Jan 14, 2013

ELF Two-way cake Foundation SPF 15 Review

 Hey everyone!!

My 4u2 BB Powder ran out so I went to our local SM city to buy a new one.However, I was so disappointed because they had no stock. I had no choice but to find an alternative since I desperately need a new powder. I went to the ELF counter and I saw this Two-way cake foundation with SPF 15.. I was skeptical at first but the lady there told me sha was wearing the foundtion on her face and I looked at her carefully. She looked okay. I kind of love the finish of the foundation on her face so I decided to buy one and  I have been using it everyday for a week.

Let me tell you about the facts first:
Name: Two-way Cake Foundation SPF 15
Shade: Rosy Beige (77013)
Cost: P249.75
What it says on the box:
This dual-function foundation can be used wet for a creamy sheer coverage or dry for a matte full coverage.
The SPF 15 formula combats premature aging and protects against the sun damage.
The easy to blend and lightweight formula gives a natiral looking finish for all day wear.
Directions: Apply prior to sun exposure. For a sheer coverage, dampen the sponge applicator with water to apply the powder wet.
For a fuller coverage, use the sponge applicator dry.

It comes with a mirror and a compartment for the sponge.

Ingredients: Talc, mica, titanium dioxide, hydrogenated polyisobutene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, ethylhexyl palmitate, polyisobutenem sodium dehydroacetate.
May contain (+/-): Iron oxide (CI 77891. 7789, 77899), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035).
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 15%, Titanium Dioxide 10%

skin type: normal to dry
problem areas: large pores, redness around the nose, undereye dark circles and uneven skintone

 This is me with the powder applied dry:

This is me with the powder applied wet.

With flash:


What I like:
- It has no smell.
-It is affordable.
- It offers good coverage (in my opinion, especially when applied wet).
- Quite buildable and adheres to the skin well
-It matched my skintone and does not give me a white cast when I take pictures.
-It lasted on me for 4-6 hours without retouching (wet application); 2-4 hours (dry application)
-The sponge that came with it is also quite nice and thick.

What others may not like:
-the packaging looks cheap and may not be durable
-can be a little bulky

Recommended for:
-girls who are on the go and need less time to get ready in the morning
-girls with oily skin since it is quite matte and can control oil
-those who are on a budget

Other recommendations:
-I find it better to use wet rather than dry because it lasts longer and gives better coverage. However, be careful to do so, use a small amount first and continue building it until you get the coverage desired. Applying too much at first may make your face cakey once the product has dried.

I love this product!! I will definitely get a new once I run out. :)


  1. great review. i never have bumped into this product just yet. which one sis is better, this one or the 4u2? just curious. and still contemplating about the fanny serrano one. :)

    Btw, you have flawless skin to begin with, and it looks more natural I think when you've applied it wet.

    1. Hello!! Thank you for the compliment! hihihi
      I have tried both sis! BB powder and FS powder foundation. FS powder is good, gives good ocverage din and smells good! However, it can be powdery at times and it does not last long (2-3 hours max).I have tried applying it wet, but I did not like the finish.The 4u2 bb powder is also good, it really mattifies your face and is not powdery, however lasting power is not as long as the ELF. :)

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