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$5 and below Beauty... (Blushin by Elf)


I am a blush diva all the way! I can't pass up a beautiful blush, especially if it's affordable. One of my fave affordable brands, Elf, offers great blushes that are extremely cheap and offer a decent quality.

Elf  describes their studio blushes as...

"The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow" 


Elf now has a total of 11 studio blushes, I had 5 of the 11 but now I have 4. Here are my faves from their collection.




My thoughts...

I love the price of these blushes, they are $3. I also found out that the Dollar Store is starting to carry Elf products and I found one of the blushes there for $1, couldn't have been more happier. The pigmentation of the colors is decent.

Depending on how long I've had the blush, I've noticed that it becomes somewhat chalky. The wearability of these blushes are excellent, they last and last. I've used the blushes on myself and even on a bride that I did makeup for...the color stayed put all day!




The pigmentation is adequate and the blushes are buildable, so; if one swipe of color isn't enough- you can add another swipe to build the desired color you desire. If you've purchased any of Nars blushes, then you will notice that the Elf packaging is very similar to the Nars blushes, and; Elf blushes offer dupes for some of Nars blushes. My fave Elf blush is Gotta Glow (not pictured) it's the perfect highlight color and it's a great dupe for Nars Albatross ($27) blush. 


         Have you tried/ will you try any Elf blushes? What do you think of them?

Comments

Anonymous said…
I have these and I love them. Good quality for a great price. I have to say I'm a blush gal myself, I cant pass up blush! =)
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Your a blush diva like me! I know I have over 20+ blushes and there's 3 more that I have to have :)
CocoagirlD said…
Now see you getting me in trouble.. I had Candid Coral i wasnt impressed but Im really just getting into the blushes again so I would retry it but I really want Pink Passion I really like the matte blushes.. Off to dollar tree I go..
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Lol, you can't go wrong with $3 a blush... go for it!
Love ELF blushes- I currently have 6 of them: Gotta Glow, Giddy Gold, Tickling Pink, Berry Merry, Mellow Mauve, and Candid Coral.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
I've been wanting Giddy Gold for a while... next on my list!
Agent Elle said…
I have done two ELF hauls in the last two weeks. I love the Candid Coral. The Berry Merry looks awesome too. Great post, Gabs!
Sher said…
need to try elf products,thanx for sharing hun
Ms. Viva Glam said…
@ Agent Elle: Thanks girl, that Berry Merry is gorgeous, it's a close dupe for the Mac Vintage Grape blush that you wanted :)

@Sher: Thanks Sher, their products are really nice!
Agent Elle said…
LOL, I was able to get the Vintage Grape. I think you mean the Peach Ombre.

I've been working on getting my makeup inventory together, and discovered that I own both Candid Coral AND Pink Passion! I love how bright PP is.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Oooh, I knew it was one of those Ombre blushes that you wanted, lol.

Yeah, Pink Passion is bright and really pretty on a lot of skin tones. I want Giddy Gold and Gotta Glow next.

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