E.L.F. Mineral Infused Face Primer Review

E.L.F. Mineral Infused Face Primer Review

 photo IMG_0084l_zpsd986fa12.jpg photo IMG_00802l_zps4fe0e97d.jpg When it comes to my skincare, foundation, and face primer, I tend to use high end make up brands since my skin is extremely sensitive and acne prone. The face primers I used before are Smashbox's photo finish face primer {clear one}, SMASHBOX Photo Finish More Than Primer - Blemish Control and their Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer. I also used Benefit's POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup Primer. It's about $30+ to buy just one of those face primers, which is ridiculous. I love those face primers but that's way too much just for one face primer; that money could go to buying food, more clothes {hehe :P} and my skincare products.
So it became my mission to find a good, affordable face primer. I always scan the ELF section at target because I pick up their Clear Lash and Brow Mascara, and every time I looked at their section, I became interested in their Mineral Infused Face Primer, but I kept thinking to myself since it's very cheap {only $3}, it will probably break me out or do something weird to my skin, so I always avoided it. However, one day I got fed up with trying to find an affordable primer, so I just grabbed it and purchased it because I was thinking it's very cheap to buy and I can just try it out for fun to see how it is. I didn't even read any reviews or anything.
I honestly wasn't expecting to like this product at all. The first time I used this primer, I was amazed. I couldn't believe how smoothly it went on my face. I guess I was expecting this primer to be all icky and gooey since it's only three dollars, but this stuff is absolutely amazing. The texture of it feels exactly like the Smashbox photo finish face primer. I can see this primer being an extremely close dupe to Smashbox's primer. This primer instantly matified my skin and controled the oils on my skin. I love how this primer comes in a bottle with a pump, it gives you the perfect amount needed to cover your entire face with just one pump and the pump creates a nonmessy application. If this primer came in a squeezable tube, I probably would of never even considered picking it up. Another thing that I love about this primer is that it doesn't break me out, which is very surprising because whenever I use affordable {cheap} make up products for the skin, they always manage to break me out.
For only $3, this primer is absolutely amazing, and I recommend this for all skin types.

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My skin type:
I have sensitive, acne prone, oily skin.
{I always mention my skin type because knowing someone's skin type plays a huge role in deciding whether or not I want the product whenever I read cosmetic reviews}

Very Very Affordable
The pump creates a nonmessy application, and dispenses the perfect amount needed to cover the entire face
Could be a dupe for the Smashbox Photofinish Face Primer
Goes on smoothly
Matifys skin
Perfect for all skin types, especially sensitive skin
Doesn't break me out


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  1. I've been thinking about trying this product for some time now, having the same suspicious about it being gooey and sticky as you as well! My skin has been all over the place lately, and I have similar skin type as you! But I think after reading this I'll give it a try :) I really hope I like it as much as you do because it's so cheap!

    xo Linda,


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