Sunday, 19 October 2014

E.l.f Highlighter 'Blush Gems' Review

  Hey lovely ladies! How are you all? Another review for you,This time it’s a highlighter. Yayy!! :P Highlighters are my weakness. I am always in search for something that gives a radiant glow and does not have much sparkle to it.I always wanted to try a baked highlighter like the Mac Mineralize Skin Finish, but who'd like to spend $30 for a product when you get an exact dupe is 3$? Atleast not I. So I bought this one at $3 to try out and share with you guys.
Product Description: 
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.
The elf baked highlighter comes in a black plastic case with a clear lid. Packaging is simple and pretty sturdy. Size is smaller size than other highlighters I know of, but nonetheless, it’s very lightweight and easy to carry.
My views:
ELF Studio Baked Highlighter comes in three shades – Moonlight Pearls, Pink Diamonds and Blush Gems. Both Moonlight Pearls and Pink Diamonds appeared to have a silver and pink sheen to them, whereas Blush Gems seemed to be more on the champagne side. I picked up Blush Gems as it seemed to be the best for my NC-30 skintone. 
        Blush Gems is a very light brown champagne color. There is no pink to it and no glitter. It gives a beautiful soft white flesh toned sheen. It is decently pigmented. Like many baked products, it does have a dry texture but is still workable and usable. The E.L.F. website also says that you can use it wet but I still have yet to use it that way. I am falling in love with this product because it is not too shimmery to the point where your face looks like a disco ball.It's more of a sheen than a shimmer especially when blended out.
  The highlighter has a smooth velvety texture. It is not at all powdery or chalky. Blends easily and does not look unnatural on the skin.The pigmentation is amazing. The color looks gorgeous and has a beautiful sheen to it. Looks different at different angles (check out the swatch). Gives a natural, vibrant glow to the face.However, it is hard to get product on the brush. I need to swipe the brush or the fingers very hard into the compact to get the highlighter on. May be this is intentional as lot of product in one swipe can make you look over the top.It is a very finely milled baked product that looks super natural when applied, no chunky glitters or sparkles! The finish it provides isn't metallic, it's more of a light shimmery glow. 
I think this colour is more universal than the other two (Moonlight Pearls and Pink Diamonds), It will show up on almost all skin tones.well pigmented, but can be easily sheered out for those looking for a more subtle effect.  
This highlighter is just perfect for my yellow under toned complexion ,Just beautiful!
My Recommendation: I've read online that this highlighter is a great dupe for the Mac MSF in 'Soft and gentle'. So if you want to try soft and gentle but are terrified of the $30 price tag, 'Blush Gems' at $3 is the way to go.I think that it is a great product for the price.The only thing that can be improved is the packaging, otherwise it's a perfect highlighter. Highly Recommended!!!
Price & Availability: Available at makeuptherapylounge in just 650 Pkr :)
Rating: 4.5/5 

I've reviewed Elf shimmering facial whip and Mary- lou manizer as well, click on the links for the reviews :
 Leaving you with a picture of these super cute peppers I found in my kitchen garden few days back :D Ain’t these lovely?? :p

Much Love,



  1. Really helpful review thanks :) It looks sooo pretty in the pan! The peppers are adorable :D

  2. I love gold highlighters. This one looks promising.

  3. amazing blog post

    you have a great blog here :)

    would love to see you over on my blog


    1. Thanks so much Jade :) I'll be sure to visit your blog soon.
      Have a great day!

  4. Elf's cosmetics are wonderful and super affordable :)
    I have liked your fb page, looking forward for your response :)

  5. Hi dear,
    Just started to follow you on GFC like you asked, I'm waiting for you.

  6. I was thinking of buying it ...after your review i am definitly buying it ! It looks amazing on you wajiha <3

  7. I followed u :)

  8. Wow, I can't believe its Elf brand almost a dupe to Mac one. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the comment btw :)

    xo, Mary

  9. Beautiful. I will definitely buy this one. Thanx for review.
    peppers are sho sho cute.
    Sahar- The cozy fashionista

  10. Love that blush...great color....

    P.S Thanks a lot for your lovely comments on my post is now live ;-)

  11. Great review.. It really suits u well. I bought the same shade after watching ur post. Thanks for recommendation :)

    1. Inshaa Allah it will suit you as well :) Stay blessed Huda!

  12. Is very interesting your post. I´m your new follower, now is your turn, follow me back please.
    Kisses from:

  13. It looks very good. Higlighter pretty defines make up.

  14. Thank you so much for visiting- ofcourse I would love to follow each other-I'm following you now, so follow back:3

  15. It looks lovely! I'd like to have that! Nice blog :)

  16. This highlighter color is gorgeous!! =D
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  17. Love this review - so helpful! Your makeup is immaculate!

    Chione XX

  18. I love this make up!! have a great week!
    kiss kiss
    New post in my blog

  19. It looks like a very great product, i would like to try it!
    Thank you for your nice comment, i'm following you hope you will do the same.


  20. Great review. Your face is flawless and the peppers are cute. :)
    *Appreciate your visit on my blog. I'm following you now via GFC. - hope you follow back. Bless!*

  21. Great post! :)
    Hope you can have a look on my blog? We can also follow each other if you want. Let me know if you did.


  22. your picture is soo perfect and that is the only reason i want to get the highlighter :P

  23. It is difficult to choose between pepper n highlighter which onr is fab ;) the highlighter is a true gem indeed n suites u so well

  24. Great review! I don't know much about makeup so I definitely need to read posts like these from time to time haha. Thanks for checking out my blog as well!


    Looks by Lau

  25. How pretty! This gives you such a beautiful glow! xo


  26. Hey,
    I really like your Blog! Awesome Photos and interesting Stuff. Do you want to support each other and follow via GFC? If yes please tell me and i follow back. Lets stay in touch. :)

    Greetings Sophia xx
    M Y B L O G.
    I N S T A G R A M.

    1. Thanks a bunch Sophia. means alot! :)
      I'm following you now.
      stay in touch! xoxo

  27. Hi! Great color the product :)
    *new follower in the blog

  28. Such a nice post!)
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC?
    I'm following you already<3

  29. Hey Aruba, I've followed you ;)

  30. Great review, it's such a pretty color.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, I followed you!
    Messy Bits // Bloglovin

  31. I want this highlighter! :D But I still have to find a place to shop E.L.F.

  32. This is surely a drugstore gem, and it looks pretty on you Wajiha :)

  33. Looks great! Love the colour!


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