05.18.2016
1796
Studio Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 15
$6
Expert Rating
Community Rating (21)
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Last Updated:05.18.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

Note: As of spring 2016, we confirmed with E.L.F. that the ingredients currently listed here on Beautypedia (not those listed on E.L.F.'s site) are accurate.

This liquid foundation is housed in a glass bottle with a built-in pump to dispense the product. It has a smooth, lightweight yet slightly creamy texture that blends easily without being too slippery. Once this sets, you’re left with a finish that feels matte but also has a bit of a satin sheen, so this is best for normal to slightly dry or combination skin that’s not too oily. Sun protection is provided by an in-part titanium dioxide sunscreen, so broad-spectrum protection is assured.

The shade range caters to those with light to tan skin tones, and all of them are worth considering.  You’ll find this minimally fragranced foundation provides medium coverage.

This foundation’s rating is due to its overall performance rather than its SPF rating. Due to concerns about people not applying sunscreen liberally enough to get the amount of SPF protection stated on the label, it is often recommended to look for SPFs with ratings higher than 15. If you plan to use foundation as your sole source of facial sun protection, consider using one rated SPF 20 or greater. If the foundation with sunscreen you choose is rated less than an SPF 20, we strongly advise applying it over a daytime moisturizer rated SPF 15 or greater and following it with a pressed powder rated SPF 15 or greater. That way, you’re ensuring sufficient broad-spectrum protection which is essential for having and maintaining healthy, younger-looking skin at any age.

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Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Octisalate 2%, Titanium Dioxide 5.5%; Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Isododecane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclomethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-15/15 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Talc, Synthetic Beeswax, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum).

May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)

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e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

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e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.