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e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation

e.l.f. Cosmetics

Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation


Item #: 2500495 Size: 1.0 oz

This lightweight e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Foundation works to disguise redness, blemishes and uneven skin tone. The flawless coverage foundation formula is infused with acne fighting key ingredients salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree and soothing aloe, to help prevent and treat acne blemishes. Cruelty free and vegan.
Apply to clean and moisturized skin. Squeeze a small amount onto a sponge, fingertips or a foundation brush and starting at the center of the face blend outward. One layer gives a natural finish or apply in buildable layers for fuller coverage.
Active: Salicylic Acid 0.5%. Inactive: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone / PEG-10 / 15 Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Cinnamomum Camphor Bark Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice, Hexapeptide-9, Hamamelis Briginiana (Witch Hazel). May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).


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e.l.f. CosmeticsOnline Only Acne Fighting Foundation

(based on 667 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Blends well (11)
  • Easy to apply (11)
  • Goes on smoothly (10)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Long-lasting (8)


  • Heavy (3)
  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (9)
  • Full coverage (7)
  • Light to medium coverage (5)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • Normal skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (10)

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Don't Overlook This Due to Low Price!

By Jill

from Sarasota, FL

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Verified Buyer


  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Great Value
  • Lightweight


  • Contains parabens
  • Poor Shade Selection

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
  • Full Coverage
  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Mature Skin
  • Medium to Buildable Coverage
  • Normal Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

This is a wonderful foundation! I have tried a wide range of foundations in my day, from drugstore to high end, and this one is in my top 3! And since it's so affordable, it is my main go-to; I save the higher end ones for special occasions or really bad skin days. (For the record, I also enjoy Make Up For Ever Ultra HD, Nars Sheer Glow, and L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte.)

I am 30 with minimal fine lines/wrinkles and normal to dry acne-prone skin most of the time, but get oily outdoors and during the hotter months, which is most of the year in notoriously humid Florida. This stuff manages to hold up even when standing in sticky hours-long lines at Disney World!

I prefer to apply it with a very damp Beauty Blender over a brush for the most streak-free application. It has a natural matte finish, and doesn't cake up into crevices or on dry patches. It isn't too thick or too runny, and layers up nicely. I have a lot of freckles and discoloration on my face and one thin coat evens everything out, but if I have extra redness or a bad skin day, it builds nicely for higher coverage. It goes on quite wet at first, but that gives you time to work with it before it dries down to a natural matte finish.

It sets nicely without needing setting powder, but of course powder seals everything in for maximum longevity. On me, I wear this for a good 6 hours before I notice any fading or breaking up WITHOUT powder, depending on the weather.

The only con is the shade selection. I am pretty fair with a neutral undertone (MAC equivalent of NC15-NC20 without a tan) and I use the shade Porcelain in this foundation, which is the lightest shade available. E.L.F.'s Porcelain is definitely not suitable for very pale skin, and I myself can just barely use it if I blend well, as it leans more pink than I'd like.

Also, it has a slightly minty scent due to the teatree oil. It doesn't linger once the foundation dries, but the smell is definitely noticeable upon applicatio


Great foundation

By elaineeewilson

from Newport Beach, CA, United States

Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

Great product for the price. You can apply a little bit for less coverage, or use more for full coverage. I like having this choice for either daily wear or for a special occasion. However, you DEFINITELY need to use a setting spray with this makeup, otherwise it will rub right off. I use e.l.f.'s setting spray, which works great and keeps the foundation from rubbing off at all. I bought this foundation because I'll try anything to avoid breaking out (I get 1 to 2 zits a week) and now use it daily, but haven't noticed any reduction of acne. However, it feels light and doesn't increase breakouts, so that's fine with me. Can't expect a makeup to prevent all future zits.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Terrible Coloring

By avelxne

from Danbury, CT, United States

Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

I bought this 11 days ago and not only did it just come today, which took awhile, i got it in the shade porcelain and it is NOT PORCELAIN. I received the shade porcelain, but its a very tan and kind of orangey shade instead. I need it for tomorrow and it just doesn't work,, ugh I don't even know how long it lasts I'm so annoyed.


Amazing foundation!

By LaBelle31

from Woodland Park, NJ, United States

Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

I purchased this foundation on a whim. i don't have acne on a regular basis and i normally use the elf flawless finish foundation but i started to break out more and more a few weeks ago and decided to give this foundation a try. I will say that this foundation is amazing it not only covered the acne i had but also the little scars that i still have from previous acne. It works amazing has a nice finish to it its not drying or quick to disapear from your face. i just love it . Im in the shade buff and it is a perfect shade for me. i normally apply it with a sponge and it blends perfectly leaves a very natural finish.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great product

By TheFirehawk

from West Valley City, UT, United States

Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

I got the first 3 shades porcelain, beige, and buff since I didn't know what shade would work with my skin tone because a picture only shows so much. The porcelain shade matches my skin beautifully and doesn't look streaky, cakey, and doesn't exacerbate my pore. It has a nice soft matte/blur finish, same with buff and beige. Side note: beige is darker than buff, the colors are out of order so if your a shade or two darker than porcelain try buff first before beige.


great product for low price

By Julia

from Ohio

Verified Buyer


  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish


    Best Uses

      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

      For being a drug store product, this performs like a brand name product. I really enjoy elf foundations... well elf products in general!


      Horrible Shade Range

      By Emily

      from ..

      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

      Although this foundation has a nice consistency, it goes on very cakey. I bought the shade porcelain thinking it would match based off of its packing, but it was very dark and orange.


      Great coverage

      By KalGeo

      from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

      I bought this foundation to replace Too Faced Born This Way as it is out of my price range. The coverage is great, and I bought it for the coverage as I do not have acne problems, but I ended up breaking out the day after wearing it which is an issue I have with cheap foundations. Will most likely go back to Too Faced.


      best foundation ever tried

      By elf

      from na

      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

      I tried many foundation but this stood out to me. It gives great coverage. But the color I got is too dark hopefully u can't find my color

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


      Very impressed

      By Dannibanani

      from NJ, United States

      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Acne Fighting Foundation:

      I just found this foundation by accident and figured I'd give it a shot because I've been using elf products for a few years now and I've always been pretty pleased. Suddenly a few months ago my face broke out all over my cheeks like I've never experienced before. It made me feel terrible to the point where I didn't even want to leave the house. I use foundations that are supposed to be good for skin like mine but they never last. I used this foundation with the selfie ready foundation brush and it covered all of my scars and current blemishes flawlessly only using a tiny amount. Not only that but it stays in place and has the salycilic acid which is the only medication that helps keep my issues at bay. I couldn't be happier with this purchase and would recommend it thisohrilled anyone afraid of putting things on their face for fear of worsening acne. No issues at all and I will certainly be ordering more.

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