The first time I swatched this, my first thought was DISLIKE. I was so disappointed round 1, especially after reading alot of reviews on how great a product this is. On elf's site it's rated 4.5/5 stars based on 500+ reviews. So the odds were against me in disliking it. But for me, the first swatch on my arm showed almost nothing, 2 swatches was still too subtle. I immediately stored this and didn't start using it till months later, and now I use it daily...
e.l.f. Blush in 'Tickled Pink'
Sturdy plastic with a built in mirror. Plastic is matte black and doesn't dirty easily like the Nars packaging.
Snap closure is pretty secure; you hear a big 'click' when you press down. Good stuff :)
Closeup of texture...
Product pickup of one finger swipe...Looks chalky. A little bit of a turn off..lol.
A build up of 3-4 layers on my arm...
On my right cheek...Approx. 2-3 layers
Even though it takes many layers to show a result on my arm, it only takes about 2-3 to show on my face. It gives me a nice pink glow that isn't in your face. It's a noticeable, yet subtle result, and makes me look a bit more lively. I really like it.
Feels a bit chalky AND velvety on my fingers. Not noticeable on my face. The overall texture is still smooth though. Not bad, not complaining.
Would last longer with a cream blush beneath to act as a primer. Something I don't do, but should. Wearing the blush alone is okay, I would retouch after 2 hours or so..
Product for Price: 3.5/5
I think it's worth a try. The item is 3$ and the size of the pan is similar to Nars size (approx. 2"W x 1 1/2"H). I end up using the product faster because of the build-up, but I don't mind. I've been using this daily for almost 2 months and have already made a dent in the pan.
Overall Rating: B
Would I repurchase? Honestly..probably not. Although I like it, I don't love it. I would like to try Pink Passion though. I don't mind the having to build up, but I'd prefer without. Maybe the other colours aren't the same?... We'll see.
Has anyone tried any other colours of e.l.f.'s blushes?? What would you recommend or what do you think? Let me know :)
Till next time,