I’m not actually a big fan of cream blushes. Apart from the Le Blush Crème de Chanel, there’s not any other cream blush that I liked. I have tried a few but nothing that would warrant a glowing review or me recommending them/it to other people.
So I didn’t really expect myself making a cream blush purchase until I saw that huge S A L E mark on e.l.f.’s website back in January. So okay, maybe this time, my experience wouldn’t be so bad.
And then it was (still is) and I really could not be happier!
It’s a great thing that this was on sale for less than $2 — yes, you read that right, less than two bucks, y’all! — because had it not been, I wouldn’t have given this even two seconds of my day.
So according to their website, the e.l.f. Long Wear Cream Blush Palette (I have the shade Soft) is richly pigmented and formulated to last all day, these blushes are buildable, and give you gorgeous, customizable color with every use.
I mean, really, a big yes to all of these claims!
I honestly didn’t think that I would fall in love with a cream blush — or in this case, a cream blush palette — this much and this fast, but look at me! I’m practically swooning over here.
Now, my biggest qualm with cream blushes is that once you apply them and blend them on your skin, the tendency is they remove the base underneath. So if you put foundation and powder, then more often than not, expect them to come right off.
So I had the same fear when I first applied this (with the Cheek Cream & Powder Brush — which I purchased the same time I did this). I didn’t want to have to re-apply my concealer and powder because who the fuck wants to re-do their makeup when everything’s already all fine and dandy?
Surprisingly and fortunately, I didn’t have to. The brush applied the blush perfectly on my skin without removing whatever product I’ve already applied underneath.
Also, it applies so fucking easily and seamlessly that I need not worry about looking like I have pepperonis on my cheeks. And it wasn’t difficult to blend out because all you have to do is do a stippling motion whilst application, and voila!, you’re all set.
It stays on all day, even on my extremely oily skin. And if it does fade, it’s super minimal, you won’t even feel the need to re-apply since it’s still obviously there on your cheeks.
It’s just too bad that e.l.f. has stopped shipping in the Philippines and as far as I know, there are no more places locally where e.l.f.’s available. So lest I result to purchasing from local resellers (again), I’ve no way of getting a back up of this palette (and maybe getting my hands on the shade Bold).
By far, the best cream blush (palette) that I’ve tried in a while. So if you’re from a country where e.l.f.’s available, I urge you to buy this. And while you’re at it, get your hands on the brush as well. Those two are the best makeup tag team for achieving that perfect-looking cheeks! (Now I sound like a fucking commercial. Apologies. LOL 😩)