Review: ELF Natural Radiance Blusher

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Shall we all start counting the days left in 2011? 

I know this week is going berserk. Everyone is in full rush! Traffic here, people there! Would you believe if I say I haven't started my holiday shopping yet? If only I can tell my godchildren to expect their gifts a week after Christmas so Ninang Jes/Love need not to sacrifice her tiny little body. Haha! Enough, Jes! Anyways, before I get all gaga, here is a review of ELF Natural Radiance Blusher my Papa sent me last October (see all of the items my Papa sent me HERE).

It's quite obvious that these belong to me! :)
I just opened these last week (because I forgot they are inside my drawer) and started to use alternately since then. I still have a lot of ELF items to try and review. 

Shy and Flushed
I got the shade Shy and Flushed. These pink-toned blushes are ideal and perfect for everyday. In pictures, they appear to look almost the same but in actual, Flushed is a tad darker and more on the reddish tone than Shy. 



These blushes are housed in a plastic pull-out container which I had the hardest time to open. Be extra careful in opening the packaging because it is made of cheap plastic and has the huge tendency to break.

I was afraid to try these pink-toned blushes at first because they might look weird on my morena skin. Good thing these are not too pigmented so I need not worry about having an overdone pink blush on my cheeks.


Here are a few photos of me wearing Shy and Flushed. I tried my best to capture its actual color but I don't think my camera cooperated well with me.

Shy


Flushed


Too bad, Shy and Flushed look the same on my skin. I hardly can see any difference except the tiny shimmers Flushed has. I love how natural they look on me. :)


ELF Natural Radiance Blusher:
  • The most luxurious, delicate and naturally radiant color
  • Skin smoothers help retexturize skin, masking facial imperfections
  • Contours cheek bones
Directions: Gently place fingertip into bottom groove and pull, sliding compartment open.
To apply: Brush gently over powder, tap excess off brush and blend into apples of cheek.


What I LIKE about it:

  • Inexpensive! -- These are locally priced at Php129.00!
  • Small packaging fits perfectly in my kit.
  • Looks natural on my skin
  • Wide range of shades available -- There are mattes and shimmers!
  • Color/Shade is 'build-able'
  • Did not cause me any skin-related issues/problems
  • Available locally at ELF counters in SM Department Stores and Watsons

What I DON'T LIKE about it:
  • The packaging is very tricky (hard, actually) to open.
  • The plastic used for the packaging is made out of cheap plastic which makes it prone to breakage.
  • Does not stay long
  • Powdery
  • Does not have a mirror -- Not a big deal, actually.

Will I repurchase?
NO, I'll try the ELF Studio Blushes because of better reviews. It's sleek packaging is love!


Notes:
  1. Since it is not 'too pigmented', do not hesitate to build the color if needed.
  2. I prefer to use an angled blush brush for better application.
  3. Be extra careful in opening the pan, it's very much prone to breakage.
  4. Reapplication is needed after 3 hours or so.


A blush is something a makeup enthusiast need not to spend a lot on (for me. at least) but still, I am planning to try out blushes from Benefit, Nars and MAC to personally experience the goodness others are raving about. If you're starting with makeup and building your collection, ELF blushes are inexpensively good to try out. :)



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