Review: ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer

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For this post, I will be writing a review on the ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer.


My usual face primer is the Porefessional by Benefit.

First Impressions


My very first thought when I dabbed a little of the product on my face was, "Oh, no!" Looking at the swatch above, you probably think that the reason for that is that the shade does not match my skin at all, but in actuality, it is because the product is super shimmery! The more I patted the product across the entirety of my face, the more I regretted buying this product in this shade. The shade that I bought is Radiant Glow which probably explains the shimmer. I shouldve bought it in Clear or Tone Adjusting Green because the powder finish of the product is great, but I cant get over the shimmer!

ELF vs Benefit

There actually isnt as big of a difference as youd think between these two products. They both apply easily, and adjust to a powder finish, but the shimmer in the Mineral Infused Primer is super off-putting! It is also greasier to the touch than the Porefessional, which does a great job of keeping your face looking matte for hours and hours. There is a part of me that wants to buy the Mineral Infused Primer in a different shade.

Final Verdict


Sad face. Boo shimmer. Follow me to see if I do end up buying a different shade!

Have you tried the ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer?
What is your favorite face primer?

I want to hear your thoughts in the Comments section!

12 comments:

  1. I love benefit that gal primer, it's brightening and does a good job for prime. The make up sets up longer

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    1. I just researched it on BenefitCosmetics.com (http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/that-gal), and I have to say that I love the packaging that it comes in! It seems like it would make it easier to use the perfect amount of product instead of using too much. I might have to try it out!

      Thank you for reading!

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  2. I have this primer as well, I use to buy the MAC prep and prime. It is pretty good for the price I agree. I just don't like that it leaves my hands so...slippery feeling afterwards even though I know the point is to make your skin feel smooth and prep it for foundations.

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    1. I have the MAC Prep + Prime as well! I think that its better than this ELF one, but then, theyre different finishes.

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    1. Thank you for reading! I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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  4. we wish elf was available here in australia. sometimes its nice to see it in person and swatch it rather than buy it online

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    1. Yeah, I know what you mean. I buy mine online either way because the ELF booth things dont have as many choices.

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  6. Ohh i wish ELF was available in my country :(
    I never try this primer i just have eyeshadow book from ELF

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    1. Where are you from? Im considering starting a blog sale to expose my international readers to brands that they dont have access to.

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