Friday, 15 August 2014

ELF Studio Blush in Candid Coral.

My love for coral blushes is NEVER ending! They make the most important part of my makeup stash. 

What does ELF claim about this product?
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!

Picture taken out-door.


ELF studio blushes come in eleven different shades. That's pretty huge range of colours to choose from. Today I will be reviewing Elf Blush in Candid Coral. As stated before, Corals are my favourite. Lets see if this one met my expectations or not.

To begin with, the blusher comes in a 4.75gram, black, hard plastic pan with an in built mirror. So the packaging gets a 5/5 from me! 

Now the pigmentation, I was heart broke to see that this blush was not as pigmented as I was expecting it to be. Not one not two not even three strokes were enough, imagine!! :/ So I had to use multiple strokes to get the desired flush on my cheeks. And by multiple I mean more than three strokes! Having said this, I'm afraid this blush will not show up on darker skin tones. I am NC 25-30 & and it took me more than three strokes to get the desired colour. On paler skin tones, it would definitely show up as an awesome coral.

This is not a matte blush. So not a go-to-product for matte blush lovers. It has this very fine, gold micro-glitter particles to it. Which can also be seen with the naked eye. The blush shows up as beautiful peachy-orange colour on the face with a gorgeous gold sheen! Its like a blush-highlighter-duo! How cool is that? :D 

Since it has a lot of shimmer/glitter to it, it can highlight the pores and other flaws. 
While applying this blush it gets a bit messy as there is a lot of fall out in the pan. Something which I loathe about blushes. I apply this blush with my Real Technique Blush Brush.

This blush can be best worn with Black smokey eyes & nude lips. Since this blush has gold micro-glitter to it, one can wear it as a highlighter too. I think this blush is too fancy to be worn during the day. Fancy because of the glitter/shimmer it contains.

In a nut-shell I think there are better corals available in the market with better pigmentation. For a comparative review, read my views on Luscious Cosmetics Peach Melba Blush here

Price & Availability. Can be bought online from Facebook pages Like Hash, Lush Grooming Bargains, Rouge etc. Worth £3.75 or $3.00
For further information please visit the ELF website here.

Points in Favor: 

  • Wide range of colors to choose from.
  • Packaging is good. Comes with an in-built mirror. Makes it travel-friendly.
  • Beautiful coral blush for pale and medium skin tones.
  • Price is reasonable.
  • Can be best worn with black smokey eyes & nude lips.
  • Gives a gorgeous peachy-gold sheen to the cheeks thus can be worn as a highlighter too.
Points not in Favor:

  • Has golden micro-glitter to it. 
  • May highlight/exaggerate pores & other flaws due to the golden shimmer present.
  • Not very pigmented. Requires multiple strokes to achieve the desired color.
  • major fall out of the blusher in the pan.
  • not available locally. Can only be purchased online via Facebook pages.
To check how it looks on me, please view here.

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