Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ELF studio baked blushes..NEW!!

As you might know by now, I absolutely love ELF products and their company as a whole.  So after a year of not buying any make up from them and check back from then two weeks ago and to see that they have baked products that came out the day that i checked up on it, I just wanted to get them then and there! I finally got them a few days ago and I'm excited to share my review and some swatches with you guys. :) Enoy!

ELF's description of the product:

“The soft and shimmering color of our Baked Blush creates a natural healthy glow. Baked in an oven, these blushes offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous, smooth and even application. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. Apply this shimmering color dry for sheer pigmentation, or use a damp brush or sponge for a more vibrant effect.”
Product Packaging:

At first glance, they these would remind a lot of people of the mineralized MAC blushes, and I would have to agree too. These have the same marble vining going through them, baked in a dome shape and they actually have the same amount of product (0.21 oz./ 6 g) but for a fraction of the price! Elf packaging isn’t the best, but I don’t really mind these. They are in a plastic container that is decently sturdy with a clear top. The blushes come in a decent size, the same size as a MAC blush.
Elf studio blush size compaired to their also new elf studio baked eyeshadow.
ELF studio blush size compaired to a MAC blush.

Color pigmentation/ pay off :

Generally, all of them have a satin finish. Its borderline shimmer and metallic, but these do give the skin a really natural glow which I personally really like. I have NC20-25 skin tone and a combination to dry skin and when I wear foundation, dry patches would show. It’s really hard for me to wear matte blushes since it does show off my dry patches. These are perfect! They are all very pigmented, so a light hand with these is necessary. I usually just use a duo fiber brush since I have a really heavy hand with my blush >_<.

 Passion pink: Mauvey rose color with hot pink vining; swirled together= light peachy coral
 Rich rose: Rosey chocolate color with peach vining; swirled together= browny orange   
 Pinktastic: Yellow white color with pink rose vining (more of a highlighting color); swirled together= white pink
 Peachy Cheeky: Pinky coral color with brown vining; swirled together= light peach


Unlike regular good blush powders, baked products usually have this somewhat griddy texture. This is just like those types. If you have ever felt a MAC mineralized blush, it has the same texture. Just imagine touching the surface of a really smooth but somewhat griddy stone. :)
Smell :

Thank god that this product doesn’t have a smell to it. Like at all :). That’s good.

 Lasting power:
I tried these out today and they lasted for almost five to six hours of wear. This actually wore pretty good throughout the day, but I would say that you might have to touch up halfway through the day, but I don’t even bother.

These retail on their site for $3 each which is a really reasonable price, but there are always coupon codes so just check out retailmenot and grab yourself a 50% off studio line coupon :). I believe that there will be a 60% off sale that happens every year around the beginning of july so check back on their website for that sale.

Overally I would say get this product.  This is a really amazing product and for elf to finally come out with something like this is amazing.  The price is amazing and the colors are gorgeous.  I can't wait for the day that they come out with more shades. I highly reccomend these :).
After my picture taking, i dropped one of them :'(.  Sho sad!! This was the pretty shade too. Stupid butter fingers.

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