I know that everyone's skin and preferences are different but I just can't believe there's even a single negative review for this product! I own 3 colors: Headliner, Superstar, and Diva... love them all! I read that someone had a problem with how much the pump dispenses but to counteract that I just don't depress the pump all the way down. It is VERY pigmented and you HAVE to be EXTREMELY careful with how much you apply... less is more and you can always build upon what you've applied already if you like. On their site, they say to put the initial pump on your hand but I just do it onto some other surface to avoid having to try getting it off my hand... this stuff lasts!
I ordered this product on their website, hoping i'd love it. But I don't... It's way too hard to blend. The pump-pumps too much out.
Ugh! I really wanted to like/use this blush. I got the lightest color and WOW, it's way too dark. The product comes out too fast for me as you only need a tiny bit and the blending is horrible, I could not get it blended in right to save my life. I had to start my makeup all over. Sorry E.L.F. I love most products but this one, in my book, is a failure for me.
Wowzers this is so crazy the pigment is wild. You need to squeeze a match head size on the lid and then apply as it will look clownish. Great colour I love diva look the swatches up on YouTube some great tutorials on how to use aswell.
The color rang is amazing! The only problem is the blush is too pigmented. I never thought I would say this about a drugstore blush. I currently own 5 shades but every time I go to use them it takes me 5-7min to blend the color out! Even when it blend it out I can still see the line where the blush stats and ends. The other down side is the packaging. I love it but even the smallest pump releases to much product. (FYI: you have to shake the blush before each use. It separates)
Ok, so I really wanted to like and wear this product but no matter how I have tried, it is STILL too brightly pigmented for me to wear it. :/
I bought this in "Diva" which is a hot pink. Now when I say hot pink I mean HOT pink. I mean the brightest pink you can possibly imagine!!
The packaging is great; I love the pump and it is a decent size considering the cheap price. But as soon as I tried this I knew it was way too bright and pigmented. I put the tiniest, tiniest amount and blended it on my face and all I had was a gigantic neon pink smudge. :( I have tried mixing it with a little foundation, still it was too bright. Again, like other E.L.F. products I have tried that were failures, this may look waaaay better on someone with a much darker skin tone than me.
I LOVE this product. I haven't tried the Makeup Forever HD blushes to compare and I probably never will since these ELF HD blushes are so fabulous and only $3.
I love the pump packaging. It dispenses a tiny bit at a time, which is all you need since this blush is so super pigmented, and it's hygienic. Be careful if you plan on pumping it out onto your hand before applying it. I did this the first time I used it and this blush would not come off my hand. It took hours and many handwashes to get it off. This is a testament to how long lasting it is. I needed an oil-based makeup remover to get it off my face!
The color I bought is Encore, which is a super bright raspberry color. I am NC20 and I only needed a tiny drop on each cheek, which I blended out with my fingers and then used a dense flat-top kabuki to blend some more. The result was a natural looking flush. This shade isn't shimmery, but it's not completely matte either. It gives a nice glow. You can also use a lip brush and apply it as a lip color, which looks great.
Overall, I think this is a great product at an unbelievable price. I can't wait to try more shades.
I am quite surprised the review below me said this is sheer... don't know what they were looking at but mine are in NO way sheer. In fact they are very very pigmented! Almost like paint, but not thick, sticky or hard to blend. I have Headliner and Superstar, both pinks, one is more peachy and one is more of a light mauve pink. The rest are all too dark or the wrong shades for my skintone but these two are lovely, and will probably last me a hundred years as a little dab will do ya. One pump is almost too much, so I pump on the back of my hand, dot on my cheekbones with the tips of my fingers then blend with a stipple brush. Works well over bare skin, moisturizer, primer, foundation, any combo of these and even over my finishing powder without caking, which is a huge bonus for me as I like to layer and sometimes reapply later in the day. This however, has not faded much if at all and thus far, I haven't had to touch up much. The colors meld right into the skin after blending and while they don't have any glow or shimmer, it is a lovely soft blush that looks natural, if you don't overdo it which I can easily see happening with how pigmented these babies are. Dirt cheap, and killed my lemming for the MUFE HD blush in the same style, as I see no need to shell out more for that if this works as well as it does. Eventually it might be nice to see some shimmer shades, but even if not, I'm a happy camper with this so call it a win for ELF. They are often hit or miss for me; these are clearly in the "hit" category. I bet you could even blend these with a liquid or cream illuminator to make a shimmery shade, or to sheer it out if they're too much as-is. I have not tried these on lips yet, thinking they'd be drying, but I might one of these days just out of curiosity. (and again, I bet you could blend with a clear balm or even Vaseline to make a tinted balm.)
i dont seem to get on with this product! i just got it today in the shade of 'headliner' i heard it was more of a shimmery pink-quite sheer.
Not a flattering blush at all, it had a tinge or orangness on my skin as if it was a bronzer?? So strange, my stiplling brush was brand new so no product was on it.
It didn't last all day like it said and i also found my self building it up like 3 layers to get a bit of colour!! Maybe i got a dud one haha!?
wont be buying this again and definatley wont use it again!
Price is awesome as are all elf products but i would be pretty annoyed if i spent anymore on such a lame product!