Product Type: ELF makeup
Newest Review: ... me. When I've tipped a tiny amount of product into the lid my brush picks up the product really easily I find with ELF blushers less is m... more
Am I blushing?
Member Name: littlem91
Advantages: Cheap, easy to use, great colours
Disadvantages: You may become an ELF addict!
Eyes Lips Face Mineral Blush - the shade is Joy (described as "mauve lilac" on the website), it's a very wearable somewhat off-pink colour.
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Maganese Violet (CI77742), Ultramarines (CI77707).
The easiest way to use this is as directed on the website. I tap a very small amount into the lid, swirl with a blush brush and apply to the apples of my cheeks.
In small amounts on my skintone (fairly pale, cool undertones, "english rose" type complexion) it can also work as a brightening highlighter if carried across the cheekbones or can be swept across the face to give a small amount of natural looking colour - as it's not a bright pink this looks very natural.
What's it like?
The important part - is it a good blush? In a word, YES! The blush is very highly pigmented so you really only need a very tiny amount for a glowing look - like most mineral powders it's buildable if you find you desire a stronger look, so how strong it looks is really up to you. And as said they can work as a highlighter if you pick the right shade (although not a stated use) - I use what's left on my brush after doing the blush. You could also easily layer colours, ie sweep one colour across your cheekbones and use a 2nd just on the apples, they're very versatile.
The finish is I would say dewy/natural - it's not matte but I'd not describe it as full on shimmery, it's a level nearly anybody could wear. Some shades are listed as shimmery so I would assume the finish to be slightly different on these. They really just give a very healthy natural glow.
They last well on - mine stays on all day over a mineral powder foundation, with or without a finishing powder - I have also used it alone with great results. It's a 3.4g pot which isn't enormous but will last a long time as you only need a tiny bit.
They now cost £5 each (I got mine back when it was £3.50 - that was over 2 years ago! I checked my email records just) which for a high quality mineral blush comes it quite cheap, this works better than the samples of non mineral blush I've tried from premium brands. Obviously with daily use it won't last as long but I'd say there's several months usage in a pot.
This really is great stuff - there's a range of colours to suit your skintone, they're very cheap for a good amount of product that will last ages - oh and there's lots of other great goodies on the website too! I really cannot see a way this could be better.
Summary: Fantastic highly pigmented blush.