Saturday, February 19, 2011

Review: ELF Mineral Blush in Coral and Peachy

Today I will be reviewing ELF's mineral blushes in Coral and Peachy. These retail for $5 on the ELF website, but with a coupon code you can get them for even cheaper. These blushes are described as having "no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes." They come in a variety of colours, but I like peaches, so I picked up these two. What you should note right away is now un-coral the Coral shade is (on left above), I was expecting from the name that it would be that..Coral, but it's not, so keep that in mind if you order these. I am glad that I got Peachy because it's what I expected Coral to me and vice versa.

Coral is described on the website as a "peachy coral" wrong! This is a very light peach nothing coral about it. This shade is also out of stock currently, I think there are going to be a lot of disappointed people, I doubt it will show up much unless you are very fair. If you are looking for a coral blush, don't get this cause you will be disappointed.

Peachy is a newly added shade and is described as...there is no description but you can tell for yourself. This colour is really nice and I would definitely recommend it.

These in round plastic container with black tips (resemble bare minerals packaging). They are a far size so you can get your brush in there to tap off the excess.

Here is the inside, it comes with a plastic peeley over the holes, I would suggest only peeling off half of the insert because if you peel off more it will get messy. The holes are pretty large and dispense too much. These are loose blushes of course so they can get messy.

And onto the swatches, I have compared these blushes to two other Studio line ones here. The Peachy mineral blush is nice, but comes off looking a bit terracotta when swatched. The Coral shade is very light and close to my skin colour. The Coral is completely matte while the Peachy has minor shimmer to it. I find Peachy to be very pigmented too. The two studio line blushes to the right are Candid Coral and Tickled Pink for comparison purposes, I have Peachykeen somewhere too, but couldn't find it, sorry.

Have you tried any ELF Mineral blushes?


Pepper said... Best Blogger Tips

I was tempted to buy Coral, luckily you review it first.
p.s: cute watermark!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for the swatches!i think i'd prefer the studio powder blushes over the mineral ones :)

Isabel said... Best Blogger Tips

Coral looks like Peachy Keen.. Looking at your swatches, I think I'll pass on the mineral blushers

Pammy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, I have coral and really love it! :) Nice review!!!

Tracy D said... Best Blogger Tips

Good comparison, I am happy with the studio line blushes but likely won't be ordering any of the mineral ones.

makeupbykatie said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty and glowy!(=

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tracy D - The weird thing that my studio blushes starting doing is, when I left one out in the sun (by accident) it faded colour. And you can tell where I've swatched it in the pan, like it's marked down there, not pretty. I much prefer MAC blushes obviously cause the quality is much better, but these are really great for the price.

Val said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for introducing me to so many elf products! Soon as project 10 pan is done I'll check out these blushes. From the swatches I think Tickled Pink is my fave!


Bailey said... Best Blogger Tips

Like you said it isn't a coral at all, I like the shade.

I've just started using peach blush (I've been reading your blog too long!) so the paler shades are more my comfort zone.

Tracy@BeautyReflections said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I might need to haul some E.L F. soon!

Rinny said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmm I think I prefer the Studio blushes more - I'm not a big fan of mineral makeup because the product gets really messy :/

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rinny - definitely relate with you on the messy aspect.