So I recently won a contest/giveaway from @elfcosmetics on IG and decided to grab a few items from their website that caught my eye. This is in no way sponsored, just my honest opinion. ☺️
These elf putty blushes are to die for! If you love cream blush like I do, don’t hesitate to buy these! It is so lightweight and just blends into your skin like butter!
Whether you're new to cream blush or want to try this brand, I've got the guide with all the answers.😘
What Is E.L.F. Putty Blush?
Elf is a budget beauty brand, but don't discount them just because they're affordable. This drugstore staple is hugely popular, managing to make money during the pandemic when other brands were pulling back.
They've been delivering fun and affordable, high-quality makeup for years. It's no surprise that their putty blush has grabbed TikTok's attention.
This blush is a velvety, lightweight putty blush that melts into your skin.
Its Ingredients and Is It SAFE?
🧐 Right off the bat, Elf putty blush scores a big win by being cruelty-free and vegan 🐇. Elf putty blush ingredients don't include any animal extracts like bees wax or animal-based collagen that other beauty companies rely on.
👩⚕️ All their products are free from phthalates, parabens, nonylphenol ethoxylates, triclosan, triclocarban, and hydroquinone and their skincare is free from sulfates.
💕 It's infused with Argan oil and vitamin E for nourishing and hydration💧. These two ingredients are famous for making skin soft and supple.
Why Do You Need to Use a Putty Blush?
There are different kinds of blush on the market. Powder is popular, but cream, stick, liquid, and putty blushes are having a moment.
Powder blush is a classic, but it can highlight the larger pores that develop as our skin ages. Stick blushes are easy to carry around but can be larger than the little putty jar.
Elf putty blush blurs texture to melt into the skin for a natural look. Because they sink into your skin, they stay put all day, too!
It's easy to work with and is ready to go with you anywhere. Now the big question is which color are you going to pick.
What Are the Colors?
You're sure to find a shade that works perfectly for you regardless of your skin tone. Here are the colors!
🎀 Bora Bora - bright pink
✨ Maldives - mauve
🌸 Bali - nude toned
🌇 Tahiti - dusty pink
🌸 Caribbean - neutral pink
Bahamas - coral
🍑 Turks and Caicos - peachy
🧡 Fiji - orange pink
Plus, their blushes are named after beautiful tropical locations. They're genuinely like having a little vacation in a jar.
Look at the swatches to get an idea of how these colors would work on your skin tone. At an affordable $6 each, you can play around with a few different shades.
What Do You Use to Apply Putty Blush?
You can use a blush brush or clean fingers to gently pat color on your cheeks.
How Do You Use Elf Putty Blush?
1️⃣ Dab a small amount onto the apples or high part of your cheeks, depending on how you want to sculpt your face.
2️⃣ Dabbing blush on the apples of your cheeks gives you a natural glow. Place putty blush on the high points of your cheeks for a more dramatic look.
3️⃣ Keep dabbing lightly until the product melts into your skin. These blushes pair well with another of Elf's popular products, their camo CC cream.
4️⃣ Build the product or blend it until you have the intensity you're looking for. This putty blush will give you a natural flush of color, not as dramatic as a harsh powder or splotchy liquid.
They're easy to apply, last a long time, and can be built up or toned down depending on how much color you want on your face.
These blushes are lightweight and melt into your skin like butter. They're very buildable and have a velvety finish.
✅ Pro tip - Elf putty blush isn't just great on cheeks. Try using them on lips for a soft wash of color.
TikTok Tips ✅✅✅
There's a newly rediscovered technique that might have crossed your FYP on TikTok—underpainting. It sounds crazy but gives you a glow from within look.😘
Putty blushes are perfect for trying this trend. They're blendable and provide a lot of color in a little pot, which is great because you need to use more blush than usual.
1️⃣ Start by applying a bright blush to the center of your cheeks, a touch over your eyebrows, a bit on your chin, and a spot on the tip of your nose.🌈
2️⃣ Next, add your contour and your under-eye concealer. Stipple these out so that they're blended.
3️⃣ Apply foundation all over with a wet blending sponge. The dark blush on your cheeks will seem to glow—like a more natural tint on the skin. ☀️
What About Its Packaging?
Packaging is very minimalist. Their putty blushes come in a small, slim, clear plastic jar with a black screw-on lid.
It's not exciting, but the sleek and lightweight design makes it easy to toss into your travel pack. Each jar contains 0.35 oz. or 10 g of product, but as you'll see, that's more than enough.
These Elf putty blushes are perfect for on the go. They can travel with you to the office or to your vacation destination!
Overall, Why I Love:
💰 VERY affordable - $6 a pop!
✨ Highly pigmented, creamy formula melts into skin for a natural glow
☁️ Lightweight, buildable formula
✨ Transforms from cream to a semi-matte powder finish
💧 Infused with Argan Oil and Vitamin E for a boost of hydration
🌈 Lots of shades to choose from
👛 Perfect for on the go
💬 Let me know what you think!👇
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