The packaging is very different. It's in a neat little box. It's actually the only thing that bugs me about it because the bronzer is located pretty far down in the box, so there is not a lot of room for your brush to move around, but I make it work just fine.
The original brush that is included in the bronzer is a flat contour brush that gets into the hollow of your cheek great, but it sheds a lot, so I quit using it.
The color may look too dark for fair skin, but it is actually a very buildable bronzer. I think the color is gorgeous on just about anyone. It is incredible on slightly tan to really tan skin. I would advise if you are really fair, to use just enough to see slightly, but too much will make fair skin look muddy.
The diagram shown explains the triangle of light on your face for definition and depth.
I will go around my face with bronzer tracing a "3" on my face. Start at the top of the forehead, and draw a 3. The middle part of the 3 is the hollow of your cheekbones and that is where I focus most of the bronzer.
Suck in and where the hollow is, is where you will contour on your face. The hollow is approximately the space from the top of your ear to the top corner of your mouth. Stop about an inch before your mouth, and continue the 3 along your jawbone.
I also put a little bit of bronzer on the side of my nose in the shadow.
If you want your face to lose a few pounds, this is definitely the way to do it!
You can purchase the e.l.f. blush brush for a couple of bucks at Target or anywhere where e.l.f is sold
mentioned. This is my own personal opinion on this purchased item and how I apply it***