Jennbizzle Reviews: e.l.f. Studio Blush & Bronzing Powder

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Sometime last year, e.l.f. had a huge sale, as they often do, and I scored a massive haul. I scoured beauty blogs to find all of the highly recommended items and snatched them up. Now that I’ve had tons of time to use the items and incorporate them into my daily beauty routine, I’m going to share my unabashed thoughts. I’ll talk about the products that I can’t live without and the ones that I just can’t find a place for in my routine. This post is focused on the e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder, which is a nice product to have on hand.

About the Product

Create a healthy and natural glow all year long with the Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder. The Blush highlights the cheeks to add a flush of color, while the Bronzer accents and contours cheekbones for beautiful definition. This convenient compact has just what you need to achieve a gorgeous glow anytime, anywhere.

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My Review

I bought the St. Lucia palette (there are a couple of different options) but I have to admit, at first I didn’t get much use out of this duo. It took me a while to find where it really fit into my routine. Most importantly, it took me a while to master highlighting & contouring and once I did that I was finding myself using it more often than not.

The blush is really amazing. It looks extremely pink in the cake, but when applied it’s just the right amount of rosy cheek for my olive skin tone. I have uneven redness in my cheek area naturally, so it’s really difficult for me to find a blush that gives me a natural rosy look without highlighting the blotchy redness under my foundation.

The contouring powder doesn’t go on too dark, and it blends so nicely into my setting powder. I use this as a secondary form of contour, as I have a cream stick that I use under my powder, and then this goes on top to really bring that darker pigment to life. It also helps me blend everything into my hairline nicely.

They call this St. Lucia palette a dupe for NARS Orgasm & Laguna, which retails for $42.  I’ve never tried the NARS duo, but this e.l.f. one is really impressive so I don’t feel the need to pay $42 when I can pay $3!

  • Likes: The color makes me look perfectly flush without drawing out the blotchy redness of my skin. The product doesn’t take up a ton of space in my makeup storage, and I love that I feel like I’m getting a $42 product for $3!
  • Dislikes: I think that the color could be a little more pigmented in both cakes, but I’ve come to realize that e.l.f. does not have very pigmented powders, so that’s the only drawback.
  • Would I Purchase? I did purchase this at full price and when it runs out, which doesn’t seem to be anytime soon, I’ll definitely replace it.

What do you think about the e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder duo? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

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