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e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter
3 varieties available

e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter

BY E.L.F. COSMETICS #22 in Blush

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star4%
4.18 / 5 based on 4,359 Reviews

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. DIRECTIONS Using a powder brush, sweep the baked highlighter onto cheekbones, browbones, and decollete for an instant glow. Apply wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation. INGREDIENTS Mica, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon 12, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Paraffinum Liquidum mineral oil, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis Jojoba Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Rose Hip Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus Sunflower Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera Grape Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben. May Contain Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Tin Oxide CI 77861. Net Wt. 0.21 oz5g

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e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter
e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter
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Cayla C.
Bryan, TX
7 reviews
So I initially tried scraping the top layer off (which I am now seeing other reviewers said to do) and it did help but I feel like after using it for a couple weeks it needs to be scraped again. Too much hassle for me. I bought this highlighter because it was $3 and I am just starting to use contouring and highlighting so I am trying to play around with them both as cheaply as possible. Now though, I would just go ahead and spend the extra money for a better product that will give me results that I don't have to work so hard for.

Overall, this is a good starting tool - kind of like little girl makeup that you use when you're 6 & have no idea what you're doing. But if you know beforehand what you want out of a highlighter I would not recommend this.

I received a trestique highlighter stick in my birchbox and it was much better quality with a much easier application. I think I will spend the money and purchase that next go around.
Kvetka S.
58 reviews
I usually love E.l.f. products, but I was pretty disappointed with this at the start. I heard from a lot of people that this product works really well, but when I first swapped this highlighter, there was hardly any pigmentation and was very sheer. However, I accidentally chipped a little piece off with the end of my brush and the inner part of the powder worked well. I ended up scraping the first layer to get the pigmentation I expected. Using a slightly damp brush helps as well. I wish I didn't have to manually scrape this product off on my own, but the color was very nice. I can't say for sure that other packaged highlighters of this product will do the same, but keep that it mind. It was very affordable, and stays on a good couple of hours. If you don't mind taking time to scrap off a layer of this affordable product, then I recommend this to you.
gabriela s.
Miami, FL
62 reviews
I got this a few weeks back in Moonlight Pearls and liked it so much I've since picked up Blush Gems. Before this, I found all comparably-priced highlights either didn't show up or were too glittery and pigmented to look even somewhat natural on my light, NC-20 skin. I had heard mixed reviews on this product but decided to take a chance. I am glad I did. Though it doesn't look like anything on the brush when I swirl my elf highlighting brush over it, it does work. This really gives me a noticeably glowing look while not being unnaturally pigmented or glittery, and does not emphasize any texture I have. This has now become my go-to highlighter and I wear it every time I put on any makeup.
Zakiya B.
Edgewater Prk, NJ
104 reviews
The elf highlighter I have is the pink diamonds shade and you know elf has great prices to begin with so I don't think I spent anymore than about 3-4 buck on this highlighter . It's soooo pretty it has a nice iridescent glow to it . You can either wear a little for a subtle glow or pack it on if your feeling daring lol . I would def recommend purchasing this highlighter!

Application tip: if you buy the Sephora luminizing drops in the shade starlight which is actually a dupe for benefits hi beam (thanks me later) . And apply some on the high points of your face before you apply the elf pink diamond highlighter. It takes the bling factor up from like a 5 to a ten !
Amy T.
Springfield, VA
71 reviews
I have the shade moonlight pearls. When I first got this product, I was so confused on why there was barely any pigment to it. But then I read some reviews to scrape off the first layer and now it's so amazing for my dry, olive skin. It's a beautiful white champagne color, I love this product because it will give you a really natural glow when applied onto the cheekbones and it does not accentuate any pores you have on your cheekbones. This is such a good bargain. I don't know if this would show up on deeper skin tones but elf does offer a variety of shades.
Dayana Y.
11 reviews
I was so ex irked to try these out considering the low price tag and how hyped they were for being affordable and amazing. There is absolute no pigmentation and the powder is very stiff and dry, considering all these factors I don't think that I would ever repurchase again. The shade moonlight pearls is the absolute WORST out of all the shades because with blushed gems and pink diamonds it is extremely difficult to work with but they are still useable with the lightest shade moonlight pearl there is nothing you can get out of it.
Emily L.
Riverside, CA
60 reviews
I love ELF products, but this is by far the worst product I've spent my money on in a VERY long time.

The highlighter is HARD. Barely any pigment shows up on a brush, even with fixing spray on the brush. I literally rubbed the highlighter itself on my arm repeatedly and there was just a little shimmer showing up.

I wouldn't expect this low of quality from ELF, even though it is "drugstore" brand. I would not repurchase, and it's not worth your $3. For $1, try the ELF liquid highlighter in Lilac Petal instead.
Zaire Q.
5 reviews
As cheap and pretty highlighters go, this one for me takes the cake. It's super shimmery and it is quite blendable. I had no problems with it being dry or not showing up (but that may also be because of my skin tone ). It's pretty buildable and it does blend out just fine. I really love using the pink diamonds shade in tangent with a soft pink/peach blush. This was my go-to highlighter during this summer, and really just helped make me look more awake and summery.
Rosemary S.
Moore, OK
6 reviews
Review for: Blush Gems
This baked highlighter is my very best kept secret to a flawless finish with very few products & the affordable price tag cannot be beat! I love how much easier this pressed formula makes highlighting my features without ending up everywhere in the process like some of it's liquid or loose powder competitors do & it somehow seems last forever despite my daily use. Seriously, E.L.F. hit this one out of the park & they have made a lifelong fan out of me!
Katie H.
7 reviews
when i first got this product, it was my first time trying a highlighter so i figured it would be best to start out with a cheaper one. at first i hated the product and it almost ruined highlight for me, as no matter what method i tried or how hard i rubbed, there would be little to no pigment. howvee, once i scratched off the top layer of this baked product, the pigment and shade were fantastic and give a nice sheer glow to the face
Azra K.
Albany, NY
120 reviews
Where can I find this other than online? I used to find it in Target but they no longer carry this
Kate M.
Brooklyn, NY
209 reviews
What's the best way to apply this?
Diana S.
Kannapolis, NC
151 reviews
Really want to try the moonlight pearly but can't find it anyone knows where i can find the moonlight pearl highlight
Meryem S.
20 reviews
Does it stay on the whole day and does it give a glam even when theres no perfect light in the room?
Miranda R.
DeLand, FL
48 reviews
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