Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Good as gold: e.l.f.'s Gotta Glow blush

As promised, today I'm doing a review of one of my absolute favorite products of all time, e.l.f.'s Studio Blush in the shade Gotta Glow. I didn't used to think there was much point to highlighters/luminizers until one day when I was reading Mindy's blog and I realized how awesome and glowy her cheeks always look in her FOTD's. So I decided to go ahead and order Gotta Glow- for only $3, it wouldn't be a big letdown if I didn't like it. Well, not only did I like it, but I LOVE it and I use it every day. It is one of the only items I have ever hit pan on, and I will rebuy it as soon as I run out. I don't use it as on all-over face powder, because it is so golden, and because I work at Arby's (it's my last week!) my face gets gross and shiny really fast, so I don't want to make it look even shinier. I don't think I would recommend it as more than just a cheek highlighter, but if you can make it look awesome on your entire face, go for it! Sorry about the red blotch and the cat scratch on my hand! If you click to see the picture in full size, you can see the gold shimmer. My camera wasn't picking up on it very well on my hand swatch for some reason. On the cheek photos I applied it heavily, using three swipes. I wanted to make sure it would show up well in the pictures, but I think the flash made it show up a little TOO well, haha. It is not a huge obvious golden streak, and my blush is not that obvious! But you get a good idea. For $3, this is a Holy Grail item for me. I really don't like most liquid luminizers because I feel like they make your pores look huge, so the fact that this is a powder is perfect for me. e.l.f. can be really hit and miss with their line, but this is a freakin' bullseye. It is also a dupe for NARS Albatross (Charlotte from Lipglossiping did a comparison post here.) And I wanted to show you guys the amazing shirt I was wearing when I was doing swatches!

23 comments:

  1. Love it! I had been thinking about ordering that blush (or highlighter) and I'm sold. Hahah and cool shirt too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pretty! Your eyes look gorgeous, any chance we might have of seeing those? :D

    ReplyDelete
  3. ILOVEIT!!! Shit I need that NOW. K gonna go stalk e.l.f. now :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. LOVEEEEE your shirt omfg. And I hope that your hand is okay!! =(

    ReplyDelete
  5. I need to get back to using highlighters.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh! thanks for the review! I've wondered about this blush for a while and I am glad you like it so much! I know what to put in my next order!

    ReplyDelete
  7. wow! I love this. I will have to order it and give it a try.

    ReplyDelete
  8. AHHHHHHH, I want that shirt!!! Is it Threadless?

    ReplyDelete
  9. i think i want one too but they look the same with their elf bronzer in luminance

    ReplyDelete
  10. I ordered this last week, just waiting for it to turn up now; it looks beautiful on you :) I made an absolutely huge order, mainly because I'm hoping to make up a mini make up bag that I can grab when I go away for the weekend. Anyone from Europe thinking of placing an order, there's a facebook code out atm that's good 'till tomorrow morn.

    I love your shirt Heather! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. The shirt! hahaha <3 it! The product looks REALLY good on you as well!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love Gotta Glow! It makes a great highlighter. And very cool shirt :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Holy shit, I love it! And I don't have it already, so I will be getting it toute de suite. And I love that shirt, too - it's awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Its crazy just how similar their packaging and some of their items are to NARS products. This looks exactly like NARS Albatross highlighter. I was going to get it but I already have Albatross so I decided to pass. It does look gorgeous though.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I wouldn't do it irl, but *pinches your cute cheeks* I'll look for that blush. It's great for the top of the cheek.

    That's a truly beetchin' tee. :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I keep telling myself I need to get this. It looks beautiful. And *GASP* you hit pan! That's awesome. I hope to hit pan on something someday. LMAO!

    ReplyDelete
  17. It's a great ELF product, thanks for the review and pictures!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi lovely lady! You won a blog award :) http://darlinggirlcosmetics.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-awards.html

    ReplyDelete
  19. This looks amazing. I must have it! I have a blog award for you! Thanks for being so awesome <3 http://mamalovesmakeup.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-blog-award.html

    ReplyDelete
  20. Looks good, might just buy it when I order from ELF next :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. GOD DAMNIT I JUST ANSWERED EVERY COMMENT AND ACCIDENTALLY LEFT THE PAGE.

    So yeah, Robyn. It's from Threadless. I'm not redoing the rest. lol :P

    ReplyDelete
  22. That shirt is BOSS. I love Threadless. I can't 'do' blushes with shimmer though, I feel like they accentuate how round my face is and make my skin look oily. Matte all the way for me.

    ReplyDelete