E.L.F HD Blush in Headliner Review & Swatches


e.l.f. HD Blush in Headliner


One of the best things about hitting the gym is the runner’s glow that one gets after working out strenuously. Sure, you’ll be a sweating up a storm and feeling like you are going to hack up a lung but gosh darn! The flush looks stunning!




Generally one should choose to replicate this flush by choosing a blush tone closest to it. So stop using your treadmills as a clothes’ line and run up a storm right after reading this awesome review. 😛

Price: $3

About E.L.F HD Blush in Headliner:

Naturally sculpts and highlights for a soft-focus effect that is great for everyday use. The Vitamin E enriched formula conditions and hydrates the skin for a healthy glow. Velvety soft, lightweight and highly pigmented color creates a long-lasting result for all day wear.

Ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Nylon-12, Barium Sulfate, Mica, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Propylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)


ELF Headliner HD blush


My take on E.L.F HD Blush in Headliner:

This product has a choice of 5 colours and no matter how deep or light toned you may be, you are sure to find a colour that you love.

I have the 3 darker shades and they are well loved. So I decided to order the two other shades too this time around, and Superstar (already reviewed on WiseShe) has been stolen by one of my jackass friends. 😛


ELF blush Headliner


I was left with Headliner which is a very subtle salmon pink that is surely perfect for porcelain beauties who might find Diva, Encore or Superstar too loud for their skin tone. But for dusky old me, this shade is too light to be used as a blush but it works pretty well as a highlighting blush/ highlighter. I don’t even need to use a stipple brush like I do with my other HD Blushes, I just swirl my kabuki in a tiny droplet of colour and buff it into my skin. So out of the entire range, this is the one shade that dusky girls can’t really go OTT with, unless the microshimmer stands out a bit too much.

This blush lasts a long time on me, easily 5-6 hours with a minimal fading near my hairline. While I love this range, the colour isn’t really for dusky girls. My skin tone allows me to use it as a highlighting product, but not every dark skin tone is made the same so it might not work for you. But never fear, pick up a bolder colour from this range that are touted to be a dupes of iconic MUFE HD Blushes.


ELF blush Headliner swatches


What I like about E.L.F HD Blush in Headliner:

  • Intensely pigmented
  • Dupes of iconic MUFE HD Blushes
  • Inexpensive
  • Not tested on animals
  • Pump dispenser
  • Gives a smooth airbrushed finish
  • A little product goes a long way
  • Versatile
  • Long lasting
  • Hygienic application
  • Gorgeous on all skin tones, can be used as a highlighter or blush depending on your skin tone
  • Transparent bottle to see how much product is left
  • Travel safe packaging
  • Longevity

What I don’t like about E.L.F HD Blush in Headliner:

  • Blending is a little hard
  • May be too light for dark skinned beauties
  • Can look OOT if not applied properly
  • Needs a stipple brush for natural application
  • Stains
  • Contains parabens
  • Unavailability in India
  • Microshimmer makes it a nightime staple

Will I repurchase? Nah! It’s going to last forever!

Rating: 4/5

Have you tried E.L.F HD Blush in Headliner?

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  1. The blush shade looks good but i have a wheatish complexion and so i am not sure whether it’ll go well with my skin tone or not…what do you suggest all friends?


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