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Thursday, March 23, 2017

New! ELF Illuminating Highlighting Dewy Drops Review

ELF Highlighting Dewy Drops in Illuminating

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Elf Highlighting Dewy Drops/ 0.5 oz/ Retail approx. $6 CAD.

ELF Highlighting Dewy Drops in Illuminating

I was on a mission to find an affordable non-powder face highlighter, either cream or liquid that would be subtle but give me a dewy look without accentuating texture or dryness. I went with this new ELF product as it was just under $6 CAD at my local Walmart.

Looks beautiful swatched here on my arm....

ELF Highlighting Dewy Drops in Illuminating

At first, nothing but oil oozed out of the little squeeze tube. Once I got past the oil to the actual highlight, it was a pretty champagne colour that looked pretty universal. 

The swatch of the product looks beautiful once blended out. In some lighting, as shown in the photo below, it has some tiny glitter particles. You cannot feel the glitter at all, the product feels smooth to the touch. That's a plus!

Unfortunately, it swatches better than it performs on my face. And, that clear, greasy oil oozed out everytime I went to use this product, not just the first time.

As far as face application is concerned, that's a whole other story. The issues that I encountered when using this product on my face was a lack of control in applying it; I tried my fingers, small brushes, cosmetic wedges, you name it. It always ended up in places where I didn't want it and I would have to spend time trying to clean up.

The other big issue for me was that it looked and felt greasy on my face and it wouldn't dry down. I wanted my face to have a glow, not look greasy! For some reason, the swatch on my arm dried down much more than on my face where it remained greasy looking and feeling.

A little goes a really long way with this product but I was still left greasy looking even with a small amount. 😢

In the lighting below, you can see the fine glitter particles, pretty!
ELF Highlighting Dewy Drops in Illuminating

Conclusion:
This product is not for me. The constant separation of the product where it would ooze out oil was a little annoying- How much product am I wasting!? The lack of control in applying this product and the greasy look and feel are the final deal-breakers for me. I have to pass on this product. Maybe this product will work for someone with a different skin type than mine, and someone who has the patience to work with this product.

I have ELF's Illuminating palette with the 4 powder highlights which I have reviewed here, and I highly recommend it! Now that's a 5-star product!!

Alas, my search for the perfect, affordable cream or liquid highlight continues. I think I will be better off with a cream highlight as I think it will give me more control. Stay tuned for an update, as I happened to find an affordable cream highlight at the store tonight which I will be testing out and reviewing very soon!

ELF is a cruelty-free and mostly vegan company!

Let me know if you've tried this product? Did it work for you?

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*not sponsored. purchased by me. all opinions are mine. some links are affiliate.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I'm glad I didn't buy it haha I was looking at highlighters and ended up buying the baked version from e.l.f.

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    1. The baked ones are good too, I have the one called Pinktastic and love it!

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  2. Too bad that this did not work well for you :( It is crazy affordable and it looks pretty when swatched !

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    1. I know! I was surprised it was so greasy on my face. The good news is I found a drugstore cream highlight that I'm testing out now and so far so good! Will post about it soon.

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  3. I see glitters!! I must be a girly girl LOL..... I see glitters and i'm like NEEEEED

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    1. LOL! Yes, you must be! I like glitter, just not on my face!

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  4. Oh its pretty! Sorry got distracted by the glitter :) Too bad it was a miss for you. That would annoy me as well. Did you try it on your face without foundation on? Maybe it was reacting to the foundation weird...

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    1. I did try it on bare skin, still looked greasy, plus I don't like the glitter. #fail

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  5. Love shimmer, but not so much glitter. Great review xx

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  6. So pretty Amy, but that oil separation thing is a no-no. Looking forward to reading about the cream highlight you've found xxx

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    1. Sadly the new one was a fail too. It made my face look like a glitter bomb. not sure if i'll post about it but it's the new wet n wild megaglo makeup stick highlighter. xoxo

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