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
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.
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.