Price: 1 ($3)
Buy again: yes
I bought this a couple of years ago, and I have just recently rediscovered it in my stash of blushes. I'm not too crazy about the bronzer portion; it's ok, not too orange, but I prefer matte bronzers (you don't notice the shimmer in it much, to be honest, but still). This review is mainly for the blush part.
I've heard from others that this is a dupe for the NARS orgasm/laguna duo palette, but I cannot testify to that since I've never used these NARS products. However, the blush is perfect for my light-medium olive Asian skin tone. The product is pigmented, and has a fine shimmer in it that just translates as radiance, rather than glitter. It just looks like a healthy, natural flush.
I'm a nurse in the ER so I am busy, get hot from running around, and don't have time to retouch my makeup. This lasts through my 12 hr days no problem, and doesn't oxidize and turn funky. Love it.
I use bronzer all over my face, because I like to add color. This bronzer and blush set is AWESOME! I used to use NARS blush and MAC bronzer and seriously for 3 dollars, this stuff works great!
Like the reviewer below, I don't touch the bronzer side of this compact. I'm an NC/NW 15 and it's just too dark for me.
That said, I will totally buy this again just for the blush! I used to never wear blush, but I am a convert now. This color is so so pretty and easily buildable with the E.L.F. studio blush brush (which I HIGHLY recommend). I hear the blush is a dupe of NARS orgasm. While I don't know about that--especially since I looked like a clown the one time I let a Sephora girl near me with a pan of orgasm--I do believe this color would flatter a wide variety of skin tones. There is gold glitter, but the effect is very subtle.
Finally, I was surprised with the quality of the packaging. I never touch up my blush, but I end up carrying around this compact anyway just because the mirror inside is the perfect size for checking on my makeup.
**EDIT** I have actually started using the bronzer side for contouring, so it's definitely possible. I use the E.L.F. studio brush blush for this and focus on a very delicate touch. Given how pale I am, it can get muddy quickly otherwise. I *lightly* sweep the contour powder along the side of my face and down into the hollows underneath my cheek. I also use it along my jawline. I use the blush on the apples of my cheek, and I sweep Physician's Formula Summer Eclipse Bronzer and Shimmer Powder in "Moonlight" over the blush and up my cheekbones. Using these three products together in the way described has been a REVELATION. I have never photographed so well and everyone keeps complimenting me on how pretty I look.
For the price, this is an amazing product. I can't say I like the bronzing side as it is wayyy too deep for my skintone, but the blush is very pretty. For $3 I would repurchase it and never touch the bronzer side and still be happy.
I only use the bronzer and I use this everyday to contour my face and I love it! It is the perfect color for my skin tone (NC35) It also looks great as a blush In the pan it has tiny glitter specks but once applied it is not noticeable the packaging is very sleek and sturdy and best part of all it's only $3 at Target. The pink blush is not visable so I do not use it. I only use it when I want to add shimmer to my matte blushes but it is not often. I would repurchase for the bronzer only
-comparable to Nars
-chunks of glitter in blush AND bronzer
Overall, I really disliked this product. I just don't understand why people like chunks of glitter in their blush, let alone their bronzer. I'm an e.l.f. junkie, but this blush just failed in my expectations. When I tried it out, it reminded me of a blush a 11 year old girl would wear - it is NOT a sophisticated blush. The bronzer was better, simply because I use it as an eyeshadow. As a contouring bronzer, it's pretty much pointless because it has tons of shimmer and chunks of glitter.
If your face is absolutely dry, lacks color, and lacks health, this blush may work for you. I, however, prefer my natural coloring 100X better than this blush.
This stuff is great for three dollars. The packaging feels sturdy and I love the mirror. You get a lot of product, too. I purchased it in St. Lucia.
The blush is a great peachy pink color that seems like it would be pretty universally flattering - I was worried it was going to be too bright on me but it's actually pretty subtle. It does have a bit of glitter in it, but it's not super noticeable on your face if you use a light hand like I do (I prefer a really subtle blush application most of the time) - more like a shimmer.
The bronzer is DARK, and very pigmented. I'm about an NW25 and I have to use the lightest touch with it to contour without looking muddy. However, as long as I do use a light hand, the color is really nice. I do wish it was a little lighter though - this is the lightest bronzer of all the contour palettes, and it's still so dark.
This is an awesome set and it's nice you get two products. Unfortunately I tried using this and it didn't work for me. I applied it, it looks nice and then not even a half hour later it's gone.
This duo is awesome for traveling! Since it has both a bronzer and a blush, it's very handy to carry around. Some people say that the bronzer is wayyy to dark for them, but I have a fair-medium skintone colour and this bronzer works well with my skin colour :D Over all I think that this is a pretty good bronzer and blush. I don't have ANY problems with the packaging. The blush side is good, but I'm not crazy about it. They are both shimmery which I am fine with, but some people may not like. Heads up on this, but you only need a LITTLE bit of this bronzer because it's very pigmented!
This combo is the sh....u know. Yes I will say that I wish they made the blush a little more pigmented but i layer a little of the bronzer underneath and put a couple layers of the blush on top and I have a bomb blush with depth. Where the magic lies in this duo is the bronzer, I absolutely love this bronzer, it does require blending or a light hand but it never looks orange or patchy def worth the 3 dollars for the bronzer alone.