What A Difference A Glow Makes

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When I first started wearing makeup it was all about base. I was pretty much block white from the neck up, the tanning trend wasn’t big back then (wow.. how old am I?) or I would have no doubt been a far darker shade but regardless I thought I looked good.. I did not. I recently spied a similarly makeup challenged young girl and it was all I could do not to attack her with my blush brush. If I could go back in time and advise my teenage self anything it would probably be this.. bronzer (in moderation) is your friend.. oh, and black hair is not a good look on you. Most of us feel more comfortable wearing a little foundation but for the most part it knocks out your natural glow so you have to add that back in with colour cosmetics and a duo like this is perfect for the job. Both of these powder products are really nicely pigmented which is great but if you’re heavy handed like myself you have to be careful not to overdo it. I use a fluffy brush rather than a dense one to pick up less product, it’s always easier to build up than take away! Another thing I didn’t know until my mid twenties is that Blush and Bronzer are not mutually exclusive. You can warm up your complexion and contour with the bronzer but blush gives your face a lift as well as adding a rosy glow.

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I wore little  makeup in this picture to showcase this product alone.. I am wearing this duo on the left but nothing on the right, I think the difference is obvious, my left side is more sculpted and generally a bit happier looking, don’t you agree?. There’s a small amount of glitter in each of these which isn’t too noticeable but gives a nice sheen and multitasks as a highlight.

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I love the packaging of the Studio Line from elf and this is no exception, so compact and perfect for travel. My only worry with this was that the blush wouldn’t suit me, I usually choose warmer, peachier shades but it’s very flattering and the garish barbie pink does not translate the same way at all once applied. All in all this is a great set which I would absolutely recommend!

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Available online here for £3.75 – the shade I have is Antigua

Miss BB

*PR Sample

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5 Comments

  1. B. Honeybee
    14 May, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    I have the cream version and its awful! But i still love elf products, especially their blushes!

    I have a giveaway running on mu blog, you should check it out.

    xoXo
    BreezeyBee Blog

  2. 15 May, 2013 / 12:48 am

    Very pretty! I have been wanting to try that ELF duo out, considering I do not want to shell out the money for the NARS blush/bronzer duo. If you’ve tried the Nars shades, how do you find it compares?

    Much love,

    Jess 🙂

  3. 16 May, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    I LOVE this duo and so glad you mentioned it as I dont think its talked about enough. Im nearly finished both of them completely which is saying something as I ave even “hit pan” on the rest of my collection, so handy that they come as a pair as well xx

  4. 21 May, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Sleek in superdrug also do a great version similar to this – a little more expensive but it as a highlighter in it too and the bronzer is matte. Although I much prefer the blush shade that comes in the elf kit! xxx

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