Sunday, November 13, 2011

ELF mineral blushes review & swatches


Hey!
Today I am going to review 3 mineral blushes from ELF. These blushes are described as having "no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes."

Ingredients from website: 
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate.  May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163),  Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Maganese Violet (CI77742), Ultramarines (CI77707).

Where to buy them & price:
eyeslipsface.co.uk if you live in Europe, price is £ 3.5 or 4€.
eyeslipsface.com if you live in US or Canada 5$ also look in drugstores.
But keep your eyes open for duscount codes or free shipping offers, then you can get them cheaper! :) I have not ordered ANY ELF products for their full price. 

Package is sleek and classy, but you have to be careful with the plastic that´s over the holes - don´t peel it off completely, otherwise too much product comes out. I made that mistake. Instead- peel of just half of it or take a needle and poke some holes in the plastic. Package contains 3,5 grams of product.

Swatches on my arm: on the left is just rough swatch, on the right is blended out, more subtle swatch. Picture is taken in daylight, without flash. 


Coral: Is my favorite from the bunch. Since it is so sublte you don´t have to be very careful with application. The tone is very light peach and I have heard that it shoes up only on very light skintones, so bare that in mind if you have more color to your skin. I also like that it is completely matte, so you have the control of how much shimmer you want to add with other products. Coral is the easiest of these three to blend and work with. 

This picture is taken in daylight without flash. 

Rose: mauvey darker pink, really pigmented so be careful with application if you are not going for clown look. 

Picture is taken in artifical light with flash. 
Peachy: more terracota color than a peach in my opinion (quite orange toned in real life). Has not actually shimmer, but glitter particles. Fortunately these don´t transfer to skin much- I would hate chunky glitter on my cheeks. For picture purposes I defenitely over applied it, but it was not the easiest to blend out. This blush is not keeper for me, so if you want it - I have used it only once in this picture to show you and swatched it 2 times, then let me know. I did not want to keep it from the start, so I kept the protective plastic in place. (I will ship this only to Estonia, 2,5 eurot + post!)


Picture is taken in artifical light with flash.

So in conclusion: if you like mineral blushes in loose form, go for it - they have nice pigmentation and are quite cheap. You have to be careful with application and spend some more time blending, but that is small price to pay. Defenitely before ordering them look for swatches- pictures on ELF website could not be more miseleading.

Thank you for reading!

In Estonian:
Ülevalpool näete 3 ELFi mineraalseeria põsepuna, kõik on hea pigmendiga, kuid minu meelest on neid veidi keeruline hajutada. Minu lemmikuks on coral, mis on kõige tagasihoidlikum õrnalt virsikukarva põsepuna, kõige lihtsam on teda peale kanda. Rose on kena tumedam roosa toon, mis on üsna tugeva pigmendiga ja seda kulub seetõttu imevähe. Peachy on pigem terrakota tooni kui päriselt virsik, ikka tunduvalt tumedam. Lisaks sisaldab glitter-osakesi, mis õnneks nahale ei kandu- mulle küll suured sädelevad tükid põskedel ei sümpatiseeri. Viimane neist on ka müüa: 2,5 eurot + post. Minusugusele heledanahalisele jääb ta lihtsalt liiga tumedaks ja võõraks. Olen 2x swatchinud ja korra nüüd teile näitamiseks ühele põsele kandnud, nii et toode on praktiliselt uus. Kirjutage kommentaaridesse, kui olete huvitatud.
Kindlasti soovitan ka teiste swatchid, pildid enne tellimist üle vaadata, sest nagu ikka on ELFi kodulehe toonid ja päriselu kaks eri ooperit. 

3 comments:

  1. Anna Elisabeth VaherMonday, November 14, 2011

    Mmmhhhh, ma ikka pean sinna elf-i lehele piiluma minema... :(

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  2. Oman ise "rose" tooni põsepuna. Esimene kord saavutasin klouni-ilme küll, uskumatult pigmenteeritud põsepuna. Nüüd aga tean, et piisab vaid imeväikesest kogusest.
    Tundub, et järgmise "saatmine tasuta!" sooduse ajal "coral" toon tellida, näeb imeilus välja! : )

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  3. Aitäh!
    kerli - kui oled sama kahvatu nagu mina, siis coral toon peaks sulle sobima, kui oled aga natuke jumekam, siis kardan, et ta ei paista lihtsalt välja.
    Anna-Elisabeth- piilu, piilu ;)

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