Hey all beauty geeks!!! Today I am going to review ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui. Almost all my bronzers are matte as I use them only to contour. However, there are times when I want a tan glow on my face and look sun-kissed. Matte bronzers make me look dull and tanned in a non-flattering way. So, I decided to buy a shimmery bronzer to get a good glow on my skin. Since I was not going to use a shimmery bronzer much, I decided to pick one from my trusty and inexpensive brand – ELF.
So, lets check out my experience of ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui.
About ELF Studio Baked Bronzer:
Create a healthy, shimmering sun-kissed look with our Baked Bronzers. Baked in an oven, these bronzers offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a luxurious, smooth and even application. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. Apply this shimmering color dry for sheer pigmentation, or use a damp brush or sponge for a more vibrant effect.
Price : $3.00 for 6g.
You can buy bronzer from Flipkart.com here
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Nylon-12, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum (mineral oil), Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491 , CI 77492 , CI 77499), Ultramarine Violet (CI 77077), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No.40 Lake (CI 16035), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090).
Directions: Using a brush, apply dry on the areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit for a subtle wash of color. Or dampen a brush and blend in for a more vibrant effect. Build color for desired look.
My take on ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui:
ELF Studio Baked Bronzer comes in four shades. I picked up the second in the range – Maui. My intention was to get a tanned glow, so I went for Maui as it was not very brown and had a bit of golden orange to it. Plus, it was shimmery as I was not going to contour with this.
ELF Studio Baked Bronzers are baked in an oven to get a more refined and fine quality. ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui is a warm shimmery bronzer with an orangey golden undertone. It is best to add color and glow to get a slightly tanned look. In a way, it is a like a golden highlighter. You use it to highlight the high point of the face to look like you have been sun-kissed.
If you use a brush to apply this bronzer, you won’t get a good color pay-off. It looks like the brush does not pick up any product. Use your fingers or a sponge to get more color.
Texture: ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui has a very smooth texture. The shimmers are so finely milled that you hardly notice them. It gives a subtle glow to the face. Goes on evenly and blends easily.
Pigmentation: The pigmentation is sheer. You do need more than couple of swipes to add color to our brown skin. I use it lightly to add a slight golden sheen to the face. Of course, you can increase the intensity to add more bronzy glow to the face.
Staying Power: Lasts for 4-5 hours.
Packaging: The baked bronzer comes in a plastic compact with a clear lid. It has a dome-shaped packing. Though the packaging is easy to use, but it is not very sturdy.
What I like about ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui:
- Gives a golden sheen to the face.
- Shimmers are not chunky or glittery.
- Blends easily.
- Applies smoothly.
- Decent staying power.
- Excellent quality for the price.
- No animal testing.
What I do not like about ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui:
- Flimsy packaging.
- Sheer pigmentation.
- Little difficult to get on the brush.
- Takes more product to show on brown skin.
- Not for very deep skin tones.
- Unavailability in India.
Final Impression: ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui adds a very pretty sun-kissed glow to the face. The shimmers are very subtle and smooth. I would have loved it more if the pigmentation was not so sheer. Still recommended for a subtle golden glow on fair and medium skin tones.
Have you tried ELF Studio Baked Bronzer in Maui?
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