Review – E.L.F. Studio Blush

ELF Candid Coral
So…recently there was a code for 75% off all studio makeup from ELF and I went kinda cuckoo. But I am thrilled with my purchases, so the $20 or so I spent reallllly makes me happy. (For those of you who are not math wizzes, $20ish on 75% off ELF studio is about $80 in product)
I am going to tell you all about the gorgeous studio blushes I got. I have a lot of blush (shocking I know) so I wanted to get colors that would be unique to my collection. I got Candid Coral and Peachy Keen. I have blushes in all sorts of pinks/berries etc. but not too many corals or peaches at all.
Before my order arrived, I read some comments about these being sheer and chalky, which made me freak out a little and have a pang or two of buyer’s remorse. However, when these arrived and I swatched them, I was pleasantly surprised. They are sheer, but as a pale girl I kind of appreciate that. They’re also buildable. The formula itself is soft and smooth. There is extremely finely milled shimmer/sheen, but no glitter. Peachy Keen especially has a beautiful gold sheen to it that is even more visible if you spray MAC Fix+ on your cheeks to set it. (Think of how “foiling” eyeshadows makes them go on so much more vibrantly…it’s the same effect.) The only gripe I have about these, and it’s a small one, is that they’re almost a little too soft. Whenever I swirl my skunk brush around in these, I make a little bit of a mess in the pan because a bunch of powder gets kicked up everywhere, if that makes sense? But that’s not a huge deal. These lovely blushes are great for a natural bit of color. I didn’t find them chalky at all, and they almost seem to meld into my skin for a pretty glow.
As far as how they wear…they actually last pretty well. I have an issue where my blush seems to fade sometimes because my skin tends to get oily throughout the day. However, these wear really darn well. Virtually everything fades on me to some degree, but these stick around most of the day just as vibrant as when I applied them.
These normally retail for $3 each on ELF’s website, but there are frequent coupons. If you sign up on their site you will get lots of emails about the coupons, lol. And I mean LOTS. :) Oh and the swatches on their website (the photos featured here) are pretty accurate except that they don’t capture the sheen/shimmer/glow that the colors have.
Talc, Mica, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Polybutene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090).

ELF Peachy Keen


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