The Dark palette is on the left and obviously the darker one. The Light palette is on the right.
Elf Cosmetics is always giving us some really good affordable makeup and brushes actually. I have several things from Elf. Brushes, eyeshadow palettes, and now blush palettes. The blush palettes in particular the "Dark" one is creating quite a buzz. The lighter one I've not heard much about. At $6 though you can't turn it down. I found mine at Walmart.
The palettes has 4 blushes in them. One shade usually has either glitter or a shimmery sheen to it. The rest are a matte-satin type finish. Let me just confirm what everyone else is saying.....these are really good and the formula is really nice. The Dark one is crazy pigmented, the light one however is not as pigmented as the dark one. It has much brighter colors in it so I feel like it's a really good thing that it isn't so crazy pigmented because it's much more wearable and the intensity can be built up to where you want it. So I like them both even though they are very different.
I would put these up against any other blush I have, including the Becca, Tarte, Makeup Geek, so on so forth. They are just as good and hold their own. The packaging is simple, matte black and travel friendly. They both have a color that could work as a bronzer as well so that's a big plus.
So here are pictures of the palettes and swatches without flash (left) and with flash (right). The top quad is the light palette as are the first 4 swatches from the top. The bottom quad is the dark palette as are the last four swatches. Each swatch of the lighter palette has two swipes. The darker one was basically one swipe for all of them.
Several of these in the light palette has some shades that are similar but not dupes for the Tarte Tartiest blush palette. Becca Songbird has a decent similarity to one of the shades in the dark palette. These are all pretty standard colors in the Light palette. Basic pinks and peachy shades and a tan color. The darker palette is not necessarily colors you've never seen before but just colors that you probably wouldn't lean toward using. Understandable, because they can be quite intimidating but just try them especially in the summer. Dark blushes with a tan or dewy skin look phenomenal. They are so flattering and make you look even more sun-kissed.
So I can't tell you anything bad about them. They're ideal to have just so you would have plenty of shades to choose from for anything or any look you might use. They're also awesome for a makeup artist for their kit.
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