Thursday, August 2, 2012

Setting with a Sunscreen Pt 1

I wanted to write this post for a long time. I have become a strong advocate of sunscreen. Sunscreen prevents age spots and uneven skin tone, discoloration and melanoma.  

However during the mornings when your running 15 minutes late as usual... waiting for yet another layer of liquid to settle into your skin is a few seconds too much to spare. Not to mention most sunscreens leave a white cast or make your skin appear oily.

I discovered this E.L.F Sunscreen almost 2 years ago. After booking my ticket to Costa Rica I knew I would need layers upon layers of sunscreen. I marched over to the E.L.F. website and ordered myself one of these bad boys. 

I do not know of many brands that offer a powder sunscreen and since this was the most memorable to me I wanted to give it another try.

I used it every single day in Costa Rica and came back almost no tan whatsoever. (I did use a liquid sunscreen under this.)

What sold me on this sunscreen was it's powder form. I love that I can just buff this in over my foundation and it both sets my foundation as well as gives me the SPF I need! 

The ELF one comes with a puff. I normally tap some into the cap and buff it in with a kabuki brush. 

The site says there is no color but if you wipe your face, the sunscreen will come off in a foundation like tint. It doesn't have any coverage, I would say it is very sheer on your skin. 

There is one downside to this product. When I do buff this in, I notice my skin appears pink compared to my neck and chest. Having yellow skin town it is a bit weird to have such a pink face. I would like to say that my face is naturally darker and less yellow than my neck and chest but with this on it is more obvious. I am also very fair so that might make the pink more pronounced.

This is the second time I repurchased this item and I love it! My only issue is it comes with a pink tint. I would highly recommend this product. 

If you have problems remembering to apply sunscreen or like me just don't have the time to wait for another layer of liquid to settle in this might be the product for you!

It retails for $6, however I think it is only available off their website. I haven't seen it at Target. Their $7 shipping fee is steep.... I would wait for a coupon code if your interested in this product.

I also tried the Peter Thomas Roth mineral SPF which I will be reviewing soon.

I am always looking for recommendations for powder sunscreen please let me know if you tried any!


  1. Awesome! I'd love that product :)

  2. Have you tried the Bare Escentuals / Bare Minerals Matte SPF 15 Foundations? They cover and they protect. I like them a lot!

    I also have a review on this on my blog:

    1. yea i tried it a long time ago, I also have a review of it here ^^

      I wanted something that had a stronger SPF. I appreciate when moisturizers or foundations come with SPF but I feel it would be diluted. =\

  3. sounds nice! wish we have ELF here too :S they are so reasonably cheap and SOME are really good quality...

    y cant we have it in HK!?!? after all, most of their products are made in china :P

    have a nice weekend!

    1. Make a list of things you want, I would be happy to send them to you ^^


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