So we walk and walk.... and walk... and Alas! I passed by on this booth and guess what???! She has this bronzer that I am lemming to have and it's the only piece left! (it's not available on our local counters yet as of this time i believe) So, I grab it right away and paid for it as others are also eyeing on it! Whew! I am soooooo happy that finally, I have a great matte bronzer in hand and you know what made me even more happier? I got it only for Php100.00! Isn't that a great deal?! I love bazaars! ♥
The packaging is pretty basic- housed in a usual compact type of powder but this one don't have a mirror (it's only a dollar in the US so what would you expect?)
The color is pure brown. It has no red or orange undertone, so it's perfect to use as a contour powder. I have no problem blending it on my skin as it was very easy to blend and it's quite pigmented that you need to apply it with a light hand. I think this pan will last a lifetime on me! lol. I'm really in love with this bronzer though I use this as my contour powder! :) It perfectly mimics a shadow and doesn't look too harsh or weird on my skin. (atleast that's what I think so hehe).
I actually read from some blogs that it can pass as a dupe for The Balm's Bahama Mama Powder because they both have a matte formula, no red or orange undertones. Just brown. I was able to swatch Bahama Mama before at Beauty Bar ATC and I can say that they does look the same! I grab this photo of side by side comparison of Bahama Mama and E.L.F. Matte Bronze to give you more insights of what I'm talking about :
See? It's such a great steal right?! Happy happy me! :D
Here's me using ELF Matte Bronze to contour my cheeks, jaw and nose (I'm not a pro so....tehee):
I really love the outcome and how it made my face look slimmer and my nose thinner. I definitely recommend this for those who's a fan of contouring but doesn't want to spend so much for a contour powder. I declare this one as my HG contour powder from now on! :))
On my face:
Pigmented yet very easy to blend.
A little goes a long way.
Has a lot of product in a pan. (it will take me a long long while to finish)
Did not break me out. Did not caused skin irritation.
Stays put for a long time.
It IS matte and has no undertone.
I can be a very good dupe/alternative to The Balm's Bahama Mama bronzer
Dirt cheap but has a great quality! (only Php 100 bought at WTC bazzaar)
I can't honestly think of any! Really, it's that good! Promise!
How about you? What's your best find yet? What's your HG contour powder? :)