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


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

  • 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.

  • 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


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.


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.


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

  2. thanks for the review

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

    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

    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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