Thursday, February 24, 2011

E.L.F. Studio Blushes: Review & Swatches!

I received my much awaited E.L.F. order in the mail a couple days ago, and some of the things I ordered were their Studio blushes. When I placed this order, I had a coupon code that gave me 50% off all Studio products, so I was paying only $1.50 for each of these (regularly $3). I decided that instead of trying to guess which shades looked like they would work for me from the horrible website swatches, I would just order the whole line so it would be a sure bet. I didn't order the highlighter blush, and Mellow Mauve ended up being backordered, so I ended up with 7 of them to include in this post.




The first thing I noticed about these blushes is they are very similar to NARS blushes in a few different ways. The packaging is obviously similar: sleek, black, and rectangular. I also noticed a few shades that were definite NARS dopplegangers. However, these blushes contain only 2.75 grams of product, while NARS blushes contain 4.8 grams.

I was really impressed with the pigmentation of these blushes... each and every one I received offered a good amount of color with little effort. While the color selection is a little limited (I would like to see more matte/less frosty shades), I do feel that there is an offering for every skin tone.

Left to right: Peachy Keen, Candid Coral, Tickled Pink

Left to right: Blushing Rose, Berry Merry

My favorites are the bright pinks: Pink Passion and Fuchsia Fusion. Fuchsia Fusion seems like a very close dupe for NARS Angelika and Pink Passion reminds me a lot of NARS Desire.
Left to right: Fuchsia Fusion, Pink Passion

Left to right: Peachy Keen, Candid Coral, Tickled Pink, Blushing Rose, Berry Merry, Fuchsia Fusion, Pink Passion
Overall, if you are looking for some good quality, inexpensive blushes, I definitely recommend these. I like that they are so inexpensive... with their regular price of $3, you can order a couple online without fretting too much over wasting a ton of money on a blush you may not like (though I think you will!).

xx, Allison

28 comments:

  1. I just placed an order, and Pink Passion was the one I picked! So excited to get it in the mail!

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  2. Great review! I love E.L.F. I recently made a purchase myself. Did you get anything else?

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  3. Glad to hear you liked them so much! I've been wanting to try these and, after seeing your swatches, I have a better feel for which colors I think I'll like the best. :)

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  4. I have most of these aside from the berry and mauve one, they are pretty good. I left the fuchsia one out on my window or something and the light came through the window (on the package) and totally faded it there, so be careful!

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  5. actually it was pink passion that did not, the fuchsia one is full of glitter.

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  6. I'm a yellow-based tan skin-tone, usually a medium in everything face-related like concealer, foundation, and powders. "Mellow Mauve" is perfect for me. It's a little bit too much of a calm red-purple to really be the color I am when I'm embarrassed, as the red pigmentation on my face (redness, under eye circles, lips, cheeks) is all rather deeply blue-red based. Anyway, this blush is still wonderful. Actually quite sexy, I look like I've been out running, or that it's a little too cold out.

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  7. I usually don't go for bright pinks, but I'm loving Fuchsia Fusion and Pink Passion.
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  9. I'm gonna place an ELF order soon, will defenitely order Pink Passion.

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  10. Great review!!! I cant believe that I dont have any of these blushes yet as I agree...great deal!!! Definately NARS doppelgangers!

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  11. I own candid coral and fushia fusion. These have quickly became my favorite blushers! I love the swatches I will have to check out pink passion!

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  12. I have the Mellow Mauve one and I really, really like it! But, overall, I like Fuchsia Fusion best hehe (:

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  13. I have Candid Coral, I think it's really pretty and easy to wear. I also picked up the bronzer blush duo. It seems to me that it's the exact same blush, so I swapped with a friend. Gorgeous color, but I didn't need 2!

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  14. I am def going to get fuchsia fusion!! I have a few of these already but I guess I never noticed this one before. Thanks for the post <3

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  15. wow seven elf blushes, you might order a bunch more tarte blushes, girl your collection is going to overflow! ;)
    i suggest a Blushout 2011...meaning you limit the number of blushes you buy this year

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  16. Hey! Just wondering, is blushing rose too dark on the cheeks, like... does it not look natural. Or is the natural look manageable? Thanks!! :)

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  17. does anyone know how much elf charges for shipping to canada?

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  18. I just got an E.L.F order in to and ordered Peachy Keen and Candid Coral. They are way too light and frosty for me. They would work ok as hilighters I suppose but I just did not like them. I was expecting a better color payoff with the peach and coral since I mostly have pink blushes. These are not it.

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  19. I love these blushes they have been my favorite for a long time! Candid Coral, to me, is almost an exact dupe for Nars Orgasm, and their Blushed/Bronzed duo looks just like Laguna.

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  20. Oh man I've been trying to resist making an ELF order for so long.... You're not helping Allison! Haha.

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  21. I ordered all of them, and got them in the mail the day I was leaving for Los Angeles, and now that I've tried them, I don't know what I would have done without them on my trip.

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  22. @Anonymous

    Shipping to Canada worked out to be about $15 for me. Sign up for an account first and wait to get coupons on 50% off and stuff. That makes the s&h worth it.

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  23. Oh man I've been trying to resist making an ELF order for so long.... You're not helping Allison! Haha.

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  24. Is pink passion completely matte?

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  25. I want Peachy Keen and Bluching Rose! Elf products are the bomb.

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