Hey everybody, I hope you’re all well! I’m finally adding another post to one of my favourite series and today its focused on a cream bronzer and blusher duo. If you were to ask me to recommend you 5 products to pick up from E.L.F, this would be one of them. In the range there are at least two powder versions available, however both the bronzers contain shimmer and because of this I just wasn’t the biggest fan. This cream version however is in a whole new league of drugstore bronzers!
It is packaged in the standard, can get a little grubby, black plastic casing with a decent mirror inside. In my opinion its sturdy and super convenient for travelling. You get about 4g of blush and 4g of bronzer which is a really decent amount for the £3.95 price.
I find the shade of the bronzer so versatile, it would look great from fair to medium skintones as it can be applied very lightly or built up. It has a light orange undertone, but leans more on the neutral side which makes it great for really warming up the face. A little bit goes a long way and it blends beautifully into the skin without looking blotchy or streaky. At the moment I’m trying out the Dior NudeSkin foundation which is a smidge too light for me. This and the bourjois bronzing primer both work equally well for warming up the face and the fact that it adds a really gorgeous natural warmth makes it so amazing.
I find the words ‘contouring’ a little bit deceptive, you can achieve a very light type of contour if you layer this up bit by bit, but too much and it may end up looking too orange. Before I bought the L.A Girl Pro Concealers this is what I used under powder contour, for a long lasting structured contour. However the LA girl concealers in beautiful bronze and toast are deeper and work better for contouring (read my review with swatches here). This bronze and blush duo could probably make a decent contour shade for light skin-tones, but mainly its wonderful for warming up the face without much effort at all!
The best way to apply this duo is using fingers in my opinion, its the easiest way to apply a small amount and not go overboard. By drawing small lines under the cheekbones, around the perimeters or the face and a little on the side of the nose and then blending out the bronzer with the E.L.F Small Duo-Fibre Brush the product is perfectly blended out. The colour of the blusher is perfect with the shade of bronzer, it is a medium coral tone, not too pink and not too orange which matches the bronzer beautifully. I love applying and blending the blush with the warmth of my fingers because that’s how it looks to most natural, and I can add a little more if I need too.
Orange or Red?
Neutral to slightly orange.
Yes very pigmented, but also super blendable as it is a cream product, so don’t worry if it comes on too strong at first!
Matte or Shimmer?
Matte, but again due to its consistency it isn’t flat looking. It doesn't dry down to a powder finish in my opinion, more of a satin finish which looks super natural and is one of the main reasons why I adore it.
Yes I would buy it again! This bronzer is just wonderful, and works great for me to warm up my face with a light base. Definitely one to add to your list next time you’re having a E.L.F shop!
Other bronzers in the series;
Thank-you for reading ♥