Sunday, 14 August 2011

e.l.f Bronzed Mineral Glow Kit Review

e.l.f says:  Our Mineral Glow Starter Kits will help you on your way to healithier glowing skin. Whether you want to create a  subtle healthy glow or summer tan with our 'Bronzed Mineral Glow' or illuminated and shimmering skin with our soft pink 'Shimmer Mineral Glow', these sheer, natural powders will leave your skin looking and feeling healthy and radiant.
After following this beauty regime you will noticeably feel and see the pure difference e.l.f. Natural Mineral Makeup can do! All of our mineral glow powders are 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes. 

This kit includes:
Mineral Glow  (0.35oz (9.92g))
Large Kabuki Brush
Canvas Case

i got this kit on the e.l.f uk site   during their 50% sale its original price is £10/€11.50 and i was getting it for half price so i couldnt turn it away i had to see what it was like :) :) the one thing i have to say is that i havent really heard much reviews about this one....I dont know if its because its one of the dearest on the site or what but it looks like many people havent bought this made me even more curious :) Oh the excitement when i got this was crrrraaaazzzzzyyyyy!!!!

The Packaging !!
Ok ill start with the Canvas Bag this is a lovely black spongy type bag its perfect for travelling even with the mineral glow and brush in it, there is plenty of room for other make-up products i love it.  It would kind of be the same size as the Wristlet Bag you can get for £5 on its own ......The Kabuki brush is ok dont get me wrong its a good big sized brush.  Its the Body Kabuki brush  which on its own costs £5.  I just find its a wee bit on the Rough side and shed a little even before i used it also shed a wee bit after i washed it but what big brush doesnt....i will use this but wouldnt be my favourite I think my next aim is to try the Studio Kabuki Brush :) it looks so so soft.......The Bronzed Mineral Glow  Powder would cost you £5/$8 on its own you get  (0.35oz (9.92g)) size pot which is a great sized pot.......

The Product :)
When i opened this and seen the size of the package i thought "Wow this is gonna last me a while" and sure it will!!!!!! :)  I have tried alot of bronzers in the past and alot of them to suit my skin tone this is definately on i wouldnt get away with wearing unless i wore a full coverage darker than my skin tone foundation......i mean dont get me wrong this bronzer is fantastic but it is quite dark!!!!! It would be great if e.l.f made a light, medium and then dark Bronzed Mineral Glow Kit as alot of people wouldnt like this if they are extremely fair..........This is definately new going out the a nightclub bronzer for sure as i wouldnt wear this during the day.....The powder itself is sooooo smooth and silky it feels incredible against my skin.......applying it is unreal but you literally only need the tiniest amount to do the areas you want bronzed, the pigmentation is unreal as you will see by my pictures below.......It doesnt give you that fake orangey look some bronzers give you fact it gives you a beautiful glow with the smallest amount of shimmer......i love the idea that this is doing nothing but good to your face just take a look at the ingredients to see:  

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate.  May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163),  Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Maganese Violet (CI77742), Ultramarines (CI77707).

Titanium Dioxide is a key ingredient because of its ability to provide sun protection to the skin. The Mica imparts a soft focus effect that creates a natural, healthy, and youthful glow that instantly fills facial lines to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These powders are absorbed into the skin and help control the effects of oily skin, for a shine-free, matte glow that visibly smoothes the skin and refines its texture.

This picture was taken in normal light and i have to add all i done was a slight finger swatch a rubbed it into the inside of my arm 

Taken with Flash of camera as you can see there is only the slightest shimmer in it 

My over all opinion 
I like this and glad i bought it.....i can be fair skinned in the winter so this would only do me when i go out as i said above it is quite dark....but in the summer when i have a tan its great without foundation on and gives you the perfect sunkissed glow......Its definitely worth buying the kit as if you were to buy this all separate it would cost your £15 whereas the kit costs £10 so your saving a good bit :) :)

well that's it from me 
until next time 
Cya Soon 
Nina Carry 

1 comment:

TheOtherSideofCool said...

Definitely something I've never seen a review on so thanks for sharing :) I was considering getting that brush but definitely wont now...I like them super soft and I've got a few of their bamboo ones which are lovely so will just stick to those!

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