Weekly Cheap Secret:
We all know that wearing sunscreen is important. Adults that wear sunscreen daily have a 50% less chance of developing skin cancer. And it helps to reduce the look of premature aging. People are vain and I believe this is what makes sunscreen really sell!
I had to try this Loose Powder SPF 45 Sunscreen by e.l.f. Studio. I apply sunscreen daily to exposed areas and my foundation contains SPF too. This is good enough for most days here in the Pacific Northwest. But, I wanted something more for sunny days. So, in all vanity, I wanted a sunscreen that I can reapply every 2 hours without messing up my makeup like a cream or liquid SPF would do. And that’s why I bought this powder. It’s a mineral loose powder with “extra” minerals for sun protection.
Here’s the deal. I love this powder. The formula is awesome. I was wary at first. The loose powder is a medium shade with orange undertones. I was terrified that it would look orange on me (Hello, I did not want to look like Latrice Royal!). e.l.f. Loose Powder actually looks really natural when brushed on and buffed with a kabuki brush. It looks natural in sunlight. I have also taken pictures and my complexion did not look like it was painted with white grease paint or covered in orange powder. I can’t say that this is a “one size fits all” shade, but it does work for me. There’s a catch, right?
The packaging is AWFUL! Or maybe I’m spoiled by higher end cosmetics…or maybe I got a bad apple? I can never get the lid to screw on properly. They really need to engineer this better. Since it doesn’t close, it isn’t portable. I have wasted more of this product than I should have. I can’t put it in my bag, like my original plan, for touch-ups throughout the day. The packaging is bulky and there is very little product in comparison to the size. And the powder leaks because the top won’t screw on properly. It was in the box this way FYI. There is nothing that I “screwed up”.
I have a dilemma. I like the product itself but hate the packaging. What do I do? Do I repurchase? Or do I move on and purchase a more expensive but similar product because the packaging is better? Or should I purchase this powder and put it in a different container that I can purchase from makeup artist shops? Or did I just get a bad one?
e.l.f. Studio SPF 45 Loose Powder Sunscreen retails for $6 and is available at eyes lips face.
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