Monday, December 27, 2010

e.l.f Studio Tinted Moisturizer VS Essential Tinted Moisturizer

Left- Essential Moisturizer, Right- Studio Moisturizer

Left- Essential moisturizer, Right- Studio moisturizer

Left- Essential moisturizer, Right- Studio moisturizer
Essential Tinted Moisturizer
Anti-aging formula combats premature aging and protects against sun damage while leaving skin radiant and moisturized. The tinted color evens skin tone for a natural look. SPF 15. Scent sugar orange.
Benzophenone-3, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Aqua(Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Mica, Octyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Synthetic Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, DEA-Cetyl, Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum, Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance(Aroma), Disodium EDTA, Iron Oxides(CI 77491 , CI 7492 , CI 77499)

Cost: $1.00

Ivory, Lt. Beige, Apricot Beige, Honey, Spice, Toffee, Rosy Beige

Studio Tinted Moisturizer
This lightweight and hydrating formula is breathable and provides anti-aging sun protection with UVA/UVB SPF 20. Achieve even skin tone and naturally radiant skin with this moisturizing sheer tint of color. The smooth formula enhances your complexion with the nourishing key ingredients Aloe, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E.
ACTIVE: Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Isopalmitate, Titanium Dioxide.
INACTIVE: Water, Mineral Oil, Cyclomethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Steareth-21 Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-2, Glyceryl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparabem, Tocopherol(VE), Retinyl Acetate(VA), Ascorbyk Palmitate(VC), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Cost: $3.00
 Porcelain, Nude, Beige, Sand, Almond, Mocha, Espresso

They both share some ingredients- Benzophenone- 3, Titamnium dioxide, Water, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides (C177491, C177492, C177499)

They both blend into the skin really good, leaving a matte finish, they only thing is the Essential line leaves the orange smell it dulls with time. Studio line has no lingering smell.

Each line has 7 colors to choose from, the Studio line has a better selection. It took me three different tries from the Essential line to find a color that matches my skin and I have to mix two shades together.

The Essential line is thicker then the Studio. The Essential has more coverage then the Studio. I really like how the Studio has SPF 20, while the Essential still has a SPF but it's only a 15 (still better then none).

The Studio has 0.7 oz of product and the container doesn't come full. The Essential doesn't say how much you get but the container is full. They both are a screw cap and a squeeze tube.

I really like the Studio line because of the no orange smell and the SPF 20, but the lack of product in the oversize tube is kinda disappointing, and it's only $3
I really like the Essential line because it has better coverage, you get a full container of product and it's only a $1.

I hope this helps you with each tinted moisturizer. Each one has their good and bad points but this is what I find, you could be different.

My colors are Studio- Nude, Essential- Rosy Beige


Dyna said...

Thank you so so much for this Shabby. I think I'm sticking to the regular line one. It's cheaper, although you may get mor ein the studio one - I found my perfect shade in the essential line and I like the smell and the coverage. Thanks so so much Cassie, I was so excited to try the studio line one but now I think I'm gonna stick to by trusty regular one xxx

Silverstargirl said...

Thankss alot for the review Shabby.
i really wanna know abt these products

Shabby makeup said...

Your Welcome! I'm glad it helped