There are lots of things that make us feel giddy: falling in love, a first kiss, or receiving a box full of nail polish in the mail!
I bought the elf Studio Giddy Gold Blush several months ago when the elf Cosmetics website had a crazy 70% off sale. Now, that, made me giddy!
The elf Giddy Gold Blush is unlike any of the other blushes I’ve ever tried because it’s, well, gold. I usually go for pink, red, or coral blushes.
So what did I think of this? Let me tell you.
elf Studio Giddy Gold Blush Pictures
elf Studio Giddy Gold Blush Ingredients
elf Studio Giddy Gold Blush Swatches
√ Soft, sheer texture
√ Silky finish
- Name: elf Cosmetics Studio Blush (Giddy Gold)
- Amount: 475 g (168 oz.)
- What I Paid: $0.90 USD (Bought on a ridiculous 70% off sale! Retails for $3 USD.)
- Where to Buy: elf Cosmetics website & Target stores
elf Studio Giddy Gold Blush Review
On my skin, the elf Cosmetics Studio Giddy Gold Blush is a gold that leans on the orange side.
Of course you wouldn’t pack it on, unless you dig the clown look. This blush needs to be blended out, and even then, you should probably only dust it on really lightly.
This blush is very shimmery, and it looked like there were very fine pieces of glitter. I noticed a little bit of glitter migration throughout the day, but it wasn’t really too bad.
I’m not the biggest fan of this kind of finish because my combination skin can sometimes look really shiny when shimmer’s involved.
You can use it as a highlighter if you dust it on reallllly lightly. If you don’t, it looks too orange and strange…at least on my skin tone.
Application, Formula & Pigmentation
Giddy Gold has a sheer formulation that can be built up if you actually want that. (I actually think this blush looks awful when it’s applied with a heavy hand, but as they say, different strokes for different folks.)
I like how sleek the packaging is – very NARS-esque. It looks more expensive, and it’s compact. I also like how there’s no brush included since a lot of times I use my own brushes, anyway. (The lack of a brush means that there’s room for more products.)
It’s pretty obvious that paying just $0.90 USD for this blush was a real steal. You can’t get deals like this often…except with elf Cosmetics. And even if you paid full price ($3 USD), it’s still ridiculously affordable.
Final Verdict: 7/10
The elf Giddy Gold Blush didn’t make me giddy. It’s not bad, but it’s not one that I think I’ll be reaching for very often because it’s a bit too orange for my liking. I’ll use it with a very light hand, or maybe I’ll layer it over another blush to change the finish.
Have you tried Giddy Gold? Do you use it as a blush or as a highlight?