Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Review -- elf Pressed Mineral Blushes

A couple of weeks back when I reviewed the elf Prism Eyeshadow Palettes, I mentioned that I've been having really good luck with elf purchases lately.

Here's another product that definitely lands in the Win category -- the Pressed Mineral Blushes.

I own quite a few of elf's Studio Blushes and have always been pretty happy with them, but the Pressed Mineral Blushes may be even more impressive.

The packaging is nothing to write home about -- the blushes comes in fairly flimsy round black plastic compacts with a window on the top that lets you see the shade inside. Each blush contains 4 grams of product, which is the same amount that you get with a NYX Blush.

The blushes are available in four shades: Sweet Retreat, a matte soft pink; Cabo Cabana, a peachy coral with subtle gold shimmer; Wanderlust, a plummy berry shade with subtle gold shimmer; and Jet Setter, a matte rose.

(Note: While Cabo Cabana and Wanderlust have subtle shimmer, it doesn't really translate to the cheeks.)

Top row: Sweet Retreat and Cabo Cabana; Bottom row: Wanderlust and Jet Setter

Top row: Sweet Retreat and Cabo Cabana; Bottom row: Wanderlust and Jet Setter
These blushes are seriously pigmented -- with the darker shades like Wanderlust and Jet Setter, fair-skinned folks like me should definitely use a light hand or clown cheeks are a very real possibility -- but that's not even the best thing about them.

That's because their texture is so lovely that it sort of trumps everything else.

They are chalky or powdery. They're soft and creamy and blend into the skin like a dream.

The staying power is pretty decent too -- even on my cheeks (which tend to eat makeup like nobody's business) they last for a good five or six hours.

Best of all, the Pressed Mineral Blushes are only $5 each.

And, as I always point out, elf is always running sales so if you time your purchase right, you can get them even cheaper. I got mine during a 40% off sale, so I only paid $3 each -- talk about a steal!

If you're in the market for some new blushes, I definitely suggest checking these out. Cabo Cabana and Wanderlust are probably my favorites, but they're all lovely.

Have you tried the elf Pressed Mineral Blushes? Which shades are your favorites?

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