Life in Mascara: E.L.F. ILLUMINATING PALETTE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

E.L.F. ILLUMINATING PALETTE


Illuminating finishing powders have been having a real moment ever since Hourglass introduced Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder and changed our perception of powders forever. They come at a high price point so I have limited my collection of them to just one. So basically not a collection at all. I have been lusting for their Ambient Lighting Palette but I just cant bring myself to purchase it...yet. I was just gearing myself up for it when I came across the e.l.f. Illuminating Palette for only $6! I didn't even worry myself thinking if maybe the powders would be chalky or just sit on the skin as all of e.l.f. cosmetics have been of great quality.

This beautiful palette cases four shades that can be worn separate or mixed together to form your own custom soft-focus powder. They capture, diffuse, and soften light reflecting off your skin with the most natural radiance. I have been enjoying using the lightest shade under my eyes to set my concealer. Then I take the color next to it and the one diagonal from that one and use it as a highlight on my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, forehead, and cupids bow. Finally I take the bottom right shade and use it as sort of like a bronzer/blush on my cheeks and the edges of my hairline. The effect is so light but it makes you look like you have the best skin ever. Don't let this untouched pan picture fool you. This palette has been in constant rotation since I purchased it applying it with their ultimate blending brush

I am so satisfied with this purchase that I don't foresee myself purchasing the Hourglass version after all. Unless of course in the name of Science and Beauty Bloggers everywhere, you need a side by side comparison for dupe purposes. Then I could take one for the team!

14 comments:

  1. i've seen this one in the stores and just haven't bought it yet but I love E.L.F. products. I'm glad to read your review of it and know that it's as good as I hoped it would be.

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  2. I have been going through the same thing! I just cant bring myself to spend the money on hourglasses palette so i'm SO glad you liked ELFs palette. Looks like Ill be spending the six bucks lol

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  3. Yes, I would love a side by side comparison! I hear people talk about the hourglass ambient lighting all the time and I don't ever force myself to try it out because I wonder if it's worth all the hype! I've found that sometimes when a product is hyped so much, it's usually because of the novelty of it and not so much the quality. I hope you really do a side by side comparison cause that would help me make up my mind! :)

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    1. They are just so overpriced! I know they are a good product but some things I just can't bring myself to do.

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  4. I love e.l.f products, but they can be hit or miss so I'm glad you like it! I will have to check it out!

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    1. I have only had about 3 products that I didn't like from e.l.f. All the rest have been a hit.

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  5. I LOVE most elf products. SO cheap but so well made!

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  6. What a great product. We love using illuminators over at the Dollhouse. Our fave is by Stiles but this one looks just as lovely.

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  7. I hate spending a ton of money on makeup, so glad you found this more affordable alternative.

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