After this line had been raved about and talked about by so many people on the blogsphere and youtube-sphere, I've finally gotten my hands on it.
I participated in the ELF spree that Magical Tannsu held awhile back and had received my package a couple days ago (26th December, Blogger meet up day).
I've been a little too caught up with other stuff to resize the photos, so that's why this haul entry is up a little late. But I have already played around with some of these products in the past couple of days. I must say that I was truly excited in receiving this package as I've heard so much (good stuff) about majority of the products I got.
One thing I noticed as I was opening the packaging was that aside from the compact being similar to NARS, they have that little rigged insert as well.
I suppose some other makeup brands might too and I just haven't seen enough of 'the world'. But nothing to make a fuss of, it's meant to protect the compacts anyway, so... moving on.
Since you're already previewed it in the above photo, I might as well start with this product.
Said to be able to transform your shadows with the duo-chrome and irridescents. I've yet to try it out, but I am extremely excited to. I've swatched the yellow-beige shade and on it's own, it's actually a really nice light wash of color too.
Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
This product was actually darker in person as compared to pictures I've seen of it
(meant to be a good thing). And yes another bronzer, is my love for bronzers obvious enough? haha.
Eyebrow kit in Light
I got this in light because I remembered Xteeener saying the shade she got seemed a bit dark so I figured these ran a little darker. Thank goodness I got Light because it seemed just right for my current hair color albeit a bit red-toned (the 'wax' side).
Top to Bottom: Complexion Brush, Blush Brush, Powder Brush
The reason why the complexion brush is still in the package is because I wanted to keep it unopened. I had placed my ELF order before I received Kristina's gift package, and Kristina had given me the complexion brush. So I figured I would keep this one unopened and probably include it as a prize in future giveaways.
And here's a random thing that I had done.
Looking at the blush in the Blush & Bronzer Duo alongside Candid Coral, I felt that they seemed similar.
To confirm my suspicions of them possibly being the same or anything like that, I swatched them both and thankfully they aren't the same shade.
The blush in the Blush & Bronzer Duo is a bit more pink, while Candid Coral blush is little peachier.
Candid Coral I believe also contains a little more gold flecks in the compact as compared to the Blush & Bronzer Duo blush.
Super happy I finally got my hands on some ELF Studio items. Although the packaging is a rip-off from NARS, I do like how this one isn't a dust/powder magnet and I love the huge huge mirrors they have as well. At least ripping off that one fact is a good thing. (:
What are some ELF Studio products you've tried, love and think I should take a look at?