ELF are one of my favourite budget beauty brands so I was gutted when they shut down their UK website a couple of years ago, but they now have a new UK website so we can get our hands on their products once again without paying extortionate prices on eBay. I’ve been dying to try the ELF Studio Powder Blush Palette for such a long time as I’ve read many rave reviews, and I really liked the ELF Illuminating Palette. The ELF Studio Powder Blush Palette is available in two shades; Light and Dark and they’re only £7.50 each which is great value considering you get four 4g pans of product making it just £1.87 per each blush shade within the palette.
This beautiful blush palette holds 4 gorgeous shades to mix and match throughout the year for a custom blended color. Great for contouring, shading, sculpting, and highlighting, these silky smooth blushes create a beautiful pigmented glow. With a mixture of complimentary matte and shimmer finishes, you can achieve a professional look every time.
The ELF Studio Powder Blush Palette is packaged within a matte, black plastic palette with a mirror within the lid and four square pans of product. From what I’ve read online, I believe the pans can be popped out from the base but I can’t make mine pop out of the palette which doesn’t bother as I wouldn’t want to take them out but I believe they are supposed to be removable.
Even though the palette is described as being their “Light” palette, I was surprised by how bold and vibrant the shades were especially as I’m not really a fan of super bold blushes – I much prefer a more muted blush. The blushes aren’t intensely pigmented which most of the time I’d see as a negative but I actually think the sheerer pigmentation makes me like the palette more as I wouldn’t want the shades to be super bright and vibrant on my cheeks, but they can be built up should you want to.
The palette contains a mixture of matte, satin and shimmer shades with a bright, blue toned pink matte, a peachy orange with a satin finish, a deep fuchsia pink with a satin finish and a reddy orange shade with a shimmer finish. The bold shades within the ELF Studio Powder Blush Palette really do remind me of the Urban Decay Afterglow Blushes as they’re mostly bolder, bordering on neon shades. I would like it if ELF had a slightly lighter version of the palette with more pastel shades as they can look a little too bold for my skintone, but it’d be perfect if you favour brighter blush shades especially as it’s so affordable.
Have you ever tried any of the ELF blushes before?