e.l.f. Cosmetics Primer -- which to choose?

on Jan 28, 2016 @ 05:30 pm

Hi everyone,

I've heard good things about e.l.f. primers for a while and now I'm taking the plunge. The problem is I have no idea which one to buy! I have blemish-prone skin, with large pores and red spots leftover from previous breakouts.
I'm stuck between the blemish control primer, poreless primer, or the tone adjusting green mineral primer.
What do you suggest? 

11 Replies

. on Jan 28, 2016 @ 05:38 pm

I tried the blemish control prime one and it works for me. I suggest trying all and see which is besst

. on Jan 28, 2016 @ 06:13 pm

I'd say go with the green! That way if nothing else, you'll cover up the red, which seems like the most obvious problem to me!

. on Jan 29, 2016 @ 06:02 pm

I would try the poreless one and the blemish control one! For red spots, you can get a really good concealer!

The Poreless One on Jan 29, 2016 @ 07:57 pm

i never want more features in my primer, because by the time i get a moisturizer with sunscreen and a primer and now a BB cream because i can't find a tinted moisturizer i like, I don't want more. Having said all this i've tried a few low cost primer's this year and so far elf is my favourite. I find it comparable to Smashbox, but for a whole lot less!

Elf. on Jan 29, 2016 @ 09:21 pm

I would try the blemish control. I have never personally tried elf products but I have heard many good things. I heard the setting powder is amazing. I may just have to order a few products and try it out for myself.

elf powder... on Jan 29, 2016 @ 11:11 pm

the HD powder (looks white) is pretty cool. the package however is inexplicably horrible. you can't open it without getting stuff everywhere and I've used loose powder all my life and never met such a bad package.

Primer on Jan 30, 2016 @ 10:54 am

I lean towards suggesting the green one, to help with even tone, but I think anyone is fine as long as you've got the right foundation and concealer to do the job.

Thakns for the suggestions! on Feb 03, 2016 @ 03:29 pm

I bought both the green correcting and poreless, and I combine the two. The combination works really well so far. Since I only have a few red spots here or there, I figured the green alone would be pointless.
@tanyarphillips My sister bought the HD powder a long while ago. I agree the packaging is terrible -- it gets everywhere.

Poreless! on Feb 07, 2016 @ 02:21 pm

I think the Poreless Primer would be your best bet. The tinted ones tend to be too pigmented, in my opinion, but I know people who love them. I tired e.l.f.'s primer a loooong time ago when they only had one version and it had just been released. It broke me out like nobody's business so I threw it away. Whichever you try, I'd love to know how it works out for you. I might try it again, too! Lol. Good luck! :)

! on Feb 11, 2016 @ 06:35 pm

I have the mineral infused clear, the hydrating one, and the spf 20 one. I haven't opened the spf one yet, but the other ones work great.

I think the blemish control would be the best for you. The other things can be covered with good concealer and foundation. ;) Good luck!

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