ELF Acne Fighting Foundation- Suitable for sensitive skin?


I heard about how good the elf acne fighting foundation is as well as a few not so good experiences, so I thought I’d check it out for myself, see how it goes and anyways I do consider my skin as sensitive and by the sounds of it, it is a product made for peeps with irritating skin. The price partly encouraged me to go ahead and purchase it.

Heavy or Lightweight texture?

Yes, it literally feels like you don’t have much on even if you build to a medium coverage. It didn’t suffocate my skin or block pores,(I guess as it’s non comedogenic), which usually can be a problem thanks to my combination skin.

I prefer using this foundation as a light to medium coverage, where it feels weightless, even with full coverage it wasn’t as heavy as I’d expect. There also weren’t no cakiness or greasiness.

The texture is more on the liquid side than creamy especially if you don’t give it a little shake before applying.

Application or Blendability?

Right onto application!

I apply using a foundation brush if I’m going for a medium to full coverage and it goes on really well, smooth and even.

If I’m after a light coverage I like using my fingers to dab and then blend with a small brush as I feel more in control of how much I’m applying.

Blendability is smooth and easy, I think it’s mainly down to the liquid texture. It doesn’t dry up too whilst you are blending in other areas so overall it’s great in the application and blending area.

Effect on the skin?

As for me I would say I have a sensitive skin and this foundation did have quite a positive effect. There definitely weren’t no extra breakouts or irritation. It for sure covers acnes well even at medium coverage.

Usually products with similar ingredients like salicylic acid don’t really improve the situation but with this foundation I did see some changes with the redness and black heads (which are so annoying). So yeah I’d say it does in a way “help clear your skin”

Long Lasting?

When worn doing usual daily activities I didn’t experience any notable changes such as melting or patching. It did hang in there for around 6 to 7 hours before it started to show its weakness, first on the t-zones then the dry areas but this is expected as with other foundations.

This foundation is particularly aimed at combination or oily skin but it’s just as great for dry skin peeps by adding a little extra hydrating primer.


Overall I think this foundation is great especially considering the price it comes at! Super affordable and a product that actually works, however the only thing that lets it down is the restricted amount of shade selection.