[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] e.l.f.’s Camo Cream has had a bit of a make over to become more of a skincare/spf/makeup hybrid. It’s got Hyaluronic Acid and Tremella mushroom (otherwise known as Snow Fungus!) to make it more hydrating and more antioxidant fuelled. It’s a huge trend across the beauty world to build in as much skin care as possible into make up and while I don’t think it makes a lot of difference for most make up categories, foundation is the place where it can. I have a lot of e.l.f. at the moment because they have a lot of new launches and full disclosure, I have a paid Instagram post with the brand coming up next week.
I loved the original, and very much like this one too – it’s an easy win for a fuller coverage foundation. It’s higher coverage than I’d normally use but given that it has SPF as well, it’s surprisingly light feeling on the skin. There’s no perfect option here because you do have to be generous with it in order to get the protection so if you’re a sheer coverage person, it’s probably not for you. You could apply it lighter but you’d lose the SPF. That said, it’s pigmented enough that you may be able to mix it with your existing SPF and get a ‘tint’ that way.
I really want to point out this soft and gentle brush – the Liquid Blush Brush. It’s £5. I can only suggest you ignore the label and snap it up straight away because it’s perfect for applying both liquid or creme blush and foundation or base. It’s slightly angled which means it holds the contours of the face far better than your traditional foundation brush and is particularly good for tinted moisturisers. I’m so impressed, it’s hardly been out of my hand since I got it. In fact, at £5, get two – one for foundation and one for blush. It’s HERE.
The shades I received from the brand are bottom (not the name, the position on my arm!) Light 205 and top, Fair 120. 205 has neutral olive undertones which is why it’s a perfect match for my tone, and 120 has neutral beige undertones which would probably suit me on a very pale day.
Here’s how it looks on my skin although please bear in mind I’m blessed with very good light today – I wouldn’t say it looks quite as seamless in real life. I don’t use a ring light so my lighting conditions change as the weather does – feels like a healthier way to do things until you get a day like today when I look filtered. The finish of e.l.f. Camo Hydrating CC Cream is natural, meaning that it reflects light as your own bare skin would so it’s neither matte nor glowy although I see that in some places it’s being billed as glowy. Still, you can add your own glow. e.l.f. Camo Hydrating CC Cream comes in 29 shades and is £15 – exceptional for that price. It’s HERE.
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