Product Review: E.L.F. Blush in Flushed

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

     Hellos! Here's a review of my third blush on my history of powder and cream blushers. I'm a long time cheek tint user before I started blogging and just lost my love for cheek tints when my fave cheek tint was discontinued. Anyhoo, this is an impulse buy and now I'm having a love-hate relationship with it. I bought this blush because I forgot to bring my trusted ol blush for touch up before and after the go see that I attended months ago. I was in a hurry that day and the brand that came in my mind when I pass by Landmark, Trinoma was ELF. I had a good relationship with ELF Blush in Glow before that I actually hit the pan. So without a doubt I'll pick ELF again but I was surprised that it has been repackage and not sure if the formula was reformulated too. Since I'm in a hurry, I haven't tried the blush and just bought it right away after getting from the shelves.

     When I stared closely at the blush, I'm not sure if the shade suits my skin tone. I find the shade too dark on my cheeks after application. After two hours, I noticed that the color of the blush oxidized on my cheeks as it turned red. I'm not sure if it's because of the lighting on the venue's comfort room. But when I got home, I ask le hubby if I look like a clown with this blush on. He said no but with a grin on his face.

     So after that incident, I decided not to use this blush again. But I'm hopeful that it will work for me on the event that I opted to use the blush again. On my recent fotd, I use this blush again and I still find it unflattering on my cheeks. Please help me decide if I'll continue to use it, read my review and see my swatch. Click CONTINUE READING please...

E.L.F. Blush in Flushed
E.L.F. Blush in Flushed
This silky smooth powder melts into the skin creating a beautiful glow.
Formulated to create lasting color that accentuates features and flatter skin tone.
Safe and Gentle formula
Instantly beautiful, healthy looking skin. Designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artist.
price: 199.75 php (Around $4.50)

place bought: E.L.F. Counter, Landmark Trinoma

instructions for use: Using the brush, apply to the apples of the cheek or any other you wish to highlight.

ingredients: Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, PVM/MA Decaeiene Crosspolymer.

May Contain: Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Mica Cl 77019, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Tin Oxide (Cl 177861), Yellow No5 Lake (Cl 19140), Red No4 Lake (Cl 12031), Blue No1 Lake (Cl 42090)
E.L.F. Blush in Flushed
Described as true pink blush with shimmers on E.L.F.'s website
E.L.F. Blush in Flushed
Swatch more than twice on my forearm
E.L.F. Blush in Flushed
Here's the blush applied on my cheeks, not sure if I applied it properly or heavily on this photo. I still find it unflattering on my face :(
What I like:
  • The price- one of the most affordable international drugstore brand in the market. 
  • The packaging- even though it's made of cheap plastic, this repackage version is slim and more compact. There's a small mirror too that's good for touch up.
  • The color pay-off is good.
  • It has the right amount of shimmers unlike the old formulation that I've tried.
  • Easily accessible.
  • Has batch, manufacturing and expiry dates.
What I don't like:
  • The brush that comes with it sucks.
  • You need to be careful in applying the blush because it's pigmented.
Will I repurchase? No but I'm planning to buy other shades like Glow and Candid Coral.


     I give this a 3.75/5 rating. To tell you honestly, I like the old formulation of this blush. I also like the shade glow more as it compliments my skin tone. I know that the blush oxidizes on my skin and there were times that this shade looks unnatural on my cheeks unlike the shade Glow that gives me a healthy flush. But if you're a beginner and wants to invest in affordable makeup and tools, ELF has a wide range of products to offer. Some beauty bloggers uses ELF and they like most of the makeup from the studio line. I also discarded the brush that comes with it and use my slanted liquid foundation/powder/blush brush from Artist Studio. 

     What's your favorite ELF makeup? Thanks for sharing! Have a safe night dears :)

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  1. i already tried and i can also say that i dont like the brush that comes with the product. my favorite elf product is their lipsticks. :D

  2. I love elf's blushes... super gandaaaaa! lalo na yung candid coral nila :D

  3. i used to like elf back when i was just starting my obsession with makeup cos they're so affordable... but now i kind of graduated from it already! sad to say this blush didn't perform on you well though.

  4. i feel you sis, and the brush really sucks.

  5. @fati recede- same observation pala tayo. haven't tried their lipsticks though.

    @Rhea Bue- Thanks for the recos sis, will swatch that shade sa counter baka sakaling bumagay sakin.

    @hazel- me too, sa elf din ako nag start pero blush and eyebrow powder pa lang na try ko.

    @Leilani Gamboa- indeed!

  6. This blush is highly pigmented alright, pero keri mo naman sis. :)

  7. I love other elf products, this blush is actuallt least of my favorites

  8. Gusto ko sanang mag.try mag.apply ng blush on pero di ako marunong, haha. Di ako marunong mag.control sa dami ng ilalagay, hahay. <3

  9. im not into putting blush on,naeemphasize kc ang large pores on my cheeks when i put blush on but i love elf mascara,and ms.kath the blush on looks good on you.

  10. @Czjai Reyes- Ocampo- thanks for sharing your thoughts sis ;)

    @Sheela Marie Castillo- what products from elf have you tried already?

    @Vanessa Rose Palacio- practice lang dear,ganyan din ako dati.

    @sherry ann gole cruz- I suggest you look for a matte blush para hindi ma emphasize yung pores mo kasi with shimmers makikita talaga. Thank you very much for the compliment!


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