As I was getting ready for Jenn’s wedding and gathering make-up products, I knew that we would be using a highlighter. If you’ve never used a highlighter, you must try it. It’s not something I would use every day, but it looks great for a more jazzed up look, and it looks especially fabulous in photos.
A cult favorite highlighter that I have used and is great is Benefit High Beam. It comes in a nail polish like bottle, and you simply dot it on your cheekbones and blend with your fingertips. However, it’s not inexpensive, especially for something I won’t use very often. But then, I was wandering the make-up aisles at Target and found this!
It’s e.l.f. Essential Shimmering Face Whip. It comes in multiple shades; Target carried Spotlight and Lilac Petal, and I purchased both. And you know what the best part is? Each tube is only $1. ONE. DOLLAR. For reals.
The Good: It achieves that dewy, light-bouncing effect that a good highlighter does for you. And my goodness, you just can’t beat that price. Plus, it’s a small tube, so you could just keep it in your purse and apply for a day to night make-up transformation after work.
The Questionable: The consistency out of the tube is a little thick, so I recommend squirting a pea-size amount on the back of your hand to blend with your fingertip before applying to your face. With the thicker consistency you’ll want to stipple it on with your finger.
The Verdict: I think this is a great product for the price. And a fantastic, low-risk way to enter the world of glamorous make-up looks. Do it!
Images: e.l.f Shimmering Facial Whip, author’s own