I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed and that your tummy was full of comfort food. Mine was well spent. I got a ton of black friday deals. We are gonna have one heck of a haul. It's probably the biggest one yet. However, I really didn't spend that much at all. Like not even a fraction of what it costs. Anyway lets get into this review.
I recently took the plunge and got the Elcie foundation from @makeupbylilit on Instagram. This is her product, her baby. I really thought the story behind this was very interesting too. She's a working MUA and "couldn't find a foundation that fit every client" so she decided to create one. I feel confident in saying that she accomplished that. I heard, of course, Jaclyn Hill rave about it and I think Manny MUA as well, but it was kinda pricey with shipping and I have A LOT of foundation. So I wasn't chomping at the bit to get it really but they made it look so good! I totally got suckered in to buying it. Not that I regret it though.
The first time wearing this, I had just gotten out of the hospital and I looked and felt terrible. So I wasn't in the best frame of mind anyway. This is more medium coverage and very buildable. That day I had to build it up because my skin and dark circles were not having it. So I kinda was annoyed (like I said I wasn't in a good mood) and looking back I should've just went with full coverage that day. When I got it built up though it was really beautiful. It was definitely silky. The color was perfect (Vanilla) and it was "natural skin finish" in my opinion. It held up really well through out the day though and it performed really really well with dinner, being hugged a lot, so on so forth.
The second time wearing this, I was at my vanity and with all my products and in correct lighting so it went way better. I only applied one layer but my skin looked better that day so I didn't need a ton of coverage. I will say that this was really great to the point that my under eye area needed very little concealer after I had corrected and put my foundation on. I wanted to let my concealer sit though, since I was taking pictures of my makeup that day so I really wanted to brighten the under eye area. So I used my normal concealer from Urban Decay and let it sit on the skin. I don't know if I let it sit too long or if it was the foundation but it did not blend well. It blended fine when I applied it and blended straight away. This time it had a hard time, but like I said I could've actually let it sit too long and it may not have anything to do with this foundation. So if you want to "bake or cook" while using this I might would just use powder to do that. None the less it was an easy fix, I just buffed it in and applied a little bit more concealer to smooth it out. It worked really well with my other face products. It's very easy to blend in your contour, blush, and what not with this. I don't find that it creases or anything. I actually hadn't moisturized much before using it and I think that's very needful, as you should be doing with all your foundations. Around my forehead it seemed to cling a little to some dry areas. Not much but some.
So the bottom line is, I think if you're a freelance MUA you'd love it. It will work with every skin type, I would think, and they have a nice shade range. If you are just looking for a foundation and can't find anything that really suits you, I would try this. It's a great foundation for those who have a hard time finding something that is Holy Grail status because it covers such a wide range of skin types and shades from super pale to darker complexions. If you are someone who is easily satisfied, it's certainly worth a try but you may be just as happy with something else that's less expensive or easier to get your hands on (since this does have to be ordered). I will say this got to me SUPER fast though. There are some coupon codes out there as well. I know Jaclyn Hill has one for 10% off and they may still be doing their Black Friday sale which was 20% off. The code was: Blackfriday20 for that. This is Vegan, Gluten Free (Celiac girl right here appreciates that), and Cruelty Free. I believe it's $45 and shipping I think was $7. Don't quote me on that though. It's standard size which is 1 oz. That's about the typical amount of product in foundations I find. All in all, I'm really glad I have it and for the shade and texture alone I absolutely love it.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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