ELF Studio Blush in Tickled Pink, Review

April 23, 2011Kelly Baum
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The first thing I noticed about the ELF studio blushes was the packaging, which is an obvious rip off of Nars. Except for one thing-it doesn’t get grimy like the Nars ones do. Yes, I know in the picture there’s a small spot, but that’s from the stubborn glue from the price tag. I really do enjoy the packaging on this. It’s sleek, it’s lightweight, and it snaps loudly and securely.

// ELF Studio Blush in Tickled Pink, Review

As for the color, Tickled Pink is a bright hot pink in the pan with a hint of shimmer, but on the face it transfers as a pinky glow with no shimmer. On the website, ELF’s description of their studio blush is that it’s designed to be sheer, and a product that you can layer on to reach the desired shade. That’s why I love this blush. I don’t like highly pigmented blushes that you have to really control the amount you get onto the brush, and then you always end up putting too much on your face. I like the subtlest of hints that there’s a flush to my cheeks, and this product is PERFECT for layering.
As for the texture, it’s pretty chalky. But, if you put tiny amounts on at a time, it’s not so bad.
The Pros:
I love the price-$3, and it’s a good product for layering. The packaging is also an awesome plus!
The Cons:
If you’re looking for a pigmented blush, this won’t be the product for you. There’s a lot of other pigmented blushes at the drugstore that will perform better.
The Bottom Line:
This is a gorgeous color but the texture is a bummer. I wish that it wasn’t so chalky but for $3 you really get what you pay for, here.

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