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Elf Cosmetics Lip Balms & Primer-infused Blush

Elf Cosmetics, lip balm, blush, deep skin, dark skin, swatches

Elf Cosmetics has been on a roll lately! When I ordered the Bite Size mini eyeshadows I also threw some blushes and their new lip balms in my cart because why not. Check out my thoughts on each below.

Primer-infused Blush in Always Peachy

Elf Always Peachy, primer-infused blush

I don’t know if marketing has gotten to me but I’ve been feeling very peachy lately and gravitating towards products that fit the description. The Always Peachy blush is a light peach and looks kinda ashy when swatched on the back of my hand. But when applied to the face with a fluffy brush (like Elf’s highlighting brush) it is anything but ashy. I feel it gives me the right amount of color while feeling lightweight and blending into the skin beautifully.

$6 at elfcosmetics.com, Ulta, Target, & other retailers

Primer-infused Shimmer Blush in Always Cheery

Elf Always Cheery, primer-infused blush

The Always Cheery shimmer blush is a medium coral with a small amount of shimmer. I thought it would be more like a highlighter but I’m kinda glad that it’s not. Again I apply it to the face with a fluffy brush after setting my face. Like other Elf blushes it’s very pigmented but can easily be sheered out. I noticed when applying it to my face that the shimmer kinda goes away so it looks like a matte blush. Not a problem, jut something to keep in mind.

$6 at elfcosmetics.com, Ulta, Target, & other retailers

 

Ride or Die Lip Balms in Tough Cookie & Just Peachy

Elf Ride or Die lip balms

I’m always open to trying a new lip balm and Elf released these at the perfect time. The Ride or Die lip balms have a light wash of color and a light fragrance that matches the shade name.

I’ve seen people on Reddit state that they’re comparable to Glossier’s Balm Dotcom but I think the only similarity is that they’re in a tube. The Ride or Die lip balms have a thicker texture similar to the original Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask while Glossier’s formula is thinner and reminds me of a slightly thicker version of Vaseline.

$5 at elfcosmetics.com andĀ Ulta

 

Overall thoughts

The blushes are buildable and don’t last the entire work day unless I use a long-lasting setting spray, like Cover FX’s High Performance Setting Spray. When I use my regular setting spray (Morphe Continuous Must or Becca’s Skin Love Glow Shield), I notice that the blush fades shortly after lunch time.

The lip balms are very moisturizing although I wouldn’t wear them underneath lipstick or gloss due to them being slightly sticky. Earlier I mentioned the texture being thick so that combined with sticky means I wouldn’t wear them at night like a sleeping mask. But they are nice to apply in the morning after brushing my teeth.

If you’ve already picked any of these up or plan on doing so, let me know what you think. Leave a comment below.

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