I hit pan on my beloved Benefit Dandelion blush a couple of weeks ago, so I set out to find a new blush, that would not break the bank so much as Dandelion did! I do love it, and I will probably get alot more use out of it, but I fancied a loose powder blush this time, so off I trotted to the ELF website.
Working in a school means that my makeup is usually quite natural in the daytime (I save darker toned blushes for evenings!), so a light pink just gives a hint of colour in the winter & spring months until the bronzer comes out! I know that technically Dandelion is a brightening face powder, but I only use it on my cheeks.
After pondering for a while ; researching various swatches, I settled for ELF's Mineral Blush in Joy. It is described as a mauve-lilac colour, and is a perfect neutral toned pink. It is 100% mineral based, with no parabens, preservatives or chemical dyes.
I also compared it with Benefit Dandelion, also described a pink/mauve- I think its a pretty decent dupe!
You do get much more product with Benefit - 0.35oz compared with ELF's 0.12oz.
Dandelion retails at a whopping £24, compared to ELF at a teeny £3.50.
Dandelion has more of a shimmer and seems softer than the ELF blush, but the ELF blush seems much more durable. I swatched them on my arm, and after checking later, the Benefit blush had nearly worn away, leaving the ELF blush still visable!
Both seem to have their own pro's - Dandelion does have its own special features that make it such good quality, but for an everyday dupe, its affordable price & wearability, Joy isnt bad at all! Lets see what happens when I do run out of Dandelion - will ELF convince me not to repurchase?
Have you tried any ELF blushes? What were your thoughts?