I have a slight love affair with ELF and picked this blush up on a bit of a whim as I only had one mineral blush and wanted to dry a different brand/colour. I decided on Rose as it seemed like the safest option for me! This is currently priced at £5, but I'm sure these were £3.50 before ELF's price increases! So a bit of a steep price climb, not impressed! But they have got some new releases, such as the glitter eyeshadows (£2.50) and correcive/shimmery HD Powders (£6.00) to help make up for it.
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
These come as a loose product in the same style jars as the ELF Mineral Foundation, again with a sifter. Inside they have 3.4g of product, which doesn't sound a lot, but being loose it really is! As for the formula it has no parabens, preservatives or chemical dyes and is mineral based as the name might suggest! You can just about read the ingredients in the picture below! It does come in a variety of different colours, 7 to be precise. I have Rose which is described as a 'bright rosy pink'.
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As I've said already this is a loose powder product, which dispenses at a good rate from the sifter. To the touch it is smooth and light. But I wouldn't suggest applying with your fingers, instead a standard blush brush works well. The application is even and blends reasonably well, I've used both better and worse blushes in terms of blending! On me I find it to be very long lasting if you don't touch/rub your face - about 10 hours! But it is reasonably transferable to will fade throught the day if touched/rubbed!
Colour & Pigmentation
This blush has a really good pigmentation to it, with the colour pay off being very decent. You'll want to use a lighter hand with this one! As for the colour itself, it is a nice warm rosey shade with some very slight peachy tones. It is on the brighter side, but works really well for the Spring and Summer seasons. The finish is almost matte, but does have a very very subtle shimmer to it. This doesn't really come across on the face though.
I am wearing this blush on my cheeks in the picture below :)
The Good - pigmented, good amount of product, sifter stops you spilling product! nice range of colours, long lasting.
The Not so Good - A bit more hassle to use than pressed blushes (if you're lazy like me!), I'm not too impressed with the recent price increase!
Would I repurchase? I'm not sure to be honest, the blush is alright, but I tend not to reach for loose ones.
Who might like it? Those that like mineral products, but not the usual more expensive price tags that come with them! Also those that want to avoid parabens, preservatives or chemical dyes.
The Bottom Line - It's a pretty decent product, but not something I reach for due to the loose formula. I'm not too impressed with the steep price increase though!
What do you guys think of the ELF price increases? I for one don't like it much as some of the prices have gone up a fair amount. Things are still cheap though, but not as much as they used to be :( But I'll still be buying from them as the products are still worth the price! But anyway I hope you all enjoyed the post, thank you for stopping by, H :)