Eyes Lips Face (ELF) Mineral Face Primer- A Review

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I picked up the Mineral Infused Face Primer during ELF’s last 50% off sale. So instead of the unusual $6.00 elf price tag, it was only $3.00

I am all over new primers. I love anything that makes my skin look flawless, we all do right? I didnt have much luck with this product the first day I wore it. So I decided to wear it with a different foundation everyday to see if I had any better results.  Please note these are foundations I already use that consistently work well for me.

  • Day 1- Avon Cashmere Finish Foundation + Elf Mineral Primer = A mess! My foundation was pretty much gone my mid afternoon as well as the red patches in my skin were completly visable.
  • Day 2- Revlon Photo Ready Foundation + Elf Mineral Primer = Another mess! Again a easy way to describe my face today matches the above. My foundation was about gone before the day was over. Even without primer my foundation doesnt budge- But this is making it roll right of my skin!
  • Day 3- Mac Mineralize Foundation + Elf Mineral Primer Same bat time. Same bat channel… (same details apply as the above)

A few bits about my skin is that it is normal with a a semi oily t zone mostly depending on the current weather and temperature. With this product I been looking a wreck the past few days, by lunch my makeup is gone. I am honestly over trying any other combinations.  If anyone else has tried this and had better results I would love to know!

For those who are looking to try this item maybe try this instead. Price points are close to the same, but for me it works much better! Find alot more details regarding this product as a primer from a group of lovely ladies here!

I am blogging from San Francisco, CA. I love Makeup, Skincare and Beauty in general. I am Nutrition obsessed and a kindle junkie! Want to know more? Click on the About Me tab at the top!! Xoxo! Sara


  1. Aquaheart

    April 28, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Very interesting!! I was thinking about trying it but no very sure now.. Great info and post! 😀

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  3. Janine

    April 29, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Lovely review! I was a bit worried about the primer, I have a VERY oily T zone and Revlon PF already slides off my face mid day, I can’t imagine how it would look with this primer!!!


    Sara Reply:

    Hi Janine! Exactly! I would steer clear! I just was on the fryianne website and they had a face primer for oily skin that I ordered last night. I am hoping this works for me! I will definitley post up and let you know how it works!


  4. Jane

    April 29, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Good to know, I have the Mineral Eyeshadow primer from ELF and it doesn’t last nearly as long as my paint pots. It creases by 5pm. Great review!


    Sara Reply:

    Hi Jane! Creasing is never ok, lol… I hate when that happens! There are two many products out there to mess with those that dont get the job done! You know what I mean. I love paintpots too :) Thanks so much for your comment!


  5. ect

    April 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for this review! I was really interested in trying this but now I know to avoid it. ELF products are really hit or miss!


  6. mardia

    September 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    OMG SARA!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I think we kind of have the same face.. so i know where u are coming from, so as far as this primer. it is coming off my elf list. thanks i was so tempted in buying it since it was only $6 but thank god i didnt.

    so which primer are you using? what do u recommend off makeup counters and also drugstores? thanks!


    Sara Reply:

    haha! Yes we are the same, yay! No please dont try this. I seriously was so disappointed. I used this in the summer so maybe I will try it again in cooler months and see if it works differently.

    I love mac prep and prime. I also love L’Oreal Studio Secrets face Primer. Also Fryianne has a primer I love too! Its cheap. Its called velvet gel silica primer. I bought a new one a few days ago that is brand new from Mark that I am really liking as well too. But I need to try it a bit longer to say for sure!


  7. layla

    December 2, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I think we have similar skin too. My t-zone gets a little oily in the day which I have to control with powder or blotting paper. I’m currently using the Revlon photo ready foundation – which i’m loving coz its not breaking me out one bit! but it doesn’t seem to last the whole day like the revlon colorstay did and i’m currently looking into primers. I’m happy i came across this review so i know not to get this.

    have you tried the palladio herbal primer? though we have palladio here in kuwait, they dont sell the primer. i’ve heard its a good dupe for the smashbox primer at a fraction of the price.


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