Oh man, it’s time for a Post of Shame. You know, I’ve always been super skeptical about e.l.f.– I mean, their prices are SUSPICIOUSLY low, but I’ve heard enough people saying that e.l.f. products are among their holy grails that I was persuaded to impulse-buy one of their $3 blushes.
The thing is, I was absolutely smitten with Illamasqua’s Once collection, and in it there is a gorgeous nude rose blush that looks so gorgeously Autumnal. But alas, Illamasqua no longer has any US stockists, and I’m not willing to drop the cash on a luxury product PLUS international shipping at this time. So I was looking for dupes, and I saw Tickled Pink was pretty close.
In the pan, it’s a nice nudey rose with a bit of silver shimmer. The packaging, while cheap-feeling, is mildly NARS-esque.
So why does this merit a Post of Shame? Because there is no color pay-off whatsoever. This is a HEAVY, HEAVY swatch (like really, I packed it on):
I got some silvery shimmer. BARELY.
I mean, for $3, I really should have expected this. Welp, that was $3 wasted, and a lesson learned. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.