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Thursday, September 15, 2011

E.L.F.'s Shimmering Facial Whip

These Shimmering Facial Whips ($1 each) are probably the product I was most curious about on E.L.F.'s website. They are similar to the E.L.F. All Over Color Sticks in that they can be used in different ways and for different purposes. However, these Facial Whips are meant to be used as either highlights or as blushes, and even as a cream/liquid eyeshadow.

Notes: Colours in photo are darker than they are in real life. Swatches below.

I have them in the shades: Lilac Petal, Golden Peach, Persimmon, Citrus, Toasted, Camilla, Pink Lemonade and Spotlight. Here are some swatches:

Colours (left to right): Persimmon, Pink Lemonade, Citrus, Camilla

Colours (left to right): Toasted, Golden Peach, Lilac Petal, Spotlight

In each swatch, I show what it looks like coming out of the tube, and what it looks like blended in for each colour. 

I don't really use these a lot because of the formulation. With all of the ones I bought, they gushed out a lot of water upon first use, and if you don't continually shake them or use them on a regular basis, more water will separate from the product. It is rather annoying to have this happen every time I try to use them. It is hard to shake these because they are so small and the packaging doesn't really allow room for the product to move around. Although it does come with a full tube, most of it is used by trying to get all the water out. Sometimes some of the product comes out with the water, and it becomes a mess.

Once you have all the water out, the product is all right. Some of the colours (especially Toasted, Camilla and Citrus) are very close in colour so you can't really tell the difference between them.

This product has a light citrus scent, and it can be a bit over-powering when you try to get the water out.

I don't recommend this product because it is too messy to use and isn't worth the hassle. However, if you're looking for a cream highlight product and don't want to spend a lot of money (and don't mind a bit of a mess), then I would recommend getting a few colours, as opposed to all of them because most look the same as the other colours they have.


Product: E.L.F.'s Shimmering Facial Whip
Price: $1 (, Target, Zellers)
Grade: D

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1 comment:

  1. Great post, I am always curious about elf but haven't tried a lot of there products out!