Are you skeptical about trying an affordable drugstore blush palette?
My elf Dark blush palette review might surprise you!
I saw this palette at the drugstore and I’ve found it online for the same price –currently under $10, which is to be expected with the e.l.f. brand.
It’s cool that e.l.f. offers their Studio line because the quality is better, but still affordable.
You can see the ingredients listed above and the box also says the company contributes to charity and does not conduct animal testing. Interesting!
I like the sleek black packaging of this blush palette (which e.l.f. says can be used for highlight, contour, sculpting and shading) and the fact that it includes a mirror!
It feels sturdy and is easy to open.
There I am in the reflection! haha. You get 16g of product in the palette, which makes this quite the deal.
And there she is, in all her glory! Moments like this make me wish each shade had a name =) I think my favorite of the 4 is the top right, though.
As the swatches on my arm show, the top right shade of the e.l.f. dark blush palette shows up as a bright orchid pink on my dark skin tone.
There are the swatches on my fingertips. The powder is nicely pigmented, but I feel like this palette is better suited for lighter skin tones.
I didn’t notice any offensive fragrance.
The texture was nice for application using various brushes–my SlMissGlam, Sonia Kashuk and others.
My complaint with this palette is that 3 of the shades don’t show up very well on my skin, or show up looking chalky.
By calling the palette “Dark”, I was hoping for it to suit me better, but that’s ok…
I do feel that the blushes lasted well enough on my oily skin, but I am testing them in the winter time. Summer may tell a different story ^_^
There was no crazy shimmer and the blushes didn’t emphasize my pores too much.
Can you believe I’m posting these close up pictures of my face?! But I want to show how you seriously cannot even tell that I’m wearing blush!
A little bit of the hot pink shade went a long way! =) But the other 3, I piled and piled and nothing worked to make them show nicely without chalking.
Now, when it came to blending the blush out, that went pretty well. The powder finish was soft and easily blendable on my skin.
The e.l.f. blushes felt light on my skin, like nothing was there, which I prefer with my makeup.
So overall, I’d recommend you try this blush palette if you’re looking for something travel-friendly and you have a light/medium skin tone.
It’s budget-friendly and easy to buy online or in store, plush you get a few different options depending on your mood.
In other news…
Anyone else playing Starbucks bingo? =) I’m kinda having fun going to Starbucks more often, since I rarely go!
I think I found the best strategy, by the way, if anyone is interested ;]
I’m also playing the star dash, because, why not?
My favorite drinks are the Passion Iced Tea and the Green Tea Latte/Frappaccino with coconut milk!
I’m really glad they offer coconut milk as an option now, instead of just soy milk.
Have you tried the Elf blush palettes yet? Do you enjoy drinking Starbucks?