YAY & NAY
I have this in St. Lucia and it is a lifesaver for those on a budget but for those who want quality and actually have the ends to shell out then this might not be for you. I use it from time to time, kinda like how you have ALOT of makeup that you just feel like wearing on certain days even if you have go-to makeup =P ANYWAYS. This is blendable but you MUST be very lighthanded with this, it is VERY DARK even on my NC30/35 skin. Very pigmented and you will pick up alot on your brush even if you just barely touch it. A little goes a long way so for the price it's not bad and it will last a VERY VERY LONG TIME! I guess it depends what kind of finish you have on your face for this to blend...if your face is very sticky (foundation feel) then either powder your face till its smooth before you blend otherwise you might as well use a creamy contour or bronzer. Works well and blends well on mineral makeup.
Perfect everyday blush and bronzer
I've tried many different bronzers to go well with my skin color and this is probably the best color I've tried. It's honestly the perfect shade and not too glittery. The blush however doesn't do much for me. It's really subtle to the point where I can't even tell if I have blush on. When put together the blush shade blends to closely to the bronzer.
Perfect and Inexpensive!
This is my favorite elf product and my go-to contouring and blush duo. I love this product> i have repurchased twice. The contouring powder can be used with a light hand to create a very subtle look or built up for more dramatic results. I have also used it to create contouring shadows around my nose. The blush is the "perfect peach" for my fair skin tone. Try it! I also believe elf has added a couple additional shades online.
I love the bronzer and not much a fan of the blush.
I really love this palette especially the bronzer. It's true it is really dark for most skins but with a light hand, it's awesome. I use this almost everyday for contouring the sides of my cheeks. I tried using it on my nose bridge but it just didn't work because it's shimmery. Matte ones are still the best right? For me it blends just okay. The blush is really light but I sort of like it. I often like not-too-obvious blushes so this is good for me. I have a light-medium skin tone and the blush is not that obvious on my skin but upon looking at it, you know I'm wearing blush. It's also shimmery but not sparkly.
The lasting power of the bronzer is again, okay. It lasts up to a few hours on my skin. I guess if you put it really dark on the first application, it might last all day but of course that's ridiculous. lol
Not Great\Not horrible
The staying power is decent ( almost whole work day) And the colors are nice I dont like shimmer on my face but I don't mind it in this blush, it doesn't show up much in thebronzer. The bronzer is not easy to blend. Iv'e had other drug store ones that work better. The blush is a lovely color but a bit shimmery. Overall it's ok. I use it but not often.
I am was blown away about it being $3 however the product is just too shimmery for me and the bronzer does not show up on my skin what so ever!!!! If this is a dupe of NARS I might have to take the chance and buy it, its probably worth it. But this was a disappointment and is now collecting dust in my vanity.
Did I get a bad one?
This is wrong for me. I am very pale and the bronzer is just too dark for me. The blush is too light and almost does not show up on my skin, So to me this is a strange combo. It makes me think that I may have gotten a bad one. Seeing how pigmented the blush looks on other swatches I have seen.
Both powders are shimmery, so keep that in mind if you don't like shimmer.
I think the colours are absolutely gorgeous, they just do not work for my skintone.