March 4, 2016

Beauty Review: Elf's Baked Highlighter


So I know for a fact that I'm not the only one out there with a broke girl mentality. I'm not the only one that clutches her purse a little to tightly when it comes to spending some coin. But that doesn't mean I like to look sub-par, I personally like to believe that reasonable prices shouldn't mean bad quality. Not that spending a $150 on a product that's completely worth it is a bad thing, but I'm a lowly high school senior and I ain't there yet. That's why products like Elf's Backed Highlighter in Blush Gems is such a life saver.

I've just left that beaming stage of applying highlight and that's great for glam makeup, but I've really been trying to go the more natural route. I've been looking for a product that doesn't have large particles because it has the tendency of looking like straight glitter (which isn't bad), I wanted something that would give a subtle glow. And this highlight does that. It's really pigmented, so a little goes a long way, and the pink undertones really suits my mocha caramel skin tone. It's build-able, so that strobed look can be achieved.

The only thing I don't like about it, is that its a little hard to pick up the pigment with a brush so a finger or even a sponge is preferred, and the actual products texture is a little chalky. But it blends really well and look really natural, like your glowing from within. I got this product for the beautiful price of $3 at Target.