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e.l.f. Studio HD Blush in Encore Packs On Pigmentation

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.

Rating: B

Price: $3

Availability: You can purchase this item at e.l.f.’s website. Be sure to check for coupon codes for great discount codes!

Paraben-free: No

Cruelty-free? Yes

Gluten-free? No, contains Tocopheryl Acetate.

  • http://www.phyrra.net Phyrra

    It looks so pretty!

  • http://www.icynails.blogspot.com/ Erika

    I have heard good reviews of this blush line. Methinks a tiny amount softly buffed on with a duo fibre brush may work, too. Hmmm… I think I’ll pick up a shade or two and play with it. :)

  • http://www.stepfordwitch.com Stepford Witch

    Have you tried the one from MUFE? How do they compare to each other?

  • http://www.bakingbeauty.net Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    Great pigmentation. Too bright 4 me though!

  • http://www.SlashedBeauty.com Miranda @ Slashed Beauty

    I’ve heard amaaaazing things about this blush. It’s so damn pigmented! Talk about bang for your buck.

  • Brooke

    Wow, very pigmented!

    Are you planning to do a review on the glitter primer?

  • http://www.theplasticdiaries.com/ Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    That is incredibly pigmented but I love the colour so I think it would be worth taking the time to get to know. I assume by the second or third time you would know exactly how much you need.

  • http://beautytidbits.com Harshleen

    Wow…..it’s so pigmented! What a great & affordable find!

  • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

    What a gorgeous color! I have been wanting to try these. I’m so glad you posted, because I’m pretty fair. I will keep that in mind when I do order lol. I didn’t know elf made a glitter primer. Can’t wait to hear about that! :)

  • http://www.libbyspinkvanity.com Kimberly

    I have been curious about the usability of this blush. You make it look so cute AND easy.