Deals and Steals Drugstore E.l.f. Pressed Powder

ELF Tone Correcting Powder – Cool

I must say I was really excited to try this powder. After having such success with my Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Concealer , which contains a yellow toned concealer to cancel out redness, I thought this would be the icing on the cake (so to speak!). I’m not thrilled.


Problem #1) I don’t really like powders, problem #2) I’m not white as a ghost, and problem #3) I do not like the look of chalk on my face. As you can tell in the photo this powder shows up incredibly light! I expected this to be sheer, no such luck. It’s chalky and looks this way when applied with a brush as well. If you blend it as much as you should (in order not to see the chalkiness) you will lose all the “correcting” benefits – lose/lose. I applied this the other day in a light “dusting” (pun intended) all over my face and my boyfriend told me I looked like I had chalk on my face. Not the look I was shooting for…


I’ve had great experiences with 95% of my ELF products so don’t think I’m hatin’ on the brand! This particular powder just does not live up to the high standards they have previously set for me (Ex. HD Setting Powder). I’d take a pass on this one, especially if your skin tone is darker than “ghost”. I’m curious to see if their new shade (Warm) is as bad. It’s darker and looks like it would be much more flattering.



ELF Tone Correcting Powder – Cool
$3.00 USD
Available at:, Some Winners & Zellers in Canada