Hey there my favorite people in the world. Its review time as you have probably gathered by the tittle being the name of a product. This one does have a lot of buzz around it so I thought I’d share my experience with it. Now let’s jump straight in!
Does it work with many skin tones?: I own the shade Moonlight pearls and I find it to be quite a versatile shade. It will definitely still work on paler skin tones and even medium to fair skin tones. It’s not a white toned highlighter so if you have a tan going on it won’t give you a white case because it’s a more pearl/champagne shade.
Is it overly glittery? I don’t find it to be overly glittery it just gives you a nice pretty glow
Is it too natural? It’s not too subtle, you’ll have a nice pretty glow but it isn’t the BAM! In your face type of highlight.
Is it available in many shades? There are three shades readily available – moonlight pearls, Blush gems and Pink diamonds. The shade Apricot glow is fairly new and is available on the US elf site.
Day or night appropriate?: It would work both ways
Where is it best for applying on the face? The cheekbones is my favorite place to wear highlighter.
Price: $8 – $10 AUD
Formula? The highlighter being baked means you can use it as per normal or you can spritz your makeup brush and apply it wet for a more intense finish.
Pigmentation: When I first purchased this the pigmentation was awful and I was quite disappointed. Even though this highlighter is very affordable it got so much hype I was excited to discover an affordable highlighter that was amazing. But it literally had little to know pigmentation. Fast forward a while later, I mentioned on Instagram how disappointing it was and you guys suggested I scrape off the top layer. I did as you guys suggested and what do you know the pigmentation improved. It’s still not crazy pigmented but it’s now useable.
Highlighter on fleek?: It gives a nice highlight, it’s not a highlighter on fleek to my standards but it still gets a thumbs up.
Pros: A very wearable shade, affordable, gives you a pretty glow (once you scrape off the top layer!), you can apply it dry or wet. Its available in a couple of shades.
Cons: It’s not as intense as I’d like it to be, pigmentation is a bit iffy and you have to scrape it to get any use out of it.
Overall thoughts: It’s a nice highlighter but from all the buzz I heard about it – it didn’t live up to the fuss for me. I’m not slamming it as harshly because it is affordable. If this was an expensive highlighter – steam would be coming out of my ears let me tell you. But Now that I’ve scraped the top layer I can use it and it does give you a nice glow. I still recommend you guys check it out, especially if you are yet to enter the world of highlighters, go with an affordable option first.
Would I repurchase?: No.
And that wraps up this review. Have you guys tried this highlighter by Elf? What are your thoughts? Any application tips. Drop it in the comments below and let’s have a conversation. I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post.