Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner: Review, Swatches and Dupes

Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner reviews

e.l.f Studio HD Blush Headliner Review

By Contributor: Mamta

The weather here is so hot and all of my makeup melts off my face easily. Blushes are something that fades off most quickly on me, so whenever I want them to last longer I need to layer them, but not anymore as I have this amazing blush from ELF to take care of all my needs. These Studio HD blushes are very popular everywhere and rightly so as they are the said to be dupes of the Make Up For Ever HD blushes, but surprisingly are no less in any way.

ELF Claims: Rich and creamy HD Blush naturally sculpts and highlights the cheekbones for a soft-focus effect that is great for everyday use. The Vitamin E enriched formula conditions and hydrates the skin for a healthy, radiant glow. Velvety soft, lightweight and highly pigmented color creates a long-lasting result for all day wear. 

Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner review swatches blog
Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner

My Review:

The HD blush comes in five beautiful shades, the one I have is headliner and it is the lightest of them all. The blush comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a black pump dispenser, and a black lid to cover the pump. The packaging is small and handy perfect for travelling as well. Headliner is a light baby pink shade; it is very soft and perfect for everyday wear. The slight cool tones it has instantly perk up my face and makes me look fresh. It has tiny little silver shimmers which are barely visible but reflect in sunlight, they just impart little glow on the face. The color will look great on light to medium skin tones and makes a great base for powder blushes as well due to the amazing lasting power

Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner review
E.l.f Studio HD Blush

It has a creamy liquid consistency but slightly on the thick side. Blending it is very easy, fingers work well but I prefer a stippling brush for perfect application. But if applied in excess one can look like a clown and blending can be difficult, so make sure to apply little at a time. Once applied it sets quickly almost to a powder finish and looks like skin, giving a very natural look. And hence dry skin has to be well moisturized before application. It does not have a dewy finish like cream blushes and hence is perfect for summers and oily skin. It is well suitable for all skin types in my opinion. It is intensely pigmented and you literally need a tiny dot for both cheeks trust me going overboard is very easy with it.It is best to press the pump with a very light hand or else it dispenses too much product.

Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner review swatches
Elf HD Blush Headliner

On my combination oily skin it stays intact for 8-9 hours or until I remove it, with this one you do not have to worry about re touching your blush or anything. They can also be used on lips, I tried it once and it worked well, but lips have to be well exfoliated prior to application or else it highlights the dry patches. I have this one from over 6 months now and it has dried out in the bottle slightly and has become a little thick, and also because it is a liquid blush it has a much shorter shelf life of only a year.

Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner review swatch
E.l.f Studio HD Blush Headliner review

What I like about ELF Studio HD Blush Headliner:

  • Perfect everyday shade
  • Dupe for Make Up Foe Ever HD Blush Nip Slip
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Simple and functional packaging
  • Intensely pigmented
  • Little goes a very long way
  • Last for almost whole day on cheeks
  • Can be applied on lips as well
  • Blends easily if applied in right quantity
  • Steal for the price

What I don’t like about ELF Studio HD Blush Headliner:

  • Blending can be tricky at first especially for beginners
  • If not used with a light hand pump dispenses more product
  • Blending has to be fast as it sets very quickly
  • Lips have to be well prepped before application
  • When applied with fingers it slightly stains them, but the stain comes off easily
  • Not available in India yet

Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner review swatches india

Price: $3 excluding shipping

VNA Rating: 4/5

Dupes: MUFE HD Blushes and Inglot Liquid Blushes

Do I recommend? Elf Studio HD Blush Headliner is a nice pink shade. The formula and application is not very beginner friendly and slightly tricky, but once you get hold of it there is nothing more natural looking and long lasting like it. And on top of everything it comes at a great price so I definitely recommend it!

Have you tried elf HD Blush? Share your views with us.

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17 COMMENTS

    • exactly it needs some practice in the beginning but the lasting power and natural look make it worth that :)

  1. awsome!!! o_O such a nice shade can i knw from where i can buy it in delhi if i dnt wnt onlin shppng… n tel me its indian price too……. plz

    • hey mashi I am not sure if its available in India or i Delhi in that case, you can get their stuff is someone is visiting from the US :)

    • oh yes I have heard that about the darker shades, but the trick is to apply the tiniest possible amount and a stipple brush in that case really helps it just tones it down and you do not get a lot of color at once :)

      • seriously I want to explore more liquid blushes and was considering inglot ones now guess I would give it a second thought :D

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