Studio Baked Bronzer
e.l.f.'s Studio Baked Bronzer is a good choice for people who've shied away from bronzers in the past because of fears that they would look too orange or too shimmery (a natural tan doesn't sparkle)!
This pressed-powder bronzer has a remarkably smooth texture and applies very sheer, but can easily be built up for a more dramatic look. All three shades are subtle enough that they impart a warm, natural-looking glow on light to medium skin tones. There is a small amount of shimmer, but it's subdued, serving to highlight the skin instead of emphasizing pores or oiliness.
Definitely consider this one the next time you're in the market for a bronzer—this is great performance at a price that's hard to beat!
- Smooth texture with sheer, buildable color.
- All shades provide a subtle, warm glow that isn't orange.
- Subdued shimmer highlights skin without emphasizing pores or oiliness.
e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.
For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!
For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.
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