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Elle18 Foundation: To buy or not to buy?

Elle18 is a brand that always makes me very nostalgic. And very frankly, I rarely do find faults with Elle18, because I always feel that I get more than what I pay for.Notwithstanding the price, even if they are not the best in the market, they are definitely not the worst and frankly, I don't see what not to like about them especially the lipsticks.

Recently they launched some new products ( Yes, if you want to goodie bag participate in my giveaway) and I had bought the foundation quite a few days earlier.I have a kind of mixed reaction to
the foundation.

My experience: First, I made a mistake. The shopkeeper gave me the lightest shade claiming that it was the darkest. DUH!!!
In my hamper luckily, I found the shade that is my perfect match which is Shell.So, I ended up with two shades which is not bad as far as the blog is concerned.I was pretty excited to try the foundation and on application, I found, it is a bit difficult to blend. Since my skin is very dry right now, I can't skip a moisturizer. But on top of moisturizer, it kind of slides around and gives a patchy finish.
I have tried using my fingers and blending is really difficult. I have also used my Sigma F80 Kabuki, and it did a far better job. I have try it with a flat brush and a sponge now and find out how it fares.
But, once blended, it stays put for a long time without making the oily skin oilier.

So, the Good and the bad:

  • Shell matches my skintone.
  • Lightweight.
  • Non-oily.
  • Did not break me out.
  • Doesn't make the skin oily.
  • Stays on for a long time.
  • No uncomfortable feeling.
  • Can be washed off with water.
  • Does not transfer on my cellphone.
  • Priced at 150 INR, it's pretty easy on the pocket.

The Bad:
  1. Difficult to blend.
  2. No shade for darker skinned ladies.
  3. Light coverage. Won't cover blemishes.

That's all my friends.
Overall, I am not too impressed with the product but I am not hating it either,
I welcome this endeavour on Elle18's side and I'm sure they would be able to perfect the formula with time.

Repurchase? I have got too used to using good foundations. I am not sure if I would want to repurchase it.
Recommendation: Ummm... there are better products in the market. But at the price point, this is not really bad.
I don't know. Decide it for yourself.


  1. For the price it's decent I think so!! Nice review ^_^

  2. very nice review..cant complain for the price..:)

    1. True. May be I have been expecting too much? :P

  3. For the price, it will not hurt to give it a try. will check it out :)

  4. Nyc review....Will give it a try... :)

    1. Would really like to know your views on it. I am kind of in a dilemma.

  5. I am yet to try it out. Great review as always :)

  6. I Think BB Creams Are Better At This Price! But I Agree, The Lipsticks Are Too Good For Their Prices!
    I So Wanna Buy New Shades Of Their Lippies


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