Saturday, 6 October 2012

Transparent Powder Review: MAC vs. ELF

Transparent powders are perfect for setting your foundation, they give us 'oily' girls the perfect matte finish. I personally own two transparent powders, the MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and the Eyes Lips Face (ELF) High Definition Powder, so I get to compare a high end brand with a lower end brand to see if there is really a major difference.

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Price:             $24 (USD)

Amount:         9 g

Packaging:      good sturdy hard plastic
                       no powder puff
                       no sift barrier - unable to control amount of powder

Texture:          powder grains are a bit larger than ELF's
                       ELF is a lot smoother

Application:    leaves a powdery finish
                       may appear ghostly in person and in flash photography

Results:            leaves face matte for about 4 hours

Rating:              2/5

Final thoughts: This powder is OK. But for the price it's a no no. I would not repurchase this because
                          there are much better powders out there for cheaper.

E.L.F. High Definition Powder

Price:               $6 (USD)

Amount:          8 g

Packaging:       sturdy hard plastic
                        bulky packaging
                        powder puff included
                        has a sift barrier

Texture:            extremely smooth on the skin

Application:     applies smooth
                         not too powdery
                         blends in easily

Result:               matte finish
                          lasts for 4hrs

Rating:              5/5

Final thoughts:  I LOVE this powder! ELF did an excellent job and the price is very attractive.  
                           I would definitely repurchase this powder.

Have a great day!
Shannon xoxo


  1. Elf products are the best

    Great Post!!

    1. They definitely are and the price is great! Thank you

  2. love elf! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know!

  3. Hi,

    I found your blog through a blog hop and i am liking your blog! keep up the good work! ^^

    1. Thanks Zara! we'll definiteyl check out your blog, thanks for stopping by

  4. Do you use any products like Clean n Clear oil absorbing sheets?

  5. Thats look great,
    thanks for sharing,
    love your comment!

    1. Ur welcome Brooklyn! and thanks for stopping by.


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