Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Elle 18 Glow Foundation : Photos, Review, Swatch

So far almost all BB creams that I tried didn't work for me or rather I would say it didn't work for me the way i had expected. So whenever I see a light coverage foundation, a BB Cream, a CC Cream I can't resist myself. Same with the Elle 18 Glow Foundation but thank God the brand themselves sent the products to me well before I planned to get one for myself. You would have seen all the products along with this glow foundation in a pink pouch which I had posted yesterday.

Elle 18 Glow Foundation

Description

The Elle 18 Glow Foundation comes in a tube packaging with normal screw open cap. It comes in the standard black Elle 18 packaging that is simple and chic. The foundation comes in 4 shades - Pearl, Marble, Shell and Coral [Light to Dark] and I got the shade 'Shell'. I am glad the shade suits me. I took a little amount and tried using it. I was not happy with the result. The next time I took a generous amount of the product and applied it all over my face and neck. It leaves my skin even, covering up little imperfections like mild dark circles. I would call the coverage sheer. I didn't notice any whitish cast as I blend it. Only when I went out in the sun I noticed the foundation just melting away. It was all over my phone, my hand kerchief and just everywhere !! I decided not to go out in the sun while I am using this !! It stays on me for 3 hours max without this melting and running away !


Elle 18 Glow Foundation


Likes
  • Easy to spread and use.
  • Gives the skin a even finish.
  • Covers my mild dark circles.
  • Smells mild and good.
  • Comes in a easy to use tube packaging.
  • Easily available.
  • The shade 'Shell' suits me well.
  • Travel friendly.
  • Affordable.

Dislikes
  • It stays on me only for a maximum of 3 hours.
  • I can't use this outdoors as the sun melts the foundation easily and it spreads everywhere !!
  • It does not impart any glow on my skin.

Elle 18 Glow Foundation - Swatch

Elle 18 Glow Foundation

Price

The cost of Elle 18 Glow Foundation is Rs.150 for 30 g of the product.


Elle 18 Glow Foundation - Blended well with the skin.

Verdict

I was very happy with this foundation as it was exactly what I wanted - light coverage, easy to use, travel-friendly and affordable too. All the happiness faded away when I went out in the sun for 5 mins ! Yes, the foundation started spreading everywhere around. My phone, my clothes and even hands became messy as the foundation started melting and spreading everywhere. It is totally not waterproof and I might just use it when I will be staying somewhere indoors where it is fully air conditioned !!


Rating - ♥♥.5



♥ Aarthi ♥


Note - Product sent by PR.

14 comments:

  1. oh no! I hate foundation getting on my phone.

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  2. thanks for the review

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  3. Oops..I am yet to test it though..

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    1. I want to know if this works the same way on others too.. Waiting for your review Bhumi ..

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  4. We have summer almost all year round in Chennai. And melting foundations are such a pain.

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    1. Well said Sangeeta.. I am still not sure where and when I can wear this foundation !

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  5. melting foundation oh noooo for me.I tried their compact powder but that didn't fare well for my expectation.Can be used as a touch up powder.For this affordable price I cannot expect much performance na.Honest review.

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    1. I just tried the compact today and will review that soon. Thank you Lakshmi :)

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  6. Hey can u tell me where elle 18 products are available in chennai? TIA

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    1. I usually find them at the grocery store near my place ! All kutti kutti shops in Chennai have them.

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    2. oh ok! i live in t.nagar...Tried lookin at most H&G/ saravana/ naidu hall but no luck!! :( So if u cud temme a shop in particular ill be really grateful! :) the cutesy packagin has been tempting me for way too long...hehe

      p.s: im a big follower of ur blog! love it <3

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    3. Thank You so much snk :) I don't know about stores in T.Nagar.. but try checking in some grocery stores [some Nilgiris have it too].. I am sure you wouldn't find them in H&G..

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