Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review -- e.l.f. Studio Blush Palettes

If you're sick of hearing me rave about e.l.f. products, I warn you -- I'm going to rave again.

I apologize, but I get really excited when I find great products that are affordable for pretty much everyone -- I mean, who doesn't want to get the most bang for their buck as humanly possible?

And it seems like lately, almost all of the e.l.f. products that I try are serious hits.

(I have tried one real clunker from the brand that stands out in my mind, which I will review shortly.)

I recently mentioned the Pressed Mineral Blushes, which are impressive products, but right after I bought those, e.l.f. came out with another cheek product, the Studio Blush Palettes.

In black compacts that fit the rest of the Studio line's packaging, they each feature four blush shades and a fairly large inside mirror.

The palettes are available in two color collections: Light and Dark.

I bought both because they're only $6 each and I picked them up during a 40% off sale so they were a serious value.

I just couldn't help myself.

The individual blushes are named, but the Light Palette features a matte bright pink, a matte bronze-y shade, a matte deep rose, and a shimmery peachy pink.  The Dark Palette features a matte mauve, a matte raspberry, a shimmery rosy red, and a matte plum.

e.l.f Studio Blush Palette in Light

e.l.f Studio Blush Palette in Light

e.l.f Studio Blush Palette in Dark

e.l.f Studio Blush Palette in Dark
All of the blushes are seriously pigmented, which leads me to believe that all skin tones could use both palettes. Fair skinned folks like me need to use a light hand because you can wind up looking like a clown if you're not careful -- that's how rich the color is with these blushes. I find using a stippling brush helps diffuse the color so the blushes look natural even on my paler than pale skin.

As for the formula, they're silky-smooth and blend so effortlessly on the skin that I'm kind of amazed.

And they're only $6 each -- it is seriously hard to top that value.

The interesting thing about the palettes is that the individual blush pans pop out of the palettes, so if you were traveling and wanted to take a couple of blushes from the Light Palette and a couple from the Dark Palette, you could totally mix and match.  I wonder if e.l.f. is going to be selling individual blush pans or additional palettes in the future to allow for even more customization -- I would love that.

I definitely recommend these palettes to anyone in the market for new blushes.  They're an amazing value for the money, but I would honestly pay more for these and still feel like I got my money's worth.

You can find them on e.l.f's website.

Have you tried the e.l.f. Studio Blush Palettes? Do you like the formula? Which palette is your favorite?

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