e.l.f putty blush

In an attempt to branch out I have (very bravely of course) decided to try some actual pigmented blush. For a while now I have mainly just been using a tiny amount of contouring, but with the summer well and truly heating up here in England I wanted something to add some colour to my face without being heavy. As always, I am a big fan of e.l.f cosmetics and have not been let down by any of their products so far. Plus, they are so affordable that if I truly hate a product I don’t feel like I have really wasted my money.

I decided to try the putty blush, as I have found before that powder blush doesn’t last long and ‘putty’ just sounds like it would be fun to use. So far…it is indeed fun to use. I went with the colour Turks and Caicos. Now the picture makes the putty look more orange, but on my pale complexion it actually blends out into a subtle pink colour. I think it looks very natural and blends pretty well. Now I am SUPER pale – a true English rose if you will – and I found that the Turks and Caicos colour gave the most natural looking colour to me. I did however very much like the Caribbean colour option as it gave quite a dark red against my skin. Possibly not the colour I would wear every day, but I imagine it would work well for a dramatic look.

It is very pigmented. I simply swipe my finger across the top and swipe it along my cheek bone, and that is more than enough to give a very soft colour to my cheeks once I have used a brush to blend it out slightly. Occasionally I will use a tiny little extra dab right in the middle of my cheeks to add a little pop of colour, but it is still a tiny amount. I have used other powdered blushes before that seem to take about 3 or 4 layers before you see even a hint of colour, so this putty is amazing. You really don’t need a lot to make a big difference to your appearance.

Price wise this was £6 and I bought this from Boots. I feel that is a very reasonable price for the product, as I think this putty will last me ages given the tiny amount I need to get the colour I want. Bearing in mind I will wear this at least 5-6 times a week, I am still imagining that this little pot will last me for 6 months, if not longer. So £6 is really quite the bargain.

Overall: 8/10. Very rich colour so less is absolutely more with this.

T xxx

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