Product Review | Ofra Cosmetics Snuggle Up Blush + Highlighter Duo and Hot Cocoa Bronzer + Highlighter Duo
Product Review | Ofra Cosmetics Snuggle Up Blush + Highlighter Duo in Belini Blush and Star Island Highlighter and Hot Cocoa Bronzer + Highlighter Duo in Limited Edition Bronzer and Rodeo Drive Highlighter, ($35, Ulta.com)
Product Details (from Ulta's website):
Snuggle Up Blush and Highlighter Duo: Wrap your cheeks in Ofra Cosmetics' Snuggle Up Blush & Highlighter Duo.
This holiday edition compact features a pairing of fan faves Bellini Blush (neutral pinky-peach) and Star Island Highlighter (warm ivory). Ofra's liquid-to-baked technology is made with pearls and the richest pigments to create a smooth highlight and blush formula that melts into the skin and lasts from day to night.
Bellini (a neutral pinky-peach)
Star Island (warm ivory)
Hot Cocoa Bronzer and Highlighter Duo: Warm up your cheeks with Ofra Cosmetics' Hot Cocoa Bronzer & Highlight Compact. This holiday edition compact features a match up of a Limited Edition Bronzer (warm bronze shimmer) and Rodeo Drive Highlighter (champagne gold). Ofra's liquid-to-baked technology is made with pearls and the richest pigments to create a smooth highlight and blush formula that melts into the skin and lasts from day to night.
Limited Edition Bronzer (warm bronze shimmer)
Rodeo Drive (champagne gold)
Review: The very first product I purchased from Ofra Cosmetics was their Beverly Hills highlighter wheel. Being from L.A., it was a must-have and it did not disappoint. However, it did not make it through my declutter due to have similar shades to others ones that I owned I enjoyed more. These blush/bronzer and highlighter duos from Ofra went on sale at Ulta for $14.50 and they instantly went into my cart. To be honest, $35 for this compact was a bit much in my opinion so purchasing them on sale was indeed a better deal. Both products come in a white and green box with black typography. The products are housed in a white square compact with a nice sized mirror. I believe these redesigned packaging look a lot more luxe then their old ones.
I have always loved peach and coral-toned blushes so the Belini Blush and Star Island duo called my name instantly. Belini is a matte blush although it is hard pressed so it is not too powdery and blends nicely on the skin. It is buildable so you can use a light or heavy hand to achieve your desired pigmentation. The blush is also long-wearing. The Star Island highlighter is a little too light for my liking but a light hand of this highlighting powder provides a nice sheer sheen on the skin; leaving with small specks of beautiful shimmer instead of chunky glitter.
I did not intend to buy the bronzer duo however it came with the Rodeo Drive highlighter which was a shade I have been wanting to try for the longest time but somehow did not want to pull the trigger for a $35 full size pan. I had no expectations for the bronzer to begin with since I was in it for the highlighter; however, I was surprised with the formula and pigmentation. It has a slight sheen which is perfect for bronzing the skin. It gives the skin a nice sun kissed look with a little bit of natural sheen. The Rodeo Drive highlighter is everything I expected. Since purchasing this duo a while back, there are many days where I have only used the bronzer and highlighter and skipped the blush altogether. It is perfect for medium to deeper skin tones.
The formula of all of these powders are beautiful. They are creamy, easy to blend and melts into the skin. They are all long-wearing and the highlighters are exactly what they are - beaming although with a light hand you can sheer it out and achieve a natural glow. I definitely recommend the duos as you get a ton of product and you also get a variety of powders.