E.L.F. Studio Baked Highlighter


19 reviews

84% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$


on 10/9/2015 6:55:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I have these in Blush Gems & Pinktastic. These are fabu! I use them in place of blush because blush tends to overwhelm my round face w glasses. There is simply no room for a pink blush without looking like I have tiger stripes swiped under what's reflecting on the corners of my lower outer lenses of the glasses. They impart a wonderful glow. Not too OTT or disco ball. I do the same thing w the elf shimmering facial whip if I don't use one of these...highest part of cheekbone (which is hard to determine when u have a pudgy round face lol), inner corner of eyes, top of bridge of nose, & Cupid's arrow. I will get Moonlight next time! --> obsessed w anything elf! I'm trying to do my shimmer more subtly as I'm going for a softer focus but oh my these 2 are lovely! But I probably won't quit buying MAC ;)

on 8/4/2015 8:31:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Just purchased Blush Gems from eBay and despite all the reviews saying it has no glitter and that it has a velvety texture, mine needs several swipes to pick up product and it's full of tiny glitter sparkles. When lightly swatched all you see is glitter and no actual color. I have to layer and layer and by the time I get the highlight to adhere to my skin...I'm FULL of glitter. When swatched with my finger somehow it looks like the online swatches I've seen comparing it to Soft & Gentle. :(

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have these in the shade "blush gems" and "pinktastic" (which is technically labeled as a blush, but it's 100% definitely a highlighter). These highlighters aren't very pigmented per se, but they still create a beautiful sheen to the skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/20/2015 11:31:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

In the pan this looks almost scary, like it would turn you into a disco ball. Thankfully, not true. I have this in Moonlight Pearls, and it gives a really pretty glow to the cheekbones. Nothing garish or OTT at all. The closest thing I have to compare this to is Wet 'n Wild's discontinued cult fave All Over Shimmer powder. Swatched side-by-side (I have a backup of WnW) they are very, very close - main difference is the E.L.F.'s is just a tad more golden. Price-wise, they're also on the same playing field. This is a keeper! ;-)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/13/2015 10:31:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have the shade Moonlight Pearls, which is a champagne-y gold shade.

+ great pigmentation
+ no glitter, just a nice soft shimmer/shine
+ light gold shade
+ stays all day, doesn't make my entire face sparkly
+ makes a great longlasting eyeshadow too
+ price

- feels slightly chalky and dry

Again I'm very satisfied with another e.l.f. baked product!

on 1/28/2015 8:19:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have the pink shade which isn't too pink for my skin tone!! This is my favorite highlighter!! Will def buy more!!

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have a very limited experience with highlighters, but I actually like this one. I got it in Blush Gems, which is a beautiful shimmery-taupe. As in the rest of the reviews, I was a little disappointed in the packaging, but other than hat it goes on nice and stays. Great for beginners with highlighting.

on 11/21/2014 12:16:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I got this in Blush Gems because I read the color payoff (not formula!) was similar to Mac's Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle, which it really is.

This is a beautiful color, a sort of champagne and rose-gold mixture. It can be a little difficult to work at first in the sense that its baked and pretty hard, but once you break through that top coating you get to the glorious goody parts! I feel like this shade and its mixture will work for a variety of skintones and shades. AND it's only 3 bucks!

The only con is that the packaging sucks, its really flimsy and cheap looking. I depotted, so that's no biggie for me but I think its worth a mention.

With each new Elf product I try, I find myself more and more impressed. You really can't go wrong picking these up from your local drugstore or online.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 11/3/2014 4:30:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Blue

After reading some good reviews on this highlighter, I decided to give it a try since I did not yet own a highlighter and wanted to start with something low end. For the price, this is definitely worth trying but if you're a highlighter connoisseur then you might disagree.
I thought the packaging was a bit odd in that the actual product sits higher than the edges of the pan so this poses an issue for loss of product that falls over the edge. The colour itself (I bought Moonlight Pearls) is beautiful and I believe it would be very versatile given that it is neutral toned.
Initially, I was disappointed with this product as it was quite glittery, but I have since found that most of the glitter seemed to sit on the top layer of product so after a few uses, the glitteriness was considerably less. If I really take the time to buff it into my skin then the result is quite a nice glow with a subtle shimmer.
I go for true glow rather than glitter and if it weren't for the shimmer then I would love this product - but that's just personal preference really and I can easily seeing this being a favourite for other makeup lovers!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 10/28/2014 9:34:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this highlighter in Moonlight Pearl for $7 its my first ever highlighter, but I love it! It makes my cheekbones look amazing! It provides slight shimmer and I'll definitely buy it again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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