ELF cosmetics, there probably isn’t any makeup lover out there doesn’t know this American budget brand! When I was visiting my boyfriends family in the USA this past summer I couldn’t wait to pop into a drugstore and get my hands on one of ELF’s products. I brought home their famous ‘Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder‘ duo in the shade St.Lucia. Click to read my review.
Many beauty bloggers and youtubers swear by this blush and I can honestly admit that, I too, belong to this group now. So what is so amazing about this product? First of all the price: only 3 dollar (€ 2,18). For that you get a decently sized, highly pigmented blush and powder duo. Not only is the product you get of good quality but the packaging that it comes in is also super firm. The blush comes in the color I’ve got, a pinker one and a browner version.
As you can see from the picture the pigment of both the blush and the contouring/bronzer is intense. The coral colored blush has little sparkles in it, but nothing too over the top. Exactly what I like. It gives you a healthy glow, but it doesn’t make you shine like a disco ball. Since I’m very fair many contouring powders are too dark for me. Even though the ELF contouring powder is fairly dark it’s also buidable. I therefore only need to apply a little bit in order to achieve the effect I want.
Here is what the product looks like on my skin. I’ve only applied a little bit because I’ve always felt like my face doesn’t need much contouring or blush. I’ve got quite defined cheek bones (thanks mom!), an oval shaped face and since I’m so fair my skin blushes easily (don’t hate!). However when I started blogging I noticed my face looking washed out in pictures and videos. After trying ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer I’m sold. A little bit of contouring makes my features stand out so much more both in real life as in pictures! The lasting power of ELF blush and bronzer is amazing too. It stays on my cheeks the entire day!
I’ve put up two pictures on my Instagram, to show the effect of the ELf Contouring Blush and Bronzer duo.
Here you can see how much definition the bronzer gives to my cheekbones.
Look how pretty this coral color looks! I’m in love!
The ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer duo is definietly worth your $ 3. It’s super pigmented, stays on forever and looks amazing.The only downside to it for is that ELF is not sold anywhere in store in my country (The Netherlands!). I guess that means stocking up during my annual USA trips or ordering it online. Check Elf’s website to see if they ship to your country if not you can alway get it from one of the many online (blog) shops that sells ELF.