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e.l.f. Cosmetics

Illuminating Palette

0.56 fl. oz. for $ 6.00
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Highlighter palettes are a great way to combine harmonious tones for a beautiful effect on the skin. Some of them often contain unusual shades that result in dramatic or unnatural contrast after application. elf's's Illuminating Palette favors a much more realistic approach, using natural skin tone hues, which looks far more radiant than "radioactive".

Housed in a slim rectangular component, it fits easily into a purse or makeup bag for on the go touch-ups. Each pigmented, softly shimmery shade goes on smoothly, resulting in a soft glow on the skin. These neutral, long-wearing shades work equally well for daytime and evening looks.

Even though the shades are optimized for light to medium skin tones, deeper skin tones will find that these add warmth and dimension when highlighting. In addition, those with noticeable signs of aging may find this a great way to add some zing to their look without magnifying fine lines or wrinkles. Highlighting the under brow area or inner corner of the eye adds brightness without looking artificial.

If you are looking for subtle enhancement and long wear in a convenient, travel-friendly case, elf's Illuminating Palette is a great addition to your makeup collection. Couple this with the fact it will work for a diverse range of skin tone, skin type, and application purposes and the price is astoundingly reasonable! This earns our highest mark for being a true makeup multi-tasker!

Pros:
  • Slim compact design perfect for purse or travel.
  • Neutral, pigmented shades that result in long wear for a variety of skin tones.
  • Smooth application with subtle shimmer.
  • Multiple application purposes.
  • An absolute beauty bargain.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

This beautiful illuminating palette holds 4 gorgeous complementary shades to mix and match for a custom blended radiance that captures, diffuses, and softens the way light reflects on the skin. The soft-focus powders are great for highlighting around the eyes and on cheekbones to enhance the skin with a luminous effect. Perfect for all skin tones.

Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

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