e.l.f. High Definition (HD) Powder
Onward bound! Yes, following my e.l.f. haul about a month ago, I've also been testing the much talked-about-online e.l.f. HD face powder. It's been touted as a dupe for expensive HD powders like Makeup Forever's. I haven't the chance to try out expensive HD powders, in fact this e.l.f. HD powder is my first HD powder of any kind, so I won't really have a baseline to compare to.
Needless to say, I was pretty psyched to try out this out. I got it in translucent (also a first for me since I usually generally get loose powder in medium beige).
|Again I don't know why the pic won't go landscape. Anyway here's e.l.f. HD powder, got it for RM28|
Anyway, I grew up. And grew adventurous. And started to earn my own dough. So product swatching became sort of a past time for lil ol me. And I discovered that that white stuff don't necessarily stay white on the skin :P
Regardless I still felt that twinge of apprehension when I first opened the lid of my e.l.f. HD powder. I mean, it looked sooo white! With a bit of what looked like shimmer. Anyway, test it I did. I used the puff it came with and the powder came out from those sieve-like holes like any usual loose powder would. The thing was...when I rolled the powder puff over my face, the powder stayed with that mesh-like design on top of my skin! That's a first for me. I had to pat, roll and swipe it about a bit to get it settled properly. I probably should use a powder brush but I havent gotten around to that yet.
Anyway, the powder is fine enough. And yes, the whiteness does blend out into the skin after a while. There's just this papery dryness to the powder that I can't quite describe. I think it does soak up any oils I might have on my face but then it's so dry that I end up looking a tad powdery. Which I fix with my e.l.f. mist and set spray anyhow.
I havent tested how I'd look in photos with it yet too. Although it has that certain kind of dryness to it, I quite like it as long as I set it with a setting spray to get rid of that powdery look.
I have indeed become quite the elfette :)