HG HG HG! Why there aren't more reviews for this product I just don't know. I was looking for an inexpensive alternative highlighter as a sub for my NARS Multiple in Copacabana, which is $$$. I still love the Copacabana, but this ELF shimmer palette is simply amazing. FYI, I use both for highlighting the brow bone, cheek bone, the cupid bow area of the lip etc - not for eyeshadow base or eyeshadow color or lipcolor so can't speak for those uses. But as a highlighter, wow! What I love about this is that it is so soft, subtle, blendable, sheer, silky, shimmery but not glittery. I also got the All Over Color sticks in various colors, which are okay, but you have to try this shimmer palette if you are looking for that soft shimmer highlighter. And when I say shimmer, I don't mean glitter chunky shimmer, I mean glowy. The All Over Color sticks are thicker and less blendable in comparison. In comparison to the NARS Multiple (I have only tried Copacabana), this is definitely more subtle so it depends on what you are looking for. I can't really notice that much difference in the palette colors it comes with when I put them on (there are 4, an ivory-ish, a peach-ish, a gold-ish, and a pink-ish). And I don't use the brush it comes with, just my fingers, but the little brush seems like it could be useful for something else, maybe a lip brush or a small precision eye brush, I'll have to see, but the brush does seem like it is of ELF studio brush quality. BTW, how I know something is HG for me is when I feel the intense need to purchase back-ups (just in case!) even though I just got the product - I just got two more.
I was really surprised by this. I use it as a highlighter on the tops of my cheeks and then sweep it up to my browbone. It actually lasts all day. It goes on smooth but needs a few layers. I like this about it because it makes it harder to screw up the application, leaving me less likely to look like a disco ball. Unbelievable price and it will last awhile. The brush it comes with is not suitable for its intended use, but it does make a great eyeliner brush.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I have been looking and looking for a good highlighter for the top of my cheekbones and this is it! I have tried other brands but the are always to glittery or to just fade away fast. I use this stuff whenever I want the extra glow. I am a performer and it stays after a two hour show of dancing ! the packaging is really nice also. The brush is worthless for this purpose but I will use it for eye shadow. I apply the product with my finger tip and blend ( :
This product surprised me the most, i got it specifically to add a little brightness to my eyes in the inner corners, and this is wonderful for that. the product is a creamy smooth gel-like consistency that i apply with my finger, however the little brush included works well for smaller areas.
I find i use this on my lids almost every day, it just wakes up my face - in a subtle way. it does crease on my oily lids after about 5 hours though. so i would not think this is the best e/s base out there. but the sparkle is sheer and the four colors are all very subtle.
the packaging is wonderful on teh studio line, slick black with a nice feel. I dont think i'll ever hit pan or run out of this, but it is a wonderfull little surprise from ELF.
I purchased 0.198 oz./5.6 g E.L.F. Studio Shimmering Palette during E.L.F.'s 75% off Studio line sale (retails for $3.00). The shimmers are very creamy and opaque, so you don't need to use a lot of product. The compact comes with a mini applicator brush as well as a small rectangle mirror embedded into the underside of the lid. There is clear plastic on the lid which makes it easier to find colours without having to open the compact.
PRODUCT INFORMATION: The weightless and creamy shimmers instantly illuminate the eyes, lips and face. Gives skin a healthy natural glow. Mix and match colors to create your unique look.
DIRECTIONS: Apply a dab of the shimmer to desired location and blend in. Can be worn alone or as a base for your other makeup.