Sunday, 21 February 2016

Elcie Micro Silque Liquid Foundation Review

Make up artist Lilit Caradanian (well-known as MakeUpbyLilit on Instagram) founded Elcie Cosmetics and launched Micro Silque Liquid Foundation last year. It retails for $45 and it's currently sold on their website and Naimie's
Product Claims:
  • Light-weight
  • HD coverage
  • Anti-Aging 
  • Blendable
  • Long-wear
  • Water-Resistant
  • Mild Transfer-Resistant 
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Paraben-Free
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Cruelty-Free
It comes in a glass bottle, which is nice and sleek. I love it! It contains 1 fl oz (30 mL) of product. The ingredients, directions and product claims can be found on the box.
I'm glad it comes with a pump because it just makes it so much easier.
They carry 12 shades and they refer to MAC shades to hopefully help you color match. Keep in mind that the foundation does oxidize, so if you're not sure between two shades, I'd recommend going for the lighter option. 
  1. Porcelain - NW13/NC15
  2. Cameo - NC20/N25
  3. Vanilla - NC30
  4. Sand - NC35-NC37
  5. Warm Ivory - NC40
  6. Natural - NC42
  7. Butterscotch - C45  
  8. Honey C5
  9. Warm Beige NC44
  10. Golden Tan NW43
  11. Almond NW45
  12. Chestnut  NC50

The foundation appeared to be much lighter than my skin tone when I swatched it but after 10 minutes, you can see how it oxidizes and becomes much darker. The shade swatched here is Warm Ivory but Natural would be a better match for me especially in summer.
Photo with flash
Shade ReferenceI don't own any MAC foundation but I should be around NC40-NC42 in MAC. 
Here are some of the foundations that match me well: 

  • Finish: Matte
  • Coverage: Medium 
  • Wear time: I tested it out for 8 hours and it looks pretty good. I have oily t-zone and even if I set it, I noticed it was a bit oily at night. However, it's a lot less than some other foundations. It slightly transfers and I noticed it wore off especially around my lips and nose.
    • Lightweight
    • Natural 
    • Matte
    • Blendable
    • Long wearing
    • Photographs well   
    • Slightly Clings on dry patches: It does slightly cling on my dry patches especially when I apply it with a brush but it's not that noticeable on camera. 
    Photo taken after 8 hours of application (without flash)
    Photo taken after 8 hours of application (with flash) 
    Overall, I think it's a good everyday foundation. It's very lightweight and looks natural. I prefer using a beautyblender with it because I find it just gives a nice finish. It does slightly cling on my dry patches especially when I apply it with a brush. It looks good even after 8 hours compared to many foundations out there. It photographs well on camera as well (with flash and without flash). I think I like it a lot more in natural daylight though. 

    A photo posted by Nazra (@arzanblogs) on

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