E.L.F. Studio HD Blush (all)


117 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$


Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Nylon-12, Barium Sulfate, Mica, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Propylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

HATE THIS! It is runny and stains my brushes and fingers. It doesnt apply smoothly and looks streaky and blotchy. One of the worst products I have ever tried. I usually LOVE Elf but this product just plain SUCKS!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I bought this in the shade "Encore" because I'm typically a big fan of darker more mauve-y blushes. I don't know what I was thinking because when I got home, I realized it wasn't really very mauve and was definitely more of a hot pink. Regardless, I still wanted to like it. The packaging is great, I love the pump style. I swatched it on my hand before I ever put it on my face and holy bejeezus, am I glad. This is way too pigmented. I used the tiniest of tiny dots, smaller than the head of a pin and wound up with a circle of clown-cheek-pink on the back of my hand, bigger than a half-dollar coin.

While pigmentation is always a good thing, this is honestly too pigmented. I can't imagine ever seriously using this unless I was trying to do an exaggerated porcelain doll look. The texture of it was weird as well, quite hard to blend. Overall, I gave this particular color a 3 out of 5 only because I feel I can't fault good pigmentation because damn, it's really impressive. I would still be willing to try the other colors available though, because for my pale skin, this one is just far too bright.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 6/10/2015 1:21:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I got this in Headliner shade, very beautiful pink that suits my complexion! It has a satin finish but not glittery. It's actually the most natural flush/blush for me. You only need a dot literally to do both cheeks. This stuff lasts forever!!! The price is very affordable! While the packaging is hygienic, it's very hard to control the amount that comes out as you only need a dot. Secondly, this stuff dries up in the pump so it blocks the passage of the rest of the content inside the bottle! Such a waste! :(

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Let me start off by saying, I am not normally a fan of cream products such as cream blush, cream contouring, cream highlighter. Cream does not work with my oily skin. I purchased this because it was on sale, for like $1 in the bargin bin at Target. I didn't have very high expectations, but it was cool to try out, especially for so cheap. This cream blush is the most pigmented, the longest staying blush I have ever found. It has a tiny pump for the product which is really helpful, considering how crazy pigmented it is. I like to pump out a tiny tiny dot and stipple onto the cheeks with the Elf stippling brush. That being said, this is not for everyday use. I would maybe suggest using it if you're going swimming all day, because this stuff does not budge with water! It wouldn't even come off with my Neutrogena makeup remover wipes, or my oil-free eye makeup remover. After vigorously scrubbing my face with several makeup remover wipes, it finally came off, only to find that it stained my cheeks! So as I forementioned, only use this if you'll be swimming all day, (if you like wearing makeup to the pool)

Hope this helped!

on 5/7/2015 1:19:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I love the durability of this blush, but it is just too pigmented for my light complexion. I have tried thinning it with serum and moisturizer, but I only use it when I really need my blush to last a long time. It is difficult to blend because of the brightness of the colors. I use a stippling brush to avoid making a mess on my hands.

This might work better for someone with medium or deep skin.

on 4/25/2015 9:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have the shade headliner and it's perfect for my fair nc 15 skin. It's a dusty medium, toned pink, that's not too cool toned. The packaging is great but does feel pretty cheap; it comes in a small 3in., plastic pump. The formula is nicely pigmented but does not blend the easiest, I recommend using about half a pump on the back of your hand, smearing/flattening to widen the surface area/thin out the product, and then picking it up with your brush/sponge and sweeping it on cheeks (as opposed to putting it as "dots" on your cheek and then blending out). It works great in conjunction with elfs temptress blush as a contour.

on 4/24/2015 2:35:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I am currently obsessed with cream blushes and because of my obsession, I bought this product in all 5 shades. Hell, at $3 a pop, it's cheaper than one high end cream blush.

This stuff is amazing. The pigmentation is off the hook! A little goes a very long way, so you only need about the size of a grain of kosher salt (seriously) to achieve maximum results. The packaging is awesome - a little bottle with a pump that is excellent for traveling. Application is pretty simple - just pump a small amount onto a pallet or the back of your hand, rub it out a bit so that the color isn't so concentrated, then use a small stippling brush to apply - work in layers so that you don't over do it. This stuff LASTS. I got 10 hours of wear from it. I have yet to experience that with a powder blush.

I'm officially hooked. e.l.f has done it again.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 4/9/2015 11:44:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This product was weird for me. I was at Target (in Toronto, that's the only place where you can find E.L.F. products) and it caught my eye because of it packaging.

1) Its pigmentation is really good.
2) It won't budge from your cheeks at all
3) Its packaging with a cute black pump is really nice and hygienic to use. I've heard some people say that it looked "cheap" but I honestly don't care about that.
4) The product itself doesn't weigh much and is pretty small; you can definitely carry it around if you want to.

1) it is hard to apply. Once you put it on your cheek, it is very hard to blend it in and it just sticks to your skin.
2) It sticks to the brush a LOT. I used the E.L.F. stippling brush for it and it felt like the product was just stuck to the bristles instead if blending it on my skin.
3) Its texture makes it hard to blend as I mentioned before. A little more liquidy wouldn't hurt imo.

It definitely gets a 5/5 for packaging and price. I got it with $4 something and that is not bad at all but its cons make this product hard to use and brings its overall ratings down. I am not sure if I will repurchase this again tbh.

on 4/3/2015 8:34:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Okay so this blush is a little strange. I don't think I've ever called a product "too pigmented" before, but that's what this is. I have the shade Superstar.

So I really like the idea of a pump for a blush, very clean. However my blush comes out as a little pink turd, that I need to first spread all over my hands before I dot it on the cheeks. Maybe it came already a little dry? Not sure. But it makes the application a pain in the ass. While the pump is nice and clean, my hands and fingers will become a pink mess just to blend it slightly before even putting it on the face.

When I finally manage to get a teeny tiny bit on the cheeks, it blends nicely (with the e.l.f. small stipple brush) and stays FOREVER. I have never used a blush that stayed on this long, seriously.

+ extremely pigmented
+ nice pump

- actually too pigmented, even if you pump out just a little, you'll end up wiping it all over your hands
- comes out of the pump in slightly dry turd form

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 3/27/2015 6:11:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Holy pigmentation. I can't seem to use too little. I ended up binning because it's way too strongof a color for me. I prefer a bit more subtlety.

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