Rated 4.02 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Air brushed in a Jiff!
I recently purchased this item, not knowing what to expect. This powder has the sample texture and softness of the Illuminating palette. Very light ( like angles wings) it float's on the skin. It will need a touch up because of the lightness, but less chance of caking your makeup on those hot, humid days in summer. I have this in the lightest shade, which is really close to translucent. Just blurs everything out to perfection, I am also older had have sensitive comb skin with a some wrinkles and it doesn't stick in the cracks!!haha
Most Helpful Critical Review Starts nice, but
I'm neither here nor there with this product. The immediate finish is nice, smooth, matte. Throughout the day, though, it starts to look cakey as it absorbs oil and the colour becomes significantly darker as it oxidizes. Even when using a fine dusting, the effect is the same. Requires blotting, basically, if you have oily skin.
Reviewed by 207 customers Lightest shade turned orange immediately
Tay from Alabama
I bought the shade fair/light and it turned my whole face orange as soon as I applied it over foundation. It says it "lightly" pigmented but it seems highly pigmented.
Wendigo from Toronto, ON
Very much like an expensive brand name powder. LIghtweight/finely-milled, airy, soft texture. I use the lightest to set my undereyes and t-zone area (I'm a light-medium skin tone with olive/warm undertones). Takes down the shine but not at all overly mattifying. Almost undetectable on the skin. Very luxe-looking packaging. Impressive stuff...
Like the compact
QueenKatherine from undisclosed
The fair/light was so light, and the light/medium seems dark and yellow. I like the compact and wish I could find the right color.
Basic but great powder!
Sammy from Fontana
This is my favorite drugstore powder to touch up my oily face throughout the day. Very light coverage and feels nice on my skin. Really helps in controlling my shine and oily skin.
Chrystal2020 from AL
I really love using this elf powder. The shade is perfect and the powder itself is very light weight. It doesn't clump up and gives a full coverage look.
Didn't do much
Kacey from Portland
My makeup wasn't finished, still smeared
My auntie and I love it.
Mass19 from undisclosed
Doesn't clog your pores, dry skin approved and affordable. Give it a try!
@KSheltonBeauty from Oklahoma
How is this a drugstore pressed powder? I like to use it with a big fluffy brush to press it into my foundation and to set my under eye concealer. This product does wonders for the skin and combined with their poreless putty primer you are guaranteed to have angelic looking skin! Beautiful coverage. Sincerely impressed.
Spenny from London
Like this product. Goes on quite sheet on top of foundation to set it. Will buy again
Smells like fish
Natalie932 from Canada
This smells like fish, I can't even put it on my face to see if it performs well. I don't know why it smells like that, but it's awful! I had to throw away!
More Colors Please!
SPC123 from Boston, MA
O.k., everything about this is great except the color range...I love the packaging. I love the texture of the product. It works well to 'take off the shine'. But there are just not enough color options. The jump between fair/light to light/medium is far too big. Fair makes me look washed out. Medium makes it look like I'm trying to fake a tan. I tried both and had to toss the medium. I've been using the fair only because I don't have anything else at the moment, but have to over-compensate with blush to make it work. ....Not enough color options in Elf's other powders either!!! I won't buy my old Revlon powder any more since learning they are not cruelty-free so I guess I'm going to have to find another brand. Boo! Elf - please expand your powder color range!!!
My Go To!
sgnorris from raleigh, nc
I have tried just about every powder from channel, mac, lancome... This is my go to powder. Absolutly love it!
Wanna smell like fish?
MT from Napa, CA
Set with this!
Super nice setting powder for oily skin!
B from DC
super nice, not too full coverage just a nice setting powder!
Just the right coverage
Kmn68 from Austin, texas
I don't wear heavy foundation because I have good skin (thanks to genetics). I put this powder on over primer and it's perfect all over or just touch ups.
LITERALLY THE BEST
Selena101 from NYC NY
omg honey this is the best finishing powder ever. The price is so amazing for the quality. I would pay twice as more for this amazing product. I wear it every day and it holds my makeup all day through the humid subway cars and college classrooms. The real test was when I spontaneously went to the pool and submerged my head and my makeup was pretty much the same. Amazing!!!
New Holy Grail!
Caitlyn from Saint Louis, MO
If you haven't tried this, you're missing out! I LOVE this powder so much. When wearing my trusty foundation (Maybelline SuperStay), I get great coverage. I'll use this powder all over to set and what little the foundation doesn't cover, this powder DOES. I found the powder very silky and lightweight. After applying foundation and concealer, I'll use my damp beauty sponge and lightly press into the powder and lightly tap all over my face. It makes my face matte, my pores disappear, and my skin look FLAWLESS. If this product was $40, I would absolutely spend the money on it... but the fact that it is SO INEXPENSIVE makes it even better! I have one in my makeup kit, one in my purse, and one in my desk at all times!!!
Nthomas from Burlington, NC
I bought this product a few weeks ago and I noticed that it had a funny odor. So, I stopped and cleaned my brush. Next day, tried again and the odor was still there. So, I got a new brush and ITS STILL THERE. The powder smells TERRIBLE. I have been using E.L.F products for years and have never had this issue. I am super disappointed and hate that I wasted my money on product that smells like dirt.
Amber from Georgia
I have enlarged pores and this DID NOT help. They were perfectly visible, and it didn't help with my oily skin. I still spot. So I tried the Maybelline Fit Me Matte powder and saw a huge improvement. This is not worth the money. Maybelline is much better and $2 more.
You Get What You Pay For
Cheri from Durham, NC
I did not drop it - but after two uses, the cake started breaking apart. I like using powder compact - so I thought I would keep it and use it carefully. Unfortunately the next time I reached for it - it was loose powder and the entire contents spilled in my purse. I was disappointed.
made me turn orange
lisette from PA
I used to love this product a few years ago. I repurchased it and it seems the formula has changed; I have combination skin which is very oily in the T-zone and dry everywhere else. The powder clung to my dry patches and did nothing to control my oil. I have medium skin, so I purchased light/medium, and it completely oxidized on me and turned me orange. I looked ridiculous. It also rubs off very easily and has no coverage. I'm disappointed.
Use it everyday!
Cynthia Lee from Brooklyn, NY
I've been using this product for almost two years and I love it. I always set my face with it and I only touch up around my smile lines, but that is with every power. The only thing is, do not get carried away with it because it will look cakey. Also, make sure you set it with finishing spray because it would barely budge after that. I think this is also better for dry-combo skin instead of oily. I just with they came with different undertones and shades, but luckily, I can work with it.
Smooth As Silk
Masterfefe from Alabama
I bought this last week. It's the first powder I've bought from the e.l.f brand and I have to say I'm impressed. The applicator it comes with I like for on the go. It goes on my face so smooth feeling! Love it! Needless to say I went and bought more e.l.f makeup today:)
Smells like the rubber applicator
Rsmcathy from Rancho Santa margarita, ca
I thought it was a nice little extra to have the sponge applicator come with it. Unfortunately, the rubber scent leached into the powder. I've tried airing it out, spritz with rose water, nothing helped.
Top notch product
Wgw7879 from Ashburn, va
Bought this as a cheaper option. I needed something quick because I forgot my powder at home.
Omg! Better than some of the other brands. Not caky, color is perfect.