e.l.f. Semi-Matte Flawless Finish Foundation

Last updated: October 13, 2023

This formula is a solid, blendable and buildable way to hydrate skin without overloading the pores. The oil-free mixture goes on evenly, resists caking and stays on all day. You'll like the semi-matte finish, too, which is tailor-made for all skin types.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Give your face a dewy gleam with this lightweight moisturizing mix.

In our analysis of 28 expert reviews, the e.l.f. Semi-Matte Flawless Finish Foundation placed 4th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

RESTORE & ILLUMINATE: e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation is a lightweight liquid foundation that naturally blends into skin (and hydrates while you’re at it) to help improve uneven skin tone and texture. The shade Buff is light with peachy undertones. ALL-DAY WEAR: This highly blendable and buildable formula goes on smooth as silk, providing medium-to-full coverage and weightless all-day wear. Added perks: it’s oil-free and supercharged with glycerin to hydrate and soften your skin. SEMI-MATTE FINISH: This oil-free foundation blends into skin for a beautiful semi-matte satin finish that lasts all day long and is perfect for all skin-types. MORE COVERAGE, MORE GLOW: For sheer coverage mix our Daily Hydration Moisturizer with the foundation, or for added glow, mix our Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Lotion with the foundation. SKIN-LOVING INGREDIENTS: All e.l.f. products are made from skin-loving ingredients you want, minus the toxins you don’t—all at good-for-you prices. All e.l.f. products are 100% cruelty-free and Vegan.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Overall, it’s a decent foundation and I like the dewy glow it gives. At the price, it’s really a good value for money product and a budget foundation
Overall, It’s a very luminous, very healthy look. It blended well on the skin and I consider I got a very good coverage, while my skin didn’t feel cakey.
I would recommend it if you have drier skin because it is really hydrating and makes your face a gorgeous semi matte canvas.

What reviewers didn't like

Oily/extremely oily skinned ladies can give this a pass as this would make their face extremely greasy and it won’t stay for long.
I just recommend not to use too many layers or the naturality will go down the hill.
was streaky with a brush so you will have to use a sponge
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