Studio Baked Highlighter
e.l.f.'s Studio Baked Highlighter is a good option for people looking to add a little glow to their skin without breaking the bank.
Housed in a plastic compact is a generously sized pressed-powder highlighter with a satiny-smooth texture. It's very easy to pick up on a brush, and isn't too powdery, so product doesn't go flying everywhere when you swipe your brush across it.
This highlighting powder goes on very sheer, achieving an effect that's pretty yet without obvious shimmer or sparkle. It comes in three different shades, and all are sheer enough they can be used on most skin tones without looking too garish.
The only drawback (and this is true for all shiny powders) is that if you have enlarged pores or oily skin, this will make them more noticeable. Other than that, this is a great highlighting option—and the price is right, too!
- Satiny-smooth texture.
- Highlighter is sheer enough to enhance skin without obvious shimmer or sparkle.
- A beauty bargain!
- Like all shiny powders, the finish can emphasize large pores and oily skin.
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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