During one of my recent ELF orders, I picked up a few of the face products since I noticed that they came out with some lighter colors. I bought the regular line tinted moisturizer SPF 15 in ivory, the regular line tone correcting concealer in ivory and the studio stick concealer in (you guessed it) ivory.
First of all, the packaging.
Regular Line Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 - .42oz - $1
Benzophenone-3, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Aqua(Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Mica, Octyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Synthetic Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, DEA-Cetyl, Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum, Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance(Aroma), Disodium EDTA, Iron Oxides(CI 77491 , CI 7492 , CI 77499)
Regular Line Tone Correcting Concealer - .08oz - $1
Aqua(Water), Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Octyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ceresin Wax, PEG-30, Dipolyhydroxystearate, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate , Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides(CI 77891 , CI 77892 , CI 77899)
Studio Line Concealer - .11oz - $3
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Kaolin, Barium Sulfate, Cera Carnauba (Carnauba) Wax, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglycerly-4 Isostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
The first thing I noticed is that the regular line products are scented like orange, which means that the minute I put them on, I felt like I was slathering myself in Sunkist Orange soda. I suppose I could be slathering worst things on my face (I happen to like orange soda), but it was not entirely pleasant. I might be able to get used to it, but I really wish they would at the very least keep the face products in the regular line unscented. They manage to make unscented products in the studio line, so I'm sure it's possible. Anyway, otherwise, I felt all of the products matched my skin fairly well and I was impressed by the coverage I got with the tinted moisturizer (though I needed extra moisturizer underneath as always). I have heard others have some issues with the studio concealer breaking off from the base and could see that happening as it's fairly soft and creamy. But all in all, I'm fairly pleased with a) the price point and b) the quality of the products.