I’m playing with e.l.f. products lately, so I hope you don’t mind that I’m gonna have all those reviews popping up quite often. Today’s star though is the e.l.f. Studio Pressed Powder. It is another super affordable product – only $3.
Out of 6 shades I’ve ordered the darkest one for me which is Coco and I will explain you why.
Long story short, I’ve heard from a very reputable ukrainian MUA that this particular e.l.f. Studio Pressed Powder shade is a perfect one for contouring on most skin tones. She said it doesn’t have any strong red or orange undertones and she is using it on all her clients.
I was so excited to hear that. Because c’mon, there is barely any cosmetic brand who would beat e.l.f. prices, but we all know that with e.l.f. it’s always hit and miss. That’s why, when I hear good reviews on some of the e.l.f. products from MUAs I trust, I want to try them myself and pass that information to you :)
e.l.f. Studio Pressed Powder comes with a sponge too, which I don’t care about at all. And it has a good mirror also.
Made of black matte plastic, very sturdy packaging. Sometimes I experience troubles opening it. But I can live with that.
If you are getting this powder for contouring, be aware to not grab too much powder on the brush! It is extremely pigmented. And if you have pale/light skin… OMG. The tiniest amount is enough to contour both of my cheek bones!
Very soft and smooth. It is quite powdery, so make sure you’re not swirling your brush in it way too hard. I barely touch the surface of this powder to get enough product.
Since this is such a pigmented powder, sometimes you may experience troubles with blending it seamlessly if you applied too much at once.
Some fading observed after 6 hrs of wear time. But it was still there after a total of 12 hrs. So not too bad!
Now, my final thoughts. I do think the e.l.f. Studio Pressed Powder in Coco is a good shade for contouring indeed. Even though, I’ve read that some of the people find this powder appearing with a strong red undertone on their skin, I didn’t experience that in my case. But since the price is so affordable, it is worth trying! Maybe you will end up loving it.
A lot of bloggers say that e.l.f. Studio Pressed Powder would be a dupe for MAC’s Studio Fix powder, but since I don’t have that one I can’t confirm the information. If you did though, please let me know, maybe I should stock on some lighter shades too.