Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Review + Swatches: ELF Cream Blush in Seductress

ELF's Cream Blushes appeared on the UK site a few weeks ago and I was keen to pick one up straight away. I do have to say the price really surprised me as it was a lot more expensive than other ELF products - £6.50. So I only picked up one shade, I really like it though so I'll definitely be going back for more! Probably when they have an offer going on though! 

As always I have included a summary at the end. 

The Basics
Like the studio conditioning lipbalms ELF does, these come in huge containers, this one being even bigger, but of the same style. Inside it has a whopping 15g of product, which in all honesty I'll probably never get through! Personally I'd rather have less product at a cheaper price. The range consists of 6 different shades, which from the images on the website seem very pretty. The texture of this is not your average cream, but I'll talk more about that below! 


The Texture
This doesn't have the texture you's normally associate with cream products, I've heard it described as a mousse too. But I'm not sure that quite describes them either? The best way I can describe them in a compressed, more solid spongey consistency. It blends absolutely beautifully to a great even finish. Once applied it sets to an almost powdery finish - quite like the Topshop Cream Blushes - with the ELF one starting of drier. 

Application and Wear
This can be applied with the fingers but I personally prefer to use one of my brushes - the ELF Studio Stipple Brush. It with this blush to give an absolutely beautifully blended finish. As I mentioned above this has a more powdery finish after application, which helps make the product last a lot longer. On me I find that it literally lasts all day, but there is a small amount of fade, so if you only wear a teeny amount then it might not be so long lasting. But this is coming from a girl whos blush has usually disappeared by lunchtime!

Colour and Pigmention
As you can probably tell from the pictures this is quite brightly coloured. But the pigmentation is just right so that you apply a good amount with one application, without looking like a clown. It is buildable though so more intensity can be achieved if that's what you want and likewise it can be applied very lightly whilst staying even. The colour itself is a good mix between red and a deep fuchsia pink. And as the finish is matte it gives a really pretty flushed look to the cheeks, great for the Autumn and Winter months! 

Wearing ELF Cream Blush in Seductress
The Good - plenty of product, colour gives a pretty flushed look, lasts all day on me, even though it's expensive for ELF it's still not what I'd call really expensive, applies really easily and evenly. 

The Not so Good - huge packaging, colours on the website aren't as accurate as I'd like. 

Would I buy it again? Yes, but I'll probably wait until theres a promo code going as £6.50 from ELF seems steep (I'd happily pay £6.50 though as I love the texture/wear.)

Who might like it? Those looking for a long lasting blush. And for anyone with pale skin looking for a naturally flushed look, this shade works really well. 

The Bottom Line - Great product, but I'll never get through 15g of it so I'd rather have less product and a cheaper price tag! 

Has anyone else tried any of these blushes? I really liked it and am completely open to shade suggestions! But anyway I really hope you found this post interesting/helpful, but if you have any further questions don't hesitate to ask. I really like hearing from you all, Thanks so much for stopping by, H :)   


  1. wow that looks amazing, i need it haha!


  2. The cream blushes are a part of ELFs spring sale and are going for £3 now if you don't have all the colours you want yet =D

    1. Thanks for the heads up Christine!


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