Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Review: E.L.F Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer - Brightening Lavender

Hello Princesses!

Today I'm going to be talking about the E.L.F Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer in the shade Brightening Lavender! It seems like E.L.F have updated the name of this product since I purchased mine, but it's not an updated formula, so let's get going!
"Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the Mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat against excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a long lasting satin finish.

Features a new and improved air pump! For best results, you may need to pump the component several times before product dispenses.

Recommended uses:
Tone Adjusting Green is ideal for minimizing redness and correcting blotchy skin.
Brightening Lavender is ideal for uneven skin tones and to brighten dull or yellow tones.
Radiant Glow (contains shimmer) is ideal for creating a luminizing effect on dark spots and uneven skin tones."(1)

The packaging of this product is very devious, there's much less product than there appears to be, and it's hard to tell when you're running out! This primer has an air pump mechanism which ensures that you use almost 100% of the product.
This primer has a light Lavender colour when it's initially pumped out, but is quite colourless when blended out. I don't really notice it brightening my skin tone at all when it's applied, it also doesn't really counteract and yellow tones on my skin. It has an interesting silicone texture which makes my face feel a really slippery, it doesn't sink into the skin either so the slippery feeling stays on the top of my skin. It doesn't fill pores or smooth dry skin either. 
I don't find that this primer helps my foundation or BB Cream last any longer than it usually would, and it didn't help it appear any smoother over dry skin or pores. I thought that this primer didn't do very much but also really did no harm until I trialled it on one half of my face. I found then that this primer stops product from being blended properly into/onto my face because it retains the slippery feeling, the product just keeps sliding around and cake-ing  up in crevices. Not a good look!

What I Love
- Inexpensive ($10-15NZD)
- Air pump uses almost 100% of product

What I Don't Love
- Purple tone doesn't do anything
- Leaves a slippery residue on the face
- Slippery residue makes products hard to blend
- Deceiving packaging makes it hard to tell when you're running out

Final Thoughts
Initially I thought this primer didn't do anything spectacular, but also didn't really have many negative aspects. Now after trialling this on only half my face I can see that it's just so much harder to blend, doens't make my skin look any better or brighter, and cakes up in the crevices of my face (nose, eyes, lips) due to the difficult blending. I've already used up half of my bottle, but I won't bother using it any more in all honesty, it doesn't do anything good to my skin!

I wouldn't really recommend this primer to anyone as even though it's inexpensive, it doesn't really do anything apart from make your blending job harder.


  1. Ah that's too bad this didn't work that well!
    I was considering getting this, but since it's not very good I suppose it won't be worth it >.>
    Thanks for the review!

    1. I definitely think you can find a better primer for a reasonable price on the market! Thanks for commenting! ^,^

  2. I really appreciate how honest your reviews are!

    1. Haha thank you! I always strive for honesty, there is nothing worse than purchasing something recommended by a blogger and finding out that it's awful. ><


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