20/03/2012

Elf review: Studio Blush


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.



     Pros:
* the price/quantity of product ratio
* no complaints about the packaging
* looks great- on your legs. When seen at a distance...

     Cons:
* 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

    swatch of Gotta Glow highlighter, unblended

    swatch, blended

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!

Evi   xx

14 comments:

  1. hi! i wanna try elf's products so bad! i never tried it out yet! shaaame!

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    1. Oh you totally should try some Elf! They're so inexpensive and the customer service is brilliant ;)

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  2. den ta exw dokimasei pote...me exete prijei oles..8a kanw paragelia TELOS!!
    :)

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    1. Ναι ρε, να κάνεις μια μικρή παραγγελία όταν βάλουν κανένα καλό κωδικό! Πες το και σε καμιά φίλη σου για να μοιραστείτε και το shipping ;)
      xx

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  3. Yeah, i can see the "white base" as you said. Too bad! Wouldn't this work as an eyeshadow though? Or is it too white / chalky even for that? :(

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    1. I haven't tried it as an eyeshadow yet, but I think it should still look powdery and light- in an non-flattering way! Elf fail :(
      xx

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  4. Mmm και ηθελα να το δοκιμασω..
    Οποτε θα παρω facial whip !
    xxx

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    1. Ναι, άστο καλύτερα Άρτεμη!
      Το facial whip είναι καλύτερο ;)
      xx

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  5. Για τους λόγους που αναφέρεις απέφυγα να το αγοράσω...και απ' ότι φαίνεται καλά έκανα!! :))

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    1. Τη γλίτωσες, δηλαδή! Κατά τα άλλα, τα υπόλοιπα Studio blushes δεν πρέπει να έχουν καμία σχέση με την απόχρωση Gotta Glow...
      xx

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  6. hmm even though you seem to not be too thrilled with this product, i really like how it looks in your swatted photo, and since my skin IS darker, i think it would work well for me. maybe i will have to purchase it. the product is so cheap anyway, that just to buy it to try it is possible and affordable :)

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    1. That's the main virtue with all Elf products- they're so cheap that you won't ever regret buying from them, even if some of their products suck in the end!
      xx

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  7. What products from elf would you generally recommend? And i have a post on my blog about mac products. You can check it out and help me a bit :P

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    1. Definitely the Studio blush&bronzer duo, the mineral eyeshadows and the Studio powder brush!
      xx

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