“ Brand: E.L.F / Type: Blushers „
I'm not really a blush person but I decided to try out the Elf Natural Radiance Blushers in the colours Coy & Shy (Both bought in different elf orders)
The biggest gripe I have with this product is the packaging. The packaging is clear, square and plastic. I like the fact that it's clear so you can see the colour but I don't like the plastic because it gets really scratched up (although this does happen with many of other products). Also, you open the blusher by sliding the top/or sliding the bottom and it was really hard at first and sometimes the top just shoots off if your a bit aggressive. (Oops). A plus is that the packaging is really compact and is good for travelling. Now onto the good stuff!
I have this blush in 2 colours; Coy- a soft baby pink which is really good for those who like to put blusher on but do not want it to be overpowering. Shy- a muted soft barbie pink colour which is nice for a flush of colour on the apples of your cheeks. These blushers are matte, which I thoroughly enjoy as I am not a fan of highlighting or shimmery blushers. They last around 4-5 hours on me which I think it's a good amount of time to last on the skin but when it wears off it is not patchy by any means. Shy is a much more pigmented colour than Coy, I have to admit so I think you should use Shy with a light hand. These can be a bit powdery, just a bit but nothing major - just thought I would put that out there. The colours are definitely wearable, even for the likes of me who does not wear blush on an every day basis (although I might considering no more school for me!) Lastly, they last for 24 months which is a very good amount of time for me and my mum to finish off these blushers (amongst others which you will hear about)
Only available on ELF online but they are ONLY £1.50!
**I just checked on the website for the amount of shades available but I cannot find it anywhere. I don't really understand because I am not entirely sure if it has been discontinued etc.** So, on that note I guess you may want to check out Ebay or something like that. SORRY. But I think they had around 10 shades.
I would recommend these blushers, especially those who are looking for an affordable and good quality blusher as I really enjoy these!
Hope this helped! x
Also written on Ciao.
E.L.F (aka Eyes Lips Face) is an online website that offers beauty products for crazy prices. Starting in America and now available for purchase across the globe, once I was introduced I was hooked. Being the type of person who has no colouring what-so-ever, I needed something to brighten my cheeks up and whilst browsing and placing an order I decided to pick up one of these.
*~* Price and Availability *~*
This costs a mere £1.50 as with majority of E.L.F's offerings. During sales and promotions available from the website newsletter or additionally their Facebook page, these can often be picked up a lot cheaper. In saying that £1.50 is just breathtakingly cheap!
As mentioned this is available online for EU and UK customers at - www.eyeslipsface.co.uk and may also be available from TKMaxx un the Uk as they sporadically seem to have E.L.F products available. In America it can be purchased from various stores as well as online.
*~* Packaging *~*
I was suprised by the packaging of this blusher. It is a slide open case rather than a flip top which I personally feel would be much easier to use, not only for the fact that once you get down to the last offerings you can't actually reach. In addition I found that the actual colour got all over the inside off the case and looked really messy. I can't say it's my favourite type of packaging.
Apart from this there is nothing else, the case is transparent showing you the colour of the powder inside. A silver label shows the colour you have selected and this is the extent of the packaging. It is very simple and a little cheap looking but for the price you can't complain I suppose.
The only other thing I can say about this is that it is small but big enough to hold a decent amount of product which makes it perfect for throwing in your handbag and keeping in a travel make up bag when you go away.
*~* The Blush Itself *~*
I purchased 'Shy' which is a sort of paleish pink but much richer once in your hand than it looks online so one to bear in mind. Being very white I was a little scared at trying this and thought I would look silly but I gave it a go anyway and was almost suprised with the results.
Firstly it has a very subtle scent which is described as 'Sugar Orange'. I would say that it has a sweet scent but it smells more of 'make up' than anything else (that may not make much sense but it's difficult to describe!). It comes away from the block VERY easily, I found it crumbles around the case a lot which only contribiutes to the messy looking point of the case. It also means a fair amount is being wasted on plastic instead of your cheek!
The square of colour is around and inch and a half by an inch. I am not 100% on that, it is just a visual musing more than anything else.
*~* My Experience *~*
Once applied to my blusher brush (which I bought seperately, this comes with no mirror or applicator) it easily swept onto my cheek. It gave me a very warm but defined rosy glow which I was very pleased about. It didn't seem to have as much pigment on my skin as it did in the block which I have to say I was a little pleased about. There is a very subtle shimmer but nothing that is over the top or too much for day wear. I found it worked on both liquid and powder foundations as well as applied to bare cheeks so definately versatile for me anyway.
It was gentle and there was no problems by using this, I have no idea what is included ingredients wise but I'm sure E.L.F would be happy to help. I found it lasted a fairly decent amount of time, a good 6 hours I would say before it started to look less than perfect which for the price is definately a good thing.
I would say that although I really like this blusher and for once the palest colours are right it doesn't make the flaws with the packaging any less important. I used this for around 2-3 weeks daily and found I just couldn't get anymore out of the case. Of course at this price it isn't a problem but that really isn't the point. I got frustrated as I could see the blush sat there and I just couldn't use it as I couldn't access it! A flip top would have been much more suitable although the slider is definately somthing different and quirky.
I will give this blush 4/5 it looses a star for the disappointing case it comes supplied in.
I am one of life's pale people. It goes with the territory of being Irish. Pallor, alcoholism and madness are my cultural heritage and hurrah for that. My colouring means I get a lot of people making 'ooo, you look peaky' noises, or telling me that I really should get into the warm and get some colour in my cheeks. However, I've always steered clear of wearing blusher as my white skin means there's a distinct risk that I'd end up looking like one of those creepy wee china dolls that women of a certain age seem to collect. The only reason I took the plunge into blusher was because I was putting in an online order from ELF and the blushers were so cheap (£1.50) that it seemed almost churlish not to buy a couple.
~*~ The packaging ~*~
The packaging looks a bit cheap and nasty, if I'm honest. The blusher itself is in a little drawer which slots into a clear plastic cover. I bought two, and both are awkward to open and are prone to getting stuck. A basic hinged cover would have been a better idea. Other than that, there's little in the way of fuss or frills; a silver sticker on the back tells you what shade you've chosen ('Innocence' in my case, which translates to 'pale peachy pink') but gives no indication as to the ingredients. Still, I'm sure a quick email to the manufacturers could illuminate that mystery if you tend to be horribly allergic to things.
~*~ The product ~*~
One of the ones I bought is completely matte and the other has a slight hint of sparkle. Not enough to make you look like you're suffering from excessive cheek sweat, but enough to give your skin a nice glow. Both colours are very subtle, which is probably due to a lesser quality of pigment than is used in high end brands like MAC, and it means that you need quite a few applications with a blusher brush to achieve noticeable colour. This suits me fine, as it means the colour builds up gradually, but people who aren't very pale may find the lack of immediate and definite colour frustrating. Once the blusher has been layered up a bit, I find it gives a nice even tone that blends well with my skin and gives my cheeks an understated hint of colour, rather than making me look like I've hit the menopause 25 years too soon. That said, this blusher doesn't give the richness of colour that you get with the more expensive brands. The effect isn't particularly long-lasting either; after a day at work it's all but gone and has nothing like the longevity of Nars' The Multiple, which is the only other blusher I've ever managed to use without making myself look ridiculous.
Overall, this is a cheap and cheerful blusher which is grand for work or daytime wear, but which is too insipid to give the kind of definite look for a night out or for those with darker colouring. At £1.50 it would seem churlish to expect much more.
Recently I went through my make-up bag and although I have alot of make-up I felt really bored with what was in it! I decided to have a huge throw out and replenish stocks and because I had read so many reviews online about the online cosmetic company e.l.f (Eyeslipsface) by you lovely dooyooers bringing my attention to how cheap the products are I decided to take a look there first.
I was pleased at the time as there was an offer on that if I spent about £15.00 I got an eyeshadow compact worth £9.00 free and believe me after rummaging around on the site for a few minutes I soon managed to spend that amount with ease!
I always, always wear blusher when wearing make-up. Being fair skinned with black hair I can look washed out and I do have cheekbones I like to show off but find I need really subtle shades or I look like a clown!
This blusher is available in 6 shades and I went for 'Coy' not only cos it appeared a light pinky colour but I liked the name (clever marketing eh lol).
The compact has a see through lid that is a slip and slid idea with a white plastic base and then on the top of it we are told that it is E.L.F Natural Radiance Blusher. It easy enough too click and slide open and is very secure however not one bit robust! I popped mine in a small make up bag after only using it a couple of times and it got completely smashed up so it isn't as tough as it may appear so word of warning there...look after it!
It comes on a pink backed coloured card and on the front of that we are told who it is by, the colour and what it is etc and on the back your told a little bit about the product, directions for use are given along with the ingredients being listed and contact details for E.L.F are given. The card is informative enough though although I like the design of the small blusher casing (this only contains 2g of product by the way) I was upset at it breaking badly on me and for no good reason either!
The Blusher Itself:
Well this comes with no applicator so remember you need your own if out and about. I find this to actually be a good blusher apart from fact it got broken. It glides on smooth, feels a thin powder so you are in control of building up the colour and it contains a slight shimmer (not glitter though!) which gives a nice healthy sheen to the skin without showing up my large pores that I really don't want highlighted. It clings to a brush well and I find it easy to direct where I want it and once on I just colour in my cheeks as its easy to blend! Once on I find it stays put all day long until I remove it with my usual make-up removing routine and I haven't felt that its given me any adverse effects at all.
All in all I think this is a great blusher. It has a decent colour pigmentation, feels soft on the skin and doesn't cake on and I can forget its there as it doesn't transfer off to the touch at all. I'm very much in control with this blusher and I love the colour I opted for and will in the future buy more of them. For £1.50 you can't go wrong....just be careful with it!
Only available from E.L.F(.com or .UK).
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
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Shy: Light pink [I'd only go for this if you are fair]
Glow: See below
Coy: Medium neutral [*Update; It applies a dusky pink with shimmering gold undertones. I <3 it, it's my new favourite]
Flushed: Rose, with a hint of plum.
Bronzed: Medium bronze
Innocence: Medium pink
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I have fair, dry skin which often looks dull, so finding a blusher which looks natural and doesn't enhance the dryness can be a struggle.
GLOW is a winner; it's a coral/peach that looks natural on my skin. It is lightly shimmering with a golden gleam, so gives me a heathy flush, not unlike the infamous Kim Kardashian glow.
[I think the colour is a hybrid of Benefit's Coralista and NARS Orgasm. So if you're a fan of either of these, you should give GLOW a try and save yourself a lot of money].
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I'm impressed with the pigmentation; a little goes a long way. You don't get a lot of product, but it'll still last a while since you just need a light dusting of powder.
The powder isn't very tightly packed into the compact, so it can be a bit messy. Not a deal-breaker for me, but if you're using this for the first time bear it in mind.
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I don't really have a problem with the packaging - yes, it looks and feels cheap, but for a great blush for £1.50 I don't really care about the outer packaging.
Just remember that it's a slide package - I spent ages trying to lift the lid off :)
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I think these are a fantastic quality for the price. The only reason I've not already bought more is the limited range of shades.
If you have fair skin SHY is the safest option, followed by GLOW (which may be too dark in winter. For Dark skin-tones I'd suggest maybe GLOW (not for darkest tones) or FLUSHED. Meanwhile medium skintones can go for any colour, so more lighter and darker options are needed.
Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F) are a cosmetics company who specialise in mineral make ups. One of my favourite products of theirs is their blusher.
Most things they make cost £1.50 - and, personally, I think the products are fantastic FOR THAT PRICE.
I use the shade 'Glow' which is a sort of peachy colour which suits my pale (but not ghostly white) skin perfectly.
The packaging on this is very basic - clear plastic case with a slidey lid and the makers name and product name on the top. You can see the blush through the casing.
To use, you simple load up the ends of a brush with the blusher by running it along the blush. It's easy to get too much on your brush, so be very light-handed.
Then apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks in circular motions (or sweeping, if you prefer.)
This shade was lovely and applied fairly easily. It really is fantastic for the price you pay and gave my cheeks a lovely, peachy, healthy glow!
A very cheap product avaliable on the internet and I beleive is best rated for cheap make up online.
I bought several products from ELF and I cant say I have been very impressed with any of them. I find the blusher incredibly powdery so much so that it can almost crumble when you put a brish onto it and then to much is added to the brush and it has to be taken off and can be a little dark in colour.
Its quite heavy on the skin and you notice it there and it doesnt last very long either, therefore has to be reapplied throughout the day.
Good for a cheap line make up as many products are approx £1 but not worth it in my eyes as more expensively placed products do work and last alot longer with no hassle from them.
Mine lasted a week as it then crumbled into dust and was unusable.
I guess you can be a bit dubious about the quality of a product that costs £1.50 but with ELF you can be pleasantly surprised. Yes some of these blushes can be a little powdery, causing you to pick up way more than you need on your brush but this can easily be rectified with a few taps of the brush to get rid of any excess. The colours can appear a little daunting as the swatches from the website aren't the best but you can easily make them work. The packaging takes a bit of getting used to and can be more than a bit annoying when you're in a rush! Instead of a simple open and close snapping mechanism like most brands seem to have for packaging, these have a slide mechanism which can easily break (I know from experience!) However that shouldn't take away from the quality of the product which once again for the prize is fab!
I was a little dubious after reading the reviews that these blushers may be a little powdery............. but for me they are just right. Once you get used to sliding the lid instead of lifting it, it is easy to use. After a couple of uses it does go a bit powdery in the container but it is easy to use with a large brush and the two colours I have tried have both given a light, natural look. I admit that if I wanted a 'strong' blush look then they may look a little chalky on as you would have to use a lot. But for an everyday product that gives an everyday look it is ideal. I have tried a few different products from the elf line and this is one product that I wear each and every day without fail as it helps to make me look 'alive'!!!!
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I don't really like elf products that much apart from the brushes but my friend bought me a couple of those so i decided to give them a try.
These come in 6 different shades which are shy,glow,coy,flushed,bronzed and innocence. The only 2 i don't have are coy and flushed.
1.Shy-This is a medium pink colour
2.Glow-a golden beige
3.Bronzed-brown colour.It might just be me but this goes on a "dirty" colour and just looks like my face needs washed.
4..Innocence-a light pink shade-this shade can hardly be seen at all even when you put loads of it on.
To apply these i would recommend using a kabuki brush as i would with most powder blushers. These can get rather messy.
I think you really have to shovel it on if you want the blusher to be noticeable. I do not like these blushers at all. I mean they do work but i am used to products that work a lot better and i think it is a false sense of economy if you have something half the price but have to use twice as much. I also do not like the way these colours look on.
The packaging for these is cheap feeling. The lid slides open and i think it might break easily if i am not careful.
The only good thing about these is that they are cheap and in this case i did not buy them myself. Most products on eyeslipsface.com cost £1.50/$1.
Overall i would not recommend these at all .save your money
As has been mentioned on here a few times E.L.F products can be a very hit and miss. I wanted to try out the blushers because although i have a love hate relationship with blusher i always live in hope ill find another (other than very expensive benefit dandelion) that will suit me.
Choice in shades:
The blushers come in 6 shades ranging from the very light pink, right through to darker plummy tones. I delcided to order glow a light peachy coral shade. A few things influenced my decision. Firstly i already have a pink blusher i like so wanted to widen my blusher collection. Secondly some of the girls on you tube said that glow was a beautiful colour in the flesh.
As with nearly all things E.L.F the blusher cost £1.50 and i ordered from their website www.eyeslipsface.co.uk. Shipping cost is free is you spend over £30 and £2.95 if you don't reach that amount. The postage is super quick.
What i loved:
The pigmentation of the blusher is great. It truly is a bright coral shade that really suits my skin tone if i apply lightly. The price is fantastic for what you get.
What i hated:
The packaging is very cheap looking. I wouldn't mind that too much if it actually worked well. Rather than flipping up like most blushers you slide the top off. This has resulted in many a time me pushing to far, the lid has flung off and im on my hands and knees trying to retrieve it from under the bed! The other thing im not keen on is the blusher is very powdery. You sweep your brush against it and you are left with a large pile of blusher excess. Its like a talcy consistency. Once applied to the skin it looks fine. But, its hard to control how much you are putting on because of the powderiness. Usually i can do a fine sweep over a blusher and get a light dusting. With this blusher you have that control for the first time you touch the blusher only. After that my brush is constantly is picking up piles of the powder that has accumulated in the sides of the packaging. This has resulted in me looking like a doll face and then having to blend like mad.
All in all a good colour. Not keen on the consistency but weighing everything up for £1.50 this is good value.