Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Review: ELF Studio Line Pink Passion Blush

Lately I have been carried away with too much rosy cheeks I have seen in the no make-up look tutorials in youtube. You know how fascinated I am with this as its the usual look used in korean dramas and by my favorite kpop idols!

Basically I was looking for a baby pink blush or anything similar, I looked for one and I found out that MAC well-dressed and MAC pink swoon are perfect candidates!

Sadly, being a cheap skate and bargain hunter that I am, I knew right off the bat that I can't afford to spend too much money for a blush.

Here comes the blush who saves the day...

ELF studio blush in Pink Passion!

"e.l.f. Studio Blush The soft sheer texture blends into the skin for a silky finish. Designed to be worn alone or layered for more depth. Highlight your complexion with a subtle healthy glow!" -ELF
My take on ELF Pink Passion

I will describe the color the best that I can, its a bright bubble gum pink blush on the pan but when swatch it'll turn into a healthy baby pink (provided that you have a light hand on doing it). Its a shade of pink with blue undertone. The blush is matte (totally different from the rest of the shades which all have shimmers!)

There are various description about this blush but for me Pink Passion is simply the perfect pink needed to look like Snow White. Hehe :) It reminds me of the effect of my Sophie Martin Magic Cream Blush, the only difference is this is in powder form.

The Look:

I appreciate that it has a mirror, even though its small, you'll never know when you will need it. Emergency touch ups maybe? Whole pan is full of blush, yes no trashy brush this time (can you relate? I don't think small brushes can be use for applying blush anyway).

       PROS

  • The perfect pink (light hand for pale pink cheeks!)
  • Pigmented but not dramatic
  • Its matte! -no shimmers allowed for girls like me with large pores and combination skin
  • Good amount of product 4.75g or 168 oz

             CONS

  • Quite chalky --for the price I can't complain!
  • Doesn't last long --But this can be easily solved by adding a base for the blush
  • Shade not locally available --I bought mine in ebay for Php225, this is $3 in their official site.
  • ELF label on my blush packaging is almost gone. --Its a con but not really ELF's fault because I admit that I am pretty careless myself!

I can't recommend this blush enough, it serves its purpose after all. I prefer to use this with my Ellana mini buki brush because I love concentrating the color on my cheeks just like what a doll looks like. If I feel like I have over done the color I use my ELF stippling brush (review coming up soon!) Right now I don't mind having ELF Pink Passion instead of Mac Pink Swoon.

Will I repurchase?

Most definitely! This blush is totally worth the money.

How about you sisses? Do you like ELF too? What is your current favorite blush?

3 comments:

  1. Nice review! I'm selling my MAC Pink Swoon blush, 95% full for 650php only. I also sell my 95% MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark for 700php. =) 09175128626

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  2. my current favorite blush is from ELF too. the one that comes with their blush and bronzer combo.. It's a peach blush and it looks really natural! I'm thinking about getting a pink blush too actually . too bad this one is not available locally.

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  3. I found a good dupe of Pink Passion you might want to try, yung Ever Bilena Pink Petal! :)

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