The E.L.F Blush Palettes

With the size of my blush collection, I could honestly fill a pool! … okay, maybe a kiddie-sized pool but still a pool! I don’t know why I can’t help myself when it comes to blush – I love having a lot of options. So blush palettes allow this crazy blush lady to have a somewhat neat makeup draw.

That is why I am going to be talking to you about the ELF blush palettes. I won’t give you any spoilers now if you want to know what I thought about them.


Pigmentation: The blushes are nicely pigmented – not so sheer that they barely show up but they aren’t stupidly pigmented! They are super easy to work with and apply and don’t give you the clown vibes.

Formula: The formula is smooth and non-chalky. There isn’t any fallout or patchiness. They are just your standard lovely blush formula. I wouldn’t call them long-lasting. They last the typical amount of time a powdered blush does.

Finish: They appear matte to satin on the skin. When you look at the blushes in the pan you do detect specs of shimmer but when applying the blushes with a brush it doesn’t pick up any of the shimmers.

Packaging: All the E.L.F palettes have the same packaging – the outer casing is matte black, the palette comes with a nicely sized mirror on the inside. The four small blush shades can plop out and you can mix and match the shades between all the ELF palettes. I don’t mean the actual blush plan but the blush with its outer black packaging can be popped out of the palette. I think ELF has done it this way so you can rearrange the shades between all the ELF Palettes – though I leave them as is. I might though place them in a domed Z palette if they all fit.

The shade range of blush palettes? ELF has two blush palettes – one catering for light skin tones the other catering to medium skin tones.

Shade range within the palette?  The palette for light skin tones does go on the warmer side of things. It includes a muted coral shade, a bright pink, a deeper but still bright pink and a mauve shade. The blush palette for dark skin tones is on the cooler side, three of the shades are on the berry/mauve side and one shade is a neutral dusty pink. I love and wear both even though I am on the fair side and even with a summer tan I can wear the shades from the light palette. So tanned skin can definitely pull off both palettes BUT the pigmentation isn’t crazy opaque how some other blushes are. So the tanner you are the sheerer these blushes will look on you.

Wearability: The shades are very wearable in both palettes. I am not very out there with my blush shades but none of the shades in either palette strike me as ‘I’m never going to use them’. Between both palettes, you get a lot of variety with both cool tones and warm tones.

Price: $16 AUD on the Elf Australia site, $8.05 AUD on Iherb

Availability: ELF Australia site, ELF international site, Ulta beauty, Iherb, Kmart,

Pros: The shades are wearable, blendable and easy to use. The blush palettes are very affordable. The packaging is travel-friendly, you can plop out the blushes and it comes with a mirror.

Cons: The size of the blushes isn’t overly large so if you have a large blush brush you might need to change it up for this palette.

Rating: 8/10

Overall thoughts: These blush palettes are so awesome. They are very user-friendly and in these two little blush palettes you get 8 shades – so that is a lot of shades to choose from! I’ve always been a fan of E.L.F blushes, they know how to do a good blush for a bargain. It makes it that much better than they are in palette form – talk about space saving (something this blush hoard desperately needs!)

Would I repurchase it?: I would consider it – though running out of a blush takes so long. There will be probably flying cars around before I run out of these palettes.

And that wraps up this review. Have you guys tried any blushes from ELF or any of their palettes? Drop a comment, I’d love to hear what you thought. I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Shireen L. Platt

    December 8, 2018 at 3:36 am

    I don’t have this blush palettes but I adore the highlighting palette by elf!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 8, 2018 at 5:59 am

      They definitely have many gems in their collection

  2. Nicole

    December 8, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Back in the day I used to love these palettes! They are really nice though!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 8, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      They are perfect for those just getting into makeup. x

  3. Danielle Alexa

    December 8, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I think I am going to have to try and get my hands on some of these blushers!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 8, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      They are so nifty and versatile. x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 8, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      I know and such a bargain! x

  4. Ellie

    December 8, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Oh these look amazing!! Such gorgeous shades

    Ellie xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 8, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      They really are super pretty! x

  5. Kiran

    December 8, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    These look lovely, they look so bright in the pan. I have heard a lot of good things, will definitely have a closer look at these next time I am in Superdrug. Such a good value for money, great post Bernadette, thank you for sharing xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 8, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Yes they work so well and are awesome for the every day – not to mention, they are a bargain! Thank you for stopping by the blog. x

  6. Angela

    December 9, 2018 at 2:50 am

    I have the lighter blush palette and love the pigmentation and staying power of the shades. Waiting for my next e.l.f. haul to arrive in the next few days – can’t wait!

    Angela |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 9, 2018 at 4:14 am

      I’m way over due to pick up some new E.L.F goodies, it’s been ages since I’ve tried anything from them. x

  7. Siobhán

    December 9, 2018 at 8:34 am

    I don’t think I’ve tried anything from ELF but these are amazing value and the fact that they are non-chalky definitely makes them appeal to me! xx

    Beautylymin | Makeup Bundle Giveaway

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 9, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Elf does definitely have some hidden gems.

  8. lisa Autumn

    December 9, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Oh this looks amazing!

    x Lisa |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 9, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      It really is

  9. Emily

    December 10, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve never used ELF’s blush, but I love their bronzer! Def want to try this!

    -Emily |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 10, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Their bronzer palette is my absolute fave

  10. Charlotte

    December 11, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I dread to think what your makeup collection could fill if your blushes can fill a pool haha! I quite like the look of these blushes to be honest, plus I think they are inexpensive in the UK! Fab review hun
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 11, 2018 at 11:21 pm

      I think my entire collection could fill a small ocean haha

  11. Rosy

    December 11, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    The design of these really reminds me of high end blush palettes I have, good design from elf.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 11, 2018 at 11:21 pm

      Their quality really is lovely.

  12. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    December 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I have the lighter version of this one, and i also find them easy to work with. Great review!

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      December 11, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Thru really are so easy to use.

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