Rated 3.34 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Never going back!
I received this for free as part of a gift-with-purchase, and I'm so glad I did! I haven't even touched my cream contour palette since I got this. I was worried the shimmery baked texture of the bronzer wouldn't work well for a contour, but I haven't had a problem with this. Using it with the retractable kabuki brush (also a part of that free gift) works really well--I retract the bristles to have a smaller brush head to fit into the pan and to pick up a lot of color, then spread the bristles back out to contour!
The highlighter is great, too--I had bought elf's baked highlighter before and was disappointed that there seemed to be no color payoff (I let my sister have it before trying the tissue trick a lot of people have mentioned), but the highlighter here is amazing. I've used it with that same retractable kabuki, elf's actual highlighter brush, and my favorite angled blush brush from ecotools, and they've all worked wonderfully. This is my favorite highlighter I have!
This is a great all-in-one product, although I suggest pairing it with a blush for perfectly sculpted (though not overdone) cheeks. (I like elf's baked blush in passion pink!) All in all, I highly recommend!
Most Helpful Critical Review Influenster Review
The good, the bad and the ugly. So first, the packaging...like all ELF products I have seen and used, no complaints. The packaging itself is usually worth the money. This is very small and compact and is good if you have travel powder and highlight brushes that can fit within the separate spaces. It is also a great beginner highlighter/bronzer to play with due to being inexpensive.
The colors were decent but like most baked products (like physician's formula) it can be complicated to get the color pay-off you are looking for. Especially if you like to see that color in the first swatch. I suggest wetting the tips of your brush with water, rose water or a make up setting spray and the color will be more vibrant for both sides. The bronzer didn't really show up on my complexion because I am tan to start with and don't really like to pack on the makeup on an everyday basis.
I did not break out from this product and I have VERY sensitive skin. So that is a plus. It stayed put for about six hours that I had it on and didn't make me look like I was just shiny. Like a greaseball. On a hot Florida day. And I know what that feels like. I wouldn't go out and buy this particular product just because I can't use the bronzer. But if it shows on your complexion, it might be worth it to try it.
I received this product courtesy of Influenster but all opinions are my own.
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Reviewed by 67 customers I like it
Veiki from New York
Loveeee the bronzer side
Leel from Seattle
I would give 5/5 stars IF the bronzer came in it's own pan. I'm very fair & it builds up sooo nicely.
I only buy this for the bronzer. I'm trying to find something that is this good!
I use it so much that I go through it monthly
p from .
The highlighter is amazing and it's a great way to add a pearl champagne to a makeup look or just plain. But the bronzer is too sheer to be a bronzer you can barely tell it's on
Not great, not terrible
Novice Nora from New Jersey
When I first tried out this product, I couldn't apply it to m face. I tried a beauty blender, I tried a brush and I tried my fingers and it just wasn't transferring. I had never bought baked make-up before so I thought that this could be due to the "baked"ness. I kept trying with my beauty blender and after I almost scraped a layer off, some product began transferring. Then I was able to use the product with no issues!
Alright as a duo
Nett2 from Manitoba.CD
I think it's good, had to ask for a friends opinion on how it's looks on me because I couldn't tell if I applied it properly. Friend says it looks good and you can see the shimmer of the highlight, the bronzer looked good.
Lusine from undisclosed
i'm in love with this product. it works well on my skin
Mommaofemnlu from Goodyear,AZ
I like more simple face makeup & don't like heavy contour on my face. This is perfect for me. It's pigmented and blends out nicely. Highlighter is lovely.
Mommaofemnlu from Phoenix, AZ
I've tried more expensive products similar to this and this blew me away. Very buildable & glowy
Only got for the highlighter
Sam Nicole from Mission, TX
The highlighter is nice and subtle for those who don't like one that is too blinding, better when used with setting spray. However, the bronzer is not pigmented at all even on fair skin and quite shimmery.
Liz from Oregon
Sadly, this is a useless product. Legitimately, I could not see anything on my skin after applying. I tried layering the product and tried applying with various brushes, sponges/beauty blender, and even my fingers--couldn't even get a light shadow. The highlighter is a little better, but still very powdery and ineffective on the skin. This is one to skip for sure.
I would buy this product again
Kathy from Oakdale , mn
very easy to use and highlights where I want it highlighted
I love the natural look with some shine"
Tabitha from NC
The product feels good on the skin, looks good, blends well..but it is hard to initially apply it, no to brush, no fingers for sure, and sponge application only way, but use a light hand, it is hard to take off, easier to add as needed. I would definitely purchase again, and its affordable "
I will purchase again
Chee from Owensboro ky
I love how it blends into my face but yet gives me the color i want
Half and Half
noelle from Honolulu, HI
the highlighter side was perfect for me, i like just a /hint/ of shine. but the contour side took a bit of ppressure to get onto the brush and barely showed up. it was my first time using contour so maybe it was a fault of my own so i rate 3 stars.
I maybe wouldn't buy it hard to get a shine out of it
Zo from Houston,TX
Great price...for glitter in a pan
Rose Bery from Calinfornia
I bought this a while back and it looked ok, but when I actually tried it on, I got nothing. I tried scratching off the top layer, but it still lacks pigmentation when I put it on my face. The first few times I tried it on, I looked so greasy and oily. Now if I want to wear it, I have to matte down my entire face and apply this very lightly on my skin.
Linde from undisclosed
While the highlighting process should be subtle, practically nonexistent. Not worth the time it takes to apply. The highlighter actually dulls you complexion. Don't recommend.
BUDGET BUSTER - GREAT FOR PRICE
DavidsOldLady from Baytown, TX
For the price you cannot beat it. Definitely worth the cost. I tend to use all nude color make up wise, and this fits the bill perfectly. The two colors blend really well to make a nice third shade.
Good for the price
Kassi from Denver
For the price this is a nice highlight bronzer duo if you like a more natural look when you bronze and highlight. The biggest issues are it is a limited shade range, the bronzer is quite light so many people wouldnt get any use out of it being the shade it is. Its also quite hard in the pan, you have to rub at the makeup pretty hard to pick up color so its not great with a fluffy brush until youve used it and broken off the first layer of makeup.
I would definitely buy it again
Paula from Wichita
I love it!!
Anji from Charlotte
I did not like the product at all. Its very cheap!
terrible, no color
joi from LV
So disappointed, useless
liked it in the end
Nothing fancy here from Greenville, SC
At first was disappointed but once I read reviews and had to scrape off top layer (wiped it away with a tissue) then it was much better!
GBERRY from North Dakota
This products is ok for the price, it really works!
I love it!
katiee from undisclosed
They work really great once the top layer is scratched off! People mistaken my highlight for high end makeup. The bronzer is a little glittery because it's so close to the highlight but other than that, it's my go-to everyday.