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on 10/14/2016 7:52:00 AM
More reviews by Typeh0enegative
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Let me start out by saying that loving makeup and being too broke to buy most high end products is a boat that many of us have been in. This highlighter (elf shimmering facial whip in spotlight ) is a HOLY GRAIL of mine. I'm one of those girls who will spend atleast 30 minutes making sure you can see my highlighter from Pluto. At first when trying this product I got very annoyed and frustrated with it. Being insanely pale and finding a highlighter that doesn't look to yellowish on my skin is a very, very hard thing to do. ESPECIALLY with being on a budget. So after four tries and failing to make this highlighter work. I had a bright idea. (Almost as bright as my highlight was soon to be. ) I mixed it with water. And BAM. I was brighter than vegas lights. This highlighter really takes "a little goes a long way " to a whole new level. Absolute favorite product when it comes to highlighting. And I do mean even over high end products.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 10/8/2015 6:06:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
A DS dupe for MAC Strobe Cream (finally!)...I will always repurchase this! I wish I could stock up but I'm worried of it separating althou a tube Idk how long it lasts. Also i want to say how gr8 ELF customer service is. I had a lipgloss doe foot from my subscription box break off & not only did they replace the lipgloss promptly they emailed me a $5 coupon! I've had a few issues b4 w things breaking or Ive ordered $75+ worth of stuff a few times & if an item is damaged or missing they always provide a $5 coupon & replace the item. And u can get a lot of stuff for $5! Anyways I got Spotlight & Golden Peach recently & love them. For a $1 get outta here! I have Lilac too but I can't find it atm but I think Spotlight is my fave facial whip. It's dewy & lovely pearlescent on my cheekbones, bridge of nose & Cupid's bow. I've been experimenting w it. It needs to be shaken up. It's neat mixed w fdtn. Overall a top notch product & cruelty-free! Added extra credit bonus points highlight nerds like me use this with Gotta Glow "blush" (powder hi liter Nars Albatross dupe) for extra hi lite/strobe look. No need for MAC nor Nars. I love all things ELF also!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 12/2/2014 3:17:00 AM
More reviews by Chanel1993
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I actually like this product I found it for a $1 at the dollar tree and its a great hilighter I didn't want to spend so much money on a hilighter so I've been using shimmery pale lipsticks and eyeshadows to hilight with but this product is perfect it doesn't make me look glittery and it gives me a nice dewy look I like so it's perfect and the price you can't beat
on 9/28/2014 10:53:00 AM
More reviews by Steelermummeh
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
Edit: I don't know whether or not E.L.F just loves me better (I'm kidding!), but mine has had no runniness/texture problems at all. Weird.E.L.F and I are involved in something of a love/hate relationship. About 60% of products I've used have left a definite "meh" impression. The other 40% though, are marvellous. There seems to be no middle ground for me.So! The last major haul included a little tube of the Facial Whip in Spotlight.(Is that the full size? I haven't had coffee yet and I can't for the life of me read the teeny tiny letters)I applied the first steps of my usual "face" which currently consists of a combined moisturizer/SPF30 (Pur-lisse)*, primer (Monistat...yep, I'm hooked) and Wet & Wild Cover-All in fair-light. Then I thought "hmmmm.....okay, why not?". I applied the Whip using unbelievably small dots to each brow-bone, the centre of my nose, and a bit on the middle forehead.It looks shiny as all heck, but it does leave a definite hint of shimmery goodness.Then I set it all with HD powder (today it's E.L.F's Studio), added a bit of bronzer and spritzed with E.L.F's Mist & Set.And therein lies the key. If you have oily or even combination skin, you'll want to mattify this a bit. Please mattify. Mattification is our friend and saves us from looking like we've just dunked our head in a pool of melted lard.It's actually pretty good stuff! I haven't tried the Benefit version, and I'm not convinced the (horribly) more expensive would be better at all; I won't be using this every day and since a miniscule amount is all I need, it wouldn't make sense to pay more for it. So that's about it. It is a perhaps surprisingly adept little highlighter. Will buy again.(* the reason I'm fine with SPF 30 - relatively low protection - is because I live in the Pacific North West and seriously the climate doesn't exactly scream "ARRRRGH sunshine!". Also, I rarely leave the house)
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on 5/16/2014 5:26:00 AM
More reviews by bowlspice
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
The colour isn't very flattering and is hard to blend onto the face but one way you can make it work is to mix in with foundation. So for the price its not bad at all.
on 6/5/2013 4:39:00 PM
More reviews by Crimsonbury
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
Maybe I just got a bad bottle or something, cause this stuff was awful. It was the consistency of water, except with shimmer in it. How are you supposed to apply it like that? I tried shaking it, I dipped a brush in it, I even put it in the fridge for a bit to see if that would help, but it was completely useless. Wasn't impressed at all. Eventually it leaked so I threw it out after only having it for like a week....
on 5/28/2013 5:04:00 PM
More reviews by kikidoll27
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
NOTE: It seems elf has some manufacturing issues with this. I keep seeing reviews saying this is 'watery'. Mine is more of a cream, only slightly thinner. Thicker than high beam or sun beam though, thinner than, say, a cream blush (NYC bulshable cream sticks).I am a highlighter junkie. So when I saw these facial whip thingies for a dollar a pop, I was dubious. A dollar? Really? But I still bought two (Spotlight and Golden Peach). I have to say, I enjoy them a lot.Spotlight is a shimmery white, similar to Benefit's High Beam in color and appearence once on the skin, however the texture of the two is vastly different. I have to say, I prefer the elf one's texture! High beam is more of a liquid (shimmery white water, almost, only slightly denser) while the shimmering facial whip is more of a gel-cream in my opinion, easier to work with and doesn't smudge makeup like High Beam.The packaging is better than High Beam, which comes in a nail polish like cylandrical bottle with a brush applicator (like a nailpolish, again), while the elf one is in a squeezy tube. I find the elf one to be more practical.Overall, the elf shimmering facial whip is a great budget buy! I definitely like it and may repurchase-- not sure. I've heard the Rimmer Wake Up highlighters are good, but they haven't hit my area yet. When they do I'll try the white one, but for now this is my every day highlighter.The only gripe I have is that the logo rubbed off already after around seven to ten uses. Cheap-o! But for a dollar, what can you expect? And, after all, I prefer this to a twenty six dollar highlighter, so I'm willing to forgive the logo coming off.
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 1/22/2013 3:52:00 PM
More reviews by Barbie456
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I have this in Lilac Petal, and I really like it. It's not overly shimmery, which is nice. I'd say that the only downside is that it's a little difficult to blend, but its nothing too bad. That citrus-y smell people talk about isn't really all that bad. So, overall it's a great product considering its only $1!
on 11/24/2012 9:46:00 PM
More reviews by Ispania
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
For one $ it's ok , I can work with it. However my fist impression was quite bad( I got it twoonths ago). The product separeted and first water came out then shimmer. For those who are on budget it ok , but still better add some bucks and buy something better. I gave it three lips only because it looks ok on face, otherwise I would give one lippi.
on 10/1/2012 3:17:00 PM
More reviews by poogle17
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
When I first put some of this product on my wrist before applying it to my face, I thought 'what a nightmare.' It was watery and all the ingredients appeared to have separated but this really is a brilliant product. After shaking the tube a little, I applied it just above my cheekbones and under my eyes and it worked as a great highlighter. It cost me only £1.50 so for the price you can't go wrong and it's a good inexpensive alternative to YSL touche eclat. I would give it a 5 but it's very messy and this lets it down. Overall a really good highlighter and I would recommend this to anyone, one of my favourite products from e.l.f yet!
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