Can you say dupe for MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in "Refined" for $3? I mean, they're not EXACTLY the same, but come on. The tones of both the e.l.f and MAC are sooo similar. And that is the e.l.f bronzer looks like the MAC Skinfinish when all the colors are swirled together. Anyway, I do love this bronzer. It's slightly shimmery and gives my face a really nice fuzzy glow, it very much warms up any cool undertones. Essentially, this is fantastic. You can build color, blend it easily, and it's just a very reliable and safe bronzer that won't give you the tell-tale "mud face" look.
I don't use this all over my face because of the shimmer. Though the shimmer isn't too overpowering, it still shows. I wish it was a bit more matte. These are extremely pigmented. I swatched them on my hand and was honestly surprised at how much color was on my hand. Though you have to keep that in mind when applying, I guess it could be easy for somebody to apply too much because of the pigment. The packaging is similar to NARS, but it's still gorgeous. Even my mom noticed it - somebody who knows nothing about make up thought the packaging was cute. I would buy this again. :)
it's quite a subtle bronzer and the shimmer it appears to have, that i thought was kinda scary, it actually isn't since it just gives you a nice glow!!
Great bronzer! I love this! Although the colors aren't SUPER pigmented, it works great with the right brush (kabuki or dense flat-top brush). The colors are great and give a nice bronzy-pink look. I like using this as a blush and I can use the darker shades for a bronzer as well. I don't have a problem with this being too shimmery (although I don't really use this as a bronzer much) and it just gives the perfect color and glow to your cheeks as a blush. For fair ladies, I'm not sure how well this would work, but if you're medium-tan, this is great! Buy this!
I love this bronzer. I use the golden shade for contouring and to add a golden kiss to my fair skin. I use all of the shades the peach, deep gold, champagne, and bronze as eyeshadows for a subtle daytime look. They are prettier than shadows I have bought as the colors are subtle and summery. I use the champagne underneath my liner for staying power. The powder has no scent and does not irritate the skin. It is a cheap multi-use product.
HOLY SHIMMER! i cannot use this as a bronzer because i'd end up looking like a disco ball plus the color doesnt show up on my skin color very well. its only saving grace to me is the lightest color makes a great highlight and the individual colors can be used a an all over wash of eyeshadow, i say all over because they look relatively the same on the lid so well, you might as well just use one. but it would be a VERY SHIMMERY/GLITTERY eyeshadow. i would buy again for the lightest color because i do love it as a highlighter.
I really like this product. It gives a very nice bronze, but I find the lightest color a bit chalky. I thought I could use it as a highlight but I can't. There's why I gave it just 4 lippies.
I don't think I am going to repurchase. I will try the golden one though. All in all it's a good product just not entierly what I expected.
Three dollars? Are you kidding me???
Seriously, this is very, very good; entirely comparable to department store brands that are three times the price. The texture is very fine and silky and the packaging is suprisingly sturdy. If the e.l.f. name wasn't on the pkg, I would think it was a very expensive product.
The color itself is very sheer, which I like, because I am extremely fair. I have not had good luck with bronzers because of my pale complection and tend to avoid them for the most part. But sometimes I want some definition and warmth without the color that a traditional blush would impart.
That is exactly what I get with this product, with just a few gentle sweeps. I don't have to be cautious or tentative when applying because I don't get the muddiness or the orangeness that I have experienced with typical bronzers.
I will warn anyone who is going to try this product that although it is buildable to some degree, if you try to layer it too thickly, the shimmer becomes overpowering. For that reason, it might be better for those of us who are very fair, unless it is used as a highlighter.
I've also used this on lids for a bit of warmth and luminosity on days when I don't want to look extremely made up. Versatility in a product is a huge selling point for me.
So, to recap: Cheap, beautiful, versatile and now, thanks to Target, widely available.
You can't go wrong with this.
I got this after it being raved about all over the internet, and I'm glad I did, although I don't think I would purchase again- it's a bit too warm for my skintone right now, but when I'm tan I'll reevaluate that when I'm tan, I have a feeling it will look gorgeous.
Nevertheless it's a really nice bronzer. The four colours are nice on their own and together. I swirl the pink and the light bronze to use as blush, all together for a glow, the two bronzers for contour and sometimes the gold colour as highlight (though I find this one a bit chalky). The best thing I find this for is a 'glow', mainly for night time, I don't wear it so much in the day apart from the pink colour sometimes.
These colours look scarily shimmery in the pan but they don't come off like that on the face. They're actually pretty sheer but buildable which is useful, makes them really versatile.
The packaging is great. The studio line packaging looks so expensive and it's good quality, other cheaper brands should take note.
One thing I would warn about though it if you're planning to use it for photographs or are going to have your picture taken- this comes off much heavier and darker than it seems in reality. In reality I will look like I have a slight glow, it comes off very dark and obvious in pictures.
Love this bronzer!!! It is shimmery, but beautiful.... If you don't care for shimmer, you won't care for this product!! I was wearing it one day and was asked if I had started tanning!!! I guess I had that "glow"!!! Great product, great price. Will definitely repurchase.