Cheap Treats: ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder

I love to share my Cheap Treats: beauty items I love that are fewer than $10
I hope you enjoy and check out more Cheap Treats here.

I feel like I'm saying this every post this week, but I'm still not finished purchasing/making presents! I know! I've never been this bad. This Friday when I'm off work it'll all come together. Anyway, one stocking stuffer I'm giving this year is the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder and it's only $3

This duo comes in three shades (St. Lucia, pictured, the lightest shade) and my favorite is Turks & Caicos, the darkest of the three. There's also a new cream version I love, $3 too, that can be purchased on the ELF website. So why do I like it so much? Read on:
  • Budget-friendly at $3
  • Travel-friendly (two products in 1 container)
  • Use the bronzer as an eyeshadow
  • Use the bronzer for all over color or to contour
  • Big mirror for on-the-go touchups or makeup application
  • Use the blush (or bronzer) as a polish--just add clear polish and mix
  • Subtle gold sparkle in both bronzer and blush
  • Supposed NARS dupes (I don't see it, but many say so)
  • Add bronzer to lotion to make skin sparkle
  • Great pigmentation

Note: This isn't a matte bronzer/blush, as it has subtle gold sparkle. I like the sparkle best during this summer, night's out, or beach vacations. Please check the website for ingredients if you have skin allergies.

What Cheap Treat (it doesn't have to be beauty-related) have you been loving lately?
What stocking stuffers do you love to give/receive?

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  1. I really wanna try this but for some reason, I don't see ELF too much here:( For cheap treats, I've always loved drugstore lipglosses and mascaras.

  2. I just bought this duo last week and it's rocking my world!

  3. How fun! i may need to try this one out!

    xo Rach

  4. i've been real curious about ELF products... since it's so cheap I'm so scared to use it... but with your review i may want to go out and get it now!

    don't forget to enter my giveaway!


  5. I love giving my little sister eye shadow in her stocking. I just got her an elf palette yesterday for her stocking.

  6. I need to start buying elf products...I've heard such great things about them.

  7. I love a cheap beauty buy! :)


  8. I love ELF! I use their bronzer, eyeliner, and some of the cream shadows. It's a great brand and super affordable.

  9. Haven't tried Elf before. will look it up. Since I discovered bronzer..I can't live without it anymore. :)

  10. Gotta love e.l.f! It even sounds appropriate for Christmas ;) I like to give scratch offs, specialty coffees/teas, lipgloss, keychains, etc.


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