E.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder Review

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E.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

E.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder($3) is a very popular product from ELF. It is said to be the dupe of Nars Orgasm and Laguna set. It is so popular that it is usually out of stock, I didn’t get it the first time I ordered from E.L.F., only got it when it was back in stock much later. It’s a very pretty duo, with a peachy shimmer blush on one side and a bronzy shimmer bronzing powder on the other side.

elf studio contouring blush bronzer

As stated on their website-

Create a healthy and natural glow all year long. The Blush highlights the cheeks to add a flush of color, while the Bronzer accents and contours cheekbones for beautiful definition.

Directions
Brush on the “bronze” to the hollow of the cheeks for definition and dust around the face line to create a healthy glow. Use the “blush” on the apple of the cheeks to create a subtle healthy glow.

Ingredients
Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77981), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007)

The approximate size of the box is the rather large and contains enough blush/bronzer to last for a decent amount of time. The packaging is a copy of Nars products except the material which is hard plastic in this case rather than the soft material used by Nars. It’s nice and sturdy and sleek. It has a nice big mirror so its handy to put it in the purse.

elf studio contouring blush bronzing powder

elf studio blush bronzing powder

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The quality of the blush and bronzer is decent. Of course compared to my Nars blush it is chalky but still much better compared to all good drugstore brands. I don’t own Nars Orgasm, so I don’t know if its the exact dupe, but it looks pretty close, some say this one has less shimmer. Both the blush and the bronzer are very pigmented. I love the blush very much. I am not a shimmer person so I only occasionally wear it but its really very pretty.
The quality of the bronzer is nice, but the bronzer is not a natural enough color for me for contouring, so I don’t use it. But it will definitely suit a lot of Indian skin tones.

elf blush bronzer

elf contouring blush bronzer

To sum it up-

Pros of E.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

-Inexpensive.
-Decent amount of product for the price.
-Color buildable-you could go very sheer to pretty nice blushed look.
-Very pigmented.
-Nice packaging.
-Big nice mirror.

Cons of E.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

-Very pigmented, might look too dark if not blended well.
-Requires a good blush brush for application.

Conclusion :
I loved this blush. Its a nice color that looks very natural when blended well. The bronzer will also suit many Indian complexions. For only $3, this very nice looking compact was a definite steal. In my opinion this is a must have from ELF, at this price you can not go wrong!

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126 thoughts on “E.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder Review

  1. i really liked the packaging :waytogo: …the bronzer shade luks a lil dark but blush is kewl :)).. n BTW nikki, hav u copyrighted the idea of taking pics keeping the 1 Re coin?? :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: 😆 😆

  2. Its a really nice blush and bronzer duo!
    I just keep the coin so people can get an idea of the actual size of the
    products….I guess it has become my trademark now:)

  3. Nice review Nikki. :)) I had this and pretty much agree. Gotta make sure to blend the bronzer carefully but I thought it was nice. The blush’s color is pretty, though I found it too shimmery for my taste.

    1. I am also a bit careful about shimmering blush but I think if you use this one with a light hand, its perfect for use. I have heard its a dupe of Nars Orgasm with less shimmer, I wonder how much shimmer they have in Nars O.

    1. Hi..I guess ELF is available at Blore..I’ve seen Elf products in all Health n Glow outlets in fact..Perhaps you can try there 🙂

        1. I have seen them at the Comm street branch (I bought one of their glosses from there) as well as the branch in Marathalli (at the chowk where u turn left for whitefield). They have a separate stand just for ELF products..

          1. its foggy again here….and i can see snow flakes falling on IMBB….me went for dinnerrrr tooooo…… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

            1. I got a little tipsy last night. :drunk: I sort of controlled my high emotions to speak rubbish infront of our frands but did loads of bakwaas after I came back home. :tongue: :tongue:

                1. I dont remmeber only. O:) O:) But I was talking and talking and talking. I’ll ask sanjeev today what rubbish I was speaking. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

                  he he but it was fab evening. This was the first time I had officially celebrated valentine’s day. I was so much in love again :inlove:

                  1. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: i end up doing that…talk a lot..say lot of sorry to hubby..and he keeps smiling..since he knows this is temporary….

                    1. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: lovely place you went for dinner and then did bakwaas also after that :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: me verrrrrrrrrrrrry interested in knowing what bakwaas you did :devil:

      1. Coooooooooool!! 😀 😀 😀

        I cooked dinner for bf, and when he came to eat, I lied down coz I was so tired and feeling kind of fainty. He asked me and I said I dont want to eat…Yesterday first time it happened that he fed me food with his own hands, that too in small small parts, so that I can easily chew… I got tears in my eyes!! :shy:

    1. no, didnt take camera along with. Just went an enjoyed. 😛 😛 😛 Bt it’s a great place. It’s one of the very subtle classy place. We love going there once in a while. :))

      1. Its looking so awesome…I was going through the website and the pics!! 😀 😀 ..The music of the website is sooo relaxing..I’ve kept it like that only..playing!! ..Its utterly soothing..the flute and the taanpura!! 🙂

        1. Yeahh and they have different restaurants within the hotel. Yesterday we went to Chinese one ..well! because everything else was occupied and here also we had to wait for a while. Good food, good service and you somehow feel totally relaxed there. They also have this open air thing but it was raining last night so we couldnt sit outside.

    1. Nainaaaaaaaaaaaaa..you are backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!! How was your trip to Pune?????????? :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. it was good … but with lots of confusion… my flight got horrribly delayed , my frinds train got cancelled .. a lot of crap happening.. but finally it was good… :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:
        how are you cali ???and how is everybody else ?? kya khabar shabar ???

        1. he he I am ok…not well today..so taking rest..Rati went to some awesome place yesterday to celebrate V-day and got drunk and did lots of bakwaas too after that..Rads got a new SLR camera… and Jomol’s igniter.com business is running din duni raat choguni er.. How was your V day? 😛 😛 😛 😛

          1. awww.. get welll sooonn :)) hehhehee… u gave me poora news …

            my valentines day was most horrids , i was very pissed because i missed the college i wanted to get into by 5 marks (got to know yesterdaay), and then i was frumpy and howling and sulking so i fought with boyfrand.. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:
            and he was being sooper nice to me :evilgrin:

              1. ximb , i soo wanted to get in… and i was soooper close.. just five more marks in quant and i would have touched the cutoff percentile .. ximb is good + its is home city also .. :(( :(( :((

    2. Nianaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

          1. trip was goood… with lots of confusion 😀 😀

            i did little shopping …. one bourjois kohl , one chambor dazzler pencil , two maybelline watershine lipcolours, one maybelline volume gloss , maybelline gel liner 😀 , two pairs of heels and two body shop perfumes . tahts it !! :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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