ELF Two Way Cake Foundation Review

ELF Two Way Cake Foundation Review

On my first visit to ELF, I bought 4 items because they were so interesting and budget-friendly. Like for the 4 items, they only summed up to less than P640. One of it the items I got was  the Two Way Cake Foundation. I bought my items from Watson’s at SM Mall of Asia for P249.75 only.

ELF is one makeup brand that is much raved about. It is one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things list. I tried subscribing to the ELF website before, just to see the products they have since there is no ELF booth or stand here in SM Baguio. As a subscriber, I received thru e-mail very enticing promos and discounts every now and then from ELF. They do not ship to the Philippines so I could not take advantage of the promos they were offering. Anyways, I needed to consider how much shipping to the Philippines is right? Besides, ELF is available in most Watson’s stores. Why not in Baguio?

I took the Beige shade of the ELF Two-Way Cake Foundation. I think they only have 2 shades available for this foundation and this is the lighter one. I don’t know if the shade availability is the same for all ELF counters or if that was only for MOA. I always take the shade that is one shade lighter than my skin tone because I am acidic. They tend to darken on my skin after hours. So using the lighter shade solves the problem.

ELF Two Way Cake Foundation ReviewELF Packaging says:

This dual function foundation can be used wet for a creamy sheer coverage or dry for a matte full coverage. The easy to blend and lightweight formula is great for all skin types and gives a natural looking finish for all day wear.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 5% Purpose: Sunscreen

Zinc Oxide 5% Purpose: Sunscreen

Inactive Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrogynated Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. Ethylthexyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, Sodium Dehydroacetate

ELF Two Way Cake Foundation Review

My thoughts on ELF Two Way Cake Foundation

The packaging is a flimsy, plastic, glossy, black compact with the product name on the lid.
As you open the compact, you’ll find a mirror, which easily detached. Mine fell off only a week after I bought it. What I did, I used double adhesive tape to secure the mirror again. Opposite the mirror is the foundation itself. On the compartment below the foundation is a light pink sponge. I’d say I love the sponge. It has the thickness I like, smooth and sturdy. This has 8.5 grams of product.

ELF Two Way Cake Foundation Review

What I like about it:

  • It has sunscreen protection. It is very good for outdoor use.
  • Coverage is medium to full. This foundation is really a foundation. You know what I mean. It covers light blemishes and big pores.
  • But I still use concealer on my under eye. My dark under eye is a different story, really needs concealer.
  • I use this dry, it has a matte finish. It brightens my skin nicely.
  • It’s very light on the skin. It is perfect for everyday use.
  • Perfect for achieving natural-looking skin.
  • Lasts on my skin for 4 hours, considering I have combination to oily skin.
  • This is a very affordable foundation.

What I don’t like about it:

  • Just the compact casing.

Rating: 4.5/5

See the beauty in everything,

Val Anne Bee

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10 Responses to ELF Two Way Cake Foundation Review

  1. Natasha (Nats) says:

    Elf is nt available in India too.. so sad :( seems that walmart may come to India soon… hopefully then may get it here….its a nice product in a compact format… good review!!!

  2. Val Anne Bee says:

    Thank you Ms. Nat. I hope Walmart will carry ELF there and Watsons here too. Hihi. It is really exciting to check, try and test ELF products on their counters. Thank you. =D

  3. Ida says:

    I think I’ve seen an ELF counter at nearly every SM I’ve visited, there should really be one at SM Baguio too! This is really affordable for a foundation.

    • Val Anne Bee says:

      Yes Ida, even other beauty brands present here in SM Baguio is not well stocked. So I am very excited every time we are bound to Manila. 5 hours away nga lang. Hihi.

  4. Yette says:

    Yeah,I agree about the packaging. That product is the first item that I bought from ELF when they were first launched here in the Phils and the first thing that happened in my 2-way cake was that the mirror fell of as well. I did the same thing you did. Haha.

    I liked everything about this except the packaging as well. :)

    • Val Anne Bee says:

      Thank you Ms. Yette. ELF has not fixed the mirror adhesive problem til now. Maybe they are thinking, for beauty, girls will always find ways to make things work. =D Hihi. Thanks again.

  5. Deep Red Gal says:

    Hello Ladies! Maganda talaga ang E.L.F. at super affordable pa! In fact, sa sobrang bilib ko sa products nila, binibenta ko na din sila sa store ko. Ito ang link in case you’d like to purchase. Thanks! :)


  6. Kyra says:

    Kumusta po siya compared to Fanny Serano and F21 Two Way Cake Foundation? Which is better po in terms of oil control? :)

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