for €35,45.
That was it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to me know which foundation is your current favourite!