Jan 11, 2013

ELF Blush Bronzer duo & Eyebrow Kit

ELF has a lot of great products at amazing price. Too bad they are not so readily available here in Canada. I was going to place a small order online but all I wanted was the eyebrow kit which is $3. With the shipping, it is just not worth placing the order.

Fortunately, I found the eyebrow kit at Winners(similar to TJ Maxx) and they even had the shade I wanted. I was so excited.





I got the kit in medium. On the left, it is a darker brown wax texture to shape your brows. The right hand side is a lighter shade of a powder base to fill in your brows.


This is my Benefit Brow Zings

I have been using Benefit brow zings for years. Think this may be my third or fourth kit. As much as I love it, always nice to find cheaper alternatives for comparison.


Left: ELF Brow Kit
Right: Benefit Brow Zings

I just got the ELF kit last week and haven't tried it yet. But from what I see, the shades and textures are very similar and comparable. If you want swatches and reviews of this kit, check out Cheap Makeup Reviews

Another great product from ELF is the Blush Bronzer duo. I got that last year and I believe they are now called contouring blush and bronzing cream.


This looks lighter in picture 


Left: NARS Laguna bronzer
Right: NARS Orgasm blush

I got the ELF set before I got the NARS. I was just curious as how comparable they are.


Swatches from NARS


The blushes do not look even similar in pictures. But in swatches, they both resemble a coral shade.


Left: NARS orgasm
Right: ELF blush

NARS orgasm has a hint of shimmer and appear more pink on skin than the ELF. ELF has no shimmer, a more matte finish.


Left: ELF bronzer
Right: NARS Laguna

Really have to be careful with ELF as the pigmentation is intense. Only apply the bronzer with a light hand. NARS Laguna is a more subtle bronzer which I adore. By the way, the two NARS products are the smaller sampler sizes I got from Sephora Favorites(in the glow set) and inside beauty points. I plan to get the NARS Laguna in full size when I'm finished with this. 











27 comments:

  1. I have that Elf duo and it works awesome for me. I need to check the overflowing makeup drawer to see if I have that eyebrow kit. Great review!

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    1. For the price of the ELF duo, cannot go wrong with it. Very impressed.

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  2. woahhhh I've been curious with those two babies from Elf. Thanks for the review. I will put them in my list now :D

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    1. There are a lot of awesome products from ELF. I usually will make my list and then place an order when they have a special promotion.

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  3. I just wrote a review on elf brow kit on my latest blog post in "Cheap Makeup Reviews." Personally, I liked it.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

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    1. yes, I just did this post and read what your review. I haven't tried the brow kit myself but from your review, I am happy with the swatches.

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  4. I love the elf eyebrow kit! I was a loyal benefit brow zings user before I found that kit :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I'm following ya now! Gotta love blog hops :) <333

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    2. I am very happy with Benefit brow zings but when I found the ELF brow kit, they are almost identical and I don't see a significant difference in the swatches. Save a lot of bucks!

      Thanks for visiting, so sweet of you :)

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  5. great comparison post!
    i'd love to hear what you think about the elf brow kit. let us know! :)

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    1. I haven't used the ELF brow kit yet but will definitely do an update once I use it. From what I see, they are so similar in texture. If it is, going to save me a lot of bucks from now on :)

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  6. Thanks for following, now following you back!
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. thanks for dropping by, very sweet of you :)

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  7. ELF does make really affordable products with excellent pigmentation. The brow kit looks like a good, cheaper option compared to the Benefit. I really want to try Laguna now after knowing how much you like it :)

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    1. I used to have a misconception of cheaper drug store products are no comparison to high end items. But ELF products impress me so much that I like some ELF products more than the high end ones. Laguna is really pretty with a bit of shimmer but not that noticeable on me. Highly recommend that!

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  8. Great blog you have here! I just bought a few ELF products at Target but haven't used them yet...

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by, very sweet of you :)

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  9. Yahoo! Following from the GFC Hop :) Hope you'll follow back!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! I already am a follower of your awesome blog :)

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  10. I currently use shadow as a brow filler - maybe I need to invest in a proper brow kit, thanks for the recs.

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    1. I used shadow before as a filler but find the shade fades on me as the day goes by. The brow kit(the wax texture shade)really helps the shade stay on much longer.

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  11. Hi, I'm Melissa at The Eyes of a Boy. I found you via the GFC blog hop. I am now following you...please stop by my blog www.theeyesofaboy.com and follow back, if you don't mind. Thanks :)

    -Melissa
    The Eyes of a Boy

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  12. Hello,
    Following you from the blog hop :)
    sandra xx
    larasvintage.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm really going to have to try the eyebrow kit - looks like an amazing dupe! Thanks for commenting on my blog :) and the recommendation, this is a great post :)

    -Ciara xo

    ciara-fay.blogspot.co.uk

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