Availability: e.l.f. Cosmetics
Price: $3.00 each
This multi-use highlighter instantly transforms and enhances features with its glowing veil of warmth and luminosity. When used or layered for optimum effect, it reduces the appearance of dullness, dark circles and minimized discoloration. The lightweight, velvety formula provides a fresh and silky finish for a healthy and natural looking lit-from-within glow.
Eyes Lips Face (aka e.l.f.) offers 3 shades of their Radiance Enhancers from the Studio line. The shades are: Spotlight, Sunrise, and Golden.
This product comes in pen-like packaging. The base of the pens click as you turn them and dispense product through the bristles at the other end of the pen. This packaging isn’t ideal since you’d normally wash a brush at least every few applications to get rid of bacteria. It’s not practical to wash these brushes since you’d expose the product to soap and water.
Spotlight is a very, very light, frosty pink. Sunrise is a shimmery bronze. Golden is a classic, shimmery gold.
These act as illuminators/highlighters and are thin in consistency. They are very easy to blend out.
The illuminating effect you get is subtle and most appropriate for daytime. The shimmers are incredibly finely milled and won’t show any noticeable glitter particles.
The wear-life is decent. If you set it with a powder, you can get all-day wear. Otherwise, expect the highlighter to last about 4 hours before slight fading.
Ease of Use: 9/10
These are easy to blend out and apply. You do have to spend time clicking the pen sometimes and wait for the product to dispense. The highlighter layers somewhat, but the effect is natural, so layering won’t intensify the effect greatly.
The pen packaging and narrow brush makes precise application possible. You can directly apply these highlighters to the bridge of the nose, under the brows, and on the cupid’s bow.
For just $3.00 you get 3.7 grams (0.13 ounces) of illuminator. Most other liquid illuminators cost around $25, so you are getting a great deal with this product.