I really love this stuff. I've been eyeing it for a while. Every time I venture into Target I stand there & stare at the stuff contemplating if I should bother. Well, one day I finally took the plunge and man, I'm so glad I did! This stuff is the business in a small tube! While it appears beige in the tube, the underlying pigment is definitely lilac. A little goes a very long way. It is watery, so I shake the tube before I open it. I apply it on my cheekbones, brow bones, and inner corners of my eyes and the effects are amazing. My face is brighter, I look more awake, and I get a ton of compliments. I would like to try this stuff in the other shades, just to see if any others are more complimentary. For $1, I'll buy them all!
The packaging is awful!
First, a bunch of runny liquid came out.
Then, once the actual product came out, too much came out at once, and it was really hard to use - I'll have to squeeze it onto a piece of paper/palette or something next time, then use a brush to apply and blend it in.
Waaay too difficult to use.
Very beautiful highlighter, also quite pigmented. It has just the right creamy consistency to make it really easy to apply. The only con really is the squeeze tube, it's easy to get too much product out. It smells of oranges but the scent doesn't bother me too much. The only problem is that sometimes a weird liquid comes out instead of the actual product and even shaking the tube doesn't help.
I'm convinced that if this was packed in a nicer bottle/tube it could be mistaken for a HE product.
I have poured this into a different container and it hasn't dried out and it works much better than the tube, you just have to squeeze out the liquid first.
BTW if you like this product but e.l.f.'s Shimmer palette, the second color is identical to ''Lilac petal'', just so much easier to use. It's only 3 dollars (4€ in Europe) and you get three other colors as well.
This is a VERY pigmented and VERY shimmery cream highlighter that comes in a tube. The color is more of a silvery taupe and has no trace of lilac as the name, "Lilac Petal" suggests. It has a subtle sugary orange scent which does not linger. The tube should last quite a while as all you need is a few dabs. When I applied it directly to my cheek it seemed to dry quickly making it difficult to spread around and was VERY shimmery. I prefer to mix a TINY amount with my moisturizer for a subtle glow. Unfortunately, when I tried it as an all over glow (mixed with moisturizer) my face was still too shimmery. It's best used as a highlighter (cheeks, brow bone, Cupid's bow).
I believe a more warmer tone may work better for me in the summertime when I'm tan (maybe Toasted or Golden Peach).
E.L.F. Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal
So I heard that this was a pretty decent facial highlighter and I knew that they carried it at my local Target so I picked a tube up and decided to try it out. After using it for a week and a little trial and error, I've decided that I like it and I'm going to order more.
Pro vs. Cons
1. Great Pigmentation
2. Nice shimmer and highlight.
3. Creamy formula that dries well with no greasy feel.
4. Several different colors/shades that can easily match and compliment any skin tone.
1. That great pigmentation means that it can be very easy to overdo it.
2. Thick formula can make it a little difficult to blend in well.
The biggest complaint that I have heard about the product is that it's hard to blend in well. There is definitely some truth to this since it is quite thick and dries rather quickly as I discovered the night I first tried it and my cheekbones wound up bearing a strong resemblance to those of The Silver Surfer. There is a cheap and easy fix to this, however: Take a small dab of your regular facial moisturizer or your foundation, and mix it with the amount of the whip you need for highlighting. This thins out the product and provides the same kind of subtle glow and highlight that I get from Benefit High Beam, but without the associated price tag.
Wow. I cannot believe that this amazing little product is only a dollar! I bought the shade Lilac Petal and on my NC15 skin it looks gorgeous. The applicator is a tube, so you squeeze the amount you want and then apply. I squeeze 3 tiny dots along my cheekbones and then tap it in, not rubbing. It makes me look awake and gives me a natural glow. The smell is pretty fantastic; not strong at all but sort of like citrusy fruit loops? It goes away after a while. If you want to experiment with highlighter, definitely get this. I am going to buy it again once I run out.
I'm in love! This is great stuff. Only $5 in NZ which is pretty good considering how much we have to pay for makeup over here. I love mixing up products so I use this with some Clinique redness solutions and Revlon Colourstay and I have to say it looks great. Fantastic for my very dry skin. (I never look glowy or dewy).
EDIT: I'm on my second tube as the first one split and went everywhere :( this tube is separating like crazy, shimmering water shoots out at me every morning before I put this on. I do like the end result though. Just ordered the d/c'ed Revlon Bare It All Super Lusterous highlighter so I'm hoping that will be HG.
It's nice and dewy and a good price, but I had the unfortunate experience of the product separating in the tube. Even when I shake it up before I squeeze, watery liquid always spurts out. Plus, the tube is so tiny. However, I don't use highlighters all too often and just have one for that time once in a blue moon where I want to either experiment with shimmer or add it to my foundation for a glow. Therefore, I would repurchase. I'm not going to invest too much money into something I barely use so this is perfect for me.
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.