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E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee

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E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee

E.l.f. has a new line of bronzers out that I mentioned last month, and now I have one of them to show you.  This is the e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee.  I really like the somewhat new Pressed Mineral Blushes, so I am very excited that e.l.f. has released bonzers in the Pressed Mineral line.  I had heard that Tan Toffee was a matte shade, and I was anxious to see how closely it resembles Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer.  I have some comparison swatches at the end, but first let me talk about this bronzer.

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee

Here is what e.l.f. has to say about the Pressed Mineral Bronzers: “Create a healthy looking glow year-round with this sculpting bronzer. The silky smooth texture of this pressed formula is blendable for everyday wear. Infused with Vitamin E and Grape to help nourish the skin for a more revitalized feel.”  I really like this formula.  It feels silky soft and goes on smoothly and evenly.  It actually has a higher end feel, in my opinion.  The pigmentation is great, and it lasts on my skin all day.  The only issue I have with the e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer is that it is so soft that you have to be careful what brush you use with it.  If you have a good soft brush, you should be fine.  Just remember to tap off before you apply.  If your brushes are a little coarse, or if you have a heavy hand, you can kick up a lot of product in the pan.  You should never have to “dig” into a product, and if you feel you do, then you should probably be using a better quality product.  If you use a light hand, you shouldn’t have much of an issue, but otherwise things can get a little messy.  That issue aside, the formula is fantastic.

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee is a medium bronze shade with subtly warm undertones.  It is not actually matte.  It’s more of a matte-satin with just the slightest sheen.  It is difficult to detect the sheen on the skin, but it is there if you look very closely.  I feel that it is matte enough for me to contour my cheeks and forehead, but not my nose.  I don’t find it too warm for me, but my skin has a warmish-neutral undertone.  People with cooler toned skin, especially if it is also fair, may find Tan Toffee too warm for contouring.  I am not someone who contours on a daily basis, and like to just warm up my face with bronzer, so Tan Toffee is a great color for me.  If you have medium-tan skin or darker, Tan Toffee will be too light for you.  It should work well for anyone with light-medium skin or lighter.  Now, let’s see how it stacks up against other well-known bronzers.

L-R: NYC Sunny, E.l.f. Tan Toffee, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

L-R: NYC Sunny, E.l.f. Tan Toffee, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

Here I have swatched NYC Sunny, E.l.f. Tan Toffee, and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil.  I don’t want to just compare color, but also quality.  These three products were swatched exactly the same way.  As you can see, NYC Sunny, the cheapest of the three by far, looks patchy.  It doesn’t look at all like the other two.  The e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee swatches just as smoothly as the much more expensive Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer.  I have never had issue with NYC Sunny, and think that it is a good drugstore bronzer, but you do have to work with it to get the same color payoff as the other two bronzers.  As far as color goes, Tan Toffee is darker than NYC Sunny, and also not as warm.  If NYC Sunny is too warm for you, Tan Toffee may be a good option.  Chocolate Soleil is pretty darn close in color to Tan Toffee.  They have similar pigment and depth, but Tan Toffee is warmer toned than Chocolate Soleil.  The E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer retails for $5 and is .14oz.  A full size Chocolate Soleil is $30 for .35oz.  If the two products were the same size, e.l.f.’s bronzer would retail for $12.50, still a significant savings to the higher end alternative.  Are the formulas exactly the same?  No.  But they have enough similarities to make e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee a worthy alternative.

Overall, I am very pleased with E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer in Tan Toffee.  I think that the formula is great, and the color works with my skintone.  I definitely recommend taking a closer look at the e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzers.  I believe the lightest shade is a peach highlight, but the two darker shades are definitely bronzers.  If you have lighter skin with a warm or neutral undertone, give Tan Toffee a try.  It is only $5, full price, and it stands up against higher end products of its kind.  I you plan to order online, be sure to take advantage of one of the many sales e.l.f. has going.  You may be able to pick it up for even less.

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer

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E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer

E.l.f. has a new Pressed Mineral Bronzer out, and it looks very promising.  I have not had great luck with e.l.f. bronzers in the past.  Some of them have had a nice formula, but almost all of them have been way too shimmery.  However, I really like the somewhat new Pressed Mineral Blushes, so I am very excited that e.l.f. has released bonzers in the Pressed Mineral line.  A full review of the blushes is on it’s way, but in the meantime, know that the Pressed Mineral line is smooth and very good quality.  There are four shades of the new e.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzers, and one of them is completely matte.  (These promo photos are all from eyeslipsface.com)

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer shades

E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer shades

Here is what e.l.f. has to say about the Pressed Mineral Bronzers: “Create a healthy looking glow year-round with this sculpting bronzer. The silky smooth texture of this pressed formula is blendable for everyday wear. Infused with Vitamin E and Grape to help nourish the skin for a more revitalized feel.”  The four shades (in the above order) are: Baked Peach which is a highlight shade with subtle shimmer, Tan Toffee which is the neutral matte shade, Beach Bronze which is the darkest of the shades and is a cool-toned satin finish, and Caramel Cabana which is a warm satin finish.

Pressed Mineral Bronzer

Pressed Mineral Bronzer

The E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Bronzer retails for $5 and is 0.14oz.  Unlike the e.l.f. Mineral Pearls that I showed you yesterday, the Pressed Mineral Bronzers are not limited edition.  They should be around for a while, but there is no telling when they will arrive in stores.  It is still your best bet to order online at eyeslipsface.com, especially because there is a 50% off sale today only (8/7).  Use code SECRET by midnight tonight on orders of $30 or more, and get half off almost everything.  The offer excludes $1 and $2 products, Beauty Bundle plans, and gift cards, but Studio and Mineral line products are in.  Get all the details of the sale at eyeslipsface.com.  I am very happy that e.l.f. extended the Pressed Mineral line to include bronzer and I may have to pick up the matte shade to see how closely it resembles Too Faced Chocolate Soleil.  What do you think?  Will you be hauling?

July 2014 Favorites

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Monthly Favorites for July 2014

Monthly Favorites for July 2014

It’s the first day of August, so you know what that means.  It’s Monthly Favorites time!  For those of you who are new to the blog, Monthly Favorites feature those products that particularly stood out to me and ones that I reached for over and over throughout the month.  July was a lot of fun.  I celebrate my birthday all month long, and my niece came in from out of town, so I was pretty busy and there were several nice dinners out.  I did a lot of experimenting with makeup this month, so my favorites were a little harder to narrow down because there was so much variety.  These were the products that anchored my looks.

Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner

Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner

First, let’s start with skincare.  I ran out of my Michael Todd Cranberry Antioxidant Toner, so I went back to the Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner.  I remembered really liking it, so I wanted to give it another chance.  What I like about it is that it is really gentle, alcohol free, fragrance free, and lanolin free.  It’s a basic, gentle toner formulated for sensitive skin.  When push comes to shove, I do prefer the Michael Todd Cranberry Antioxidant Toner, but it is $18.  The Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner is less than $5.00 at Target, and does it’s job very well.

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia  and Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia and Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance

I have been really into perfumes lately, and have been trying to remember to apply a different scent every day.  The two scents that I am just loving are Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia  and Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance.  Oh my god, you guys, they smell so good!  I like rollerballs because I can have many fragrances without having to invest in an entire bottle.  Acqua di Gioia is probably my absolute favorite scent right now.  It is a fresh, clean, aquatic scent, with light citrus and floral notes.  It transports me to the Mediterranean, and I can’t get enough of it.  Also, I smelled the men’s version recently and it is just as divine.  I may have to pick it up for the Hubs.  Midnight Romance is a little heavier.  It is really a beautiful fragrance that is feminine, sexy, and sophisticated.  Feminine florals combine with a little bergamot and black vanilla and a slight touch of berry that keeps it from going too dark and heavy (without turning fruity).  I fully recommend both of these fragrances.  They are not similar, but they are equally fabulous.

Coastal Scents Forever Blush in Poetic

Coastal Scents Forever Blush in Poetic

So, we need to talk about Coastal Scents Forever Blushes for a moment.  They are so good!  I have a full review coming for the seven shades that I purchased during the last half off sale, but I had to mention Poetic in my favorites post because I have been really loving it.  Poetic is a warm, nude peach with a satin finish.  It is gorgeous, and so great for this time of year.  I tend to stick to blushes with a brown-ish undertone in the summer, and Poetic is lovely.  The Forever Blush formula applies smoothly and they blushes are crazy pigmented.  I will definitely be reviewing them soon.

 

NYX Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler

NYX Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler

For lips, just like last month, I am still loving bright orange and coral.  I am also still loving the NYX Butter Gloss, this time in Peach Cobbler.  I have been really impressed with the Butter Gloss formula, and find them very comfortable to wear.  Peach Cobbler is a fiery red-orange shade that really pops.  It is a great summer shade.  I am not usually a gloss lover, but NYX really won me over with these Butter Glosses.

Nivea Kiss of Cherry Lip Balm

Nivea Kiss of Cherry Lip Balm

Next up is the Nivea Kiss of Cherry.  When I didn’t have bright lips on, I went very natural with this tinted lip balm.  It feels just like a regular Nivea lip balm, which are my favorites, but it has just the slightest light red tint to it.  The effect is just enough to brighten your face up a little, but it is extremely sheer.  The lightweight formula is so comfortable and works so well at keeping my lips healthy.  I do wish that the color was a little less subtle, but I am still enjoying it.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Last but not least, is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.  Summer is the time when bronzing is at it’s peak for me.  Chocolate Soleil is a medium matte brown that looks great as a contour shade.  It isn’t too warm like some bronzers can be, and it doesn’t give you that odd orange cast.   And yes, it does smell very convincingly like chocolate.  Yum!  This is a deluxe sample size, but I can definitely see myself purchasing the full size when I am out.  If you have very fair skin, Milk Chocolate Soleil would be a better shade for you than the original.  Otherwise, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a very good choice.

July 2014 Favorites swatches

July 2014 Favorites swatches

Here is a swatch of the color cosmetics items mentioned in this post.  Everything looks pretty spot on, except that the Nivea Kiss of Cherry Lip Balm is pulling very cool toned next to that fiery NYX Lip Butter.  (Natural lighting, what can you do, you know?)  It looks almost berry in this shot, but in real life it is more red.  It is definitely that sheer, though.  I hoped that you liked my favorites for July and saw something that sparked your interest.  What were your favorites this past month?  I am a little sad that July is over.  I had such a good Birthday month.  I am excited that we are progressing through summer rather quickly, though.  It is my least favorite time of year, but I love fall and winter.  August can not go by fast enough for me.  On the horizon are more giveaways as we celebrate three years of doing this blog.  My three-year Blogiversary is August 12, so keep an eye out for good stuff coming your way.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush and Bronzer

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Maybelline Master Hi Light Blush and Bronzer

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush and Bronzer

I finally have my review for the new Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush and Bronzer as promised.  The Master Hi-Light Blushes recently came out as part of Maybelline’s Spring 2014 collection along with the Master Glaze Blush Sticks.  Though the Blush sticks look pretty cool, I was immediately drawn to the Master Hi-Light Blushes because of the beautiful basket weave design and gorgeous color combinations.  I am a sucker for pretty products, and these are very, very pretty.

Maybelline Master Hi Light Blush and Bronzer

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush and Bronzer

The Master Hi-Light Blushes are described as: “Light diffusing Face Studio Master Hi-Light blush and bronzer formulas have an expert balance of shade and shimmer illuminator for natural glow. Skin goes soft lit with zero glitz.”  Make no mistake, these are shimmer products.  The name “Hi-Light” is a really good indicator of what you are going to get.  These are illuminating blush/highlighter combo products, which I actually really love.  I like shimmery blushes because it saves me from having to use separate highlighting products that are often way too shimmery for my taste (theBalm Mary Lumanizer, I’m talking to you).  There are four blushes and two bronzers as part of the permanent collection, though Maybelline did release a Limited Edition Master Hi-Light blush and (I think) bronzer in the new Dare to Go Nude Collection.  The LE shade is in Natural, I believe, and it’s a nude-ish champagne shade as to be expected.  I don’t have information for the LE bronzer.  The four permanent blush shades are Nude, Pink Rose, Coral, and Mauve.  The two bronzers are Light Bronze and Deep Bronze.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light blush in Mauve

Maybelline Master Hi-Light blush in Mauve

I chose to get the blush in Mauve and the bronzer in Deep Bronze.  I loved the shades in both.  Mauve is a warm plum-toned mauve shade with a lot of champagne shimmer.  The blush is finely milled so that the shimmer isn’t over-powering and it blends really well, but not so finely milled that it doesn’t stick to the cheek.  Depending on the brush that you use, there may be a lot of fall-out.  I prefer a duo-fiber stipple brush (e.l.f.’s as a matter of fact) for almost all of my blushes, so I didn’t have much of a fall-out issue, but it really does depend on what you use.  When I swatched the blushes (below) I used the brush that comes in the bottom compartment (it’s the flip up type of packaging) and there was a ton of fall-out, so I definitely don’t recommend using that brush.

Maybelline Master Hi Light Bronzer in Deep Bronze

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Bronzer in Deep Bronze

Deep Bronze is a warm, golden bronze shade.  Again, the Master Hi-Light blushes and bronzers are quite shimmery, so I wouldn’t recommend Deep Bronze for contouring.  It’s a great bronzer shade, though, especially if you have medium or dark skin.  I can’t wait for summer when I have a little more color because this will be excellent on the cheek as a blush for that golden bronze look that is so popular during the summer months.  There is a lot of red in this shade, so it’s more suited for those with neutral or warm undertones in their skin.

Mauve on the left and Deep Bronze on the right

Mauve on the left and Deep Bronze on the right

Here is an extremely concentrated swatch of the two shades.  Obviously you wouldn’t wear them this heavy on the cheek.  But I wanted to show you what they look like when you swirl your finger across all the shades in each product.  Mauve is on the left, and you can really see the champagne and gold blending with the berry and plum shade to create this gorgeous deep rose gold color.  Deep Bronze on the right looks like a molten copper as the two gold shades mix with the brick and dark brown.  Very beautiful.  You can also see that the shimmer is very fine and not chunky glitter at all.

Maybelline Master Hi Light Blush in Mauve

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Mauve

Here is Mauve blended out on the back of my hand.  It is such a unique shade in my opinion.  This is two layers, so you can wear it more sheer if you have a lighter skin tone.  You can also build up the shade even more, but two thin layers are prefect for me.  It wears very well, and didn’t fade on me at all throughout the day.  It is a lightweight product and did not look powdery or patchy.  I was a little concerned that the color wouldn’t be even because of the basket weave, but it looked smooth and even with no single shade sticking out more than the others.

Maybelline Master Hi Light in Deep Bronze

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Bronzer in Deep Bronze

Here is Deep Bronze.  It applied just as well as Mauve, and is a beautiful warm tan.  The only caution I have for Deep Bronze is that it may pull orange on certain skin tones, so I’d avoid it if you have cooler undertones.  Otherwise, it will look lovely.  Again, this is two layers and the shade can be worn more sheer or built up for bolder color as desired.

Maybelline Master Hi Light Blush in Mauve

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Mauve

Here is a pic of me wearing Mauve so you can see what it looks like on the skin.  I am realy impressed with the Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush and Bronzer based on these two shades.  The illuminating sheen that these products provide is simply beautiful, and the cute basket weave design looks pretty in your collection.  I definitely think that you should check them out for yourself.  As an added bonus, as you saw in this post, you can also use these products as eyeshadow palettes.  Both the blush and the bronzer have great shades that work well together on the eyes.  The shades in the Mauve blush are what is on my eyes in the picture above.  I can’t say enough good things about it.  Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush and Bronzer get two thumbs up in my book.

Monthly Favorites for August 2012

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Monthly Favorites for August 2012

How is it already September?  How?  I really lost track of August and suddenly it’s time for monthly favorites.  For those of you who are new to this blog, “Monthly Favorites” are the items that really stood out to me and that I reached for over and over again throughout the month.  In addition to my monthly beauty favorites here, you can now check out my non-beauty favorites over at my new blog Defies Description.  I hope that you check it out.

For August I leaned toward an end of summer warm look, so I used a lot of golds and bronzes.  I used my Naked 2 palette a ton, but I refuse to feature it again in another monthly favorites for at least a few months.  I was on  a “no buy” for August since I went a little overboard for Birthday month in July, so you may recognize some of these products.  The only purchase made all month was to pick up those LE Maybelline polishes I’ve been showing you.  I’m really proud of myself for being so good.  Makeup can be really addicting, so I’m glad that I put the breaks on for a month.  Of course, now that the Fall and Holiday collections are coming out I’m glad that my “no buy” is over, but that’s another story.  Anyway, on to my favorites.

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse

Hey look, it’s not Revlon Whipped Creme Makeup again!  Yes it’s true, I finally took a break and opted for a different foundation.  I had forgotten how much I like the Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation.  I love how easy it is to apply with the included sponge.  I use the sponge for about 80% of the application and then just buff the last bit out with a brush or blend with my Soho Beauty Sponge.  The foundation looks great and doesn’t cake up or dry me out.  It lasts really well on me too.  If you have normal to dry skin, I really recommend it, though it might not work well for oily skin.

Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer

I’ve spent all year trying out new primers since my favorite, the Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer, was discontinued.  This is still my favorite formula, though, and I was able to grab one on clearance a while back.  Silicone primers work best on my skin, and I love the look Beyond Natural gives my foundation.  This is my last tube, so I’ve been nursing it, but I have used it a little more this past month.  Every time I do, I remember why I love it.

NYX Megashine Lipgloss in Cosmo

I love NYX Megashine Lipglosses.  They are so moisturizing, and have such a good formula.  This past month I’ve been reaching for Cosmo which is a natural pink with a hint of bronze.  It is packed with shimmer, and looks pretty frosty when first applied, but the shimmer “settles” as it warms up on the lip and looks less frosty and more shiny.  The picture above was taken about five minutes after application, and you can see the shimmer isn’t too crazy.  (At least, I hope that you can.  All of these shots were taken at night with flash, so you can see the reflection of both the flash and the overhead light on my lip.  But you can still get the idea.)  The only thing I don’t like about these NYX glosses is the cherry candy taste and smell.  Some girls love it, my sister for one, but I hate it.  Thank god it doesn’t last too long after application, only a couple minutes or so.  Cosmo is a gorgeous shade to brighten the face and look “made up” for a night out while still rocking a “natural” look.  Love it!

NARS Multiple in South Beach

I know that I showed my NARS Multiple in South Beach at some point on this blog, probably talking bout the Birchbox shop, since that’s where I got it.  South Beach is a pretty apricot bronze shade that warms my face and makes me all glowy.  It looks gorgeous, and was the perfect shade for that end of summer bronze look that I mentioned.  Great product, though I wouldn’t have gotten it without the Birchbox deal because boy howdy is it pricey.

MAC Center of the Universe MSF

You may remember the MAC Center of the Universe MSF from my post back in July. Click here for swatches and whatnot.  Center of the Universe is a gorgeous swirl of yellow gold, burnt orange, and red-toned bronze.  It is so gorgeous!  It shows up as a beautiful warm bronzy orange shade on the cheek.  I love it and am so glad that I splurged and didn’t miss out on the Heavenly Creatures Collection.

Ed Hardy Villain

Way back in December I showed you my Christmas haul and the Ed Hardy Deluxe Fragrance Collection was part of it.  The collection included Ed Hardy for Women, Hearts and Daggers, Born Wild, and Villain, and each Eau de Parfum spray is .25 fl oz.  One of my favorites that I’ve been wearing almost constantly throughout August has been Villain.  I’m not good at describing scents, but I’ll give it a go.  When first sprayed, Villain smells fruity and sweet like late harvest fruit juices.  As the fragrance dries down, the fruit mingles with very subtle florals and warms up with vanilla or creme brulee.  It smells amazing!  I think it’s a great transition scent between seasons.  I don’t know if the Deluxe Fragrance Collection is still available, but I can say that Villain is totally worth it.  (On a side note, I did not like Villain for men.  It was oddly herbal and the scent was just confused.  Stick with Villain for Women and avoid the men’s fragrance.)

That’s it for my monthly beauty favorites.  Be sure to check my other blog, Defies Description, for my non-beauty favorites.  I hope that you found something that you like and want to try.

e.l.f. Baked Bronzer in Maui

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e.l.f. Baked Bronzer in Maui

Today is my last review of the new e.l.f. Baked product line.  To see my reviews of the Baked Blushes click here and the Baked Eyeshadows click here.  If you read my reviews, you already know that I loved both the blushes and the eyeshadows.  So let’s see if the bronzers live up to expectations.  Of the three shades offered, I only have Maui, so my review is based solely on my experience with just this shade.

Like the other Baked products, e.l.f. Baked Bronzer is part of the Studio line and comes boxed in the traditional Studio line black boxes.  The packaging of the product itself is exactly like the baked blushes and eyeshadows:  simple and functional with no frills, and kind of cheap looking.  It is sturdy enough to be thrown in your purse or makeup bag, but if you drop the bronzer it can shatter, so be careful not to be too hard on it.  The lids are easy to open (yay, no chipped nail polish) but still secure.  E.l.f. Baked Bronzers, just like the blushes, contain 6 g of product.

e.l.f. Baked Bronzer in Maui

Unfortunately, I did not think that the e.l.f. Baked Bronzer in Maui stacked up to the Baked Blushes and Baked Eyeshadows.  I’m not sure what happened.  I would think that the bronzers would have the same formula as the blushes, only in bronzey colors, but not so.  While the Baked Blushes felt soft and velvety, the Baked Bronzers are harder, and don’t apply as well.  There is a serious lack of pigmentation and a lot of shimmer.  I don’t mind shimmery bronzers, but I want to be able to see the color without having to apply a ton of sparkle and Maui, at least, makes that a challenge.  You can still absolutely make it work, but Maui is finicky and requires some effort on your part.  In the swatch below, I applied a heavy layer to get the shade to show up and buffed away a lot of the sparkle, as I would if I was wearing it.

e.l.f. Baked Bronzer in Maui

As you can see, although Maui looks like a decent bronzer in the pan, it applies much lighter on the skin.  This bronzer would only work for those with fair to light skin, but anyone much darker than me will find Maui too light.  E.l.f. offers only three shades in their Baked Bronzer line.  The lightest, St. Lucia, is super light and only appropriate for the fairest of skin-tones.  It would make a good highlighter on darker skin, though.  Maui is the middle shade.  The darkest shade is Los Cabos, which has a cool brown tone instead of a warm bronze like Maui.  These bronzers can be applied wet, which would bump up the color intensity, but I am hesitant to do so.  Although I don’t mind a wet application of eyeshadow, I don’t really want that on my cheek.  I wouldn’t want to mess up my foundation.

So, overall, I was disappointed in the e.l.f. Baked Bronzer in Maui.  After loving the Baked Eyeshadows and Baked Blushes, I expected to love the Baked Bronzer too.  I did not.  I think some of you, especially those with lighter skin, would like the e.l.f. Baked Bronzers, but they do not have the universal appeal or accessibility of the other baked products e.l.f. has to offer.  My advice is to skip them.  You can easily find better bronzers in the drugstore, so put your $3 toward those instead.  Sorry e.l.f., but you let me down this time.  All of e.l.f.’s Baked products are available on the website only, so head on over to eyeslipsface.com for more info.