Thursday, January 20, 2011

Compact Perfection: the e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

($3.00 for 0.28 oz./8g)
This is a fantastic buy, seriously. A super flattering shade of pinky-coral blush and a well-pigmented and blendable bronzer (so that's good for fair lasses, too)! For me it is oh-so-easy to overdo bronzer, and this product isn't so much an exception as it is a workable option where there are few.

The slightly pinked coral blush has coral micro-shimmer which becomes more of a sheen on the skin while the bronzer is close to a perfectly matte medium brown/taupe. I think the very very little sparkle I'm seeing in the latter is cross-contamination from the former.

Ultra Bonus: HUGE MIRROR

Possible downside: there is no mini brush included which makes it a little harder to carry for on-the-go application, but it's an easy fix to carry a brush for touch-ups.
From Left: Bronzer (unblended then blended), Blush (unblended then blended)

From Left: Bronzer (unblended then blended), Blush (unblended then blended)

All-in-all a really nice amount of product and great quality for a mere three bucks, so I'm officially starting a must-have category in honor of my belief in this product. Cheers!

Beauty Newb Rating:✪✪✪✪✪
Available at some Targets and

Also seen in Face of the Day 1.18.2011 here.

Anyone else ever get this stuck in their head? Woke up with it on repeat.


  1. gorgeous !!! I think I'm going to get this one day, it seems like a perfect bronzer for me! great review!

  2. haha that is such a funny scene!!! I loved Moulan!! :) <3