Hello lovely followers! It's a sunny Saturday and I thought I'd leave you guys with this before heading out since a few of you requested my thoughts on this!
The E.l.f Studio line is talked about so much all over Youtube and the blogosphere, and starting from $3, this range is quite a bargain for make up lovers especially those new to make up!
The packaging is nice and sleek, not too bulky and not flimsy either. For the price, it's actually pretty good. In the hands, this compact feels nice to hold and not completely cheap as one would expect. I like the big mirror on inside which makes it even more travel friendly, however the matte black casing on the outside tends to catch a lot of scratches and can look a slight bit messy if you're not careful but you only notice these scratches on a closer look at the packaging.
Inside, there's the Blush and Bronzing duo in two separate pans, which has been compared to the NARS Orgasm and Laguna Duo not only in terms of how similar they are visually but also as to whether they are dupe-able or not.
I initially thought I'd love the blush more than the bronzer because from reviews online the bronzer had a bit of shimmer and it does! However, I love the bronzer absolutely, it may not be the darkest matte-est bronzer out there but it's the darkest one I own and I do like it a lot. Contrary to what I thought, I like the shimmer in this bronzer! It's that nice golden sheen kind of a shimmer, not noticeable specs of glitter all over your face. The wear time for both is considerably good on my skin even though I have combination to oily skin and this duo has 8gms meaning 4 gms for each of the shades.
The bronzer is perfect for the summer glow! Featured in my Summer Favorites 2012, this has been my go to product for glowing cheeks, even though it's slightly darker for me, I love it so much! Using a light hand I can use this for a sheer glow and build it up for some heavy contour.
This product may not be great for people with really oily skin, as it does give a sheen to the areas of the face where applied and for acne prone or skin that's suffers from acne scarring, this may not be the best product, HOWEVER, I'd like to mention here, I do have acne scars and I love this product so it all depends on what your prefer and how you use it. Remember what may work a certain way for me may not be the same for you! I got mine from We Makeup Blog!
- Goes on smooth and blends nice n easy!
- Bronzer has a nice gold sheen.
- Compact and travel friendly.
- Good quantity.
- Large mirror on the inside.
DISLIKES:- Blush can be a bit too shimmery, that's just how I feel about it at the moment.
- Not available in Pakistan unless you order via someone. (E.l.f Pakistan website you broke our hearts by disappearing </3)
4/5: Loves it!
Hope this review helps those who asked me for my opinions on this one! If you have anymore questions, comment down below! Have a lovely Saturday! <3