Elle 18 Glow Compact Review: Pearl Shade

Hi Girls,

Today I am reviewing the Elle 18 Glow Compact in shade pearl which is for fair skin. Read on to see how this compact fared for me.

Elle 18 Glow Compact Pearl

Price: 150 for 8 g

Shelf life: 24 months

Shades Available: Pearl, Coral, Marble, Shell.

Shade Name: Pearl

Elle 18 Glow Compact Pearl Review

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My Experience with Elle 18 Glow Compact:

Elle 18 Glow Compact comes in a plastic compact pan and the compact pan comes covered in an outer carton case. It closes tightly with a snap. The product is very light in weight and is easy to carry around and easily fits in hand bag without reserving much space, the bonus is that it comes with a mirror which is big enough to show the whole face in it so you don’t need to worry to carry a mirror for touch ups. ;-) It has a very pleasant and fresh smell which enlightens the senses every time upon smelling it.

Elle 18 Glow Compact Pearl ReviewThe texture of this compact is soft and spreads evenly on skin without being cakey or over drying. It has quite an average staying power and I think touch up would take care of that, it stays on for 3-4 hours. It provides sheer coverage and won’t help much in hiding marks and dark circles but for the ones who don’t need much coverage from a compact, this is a great option. It keeps the skin matte and fresh as long as it’s on and touch ups extend the freshness as well. It will work for all skin types, mostly oily skinned girls will love it but my dry skin didn’t face any issue with it as such like looking cakey or ashy but it may aggravate the dryness in people with extremely dry skin as it’s a powder and may set into dry patches and fine lines.

Elle 18 Glow Compact Pearl ReviewThe puff applicator is good enough for application and I didn’t face any issue with it, it’s soft and gives a smooth application unlike some other puff applicator which are harsh and aggravates the dryness on skin.

Elle 18 Glow CompactThe shade I got is pearl which is for the light complexion, I don’t have much knowledge of these shades and all and I always end up picking the shade which is for light skin. This shade matched my skin pretty well. It is peachy in shade and on application it gives a pink glowing effect besides that compact coverage though not a blush effect but some peachy glow. It does not hide any of the flaws and give me a light coverage which I don’t like about it. :-| As it matched my skin pretty well, I couldn’t show you the swatches as the shades that match my skin well ends up blending in my skin and does not show up on my hands. :-D

Pros of Elle 18 Glow Compact:

  • Dirt cheap.
  • Pleasant fragrance.
  • Easy to carry.
  • Mirror inside is a bonus as its size is large enough for the whole face to be visible.
  • Staying power is good but not extraordinary.
  • Soft and smooth texture.
  • The puff applicator is soft and helps in easy application.
  • Easily available.
  • Four shades available for every skin tone.
  • Gives a matte effect.

Cons of Elle 18 Glow Compact:

  • Doesn’t cover up any flaws (marks, dark circles).
  • Could be a little drying for extra dry skin.
  • Ingredient list is missing.
  • May not help in keeping the skin oil free for long.
  • May set into fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Could be drying if the base is not moisturized.
  • Gives light coverage.

Rating: 3/5

Final Verdict:

This is a great option for makeup beginners who don’t want to spend much on a compact but want compact in their makeup kitty. Overall, it’s a great budget option for a compact and is perfect for college goers or for wearing daily.

28 Comments on Elle 18 Glow Compact Review: Pearl Shade

  1. Gowthami
    December 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm (4 years ago)

    I used this compact lately and liked it a lot! very good for the price! Great review sweets <3

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks dear, yeah absolutely a steal at this price. :-*

  2. Natasha (Nats)
    December 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm (4 years ago)

    i like the lakme one and its cheaper too .. however want to try this bt in a diff shade.. i like the packaging :evilgrin: hence wud get it,, nicely reviewed!! :yes:

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Yeah Natasha, do get it, both Lakme and Elle 18 are equally good but as this is new so you should try this one. :yes:

  3. Saniya@beautynbuzz
    December 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm (4 years ago)

    Great for college goers…Lovely detailed review hun:)<3

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Saniya ;-)

  4. Arunima Singh
    December 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm (4 years ago)

    This sounds ok considering the number of cons u’ve mentioned. Still i would suggest Lakme for all beginners instead of Elle…But a very good and detailed review:)

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 6:57 pm (4 years ago)

      Yeah Arunima, so right, the cons are also a thing to notice, thanks :-*

    December 11, 2013 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I agree for makeup beginners and for daily use it can be used! Lovely review Arzoo!!!
    Nice pics :)

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Shivi ;-)

  6. sahana
    December 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Sounds great for a makeup beginner!

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm (4 years ago)

      Yup Sahana :-D

  7. Esha
    December 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Good option for college goers..nice review sweets! :) :*

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:01 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks dear :-))

  8. Radha
    December 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm (4 years ago)

    This is best for the price Nice review :)

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Radha :D

  9. Megha
    December 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm (4 years ago)

    I can see Arzoo in mirror :D It is lying in my stash. Hope it would flare well on me too. great review as always sweety :)

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:04 pm (4 years ago)

      Hehe Megha that’s my camera, thanks :-*

  10. Vipra S
    December 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Nicely reviewed sweets :) .. Looks a good one to me but the RL one still remains my HG one :)
    Lovely pictures :* sweets :)

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Vipra ;-)

  11. Mayuri
    December 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm (4 years ago)

    this looks good :) might give it a try , loved the pics dear

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks a lot Mayuri, do give it a try ;-)

  12. rachna
    December 12, 2013 at 2:01 am (4 years ago)

    for the price its definitely nice!

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm (4 years ago)

      Yeah Rachna

  13. Sangeeta
    December 12, 2013 at 11:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Decent for the price you pay.

    • Arzoo
      December 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm (4 years ago)

      You’re right Sangeeta ;-)

  14. Amani Zaara
    December 14, 2013 at 1:28 am (4 years ago)

    Nice review.. :yes:

  15. Mamta bisht
    January 20, 2018 at 4:14 pm (2 months ago)

    I luv this product but now hard to found.at present unavailable in every sites when will be back please tell me…….m waiting diz product


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