Saturday, 20 December 2014

ELF Baked Highlighter In Moon Light Pearls (Review+Swatch).

ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls.

Swatch of ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls.

Comparison Swatch: Above; ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls
        Below: The Balm Marylou Manizer.

(Picture Credits: Faryal Pechuho/Curls & Cookies)

What does ELF say about this product?
Create a radiant glow with this illuminating powder that highlights the skin with a sheer wash of shimmering color. Infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting baked shimmering color can be applied wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation.


ELF baked highlighter comes in total three different shades: Moonlight Pearls, Pink Diamonds & Blush Gems. I will be reviewing ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls today. 
This highlighter comes in a small black plastic pan, with a transparent lid on the top which enables the product to be seen. Does not have an in-built mirror. Contains 5g of the product. Packaging is not sturdy.
This is a light golden colored highlighter with prominent silver undertones. I wouldn't say that it is one of the most pigmented highlighters, The pigmentation is fairly moderate. However when used with a wet brush it does enhance the overall look. On my skin (NC 25-30) this highlighter gives more of metallic finish if not blended properly thus blending is the key. When blended properly it imparts a subtle glow to the face. The quantity of the product is enough to last for a very long time.
When compared with The Balm's Marylou Manizer, latter appears more peachy-bronze with gold undertones as compared to the former which has more silver undertones (Picture shown above).
I usually apply this highlighter using Real Technique's Contour Brush.

Price & Availability: I bought this product online from a Facebook page Beauty Enhancers. Worth PKR 500. Can be bought from ELF's Website here worth $3. 

Points in favour:

  • Affordable price tag.
  • Quantity of the product is enough to last for a very long time.
  • Does not enhance facial pores & other flaws much.
  • Easily blended.
  • Imparts a subtle glow to the face. 
Points not in favour:

  • Not very pigmented. Multiple strokes are required to bring out the colour.
  • Gives more of a metallic finish if not blended properly.
  • Fall out in the pan is too much. 
  • Not available at the local drug stores.
  • Packaging is not travel friendly.

For a comparison review with other brand highlighters, please check here.

1 comment:

  1. Assalam o alaikom dear. Thanks alot for ur precious review. Really helpfull. Actually i m in search of a good cheeks illuminator now adays. How about elf shimmering whipe?


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