By Sheila Arkee
While I’ve always had the luck to find specific products from e.l.f. Cosmetics at my local Target stores, there are certain ones that have proved elusive recently. I’ve been on the hunt for a certain eyeshadow primer and glitter primer for months, so I finally decided to place an online order for those two items and decided to throw in their HD Blush in Encore, a cream product housed in a tube. For $3 who could go wrong, right?
I picked e.l.f.’s HD Blush in Encore, a bold fuchsia, knowing that bright blushes are typically a great pick. You can blend them down and what seems like something that’s extremely bright can actually turn into a beautiful and natural flush. Decent cream blushes are not always easy to find at budget friendly prices, so I was looking forward to trying this one out.
After using and trying this cream blush, several thoughts ran through my head, but the most prevalent one was this: HOLY CLOWN CHEEKS! e.l.f.’s HD Blush could possibly be one of the most pigmented makeup products I’ve ever used. Ever. Of all the blushes I’ve ever used, I’ve never quite encountered one that is so intense. This small amount on my hand right here?
It made all of this happen!
My advice? Use this blush sparingly and apply it with your fingers, dabbing it on and blending in well after you’ve applied your foundation but before you powder it down. If you ever do apply too much, the good news is that you can definitely remove most of it with a tissue without much trouble.
My Final Thoughts: Be careful with this one! A dab’ll do ya and make sure to blend this blush in like you’ve never blended a blush into your skin before. When properly applied, it’s actually a great product, but you need to be super careful to avoid clown-like cheeks.
Availability: You can purchase this item at e.l.f.’s website. Be sure to check for coupon codes for great discount codes!
Gluten-free? No, contains Tocopheryl Acetate.