Since I’m going to be talking about the elf Cosmetics Studio Pink Passion Blush, I thought it would be appropriate to take this time to tell you about something embarrassing I did that made me blush. (It may not seem too bad, but at the time, I was mortified!)
I think it was when I was 12 years old or so. My parents and I were in church on Father’s Day.
I misheard the priest and thought he said, “Let’s stand and pray for all the fathers who are here today.” So, I stood up, but my mom remained seated and motioned to me to sit down. Then…I saw that there were only men standing, so I quickly sat down. Apparently only the fathers were supposed to stand.
I could feel my cheeks burning up. (And I tried to pay more attention during future masses. :P)
What’s one of your embarrassing moments?
elf Cosmetics Pink Passion Studio Blush Pictures
elf Cosmetics Pink Passion Studio Blush Ingredients
elf Cosmetics Pink Passion Studio Blush Swatches
√ Soft, sheer texture
√ Silky finish
√ Can be worn alone or layered for more depth
√ Creates a healthy glow
- Name: elf Cosmetics Studio Blush (Pink Passion)
- Amount: 475 g (168 oz.)
- What I Paid: $0.90 USD (on a ridiculous 70% off sale. Retails for $3 USD.)
- Where to Buy: elf Cosmetics website & Target stores
elf Cosmetics Pink Passion Studio Blush Review
When you first look at Pink Passion in the pan, you’ll probably think, “Whoa, that’s really bright! Who wears that? Clowns?” At least, that was my initial reaction. (But, with the same token, that’s why I even wanted to try out this colour – thought it would be fun!)
It’s very wearable! 🙂 As long as you don’t pack it on, apply it wet, or do something silly like that, then the colour on your cheeks is very wearable and pretty.
Pink Passion is a vibrant, girly pink that brightens up your whole complexion – it really added the much-needed ‘perk’ to my face on those days when I was dead tired. (Isn’t it amazing how something like blush can really wake up your face?)
This is a matte blush, so there’s no shimmer or sparkle. This is my preferred everyday finish for a blush because I find it easier to wear than shimmers, which can sometimes make you look greasy.
Application, Formula & Pigmentation
Pink Passion is a powder blush, so those who have dry skin should either avoid it or be prepared to moisturize beforehand. (Cream-based blushes would be more suitable.)
Since my skin isn’t usually dry, I find that powder blushes work best and actually help my skin stay matte for longer. And, while the colour did fade a bit over time, it didn’t completely disappear. I always had a nice wash of pretty pink on my cheeks, even when I put it on first thing in the morning and came home late at night.
The pigmentation of Pink Passion is really intense. If you use a regular blush brush, just dip it lightly into the pan so you don’t overdo it and look like you’re friends with Bozo the Clown. If you’re not careful, it’s really easy to overdo it. (And remember, it’s best to apply less blush first because you can always add more later. But if you pack it on initially, it’s much harder to tone down.)
For highly pigmented blushes like this, I like to use the MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush to apply it because it never cakes it on. You get a nice wash of colour.
The compact looks really sleek and like it’s more expensive than what I paid. Some people have compared it to the NARS blush packaging.
It’s important to note that the elf Cosmetics Studio blushes don’t come with their own brushes, so you’ll need to have one on hand to use them.
Inside the compact, there’s a small mirror, which I think is a nice touch, especially if you plan to travel with the blush.
I’m always thrilled to come across a product that works well, but when the price is ridiculously low, it feels like a real steal, and I want to share it with everyone I know.
The elf Cosmetics Studio Pink Passion Blush is incredible, and not just for the low price. I feel like it works like a more expensive product, so I’m a happy camper. And the fact that elf Cosmetics has lots of online sales makes it even easier for more people to try this out without a major blow to their wallet.
Final Verdict: 10/10
I was pleasantly surprised at how pigmented Pink Passion was and how beautifully it applied. For a blush that I bought on sale for less than a dollar, it completely blew my low expectations out of the water! This performed as well as the Everyday Minerals blushes I love, but for much less! 🙂
Do you wear blush? What was one of your most embarrassing moments?