Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Review: Comparison e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder & Cream Duo in St. Lucia - Swatches

e.l.f. Cosmetics keeps doing it BIG!! Now I have had the Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Blushed and Bronzed, and there is nothing better than having 1 product performing 2 functions.  I probably only used this about twice, I'm sure only because I got caught up in the hype of purchasing some other product, however I was drawn back to it recently when e.l.f. decided to introduce the Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream in St Lucia, I immediately started re-using the powder (which by the way is renamed St Lucia as well), until the cream one arrived in my possession.  They both work great and the powder one is actually being called a dupe for NARS' Blush-Bronzer Duo, which of course is a high-end brand. The cream one goes on creamy and dries out to a powder form.  Check out the pics of the packaging and swatches of both products:


As with the Studio Line, the packaging is always sleek and of great quality.


On the left is the Blush which has a peachy color with some shimmer to it, more like a highlighter with a hint of color.  On the right is the Bronzer which is a dark brown color with very slight shimmer to it but has a more matte finish.

On the left is the Blush which has a pinky peachy color, looks really beautiful on the cheeks.  On the right is the Bronzer which has a skin tone color that looks really nice when applied. They both go on creamy and dries to a matte/powder finish, which lasts all day.  I actually think I am loving the cream more than the powder.


POWDER (with flash)
POWDER (in natural light, without flash)

CREAM (with flash)

CREAM (in natural light, without flash)

Can you see why I am loving the Cream one??  But I don't use this everyday, but when I do, it looks really beautiful. This is great for all skin types, the cream gives you extended wear and you can layer it for more intensity. The powder gives you this really nice glow to your face. You can honestly sculpt anywhere you wish to contour with the cream one.  If you want you can give it a try and see how it works for you.  I give this

POWDER - 3/5
CREAM - 4/5

You can purchase this locally in Trinidad and Tobago from online FB Beauty Store Halener Rustique
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Halener-Rustique/254990547873525?fref=ts for $25 TTD or from www.eyeslipsface.com for $3 USD.  Now there are other shades in the Powder Blush and Bronzer - St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos (burnt peach and dark brown) and Antigua (vibrant pink and dark brown), however in the Cream there is only St. Lucia thus far.

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  1. Man i need to order at elf again!! I have one Contouring/Blusher Duo and i love it. It's great they came out with more versions of this!!

    Love the creamy one!

    The Amazing World Of J

    1. Janine I totally agree with you on lovin the creamy one!!! I am trying to hold back myself from ordering e.l.f. again but they keep bringing out new stuff lol. Thanks for stopping by!!!