I had high hopes for this blush after reading the reviews here before I ordered. It arrived today and I am aghast at what a crappy product this is. When I opened up the pot and removed the inner seal I touched the product; it was firm. VERY firm, like Play-Doh. I tried to get some product on my finger but it wasn't happening. All I did was make an index finger sized dent in it. Zero color adhered to my finger. Next I took a taklon foundation brush and stabbed at it but again, fail. Either I got a dud or the majority of reviews here were written by E.L.F. interns.
I ended up removing the product and keeping the container because at least it's quality.
I bought this in Vixen. It's a scary looking color in the pot, quite vivid. But it leaves a very nice flush of color on my cheeks. I use a brush to apply it. I tried my fingers, and was not happy with the blush. But when I tried a brush, it worked much better. With this color, you do have to be careful not to pick up too much product. It's easy to look like a clown. But if I do over-apply, it is easy to wipe off any excess by buffing lightly with a cotton ball or tissue. What I really like is the staying power. I find almost all blushes fade too quickly on me. This one holds up well. My only real complaint is the size of the jar. It's quite big and bulky, and I feel it takes up an unnecessary amount of space. The packaging could be much smaller.
I had high hopes for this Blush when I read that it has a cream to powder finish.
The consistency which is not a cream is between the d/c Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush, (which I liked) and Maybelline bouncy blush.(which I didn't like) I payed $6.00 (elf's most expensive blush) in Tease. A very nice peach with a touch of pink hue.
The firmness of the blush is a bit tough to pick up from the pot container with fingers or a brush. It applies creamier and is buildable with good pigment. Hopes still High but.... It settled into the pores on my cheeks which the (MDMB never did) leaving me with the connect the dots look. It never really turned over to the powder and faded on my normal/dry cheeks in about an hour...Next!
I got this around christmas, so I fairly gave this 6 weeks before I reviewed it.
The packaging is fine, not a big fan but it works. When you open it (I had a hard time opening it at first) you're surprised that there are so small amount of product, the packaging makes it look alot more than it actually is. You don't need alot though, so that's a good thing.
The product feels very dry and hard, which I did'nt like.
I took a little bit on my finger and simply did circular movements on my cheeks. I have a fair skintone, 110 in most foundations, and the color looks very natural on me.
Something I noticed about this product is that it's almost impossible to remove. If you use too much product and you want to remove some that can be a problem. I find it almost impossible to remove it. You have to use very little at a time to make sure you get just the right amount of product.
After only 1 hour the product have started to fade, and after 2-3 hours it's all gone.
Okay, over to why I mainly gave this product a 2/5.
Before I almost never got redness on my cheeks, not even when I was sporting. And when I did, it was very very little.
After using this product I have gotten REALLY red on my cheeks and the tip of my nose. And I mean REAL red. After using the product for about 2 weeks I noticed that when I was doing sports I got even more red. The redness was all over my nose, my cheeks and my chin. It looked absolutely horrible. The redness would go away after about 2 hours, but there was still alot of redness left.
I really don't like this product, mainly because it caused me redness but even if it did'nt, it would still something I would'nt buy again.
I don't recommend this to anyone.
My Review is ONLY for the Cream Blush color Temptress. DO NOT trust the color scale shown on the ELF website! It looks like such a lovely plum color, but when you buy it, the actual color is BROWN. Its defiantly a color that can be used for contouring the face for fair skinned people, hence why it got a 2 instead of a 1, I was looking for a BLUSH. The consistency is creamy and smooth, glides on fairly nice on the skin. You can push the cream around like putty and it can build up on one side. I know better now. I will not be buying any cream blushes from ELF anymore.
I love the pigment of these blushes! Although, I do have to apply quite a bit of product to build the pigment to where I want it. I like how the consistency changes to a powdery finish when you blend it in. Love it! Definitely something that everyone should try.
This stuff is amazing! I bought this at Jack's in NY for $1.99 in flrt, Vixen, and Seductress and loved all three! The consistency is amazing, very comparable to the Maybelline Dream Mousse Cream Blush but so much light and airy and so much more pigmented. It dries to a powder finish that is very blendable. I also use this on my lips as a stain and it lasts all day long! Worth every penny. And will definitely go back to buy more backups and shades.
this is one of the best elf products! its so pigmented that u need to use smth like a stipple brush to apply it. its not creamy, sticky, shiny or glittery. it dries to a powder texture but the texture is completely invisible. i prefer it to the elf studio powder blushes that i have. i have in tease and temptress and i use the latter for contouring. i adore this product !
Love this product. Some girl at sephora applied a really nice cream blush on me that looked great. I knew I could find one similar without the price and I did! This is great stuff for people on a budget. I would give it a try. I don't like the packaging because it is so bulky. I like to take my make-up with me and this is too large for that.
I bought two of these blushes, a pink and peachy toned. The color and look they leave is just unbelievably gorgeous and natural. When I tried out these the first time I was just stunned. I wasn't excepting them to be this excellent. I really can not stop using superlatives when it comes to these blushes. One thing though, there's a chance that you will get a dud. My pink blush was perfect but the peachy one felt dry on the surface and didn't move that well. So beware of this. Quite common for E.L.F. products. Oh and the size of these! They are huge!
I swear by these blushes and any beginner should start out with these because you can do no wrong with these as they are so easy to apply and move around. You just need to slightly touch the blush with your finger tip, tap the color on your cheeks and apply it gently with your fingers. Great thing with applying with your fingers is that you're able to feel your bone structure and it's much easier to make the blush look right. But remember to wash your hands before or better yet to get some product on a brush and there to your finger tips. For some reason I don't like using cream, or like other's have said, mousse blushes with brushes.
Oh, and small amount goes a long way.