Friday, 7 February 2014

ELF HD Blush in Diva | Review and Swatch

 ELF HD Blush in Diva, £3.75, Link

The ELF HD Blush in Diva is 1 of 5 shades offered by ELF currently in the UK. At £3.75 you get a lot of bang for your buck with a huge 10ml. It seems even better value when you realise you only need a dot of product for both cheeks. 

Diva is a bright fuchsia pink shade free of shimmer and sparkles. It blends over the skin to a matte finish. It dries/sets really quickly so you need to be quick when blending and precise too. Once it has set this isn't going anywhere for at least a good few hours. If you make a mistake there isn't a quick fix, you are going to have to take off all of your face makeup in order to start a fresh. 

It it incredibly pigmented meaning it is easy to make mistakes and is a blush for people who prefer a colour to really pop. I personally prefer blushes a lot more subtle than this so I don't reach for this. I also tend to have a heavy hand and like something that I can fix quickly if I make a mistake.  

The packaging is really nice, very similar to that of the Makeup Forever Cream/Liquid blushes but I find that the pump dispenser pumps out to much product even if you want a really intense look. I end up with a messy, stained hand after using this and i just can't be asked to deal with that. 

I would like to try some of the lighter shades because I found it lasted well on the skin for a cream product. Perhaps the lighter shade will be easier to work with and leave a little more room for error.
PS: Excuse the crappy pictures. I have long since thrown away the box so couldn't retake the picture, but at least you get to see how it comes. 


  1. I agree, don't think it looks the best! Too fusia pink for a cheek! Blush is meant to be soft and casual looking, not like a clown!!
    A lighter shade would be nicer!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  2. Noooo! I like subtle sheen/shimmer/colour. I would look ill/old/scary with this on! : ) x

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  3. It is a beautiful shade but too bright for me x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  4. Complete mystery to me, this kind of thing.

  5. I don't think I could ever get away with wearing this! Sooooo bright

  6. Bit frustrating that the pump dispenses too much for one use, maybe they should re-think that. Thanks for the review :) x

  7. Diva seems well-named for the colour.


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