e.l.f. Mineral Pressed Mineral Blush {Review}

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Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag: $5 USD
Shades Available: 4 shades
Weight: 0.14 oz
Where to Buy: eyeslipsface.com

I knew I had to buy all of the Pressed Mineral Blushes when I first saw them! Blushes are so my weakness. I must admit that I don’t own any of the e.l.f. Mineral Blushes, so I can’t compare the two products.

I sort of feel like these blushes would be better suited to the e.l.f. Studio line.


The packaging for the blushes is a larger version of the e.l.f. Mineral Pressed Mineral Eyeshadows (review here).

e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blushes
This photo is fairly true to life in terms of color

The compact is a satin black plastic with a clear window on the lid. The top has “e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush” in silver. The packaging looks sleek and is durable enough to handle everyday use, but the plastic is on the thin side.

Bottom of the e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blushes

The bottom of the compact has a silver sticker with the shade name.


The Pressed Mineral Blushes are super, super pigmented. I can’t stress this enough. Even the lightest shade needs a light hand. Since they are so pigmented, you need to take care to make sure you don’t inadvertently end up looking clownish.

Swatches of the e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blushes

Unlike a lot of mineral blushes that are dry and cakey, these are very smooth and velvety (probably due to the mineral oil). You will get a lot of excess product when you dip your brush into them. I suspect this has to do with a lack of strong binding ingredients.

As I just mentioned, the Pressed Mineral Blushes do contain mineral oil.


The four shades are matte, though two have a few lingering sparkles. The blushes all have travel/vacation inspired names.

Closeup of all e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blushes

The following closeup photos are pretty close to how the blushes look in person, with one exception. I did take them all at the same time with the same lighting, so I’m not sure what happened.

Sweet Retreat [Matte]

Closeup of Sweet Retreat

A light, dusky pink. Looks can be deceiving as this blush applies much darker than one would expect.

Despite how it appears in the pan, once applied to the face, it is oddly reminiscent of Cabo Cabana, even though one is clearly pink and the other is coral.

Cabo Cabana [Matte]

Closeup of Cabo Cabana

A peachy/coral shade.

There are a few noticeable gold flakes due to the micas, but not enough to be sparkly.

Jet Setter [Matte]

Closeup of Jet Setter

A deep rose shade.

Almost identical to Wanderlust, but slightly lighter and more rosy.

Wanderlust [Matte]

Closeup of Wanderlust

This photo isn’t exactly true to life. It’s slightly darker and more purple in person.

A deep, plum/mauve shade. There are a few silver sparkles in the blush due to the micas, but not enough to label it as a glitter. This is the darkest of the bunch, though only slightly darker than Jet Setter.

Since Wanderlust and Jet Setter are almost the same shade, you probably only need one or the other.

How to Use

I like to use my e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush. It helps me keep a light touch when applying the blushes.


Final Thoughts

Pros: Super pigmented shades, nice matte colors, blush texture is smooth and velvety
Cons: Needs way more shades, super pigmented colors can be difficult to apply without looking clownish, contains mineral oil, kind of pricey

I’m really loving these new blushes from e.l.f. Mineral. I only wish there were more than four shades. We need lots more colors in all shades to fill out the line. On top of that, the two darker shades, as well as the two lighter shades, are almost identical to each other. It feels like there were lots of wasted opportunities with this great product.

I feel that $5 a piece is on the high end for the blushes, when compared to similar e.l.f. products, like the Studio Baked Blushes. I would advise waiting for a sale to pick them up.