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e.l.f. Cosmetics

Studio Radiance Enhancer

for $ 3.00
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Brand Overview

This click pen-style highlighter is an affordable way to experiment with this style of highlighting. Available in two shades, the thin liquid dispenses from a brush applicator that you can sweep onto any part of your face that you would like to reflect light: under the eyes, the brow bone or the top of your cheekbones. Once blended, the slightly moist fluid sets to a matte finish, but you’ll still see the luminous shimmer beneath. Between the two shades—one pink toned, the other champagne—there are options for those with fair to medium skin tones to experiment with.

Pros:
  • Blends well.
  • Works just as well on bare skin or over makeup.
  • Feels matte but has a luminous shine beneath.
Cons:
  • It’s easy to over-dispense product with a click-style pen, and there’s no putting it back.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

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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