Review: ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer


I bought this a couple of weeks ago and I thought i'd let you know my thoughts on it.
It cost me £6 from the ELF website which I think is reasonable considering that its meant to be similar to the Gosh one which will set you back £13.
When I got this I had a bit of a problem with the pump as it didnt work - I emailed ELF and they kindly replaced it for me for free with the replacement arriving the day after, big thumbs up for their customer service :)
The first thing I was impressed with was that you only need one pump to cover your face - this makes it really good value and hopefully it will last quite a while. I really liked the way it made my face feel velvety and soft - it dosent take any time to dry unlike a moisturiser so I was really impressed as im usually in a rush in a morning! I suffer from dry skin so I still use moisturiser underneath it which helps it to go on smoothly.
I've been using Dream Matte Mousse over the top of this which I know a lot people find drying so it was a good product to test it with. I found that you could still see some dry parts on my skin but there was a big difference in the amount you could see overall. It made my skin look a lot healthier and I didn't need to use as much foundation as I normally do.
I did find that after using it it broke me out. Luckily I didn't get bad breakouts but it did put me off using it. I think it is because it can clog your pores up so it's really important that you cleanse your face well at night. I do still use the primer occasionally but I like to give my skin a break from it so that my pores can breathe. I like to use it on nights out when I want my foundation to stay on a bit longer but it isn't something I use as part of my everyday face routine.
Overall I would recommend this product as I liked the way it made my skin soft and improved the way my foundation looked. As everyone is different I think it would be better to try it for yourself and see if it is suitable for your skin.
If you've tried this primer let me know what you think
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13 comments

  1. I love this primer but not that much products in the bottle. And again, for £6 you can't go wrong =)

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  2. Elf often get bad press regarding their customer service - I have heard a few youtube gurus complaining about the delivery service - so it is nice that they have excelled themselves in this instance! :)

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  3. Oh my god haha I've been trying this out for the past week and I've noticed a few spots springing up, it never even occurred to me that it might be down to this! Thanks xo

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  4. so nice they send you for free. here usually if problem if one they will ask for return.

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  5. ooh I might have to give it a try, because I really want to get a new primer as sometimes at the end of a working day my foundation does look a bit worse for wear...and£6 is a great price. thanks for the review xx

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  6. I have the primer, have had lots of skin breakouts but hadn't thought it could be the primer causing it!

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  7. I use this everyday and haven't had any issues with break outs :) The pump is utterly useless though, it's not that mine blocks up or anything it simply stops picking the product up through it after the first few uses.. Irritating! I've emailed ELF about it and heard nothing back... xx

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  8. I love this product! Shame about the bottle as you can't see when your running out! I found I went through it fairly quickly :( Maybe I was using to much, it's been out of stock on the website for ages! Im dying to purchase some more! Great review hun xx

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  9. i've never used a face primer, but this looks well worth trying, nice post :) :) x

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  10. Thanks for the review :) x

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  11. ive wanted to try this i deffo might get it now thanks for the review :)

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  12. sounds like a great product! i have the dream mousse foundation too but i agree its a bit drying so ill definitely check out this primer :)

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  13. thanks for the review. I wanted to update you that I used on of your pictures as an example of how much primer you should use. I back link the picture with a title to this post and gave full credit to your blog.
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