I loathe the heavy Kylie Jenner inspired makeup looks: heavy. Nothing natural about it. I’d rather wear skin enhancing makeup instead because natural beauty is classic. I’ve said it many times: I’m just not a makeup junkie, I stick to my safety net and explore skincare instead. When ELDE sent a box of Norwegian goodies I hardly gave the lip and cheek rush a second thought.
Cream blush intimidates me, NARS powder blush is my safe space. Who would have thought a green indie brand would change my boring ways? Most of my makeup I haven’t changed in years…. yeah, lame. Thanks to ELDE and the shade Midnight Pink I got out of my comfort zone and found a new product to adore!
ELDE’s cream blush colors are vibrant, pigmented, and are all about enhancing your skin. I get at least 8 hours of staying power, even after sitting in front of a steamer all day, and most days I feel the color lasts well past the 12 hour mark. The best part? You look SO dewy! Dewy is in ladies, matte is out! I don’t feel the need for highlighter, they’re just perfection! Do you see all the exclamation marks?! LOOOOOOVE.
Composed of an oil and glycerin base, they’re both hydrating and non-comedogenic. Richly pigmented a tiny dab goes a long way, and if you over do it you’ll look like a clown. Trust. My faves are Midnight Pink, Opaque, and Plum Wine. They’re a fab perk me up for my pale skin, giving life to my cheekbones!
Honeysuckle: A sheer modern pink shade
Plum Wine: Reddish-coral with lavender undertones
Opaque: An orangey nude with pink undertones
Midnight Pink: A vibrant, soft true pink
Pomegranate: A vivid bright coral-red
Peach: Light creamy nude
Impulse: A darker, wine burgundy with brown undertones
Product: ELDE Lip & Cheek Rush
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Mica, Theobroma Cacao Butter*, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Helanthus Annus Seed Cera, Orzya Stativa Bran Oil, Punica Granatum Sterols, Candelilla Cera, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycosphingolipids, Tocopherol, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, May Contain: Mica (Cl77019), Titanium Dioxide (Cl77891), Iron Oxides (Cl77492, Cl77499, Cl77491)*, Ultramarines (Cl7772, Cl77007), Red 7 Lake (Cl15850), Red 6 Lake (Cl15850), Red 7 (Cl15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl19140)
FYI: Free from perfume, essential oils, toxic chemicals, parabens and phenoxyethanol. Gluten free, cruelty free and vegan.
Where to buy: EcoDivaBeauty $25
*ELDE Cosmetics samples provided by brand for review