Saturday, 12 May 2012


It occurred to me last week that I have pretty much used the same blusher every day since I bought the product in question, and therefore a blog post is definitely required! The blusher in question is inexpensive and , in my opinion, quite multi-tasking, therefore leaving me less extra products to apply to my face on a daily basis and more time in bed in the mornings. It's a win-win situation!
So, the blusher in question, I hear you ask...

 This is from the ELF (or Eyes Lips Face) studio line and is in the shade Peachy Keen, retailing for just £3.50!
The colour, as with most non-flat-colour blushes was really hard to photograph accurately but I tried my best...


The top and bottom photos are without flash, in natural light, and the second one is with flash. They all capture something of the colour.

As you can guess from the name, it's kind of peachy! However, there's more to this blush than just that. The peach colour does have a sort of bronzed undertone to it and, as you can see, it has a fine shimmer running through it. If you're put of by glittery cheek products though don't be put off, the shimmer doesn't transfer too obviously to the face and just adds a lovely subtle glow.

The real win with this product, for me, comes from this 3-dimensional colour. I apply this lightly to the apples of my cheeks, like a normal blusher, and then take it up along my cheekbones like a bronzer. It seems to act as a blusher, bronzer, highlighter all in one, giving a lovely natural glow. Sometimes I might add a lighter pink to my apples, but generally this one product has been the only one to grace my cheeks for the last few months.

By now the formula looks a little grainy in the photos, as you might expect with a cheaper blush, but it applies smoothly and evenly to the skin. I generally use an ELF studio stipple blush for all my blushes.

The down-side to Peachy Keen? You can only buy ELF products online, which can be a bit of a pain when something runs out and you just want to order the one thing. Here's a link to the blusher in question. ELF can be a bit hit or miss but, if you're looking to make an order and try a few things out, their Studio line is where I'd probably suggest looking. Although some of the bargain products are alright too!

And finally, you can't really write a post about blusher without the obligatory cheek 'glow' photo. So here it is, cheesy as anything and looking a little...odd. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Let me know if you have any recommendations for similar blushes or if you've got any ELF recommendations :)

H x

1 comment:

  1. oo im really liking the look of this! an elf order is long due for me , and you may just have convinced me to add it to my wish list! x