I bought the E.L.F. Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder because of YouTube. They kept saying that this powder prevents the under eye concealer from creasing by setting it into natural finish. Since I always use under eye concealer I was very curious to try this product out, especially at such a ridiculous price of $3. And here it is!
The powder is housed in a sleek box of white and black colors (somehow it reminds me of the NYX products’ design). The product has a small synthetic brush included. I found it useless and use mine by RT.
The ingredients are far from being natural but I’m not into all-natural cosmetics though. The first goes talc, then silicone and mica. The spending is minimal and I deem it’ll go a long way for me.
The product is of fine grain and pinky-translucent color. It’s notable that I can clearly see some tiny blue shimmer particles in it. If you take a close look you’ll see them too in every picture where the powder is applied. But in the total look it doesn’t look awful. Yet I still don’t understand why they put shimmer to under eye setting powders.
I always set my concealer with loose powders. And I do it with the powder which I currently use. For example recently I bought the Clarins Skin Illusion powder. And now I understand that this powder isn’t for setting my under eye concealer at all. It’s too thick and weighs down my gentle under eye skin. But still I’ll keep comparing the E.L.F. powder with the Clarins one.
In this photo I applied the powder on my under eyes. And in the top right picture it’s visible that the E.L.F. product is applied like a light veil. In the lower right shot the Clarins powder defined all the creases and fine lines of mine.
Macro shot for a better understanding:
And only after 8-10 hours of wearing the products, the choice of powder becomes really obvious:
I also compared the E.L.F. powder with the Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder. And at first they looked almost alike on my face but within 7-12 hours the E.L.F. High Definition Undereye Setting powder looked way better!
Overall: if you have niceley milled setting powder that lasts well, then you can easily do without this E.L.F. powder. But if you constantly face the problem of under eye concealer creasing, then you have to pay your attention to the E.L.F. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder, if you aren’t afraid of blue shimmer of course.
I’m very pleased with it and I can recommend it for purchasing. 5 stars from me!
Well done E.L.F.!