e.l.f. CosmeticsStudio HD Mattifying Cream Foundation
0 fl. oz. for $6
Expert Rating
Community Rating (3)Write a Review
Expert Reviews
Community Reviews
Brand Overview
Expert Reviews

e.l.f. says this cream compact foundation is recommended for normal to oily skin, although we advise those with truly oily complexions to steer clear!

True to its name, Studio HD Mattifying Cream Foundation is creamy, spreading easily across the face with either a brush or sponge. The issue is that it never dries down to a true matte finish, instead looking waxen, not refined or matte.

Although this does wear well throughout a workday without fading or emphasizing wrinkles, it highlights dry patches, which even people with oily complexions might have on certain parts of their faces.

This fragrance-free foundation comes in a small range of colors, but there are natural-looking options for medium to dark skin tones. Overall, even at its attractive price, this isn't a good foundation.

  • Creamy formula applies easily.
  • Wears well without fading or emphasizing wrinkles.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Never dries to a truly matte finish; looks waxy instead.
  • Highlights dry patches of skin.
Last Updated:04.01.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Community Reviews

Ethylhexl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Mica, Nylon-12, Silica, Triacontanyl PVP, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Red No. 33 Lake, Blue No. 1, Yellow No. 5 Lake, Titanium Dioxide, Red No.40 Lake, Chromium Hydroxide Green.

Brand Overview

e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.

Beautypedia cuts through the hype to bring you product insights and recommendations you won’t find anywhere else!