ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Review

by mehak on May 17, 2012

in Blush, Bronzers, Face Products, Grade B+, Reviews

ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder Review

Guest  Post by Lapanika (Medium Skin tone, Dry Skin)

Although, there is no magic in my current boring   life, but Fairies and Elves have always caught my fancy. I mean, can you imagine a “Lipstick fairy” or an “Eyebrow shaper Elf” or maybe a “Blush genie” ??( Editors Note: OMG Lapanika- i totally can, a Blush Genie who comes out after you rub a mac blush container, and he grants you as many blushes as you please!) . Every time I look at my makeup storage, I just wished, someone would flip a wand and SHAZZAM.. there’s  a new product waiting for me . Hope this “ELF” makes you “blush” too!!

My experience:

I heard a lot of hype that this contouring blush and bronzing powder by ELF with people saying that this is per say a dupe of Nars Orgasm ( I do not have the Nars Orgasm Blush ) and therefore I decided to risk on a not so expensive product .(Editors Note: If you can get an orgasm for less, why pay more and get one ;) ). The blush is pretty pinky rose toned packed with chunky golden glitter, with a matt muddy brown bronzer. For me this blush screamed spring, and outdoor picnic- so its really perfect for spring summer if you want a soft, and fresh peachy pink cheek. Coming back to the blush quality, the texture is pretty powdery and requires substantial amount of blending, so make sure you invest in a good brush if you have this.

The packaging is simple sleek and comes with a mirror. This quality makes it pretty compact to carry in your bag/purse so its very travel friendly. The blush and the bronzer both lasted well for 4 hours without any touch ups. This blush will suit most Indian skin tones (except maybe darker than NC 42 where it might not show up) . If you do have very very oily skin, though, I am not sure of the lasting capacity.

Pros of ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzer :

  1. Buildable color
  2. Love the packaging especially the mirror
  3. Sizable quantity
  4. Inexpensive

Cons of ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzer :

  1. Not a fan of the glitter ( Although , some of you may like it )
  2. Can look patchy, if not blended well

Review Verdict: B+

Price: $3 only

Recommendation: This ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer Duo should not be used when you are planning to take pictures, because it highlights, the glitter a lot.  Apart from that give it a try, if you are really craving NARS Orgasm and if you don’t mind experimenting with glitter.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Pooja@IBC May 17, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Well like Wayne (Goss Makeuup Artist) said-“Who doesn’t like a cheap Orgasm eh?” ;)


Chris May 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

I have this, and I did a post where I swatched it with Orgasm. They are close, but not dupes.


Devi May 18, 2012 at 12:46 am

Nice review. I’ve been eyeing this for sometime now. But that blush sure is glittery!


Lapanika May 18, 2012 at 8:38 am

Chris # that’s true , because I have seen swatches of Nars Orgasm !!

Devi # you bet !!! But I guess, it looks nice at night time, I did once , and felt like I was on the beach


swastika May 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

Whoa 3 USD?? really? and a contouring powder too?
where can i buy this??


Tanmayee May 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

ELF stuffs are really cheap…….They were available in health and glow during 2008-09 , but now I dont see them here :(


Shalini May 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Its always out of stock :( on (nonpareilboutique)


komal May 19, 2012 at 12:13 am

All this ElF stuff makes me jealous of my overseas friends :/. Does the God not listen !!!


Lapanika May 19, 2012 at 3:10 am

swastika # I am not sure of the website which sells their product,.. I got it from the supermarket!!

Komal # I could get something for you, when I come to India , next time :)


pavani reddy May 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

i heard so much abt this …looks great…waiting to find a place to buy it…


Vineetha September 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Hi Mehak,

The website shows 3 different colors. Which color do you recommend for NC42 skin?


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