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.
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.
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.
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.
|Elle 18 Glow Compact - Though the coverage is nil, the sheen and even tone is obvious.|
Nice and functional packing.
Imparts a nice satiny finish to the skin.
Decent staying power.
Does not feel cakey when layered.
Evens out skin tone
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.
*Product sent by brand for consideration.