Want to know my thoughts on the ELF Baked Bronzer in St Lucia?
I’ve mentioned many times that I struggle when it comes to finding bronzers that are suitable for my pale, fair complexion. Often I end up looking like a muddy, orange mess. I actually look more like I haven’t had a wash in a few weeks rather than tanned which is the look I aim for. Although I struggle with bronzers, there are a handful which I find compatible with my skin those being W7 Honolulu, ELF Healthy Glow in Luminance and the VIVO Baked Bronzer in Healthy Glow, all of which I mentioned in my bronzers for pale skin post however, I’m always keen to discover more that work for me as lets face it, variety is the spice of life and I like having options. One bronzer I’ve had in my collection for a little while which has sadly been sat, feeling a little neglected is the ELF Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia. Because it’d been sat for so long, I thought I’d whip it out and give it a whirl and that’s exactly what I did and for the past few weeks I’ve used it non-stop.
The ELF Baked Bronzer in St Lucia is a very affordable product, retailing at just £3.59 on the Eyes Lips Face website. The ELF Baked Bronzer range contains four shades, Maui, Los Cabos, Bora Bora and of course the lightest shade which I own, St Lucia. Also while I’m talking about the shades, hats off to ELF for the quirky names after some of the most gorgeous destinations around the globe. Anyway, back to St Lucia. It’s a very pale brown colour with a slightly orange tone to it. It has a Satin Finish which I find works really well at brightening up the skin and giving it a more awake look however, for me contouring with St Lucia is a big no no because of this. When built up on the cheeks and jaw line it can look very muddy and unattractive. However I have been liking it as a eyeshadow crease colour teamed up with a nice bronze brown which some may think is a little strange but I find it works rather well. As for the texture and pigmentation, it’s not the most pigmented bronzer out there but it does show up on the skin and can be easily blended out for a super natural finish but do keep in mind that because it is a baked product it can be used wet for intense pigmentation. The texture of it is very lightweight and silky, something I adore in face products. Wear time? On an average day it stays put for roughly 5 hours which isn’t too bad at all.
In terms of the packaging, it comes in a domed plastic compact with a clear lid. Personally I’ve not the biggest fan as I feel like it’s a little weak and it can be hard to store but so far I’ve not had any major issues with it which is a plus. Overall, it’s not a bad bronzer. I’m not going to lie and say it’s the best bronzer I’ve ever tried in my entire life and that it works amazingly well on my pale skin, because it isn’t and it doesn’t but I guess it does the trick and for the price it is good.
Are you a fan of baked bronzers?