REVIEW: e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Fiji

by - January 31, 2017

You guys know I'm a HUGE fan of e.l.f. products. Not everything is an off the charts winner, but I really do feel like I've found more gems than duds in the things that I've tried, and at the low prices of their products I really feel like it's worth pretty much trying out anything that looks appealing - at least for me, from a makeup junkie blogger perspective. Anyway, I'd given the e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Fiji the eye more than a few times, but ultimately hadn't ever picked it up because I felt like it was maybe more suited for a deeper skintone than my own pasty pale. Recently, though, I saw it at my local Rexall and decided that I just had to try it for myself.

Keep reading to see how it worked out for me!

Create a healthy and natural glow all year long with the Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder. The Blush highlights the cheeks to add a flush of color, while the Bronzer accents and contours cheekbones for beautiful definition. This convenient compact has just what you need to achieve a gorgeous glow anytime, anywhere. 

I just love e.l.f. Studio packaging. I feel like they found the sweetspot and it ends up being some of the sleekest packaging in the drugstore, which belies the price tag entirely. I know we don't have to talk about e.l.f. packaging, but I really hope they don't change a thing because I really do think they nailed it with the matte black packaging and simple white branding.

The e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer Powder is available in three different shades, but Fiji is the only option that is all matte, which was a huge seller for me. The blush shade is a warm terracotta rose shade that I actually think is quite universally flattering. The bronzer is a little deeper than I usually go for, but I think the undertone pulls a little more red on me than orange, which is definitely a preference.

My favorite thing about both of these powders is that they're really smooth with even pigmentation, but not so pigmented that I have to be overly careful that I don't overdo it. Now, don't get me wrong, I do like to be somewhat careful when it comes to deeper or brighter shades because they can look a little bit insane on my skin if I'm not careful. Luckily, rather than being really full on I find that these powders have a more buildable pigmentation, which I think is why I can get away with using powders that look much more suited to deeper skintones in the pan. Honestly, I would imagine that almost anyone would be able to get away with this, though there would have to be some building on deep skin tones.

I've worn both of these powders on my pale, winter skin and I've found that both of them looked really beautiful and wore really well throughout the day. The bronzer actually looks really natural on me and I find that I can do a light contour with it, while the blush gives a really nice flush to my cheeks with that hint of warmth that looks really healthy on the skin.

I have to say, this product really surprised me with how much I've enjoyed it and I know I'm going to keep reaching for it. If you've been eyeing this, but are like me and unsure if the shades are going to be fair skin friendly, I definitely recommend giving it a try! In fact, I really do think that this could work for anyone!

If you have any e.l.f. recommendations that you think I might like, I'd love to hear about them in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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