This blush is very sheer. Maybe it's just because I'm dark. This was my first ELF studio blush, besides the blush/bronzer duo. I like the blush in the blush/bronzer duo much better. This one isn't as pigmented. I thought I would get a baby pink effect but on my complexion, it makes my cheeks like pale! ]: Probably would only recommend to lighter skin types. But I'm still definitely going to try their other DARKER studio blush shades!
I am in LOVE with this blush! It was an impulse buy as I needed cheap blush while away from home. I find myself reaching for this blush almost DAILY! It's incredible for $3. I used Nars Deep Throat regularly and this blush has replaced it. It is a sweet, flattering pink and is impressively pigmented. The lasting power of this blush is great as well. The packaging is kind of cheap, but I'm used to high end blushes so of course it would disappoint there. I really like how there is not much "shimmer" to this blush. A problem with a lot of Nars blushes for me is that it's like dumping a truck of glitter on your face. This blush has only a slight sheen to it and ultimately looks super natural. I really can't say enough about this little gem!
The colour of this blush is perfect for cooler skin tones. Although its not the best shade for my colouring, it gives me a nice illusion of a healthy flush on my cheeks. My only problem with the blush is the quality. I think it could have been way more pigmented and velvetier. The pigmentation of this blush was the worse of the bunch when swatched on my hands. For the price and it's packaging, I'm not complaining. Would I buy this blush in the colour, 'Tickled Pink,' again? Probably not.
So i am an Elf Fanatic and own alot of Elf. I havent got into any of the new $2 items or the more expensive items bc what i love about Elf is that theyre affordable, right? Onto this amazing blush...
~~~~~~~~~~PRICE & AVAILABILITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Elf Studio Blushes can be found on the eyeslipsface website in all shades but also various shades/colors can be found at some Target, KMart, & Sears Grand stores. I can only hope & pray Elf can branch out into more stores someday. The price for the studio blushes is great $3!! yes very affordable even for a frugal girl like myself :) Def worth the price!
~~~~~~~ SHADE & FORMULA & PERFORMANCE ~~~~~
The Elf Studio Blush in "Tickled Pink" is an amazing bright & vivid cool pink with slight silver shimmer. The shimmer isnt overwhelming. I like more matte blushes but most of the shimmer will tap off. I dont mind some sheen on my cheeks sometimes. And Tickled Pink is one of the best blushes I own. Simply because with my pale skin, it gives a nice natural yet youthful look. It can be worn with any eye look. It brightens up my face. The Elf Studio Blushes are pressed well with little to no fillers so they are soft with very little excess powder/fall out. There is a tad bit of powder dust left in pan esp if you tap off brush. The powder is soft, easy to apply and blend very nicely. I have used typically blush brushes (like the Elf studio blush which is small so it gives a more concentrated application, an angled brush for a more blended out sheer look as well as a duo fiber brush which i use in the winter months when im super pale & want a nice light touch of blush. They also wear well. I dont have oily skin though so it will differ each person. I find the blush stays put with little fading after 6-7 hours. Which is typically how long i wear my makeup. This can def be touched up for nights out or whenever if needed w/out looking cakey. I think the formula & performance is wonderful. Elf makes some amazing blushes and Tickled Pink is my favorite color of blush. Exactly what i was looking for for years. Great for any skintone. I think those with dark skintones may have to build up a little but def worth it :) But i have read some people say these are very sheer. They arent super duper pigmented like say WetnWild Coloricon blushes but they are a perfect pigmentation for me since most of the time i have to spend some time & effort to blend out my blushes. These are easy to use.
~~~~~~~~~~~ PACKAGING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Elf Studio Blushes come in a nice sleek flat black compact with white Elf Logo as well as product name under a small peep window. the shade name is located on a tiny sticker on the back. I do wish they would either make it bigger or even better, stamp it on the back maybe? Some of my stickers have fallen off with use but i do rem shade names. These have a hinge that snaps open and shut easily. The packaging is very reminiscent of Nars blushes. Of course its not the same, its a fraction of the cost but still these are so pretty & make me feel fancy, haha, im poor so these seem like luxury items. Inside the lid is a very small mirror which could work in a pinch if needed. The bottom is where the huge pan of blush is. They have not included a crappy brush which i truly appreciate bc really i throw them out bc they are unusable- instead they give a great amount of blush. To be exact 4.75 grams. Ive yet to hit pan on any of my blushes & i use them alot esp Tickled Pink. The packaging is def my favorite from my drugstore/affordable blush collection!
Overall, Tickled Pink is a must have blush in my opinion. Its great for most skin tones and can be worn daily year round. It stays put in my most used products and its simple, no fuss blush. I am glad i found the blush that gives me a flushed look, young & fresh. Def recommend for those looking for a nice pink blush. Its affordable & most importantly, to me at least, ELF IS CRUELTY FREE MAKEUP COMPANY! hallejuah! most companies that once were are no longer so i hope and pray to God that they continue to be affordable and cruelty free, it makes them the best!
Yes, I would buy this product again. I would buy it over and over and over again. It's the best value blush out there.
I am a blush junkie and I probably own over 30-40 blushes (I know...). I have everything from NARS to MAC to ELF... and I can tell you that ELF tickled pink is the only blush I have hit pan on, and I think it's fantastic.
The quality is lower than that of a high end blush, but honestly once it's on my face I can't tell the difference. The fact that I paid only $3 for this makes it even more amazing-- the light pink perks up my NC30 face like crazy. For those people saying that have trouble having it show up on your skin... maybe you need a different brush? I use Too Faced Kabuki and I have no problems with pigment. I find this blush is very pigmented.
My sister bought this because she wanted a light blush. This has no pigment whatsoever. We both have fair-medium skin tones and all that shows up is the shimmer. This would only show up on you if you are very fair.
This is a really nice matte pink blush. I think it gives you a great rosy flush, and it's pretty natural too. I love the price of this blush ($3.00) compared to a Nars blush ($26.00) since they have basically the exact same packaging and the product is probably very similar too. That being said you could buy several of these blushes at the same price of only one Nars blush. These are another great deal from e.l.f and I would definatly repurchase. I'm already thinking about getting the coral and fuschia colors.
Great blush for a low price!! I got this as an extra in a swap and I am glad I did! Other wise its not something I would have bought for myself! my opinion of the ELF Studio blushes has certainly changed though, since using this!
I find its pretty pigmented and you only need a light hand.
Its more long lasting that some of my MAC blushes, so i am impressed with the quality, I had low expectations if i am honest. I find I am wearing this more than my MAC blushes, and i used to be an avid wearer of MAC! Sorry MAC but ELF has done well on this!
I find its only a little bit chalky, nothing I cant cope with though. Easy to apply.
I like the packaging too - its like NARS and again for the price of this, I think its kind of smart and makes the product look like its worth more than £3.00/$3.00
Would re-purchase and I am keen to try others in this line now!
If your tempted, I would say go for it...its cheap so you dont have much to lose if it doesnt work for you.
I really love this blush, it's a pretty shimmery pink. It's non chalky and pretty pigmented. & it's dirt cheep. This was my first ELF studio blush and I loved it so much I picked up all the other shades as well!
This blush is my favorite. It has great pigmentation so you do have to use a light hand to begin with in order to avoid applying to much. It comes with a small mirror and the packaging is nice.