e.l.f. mineral booster: tinted & shimmer

When I first heard of e.l.f. mineral booster, I didn’t really ‘get’ what the point of it was – it’s not a foundation as such, is it a finishing powder? Is it the mineral version of a tinted moisturiser or something? It’s described as:

Achieve the ultimate, translucent “photo finishing touch” to your makeup, our Mineral Booster melts into your skin, infusing it with key vitamins A, B and E to promote healthier skin that’s noticeably silkier and smoother. Completely sheer and ideal for all skin tones, Mineral Booster gently absorbs oil and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pores for a beautiful even finish. Wear alone or buff over our Mineral Concealer and Foundation to lend extra staying power and to achieve a professional and stunning porcelain matte look that will last all day.

e.l.f. Mineral Booster: tinted & shimmer

So basically it’s a finishing powder but can be worn on it’s own or over concealer/foundation for a flawless finish. The two versions I have been playing with are the ‘tinted’ and ‘shimmer’ versions.  The tinted version is a warm, tanned shade but when applied doesn’t look as dark as it does in the pot. The shimmer is a pearly finished powder that has a bit of glitter running through it.

e.l.f. Mineral Booster: Top- Bottom, Tinted – Shimmer.

Personally I wouldn’t use the shimmer version all over the face as would look a tad like a glitter ball. But it can be used as a highlighter on the cheeks for a bit of glow.

e.l.f. Tinted Mineral Booster applied all over (no foundation or concealer underneath)
with shimmer Mineral Booster on the cheek bones.

I really like the tinted Mineral Booster all over but I don’t really see how it’s any different to a mineral foundation. Perhaps it is slightly finer, but I found it just as easy to apply and build up for some coverage. It does deliver a very photo-friendly finish so would be perfect to use as a finishing powder over your normal foundation for a night out.

The tinted booster is great as a Sunday make-up product, when I always go a bit more natural/basic than the rest of the week.

e.l.f. Mineral Booster is available in three shades (sheer, tinted and shimmer) all available in small size for £3.50. The sheer shade is also available in large for £5.

PR sample.



  1. NicolaAMT
    February 28, 2011 / 9:23 am

    I use mine to set my foundation, I love it. Its not the tinted or shimmer one tho, Im guessing original, although I cant actually rememeber! 🙂

  2. February 28, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    I was curious a bout this product too but didn’t quite see the point of it like you mentioned. I’d rather just use it alone or above a tinted moisturizer if anything. I would however like to see how their SPF 45 loose powder holds up though…

  3. Anonymous
    September 9, 2011 / 4:03 pm

    Would the tinted work on all skintones?? xx

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