Got this for only $1 and I love it! It's soooo hard to find a MATTE drugstore bronzer, and so I happily scooped this up when I saw it. It looks scarily dark in the pan, but applies much more soft and light on the skin. The shade is perfect because it's not the least bit orange, nor is it cool toned (neither looks natural as a bronzer). It's great for contouring, or all over bronzing. Will def. buy a backup first chance I get!
Tried to like this but can't. Muddy. I think the ideas is good ie small compact powerful color. But it just doesn't work for me. Maybe I'm too heavy handed hmmm. It has sparkles in it so beware nothing crazy but mos def not matte.
I really like this bronzer for conturing. I just hate the packaging because it's kind of hard to open.
Before using this product, I was never one to integrate bronzer into my daily routine. I just never had any luck with them. Most were either too shiny/sparkley or a horrid shade of orange. This is actually the from the ELF essential line in glow. This is perfect for my fair skin. I use this to contour as well. It doesn't look cakey, it blends nicely, and it doesn't seem to cause acne for me. I have noticed lately that E.L.F. is becoming available in more and more retail locations, although most retailers don't seem to carry this...but that's okay, I can always score some awesome deal if I buy it from the elf website anyways.
So I've never bought bronzer before. This was my first attempt and I had money left over from my shopping trip and thought I'd give it a shot since it's ONLY one buck!!
I have to say, I was quite impressed for only one buck. Best investment I've ever done into makeup [besides lip balm]! :P
It's true that you have to have a light hand for this stuff. I use a blush brush, and I only barely dab the brush into the palette and then in circular motions apply to the top of my cheekbone, some on my jawline, a little on my forehead and nose. It just depends on how tan-ish you wanna look! If you want a full-out bronzed girl look, get a spray tan or something. But if you're just trying to even out a slight tan [or bit of color from the sun], then this is perfect! :)
I will definitely buy this again when I run out. :)
okay, let me just say most of you are being way too melodramatic. Yes, it is dark but nobody ever said to rub it on the apples of your cheeks and the center forehead haha. it's called CONTOURING ladies! get with it! with a light hand and and the right brush this stuff works perfectly to define your face. and this is coming from a girl who's hardly a nw15. yes it's not the best formulation, but you get what you pay for! and with this product quite frankly is above and beyond what i would expect for just $1.00!
onto the down falls, yes the packaging isnt the greatest (my hinge broke) but at least its compact. you're all crazy complaining about the shimmer because its not over baring, you look at the product and it has a slight sheen but when it goes on it looks perfectly matte, if anything it just has an ever so satin finish when you apply it over foundation. now obviously if you're to heavy handed with this stuff it could look muddy, but every product has it quarks that you have to learn to work with. if you applied every product using the exact same tactic you'd be one hot mess. In the end though, this product is a stellar find in my opinion, its got the same attributes as Blunt by MAC without having to spend the $$
The site tricked me. The name was 'matte brown', but the bronzer's definitely got shimmer in it. The packaging is super gross, too, since mine had all this brown stuff where the glue connected the pan to the case. Yuck!
The bronzer itself isn't toooo bad, but the fact that I thought it'd be matte ruined it.
THIS ISN'T MATTE.The picture on e.l.f website made it look matte but it's not.This is too dark to contour with with the muddy color that it has.I wouldn't put this anywhere near my cheek bones so if you want this for anything but an eye shadow I wouldn't purchase it.Try one of e.l.f 3 $ ones instead,they are of really good quality
I love this bronzer i always wanted to get it, and i will say i love it much. It say matte yet it have glitters in it, but it doesnt shows up. Great pigmentation, just a light sweep will do if not it might look muddy. Packaging wise it is alittle flimsy, you wont know when it will break. Price is dirt cheap. Will def purchase it again. :) SGD $3
TERRIBLE, PLEASE DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS!!!!!
Good on E.L.F for at least attempting a matte bronzer, which cheaper brands seem to not have a lot on offer for, but this bronzer is a terrible colour.
It's far too muddy brown and far too pigmented for a bronzer.It actually makes a nice taupe coloured eye shadow to put into perspective how bad this is for your face. As it is so pigmented it goes on splotchy and is extremely hard to control, you end up looking like you've been working the mines for the day using this bronzer.
I have NC25 skin, and have tried constantly to make this bronzer work, even going out to buy a proper contouring brush, but the colour is terrible, for me anyway.
I have to be extremely light handed when applying, but then you can barely see it anyway, after using BeneFit's Hoola Bronzer, which is exceptional, I can see that E.L.F got the colour completely wrong, it's the wrong shade of brown completely.
Also, the packaging quality is rubbish, the flimsy hinged lid breaks off easy,it's one of those products that you can't carry around in a make up bag because you find the lid broken off and bits of bronzer smashed about your bag at the end of the day.
LONG STORY SHORT, THIS PRODUCT IS BAD!
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Matte Bronzer