Dec 4, 2012

Swatch, FOTD - e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder St. Lucia

I love getting fresh ideas from my fellow bloggers.
Wendy of Blush and Barbells has introduced me to the idea of using the bronzing part of this duo as eyeshadow color, and I must say it is quite brilliant!
I have always liked this duo but now even more so, I thought it deserved a separate post. :)

St. Lucia
(It was just "Blushed/Bronzed" before but now named as St. Lucia after e.l.f. brought out two more duos, Antigua and Turks & Caicos.)

It has been compared to the NARS duo (Orgasm & Laguna) numerous times and declared to be "NOT" a dupe by many bloggers, so I won't go there myself.
I still think it is amazing for its price.


I have talked about this product in my e.l.f. picks post a while back, and I mentioned that I wasn't able to put the bronzer to work since it looks too muddy and dark on me plus I am not much of a bronzer girl to begin with.
It was still a good deal for me even just for the blush part, but now I am pleasantly surprised to see how well this brown color works on my eyelids. It is quite neutral and perfect for adding simple definition to the eyes.
I can totally create a very easy everyday look pretty much by using this duo only.

I simply darkened my folds with black kajal and then used the bronzer shade to layer and blend in.

Makeup products used for this look
Revlon ColorStay makeup Buff (150)
e.l.f. St. Lucia
Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss Peony (This is another dupe for the NARS Super Orgasm lipgloss, btw.)
L'Oreal False Fiber Lashes mascara
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering liner 
ebony drawing pencil (for brows)

I'd like to note that some red pigments commonly used in blush colors are not always safe to use around the eyes.
I did not experience any discomfort or irritation from this, but please wear it with caution. :)

(Thanks again, Wendy!)

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