I’ve already posted some reviews to elf products so probably if you’re following me you already know this brand (or you found out about it by yourself which is also possible of course). The blush that I am going to talk to you today about is Candid Coral. Some say it’s a dupe to Nars’s Orgasm. I am not sure about that as I don’t have Orgasm (I’ve tested it several times but it looks so shimmery!). But what I can tell you is how this blush is on its own.

 elf blush candid coral photo

Packaging and design: 7 out of 10.

It comes in a carton black box – very simple, nothing unusual. This blush is from the Studio line: it is a more luxury line from Elf. The blush itself comes in a little plastic packaging which is quite lightweight and compact. There is a tiny mirror inside, which is a bit useless to my mind: it’s just too small.
elf blush candid coral photo

Texture: 7 out of 10.

The texture is fine although with time it gets a bit grainy: it is not smooth when you touch it with hands. It has medium pigmentation, you might have to apply several times. It blends easily, you can apply just a bit as well as a nice visible coat. It lasts for at least 5 hours.

Elf blush in Candid Coral.

 elf blush candid coral photo

Candid Coral is a warm soft coral with a golden shimmer. The shimmer comes out brightly with photos with a flash. I love wearing it as a blush, and because of its shiny texture it looks seducing and sexy!

A finger swatch:

elf blush in candid coral photo

Here is the swatch, photo is taken by daylight. I had to apply quite a lot of a product so that the swatch would be visible (but that’s also because it has more or less the same tone as my skin):

elf blush in candid coral photo

With the flash. You see how beautiful is the shimmer?

elf blush in candid coral photo

My opinion:

I think this is a good product for the money you pay for it. I like the color, I think it is really pretty. I would like the texture more if it was a bit softer and less grainy. You’ll have to do a touch-up during the day if you want to wear this blush for the whole day long.

Overall note: B.

Here is before I applied the blush:

elf blush candid coral photo

Here I applied Elf blush in Candid Coral:

elf blush candid coral photo

Another photo:

elf blush candid coral photo

Where can you buy it:

On the official website of Elf (UK, USA and Canada). This blush costs 4 euro/3 dollars (by the way, I never understand this difference in pricing! It should be the other way around haha, 4 dollars and 3 euro. Oh well).


Talc, Mica, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Polybutene, Sodium Dehydroacetate May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77007), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)

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