E.L.F Studio HD Blush in Diva [Review & Swatches]

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Friday, November 15, 2013



I never dared to use liquid blush ever before cause of several reasons. One way or another that's something totally out of the blue thing for me. Hence, the reason why took me quite a while to figure out the correct way to apply it.


E.L.F Studio HD Blush

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.

E.L.F Studio HD Blush in Diva 
E.L.F Studio HD Blush in Diva 
E.L.F Studio HD Blush in Diva 
E.L.F Studio HD Blush in Diva Swatched on Left- Right-Blended 


My Verdict

At last, I've jumped cliches for liquid blushes (creme blushes) after reading countless positive reviews about them as the look reminiscent of the super famous MUFE HD Blushes but before spending $26 on the product which I was not sure about that going to suit me and easier to work with, I decided to splurge on this baby which is just $3 as they do share quite a lot similarities along with their similar packaging and the über pigmentation holds up to the mark, the wear time and both the names having word HD in their name and same way of application.

Unfortunately the color choice is too narrow, but you can't complain about the shades in the range not showing up having too light or too dark complexions as this all five colors are gorgeous and definitely caters to all comlexions. I've got it in Diva which is beautiful cool toned hot pink and has very subtle sparkling glitters scattered across but upon application its hard to notice that the blush has got shimmer them and the plus point is it doesn't emphasize any skin imperfections. Diva is crazily vibrant and much of a Barbie pink kind and I was afraid that I'll not be able to blend enough to but once I blended out it gives out the healthy pop of pink wash without being disco ball or clown cheeks. Just remember, the more you blend, the more sparkles will be disappeared.

 The biggest plus point is, although its liquid blush but it doesn't make my face oily or shiny and sets to a complete matte finish which I love the most. Minus the hydrate part, as I doesn't notice it that it hydrates the skin so a big con for the dry skin folks. The dispenser, dispense just the right amount of product to get the application done. Little goes a LONG way so I only use half pea sized amount for both cheeks. The application can be a bit tricky. Either you have a steady hand and apply in tiny dots on cheek blend it out as quickly as possible, or with the beauty blender for the air brush finish.You can dab some product on the back of your hand and apply it using stippling brush and blend it out for the pretty wash of color without going overboard and then use flat top to angled kabuki brush to buff it into the skin for a flawless and seamless application. As it dries pretty fast as soon as you start blending them and once you have it on it is nearly impossible to remove them because these stain the skin this is the reason you have to be quicker whilst blending them out to avoid having cheek stains/patches. In case, you think the product has been applied too much just the quick swipe of powder blush or little face powder to tone it down.

The consistency of the of the blush is of a liquid lipstick and the staying power is just OH-SO-AH-MAH-ZING. This is just incredible. It lasted on me for good seven to eight hours having primer underneath over foundation. Since it's waterproof, is another plus point, but for some it might be bothersome.

Overall, the blush has its own hits and misses but for me, this is SO good for its price and its properties. The application is bit tricky to but once you have mastered a technique that works for you, you will love it. It dries to a nice matte finish you can use it as a lip stain too having lip balm underneath and clear gloss on top. As for the packaging and measure, I must say I was clearly disappointed my the super tiny packaging (just 3 inches) but trust me this is going to lasts you for a quite long time since you just need super tiny amount for application.

You Might Like It


  • You want a matte finish.
  • You are expecting a good wear time.
  • You are on budget.
  • You expect great pigmentation.
  • You want to have creme/liquid blushes.

You Might Not Like It


  • You don't like matte finish.
  • You have dry skin.


My Rating
3.5/5


E.L.F studio HD Blush is priced $3.00 and you may get it from E.L.F official website The U.S.A, E.L.F website The U.K,Target and Beautyjoint.com.



What do you think about E.L.F HD Blushes? Have you tried it yet?







83 comments on "E.L.F Studio HD Blush in Diva [Review & Swatches]"
  1. I love elf makeup, I recently found it at Target and switched over. It's all so great and much easier on my bank account too

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    1. Haha!! Yeah I totally agree with you on that note :-)

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  2. I have always been afraid of trying a liquid blush. I like Elf products because they're cost effective. I will probably pick one up now.

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    1. Same was my case Chasity.. I'd never dared about it but I'm glad I did and it was worth spending money on it <3

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  3. ah you so make me want to try it. I love cream blushes. They're more moisturizing and have glowing finish.
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    1. Oh yes!! they are glowing but I didn't find them hydrating in any means though I love the finish. Thank you for stopping by :-) xxx

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  4. This looks great! I love how affordable elf is, but I don't think much of it is great quality unfortunately. I am super pleased with the brushes though :P

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  5. I've never tried Elf makeup but I might go see if I can try it out and find it around Syd. And I've never used liquid blush before, always been a little scared about it. xx giglove

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    1. You can try it out actually before trying out any high end brand....

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  6. I never tried a liquid blush....it makes me kinda nervous, feel more comfortable with the powder ones....but this shade is lovely ^^
    xoxo! giglove :)

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  8. i havent tried these but really curious to.

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  9. This is pretty :) The finish and the color - Absolutely drool worthy <3

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  10. Great application idea. I like it.
    Colour a bit to strong for my taste ;-(

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  11. I’m not good on applying cream or liquid blush. :P I prefer powder still so I won’t look like a clown.

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  12. I own all of the ELF HD Blushes and I absolutely love them all. I find that the pump gives me a bit too much and I like to apply them with a small stipple blush. You also use them on your lips too! Great review!

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    1. I can't wait to try out Headliner and Superstar !!! Encore is lovely but too bold for my taste.... I also use small stipple brush to apply and then flat top or angled kabuki to buff it :-D :-D xxx

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  13. I don't wear blush, but this is a pretty color. Love it against your skin tone! GIGLOVE

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  14. Elf is such reasonably priced :) and the products are great!

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  15. I found your blog by chance and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours, so you have a new follower! I think we're going to get along just fine! ;) I'd like to invite you to meet my space as well and I hope you'll have as much fun as I am having in yours!
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    1. Thank you so much Aida for stopping by <3 I'll be heading towards your blog xx

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  17. I never tried elf make up and a liquid blush on. If I will use this it would be a huge exploration for me. Yay! I'm excited to try bit out...

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    1. Great!!! Have you reviews it already? I'd love to read about your experience :) xx

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  19. I think the colors look great! But no, I have not tried it yet.

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  20. I Really like ELF products! I haven't tried their hd blush yet but it's on my list!

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  21. I thought that this shade is very bold...but I'm wrong, it's pretty!

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  22. I like the color Sana! :) I have this in encore but it's a bit darker. I think I'll get this shade :) thanks for sharing!

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  23. I have never tried Elf makeup, but I would love to!

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  24. I am in love with this Blusher! :D even I love only the peachy colors but this one deserve to get it soon :) thnnx dear

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  25. this is one of my most wanted elf product, must try this cream blush asap, the color is just pretty :D

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  26. I've been aiming to buy this too but I was afraid it'll suit me but I like that it's affordable. Thanks for this review. It's really helpful especially that you mention it has incredible staying power

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  27. love this gorgeous color really wanted to try for sure

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  28. loved this gorgeous pink color...will buy for sure to try

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  29. I never use ELF cosmetics
    But heard about it
    They have fabulous collection
    This one looks very fab

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  30. The shade looks fantastic! I like ELF quality and prices))

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  31. I like the unique packaging and like that t has a vitaminE

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  32. I have never used liquid blush, but I think this might be worth the try

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  33. I've heard so much about this blush - looks super convenient to use!

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  34. ELf is one of my favorite cosmetic brand. I also have same HD blush like your. Nice review.

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  35. This is another thing to try out. I am not into a matte finish for blush, but I would love to try this! giglove

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  36. I like this blusher, I like how its made not like the ordinary blush you buy in a case

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  37. Great review ! Babe I have followed you on bloglovin, it would be great if you could do the same too.. Do let me know if you have followed me ya :D

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  38. Thank you for the review. I will be picking up one of these.

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  39. My cheeks are quite dry, if they weren't i might try it

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  40. Looooooooooooooove it, my skin is very oily .. but I would love try it!

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  41. A perfect shade
    I love all brown and pink shades blushes
    Dont like the red one because it makes unreal look
    thanks for your swatches

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  42. Still havent tried liquid blushes, but would love to!

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  43. Never tried a cream/liquid blush. Will have to give this a try but I'd have to be careful, I feel like I could go wrong with the pigmentation

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  44. I love this color. I have heard good things about this brand so I will have to check them out. Thanks for the review.

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  45. this looks lovely! i find that cream blushes look more natural than the powder ones

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  46. I've not tried this ELF product. However, I've tried others. I love the mineral foundation!

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  47. I adore ELF makeup and brushes. I especially love it when I snag some at the Dollar Stores, as I'm buying makeup and brushes for both myself and my daughter (who performs in ballet and needs studio makeup). We've been really happy with all the ELF products, especially the liquid that sets on your eyelids to hold your eyeshadows and liners on longer. I even mailed some of that to my mom!

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  48. I seriously love E.L.F cosmetics, well more like addicted! :)

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  49. I have never used a liq blush either but my mom used to. Maybe it is time to try one since my skin has been getting drier each year. Thanks for the info

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  50. I actually have never heard of ELF - but I am going to go check them out now. Thanks.

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  51. I have never used a liquid blush or ELF products, but at that price it is definitely worth exploring. My niece is very interested in makeup, so we ma need to do some shopping when she next comes to visit.

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  52. Wow, I've never tried a liquid blush but after this review I may just have to look into them more!

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  53. Great review. I LOVE E.L.F.!! I've had some misses too, but lots of hits as well...I love their makeup remover pen especially....and even when I order something and it's a little off or doesn't work for me, their prices are so cheap it doesn't sting as much!

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  54. I really like that it hydrates the skin too! I might have to get over my irrational fear of liquid blush and give it a try!

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  55. Oh I always want to buy this blush but too afraid the colour won't come out nicely, thanks for the colour swatch makes me want to buy it...

    want to follow each other dear? let me know :)

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  56. i love ELF .... and have this blush too .... dont know why but i feel i can't use this blush .... always always hesitant to try this :/ lovely review .... tomo ima gonna wear this blush :)

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  57. I have this, but I haven't gotten the chance to try it out yet! I'm glad I chose this shade though - it's so pretty!

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  58. Wow.. I never tried liquid blush. this shade is so so pretty! I'd love to try this. Great review! <3

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  59. These look fantastic! Im so tempted to buy this one!! :D Great review <3

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