26 Nov 2013

Elle 18 Glow Compact in Marble - Review and Swatch

Hey Girls,

This is the last product I am yet to review from the newly launched Elle 18 range. If you do not know, they recently revamped their collections and launched a foundation, compact, colored liquid eyeliner and juicy lip balms. I am going to share my experience with the Elle 18 compact today.


 Like its foundation, it is named as the GLOW Compact & comes in 4 shades namely Pearl, Marble, Shell and Coral.

Price: INR. 150/- for  8 grams.

Expiry: 24 months.

Packing
The product comes in a light plastic compact pan with a mirror and an applicator. The plastic compact case and the outer carton box covering is colored black – the Elle 18 trademark color with pink and white lettering.  The compact shuts tight, making it a reliable travel companion.



Texture
It is a very silky, smooth and fine powder. The texture is more of a loose setting powder than that of a compact. It is so fine that when I dab my MUA powder brush little harder on the pan, it falls all over the compact case which is the trait of a loose powder. In the right side image below, you can see how loosely packed it looks.


My Experience
 As I mentioned, it feel very smooth and silky. It does not give any coverage but evens out the skin tone to a certain extent. Once applied, it imparts a satiny finish to the skin with a nice subtle glow that looks very natural.

It blends well and does not look cakey when layered. It does not feel heavy on the skin either. Infact I did not even feel the presence of a product on my skin when I tried it on.


The staying power is pretty impressive. I applied it at 8:40 AM and when I wiped my face with a wet tissue by 1:30 PM, I can still see the compact getting wiped off. It keeps skin fairly matte. Though I have dry-combination skin, I can feel my T-Zone getting oily in 3 hours.

 I love wearing it along with my moisturizer and it looks perfect. For a dry skinned girl like me, satiny glow in winters is a blessing and I am not complaining at all.

Coverage
Elle 18 Glow Compact - Though the coverage is nil, the sheen and even tone is obvious. 
Pro’s
Nice and functional packing.
Nice texture.
Blends well
Imparts a nice satiny finish to the skin.
Decent staying power.
Does not feel cakey when layered.
Evens out skin tone
Con’s
The applicator is useless.
More of a translucent powder in a compact form. So cannot expect in terms of coverage from this one.
Ingredients list is not mentioned. 

Maniac’s Rating: 4/5

I love wearing it with my moisturizer for a fresh and natural look. I can see myself finishing off this one soon.

Hope you girls found my review useful.

Love,

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*Product sent by brand for consideration.

38 comments:

  1. Thats a great review good for d price

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    1. Yes Preethi.. I never expected to be this good

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  2. Nice review I have it with me, waiting to use it.

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  3. nice review raji :) I tried it in store but didn't like it much as it looks chalky on my skin.

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    1. yes Rachna... for d price tag it s awesome

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  5. Nicely reviewed dear :)
    Good to see the compact works so much better than the foundation :)

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  6. Sounds Like a great product. Nicely reviewed Raji :)

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  7. i need coverage, lots of it - so for me its a skip, nicely reviewed

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  8. I also followed u via gfc hope u will follow back ty #bsp

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    1. thanks sweetie.. am i not following you?? let me check it :)

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  9. Elle 18 products are nice and they don't fall heavy on the pockets........ nicely reviewed #BSP

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  10. i think i can have it as a daily use... thanks to ur review... loved it ... #bsp

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    1. ya it s good for daily use where you dont have to worry abt coverage

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  11. Such an affordable compact. really looking forward to using this . #BSP

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  12. I haven't tried anything from this range till now :( I must pick something soon..great review :)

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    1. Try the compact.. Obviously we cannot compare it with higher end ones.. But it is good for the price.. :)

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  13. Seems nice! Quite affordable.

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    1. It is really nice dear.. Thanks for the comment

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  14. #BSP awesome ...loved the pictures
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  15. For that price, it's a pretty decent compact..Would love to give this a try :)

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  16. I still haven't got my hands on this range. Have to give it a try :)
    #BSP

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  17. Such a cute compact...might have to try it as I am always looking for new and nice shades for my skin
    #BSP

    --Sony
    http://nailscontext.blogspot.com/

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    1. Check it out then.. even if it does not suit you, we wont feel d pinch.. ;)

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  18. Nicely reviewed !Have to try this :)

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