The E.l.f. High Definition Powder (£7.50 for 8 g) is a loose powder which is available in three shades; Sheer (the one that I own), Soft Luminance, and Corrective Yellow. They claim that this powder is a makeup artist and costumer favourite.
On their website they state that the powder
– is a versatile loose powder that creates a flawless, “soft focus” effect to the skin
– masks fine lines and imperfections for a glowing, radiant complexion
– is soft and invisible
– is ideal for everyday wear, either alone or over foundation
I don’t use powder all over my face I only use it to set my under eyes, smilelines, and sometimes my chin. I only own the sheer one so that is the only one that I can actually review. I think the corrective yellow might be something like the sheer one – just yellow. But I don’t think the soft luminance is like the others as it is luminizing and therefore contains something that makes it luminizing. At first sight, the powder seems very finely milled but when you start to use it you will see on both your face and your brush that there are some larger sized particles of powder in there (they are also visible in the last picture of this review) which really annoys me as they are very visible on the face and you therefore need to remove them which can be a bit of a struggle as I feel you don’t want to work with this powder after you have applied it because it will move your concealer and foundation around. It looks pretty good when you first apply the powder to your skin but though the day I will get creases in my smile lines and under my eyes. I feel the powder does a really good job with keeping foundation and/or concealer in place on imperfections like blemishes. But again, if you get those larger particles of powder on your face and you have to remove them, then your base will move around which will cause the imperfections to peak through yet again. I do think it is soft and invisible as long as you don’t get those larger particles on your face and apply a little amount at the time.
A good tip on how to make sure you don’t get the larger particles on your face is to first check if you got any of them on your brush. If there are, then gently tap the brissels of the brush against the grid in the container. Then gently apply it to the desired areas or how you usually apply the powder.
I really don’t know how I feel about this powder. I think it is that kind of a love/hate relationship. Some days I love it, some days I don’t. I really like how it looked in the beginning when I first started using it, but lately I feel like it disappoints me every time I use it. I think I will award this powder 2 hearts out of 5 possible.
The reason I only give this product two hearts is because I don’t feel like it keeps my makeup in place and it will move my base if I work too much with it. Plus I hate the larger particles! I would not repurchase this product. If I should try another loose powder from E.l.f., then I might want to try the High Definition Undereye Setting Powder. Have you tried the High Definition Powder from E.l.f.? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!