Thursday, 21 January 2010


ELF High Definition Powder vs MAC Transparent Finishing Powder

I recently made an ELf order and received it a few days ago. One of the items I bought is the ELF High Definition powder (£6) and I decided to compare it to MAC's Transparent Finishing powder (£17).

Here we have the ELF powder. As you can see, it's a very finely milled white powder than turns transparent on the skin and gives a really nice finish. You get 8 grams of product inside this rather large container. As you can see, if you shake the container too much, quite a lot of product does come out and it can get a little messy.

Here is the MAC Transparent Finishing powder. This powder looks very similar to the ELF powder. It's very finely milled and comes in this compact container. You also get 8 grams of product in this powder. The idea of the powder is the same as the ELF one - gives the fact a more perfected look. Brilliant!

The verdict -
Packaging - I quite like the packaging for both of these products. The ELF powder is in a much larger container, but you get the same amount of product as the MAC. I think the MAC container is a little better at keeping the powder inside the pot instead of flying into the air. Verdict - MAC.

The Powder - I really do quite like both of the powders. They both work really well for their job. They both make your skin feel super soft and really perfect your complexion. They both make foundation stay a lot longer than usual too. I quite like that the ELF powder gives a little bit of a glimmer to your face. Verdict - ELF.

Price - Hands down ELF is more worth the money. You get the same amount of product in both of them and there is a difference of £11! The ELF powder for £6 truly is a bargain. Verdict - ELF.
Overall winner... ELF!

ELF Mineral Face Primer Vs GOSH Velvet Touch Primer

When I thought about doing a comparison of both of these products I thought there would be a clear winner. I have been using GOSH Velvet Touch Primer for over a year now and I adore it. I obviously assumed that nothing could possibly beat it. It turns out that I was wrong! The ELF Mineral Face Primer would just as well at a fraction of the cost! The ELF primer is a mere £6 whereas the GOSH will set you back £13! That's a whopping saving of £7.
When you first dispence the product both of them look the same until you actually look at them together -

On the left if the GOSH and on the right is the ELF.
As you can see, the GOSh primer is much runnier than the ELF. I find that the ELF is much easier to use and a very little goes a long, long way. Perfect!
The ELF does just as good of a job at priming your face as the GOSH and just look at how neat the packaging is! It's also mineral so that's got to be good, right?
Overall, I believe that my staple face primer will be replaced by the ELF for a long time to come! :)


  1. Thanks for the reviews! I'm really wanting to try the face primer. Can't believe ELF beat MAC! Might have to check the powders out too.

    Loving your Blog btw xx

  2. Great reviews, I want to try that poweder! XO

  3. thank you for the review. I'm going to have to try that ELF powder me thinks...and the primer too now! enabler...!

  4. Hi Sarah,
    great review, i'm gonna have to get me some more ELF!

    just wondering if you were still interested in the Mac mirror from my blog sale? If you are can you please email me at
    thank you :)

  5. Yay thanks for this!! I am going to buy this from Elf cos the Mac one is waaaaay too expensive!! :) x