Another quick review on an Elf product, before I put it into my "gone and forgotten" makeup bag. Obviously, it's not one of my favourites!
Just to clear things out, I'm not ditching all the Elf Studio Blush shades:
I'm only referring to the Golden Glow highlighter, the alleged Nars Albatross dupe.
* the price/quantity of product ratio
* no complaints about the packaging
* looks great- on your legs. When seen at a distance...
* the colour is too chalky! See the unblended swatch below: it seems like there's too much
white base in the formula than golden shimmer...
* it may be a golden highlighter, which would be a brilliant choice for medium to dark
skintones, but somehow when worn on the skin, it manages to maintain an icy white
base underneath all that shimmer... It ain't pretty, for sure!
* the shimmer particles are bigger than those of a good-quality undetectable highlighter,
thus accentuating flaws on the skin
* it feels and looks powdery
Now that I think of it, I may be biased against all powder highlighters; ever since I tried out the Dior Amber Diamond powder, all the rest seem to fall short of expectations... I still use the other highlighters in my little collection, despite knowing they won't look as gorgeous as the Dior one- but I would never, ever use the Elf Gotta Glow highlighter again on my face. No siree!!!
If you really want to try a highlighting product by Elf, I would recommend you the Shimmering Facial Whip: it may have flaws in its composition as well, though compared to this Gotta Glow highlighting powder, the €1,70 facial whip sits so much nicely on the skin!
I feel so bad for being MIA during last week, I've been terribly busy and I missed you all!
So come along, leave me a comment and say hi!