I brought this because I had heard some great things about it. I didn't like it. I find ELF products to be a hit or a miss for me and this unfortunately was a miss. I used the tiniest amount on my cheekbones and it still felt quite greasy on my skin. My skin is oily so it made it even more greasy and shiny looking than usual.
When worn , this has the look of high -end high-lighters / illuminators. I bought two shades 'spot-light' and 'lilac petal'. Both are pretty similar. You can achieve a dewy -look or just highlight your cheekbones and inner eye corner. They are thick so you must blend pretty well . You can tap them on or rub them on ...I have a sample version of NARS Orgasm facial illuminator , although it's a deeper shade than the two E.L.F. products...I def think the E.L.F. shimmering facial whip is much better ...and you can actually see it on your skin. It really blends well with foundation , also..for a more subtle look. I love it.
Ok so most people have been complaining about how the product separates in the tube and starts getting watery. Well i think i have found a solution (at least for me). What i do is just place the tube with the tip facing downwards. After i did this, i havent had any problems w/ water squirting out the tube when i use it. The shimmering facial whip is really really similar to Benefits High Beam except that this one may have a teensy more sparkle/shimmer than the HIgh Beam. it also has a nice orange smell to it. make sure you only use a little bit of the shimmer and also make sure you blend it well! I would repurchase because it is SO cheap
This is such a great highlighter for only a dollar. Once applied, it gives you a really nice and natural glow and sheen instead of chunks of noticeable glitter. I apply a tiny dot on my finger, evenly distribute it on my other finger and tap it on both of my cheekbones. This dries fast so make sure you pat quickly instead of rubbing it because its sort of sticky and you'll be pulling on your skin. I will go out and by multiples of these because it sooo afordable and it works great as a highlighter.
I don't know how this works on my face, because the little tube broke at the seam and leaked all over my makeup bag within an hour of purchasing it. Boo on the packaging! But when I swatched it, it blended out really nicely, and did not seem to be to cool toned or frosty, which I was worried about. I am going to buy it again, and handle it like I would a squeeze tube of nitroglycerin.
This is the first shimmering facial whip (not the best product name, imo) I've tried, and I really like it. I use it just as a brow highlighter and in the inner corner of the eye to brighten. I thought it might be a little too frosty for my NC30, but it's not. It may not be too flattering as a highlighter on the cheekbones, but since I have oily skin I don't really plan on using it there anyway. I also like the small tube it comes in, and as other have said, a little goes a long way. another great product from ELF
A little goes a long way with this product. If you overuse you may look too frosty! With that said I love using this product for highlighting my cheekbones and under my brow bone. At $1 this is quite the steal!
I really like these. I've bought them on a few occassions and I'm always happy with them. It has good staying power and gives me a gorgeous glow on the top of my cheekbones.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because for whatever reason when I go to squeeze out product, water comes out at first. It's a water based product so I'm assuming that's why but it's irritating at times. Especially when you aren't thinking about it and water shoots everywhere. lol
This stuff is awesome! I bought this on a whim at Target when I was looking to pick up a few All Over sticks, and because they didn't have the color I wanted, I grabbed this instead. I thought to myself that for $1, it really would not matter if it worked or not. For reference, I have NC 45 skin- so at first it appeared way too frosty to work for me. Not so......today I added a pin-drop to my FitMe foundation and what it has done is wonderful. It gives my face a luminous look that I have not ever had before. It seems almost as if my face has very low, soft backlighting. Needless to say, I AM IN LOVE. Plus the packaging is just right- it's a very tidy little tube with a screw on cap that does not leak any product. Add to that the fact that it's only $1.......how can you go wrong? I noticed that other people have commented on the smell- I have not but that is probably because I mix it in with my foundation. Granted, you don't really get a lot of product, but since you use so little of it and the fact that it only costs $1, I don't see how anyone in their right mind can complain. Lilac Petal, where have you been all my life????
One word of caution- I strongly encourage anywho who tries this to use it sparingly. It is VERY frosty and I can imagine that too much product would make one look ghastly. Better to build it up than try to figure out how to take it off, or get the wrong impression and miss out on a great product.
I love this product. It compares with all the high end illuminating creams I have tried. I didn't give it a five because it is impossible to find where I live.