The packaging is very basic, I bought the shades Pinktastic and Passion Pink.
In the pan, both blushes look very pretty, and not too shimmery at all. Pinktastic (left) and Passion Pink (right)
Here are swatches of the blushes: Passion Pink (left) and Pinktastic (right).
The first swatches were done dry, and the seconds swatches were done wet. As you can see, Passion Pink isn't very pigmented. Passion Pink is a pearly light pink shade. Pinktastic, is a very pretty rose gold shade. I like both of these colors, but the finish is just too frosty for me to use as a blush.
Claims: "The soft and shimmering color of our Baked Blush creates a natural healthy glow. Baked in an oven, these blushes offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous, smooth and even application. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. "
Finish/Texture: The finish is very frosty, more like a highlighter. The texture is unbelievably hard, I had to scrape and scrape to get off product. My makeup brushes couldn't pick up the blush easily, I had to use my fingers with these.
Lasting Power: I wore one of these to work as a highlight, and by the end of my shift it was gone. This didn't even last three hours on my skin, the color faded terribly.
Scent: These have a very odd plastic scent that is overwhelming! I've never had a cheek product smell so bad before.
Packaging: The blushes are housed in small plastic pots, with lids that barely want to snap shut. I can see the lids falling off in the near future.
Price/Availability: I paid $3 each for these at Wal Mart.
- The colors are pretty
- These don't live up to any claims
- Odd plastic smell
- Texture is very hard
- Packaging is cheap
- Poor staying power
- Too shimmery to be used as blush
These baked blushes were absolutely mediocre. I don't blame the fact that they were only three dollars, because elf does make some great products. These weren't one of them.
The texture of these blushes was so hard, that none of my makeup brushes wanted to pick up product. I had to rub and scrape beyond belief to just get a swatch! The staying power was very poor, all of the color faded after about three to four hours. These have an overwhelming plastic smell that's is just awful, I can't even explain how bad it smelled. To top it all off, the finish of these blushes are way too shimmery. I would never like to wear these as a blush, it just looks overdone to me. They can be used as a highlighter, but the quality just isn't worth keeping.
Have you tried elf baked blushes? If so, do you think they are bad quality?
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