Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My Makeup Kit Must Have...E.l.f Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Review and Swatches!!

Well summer is finally upon us or at least it is supposed to be. It is supposedly summer where I live but it seems more like monsoon season :( ! Summer is a time to bring out all of our cute and bright clothing and accessories. I also view summer as a time to bring out many bright and fun beauty products as well. My usually summer look is simple... neutral eye, bronze/glowing skin, a pop of pink blush, and a bold lipstick!! I have finally found a product that inexpensively helps me accomplish half of that look on myself and on others.

You know me I love a good bargain. It is my soul purpose in life to find affordable makeup/beauty products that actually work well! I have tried a lot of E.l.f Products over the years. Some I absolutely love like their Eyebrow Kit which I reviewed here! Along with many of their Mineral Eyeshadows which you can check out here! Part of the reason I love trying out E.l.f  cosmetics is because if they work they are crazy inexpensive. Most of their products are under $6!

After hearing about how good the quality of their blushes and studio bronzers were I figured I must give them a try. I caught a pretty good sale and ordered a BUNCH of products. Amongst the things I ordered were all of the shades they offered in the Blush/Bronzer duos and let me tell you what THANK GOD I DID!!!! These things are the new loves of my life. Let's see why.....
The first thing I like about them is the packaging. It is very sleek and durable. Since I am constantly on the go with my makeup kit I can appreciate good packaging. You also get a good quality mirror inside as well.

These kits come in three different shade ranges. Each compact has a blush and a bronzer.
The color above is St.Lucia. As you can tell by the swatches these colors are very pigmented. All of the shades have a slight sparkle to them which is kind of dumb for a contour but it shows up very lightly on the skin. The blush is a peach shade that is gorgeous. The bronzer is a warm brown. It has a slight orange tone but it does not look unnatural or muddy.
 The next color duo is Turks & Caicos. This color combo is also very pigmented. Both the blush and bronzer have a slight shimmer but it isn't overwhelming. This color combo is very "natural" looking. The blush is a more beige toned pink and looks very natural and pretty on the skin. The bronzer is a more muted true brown with no orange tint. This is probably the most suitable contouring shade of the three duos.

* Like I said these are very pigmented products. You only need a little to go a long way. A good brush and light hand and some practice will be needed.

This last color combo is called Antigua and is my favorite of the three. This combination to me just screams summer. I love the bright bold pink and the bronzer is nice also. It gives you a wonderful summer glow. The texture and pigmentation is the same amongst all the colors. It applies silky and smooth and lasted all day long.
These are all the swatches next to each other in order from left to right: St.Lucia, Turks & Caicos, and Antigua. This should give you a good idea of how all the colors compair to each other. All the swatches were done on bare skin with no primer and are just one single swipe.

Overall I love these little gems. For $3 you can't beat it. I ordered mine on but they also sell this brand at Target, Kmart, and Walmart.

Have any of you tried these or used these? If so what are your thoughts. Thanks for taking the time to read this and don't forget to follow me on all my social network sites.

1 comment:

  1. I love ELF products! I don't have any of these yet but next time I make an order (I'm in Canada so it's not often) I will keep them in mind. Great reviews!