Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review: ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Review

Finally, a review. It's been a long time since I made one. ^_^

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For today's review, the spotlight's on the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder. I've had this for like a month already, and I've used it for a couple of times, always actually. ;)

Now a closer look..

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It's two products in one, there's a blush and bronzer. It is said to be a dupe of the NARS Orgasm/Laguna Duo, only difference is the packaging. ELF's compact has a plastic packaging, unlike NARS' which is rubber. It's a perfect size, not too small, and definitely not too big. It comes with a huge mirror inside, but there's no brush, which is still fine.

For a much closer look..

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Let's start off with the blush. It's a peachy-pink shade with gold flex. It looks really pretty in the pan, but the shimmer's also scary. The very first time I tried the blush, there wasn't any peach nor pink color showing on my cheeks, I could only see shimmers. Tried another swipe and saw a little bit of color, and at the same time, more shimmer. It's a good thing that the shimmer's not chunky and huge, cause if it was, then I would look like a glitterball. One time, I went out under the sun wearing the blush, when I saw my reflection in the mirror, I saw the peachy-pink shade on my cheeks, and the shimmer wasn't that visible already. It just made me look more awake and glowing. I loved the effect. I think it lasted for four hours, which is alright with me.

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This is honestly my first bronzer. I use it to contour my cheeks, but I find it too dark and unnatural. It is also shimmery just like the blush. Should be very careful in applying this, especially those with lighter skin. I think this is just an okay bronzer, not that crazy about it.

Swatch:

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And now to sum it all up..

PROS:
- dirt cheap, $3
- comes with 2 products in 1 compact
- sleek packaging, plastic, thus, dirt wouldn't stick
- pigmented
- comes with a huge mirror

CONS:
- too shimmery
- bronzer's color is unnatural
- might be too light or too dark for others
- powdery
- poor lasting power

I would still recommend the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder. I love it. :)

I think that's it for my review. O_o
I hope this helped you, thanks for reading. :D

- Nicole <3

7 comments:

  1. been wanting to try this! thanks for the review!

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  2. i have this as well and i love the blush color and i agree wit u, sometimes it can get too shimmery! but anyway, its still worth the money though..:)

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  3. nice review! I just ordered mine, can't wait! =)

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  4. You did a great job on the review =] Nicely done.

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  5. Thanks for the review hun, you did a great job :)

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  6. wow. nice review. would try that soon sis :)

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