Product Type: ELF makeup
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Face Whip? Not What You Would Expect.
E.L.F. Shimmering Facial Whip
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
E.L.F. Shimmering Facial Whip
Advantages: Cheap, available, does 3 jobs, creamy consistency,, easy to apply.
Disadvantages: A little too much shimmer/colour going on there, Only really works on cheeks.
I was browsing the E.L.F (Eyes Lips Face) website during a 50% promotion and decided I may as well try a bit of everything and so I chucked a couple of products into the basket. They arrived promtly as with everything I have ordered through ELF and I decided to give them a try as I was intrigued to know what a facial whip actually was.
*~* Price and Availability *~*
The regular price for this is just £1.50, with regular offers these can often be found a lot cheaper. An excellent bargain if you ask me.
It is only available from the E.L.F website in the UK, however in America it can be bought from various stores as well as online websites for around the world. It can definately be picked up but just to mention in addition to keep a look out in TKMaxx as sometimes the products can be found there for a little cheaper than online.
*~* Packaging *~*
There isn't much packaging to this at all. A piece of cardboard with some plastic attached secures the tube in place. Once opened there is a very small, around 2 inches tall, tube which is transparent allowing you to view the inside product.
A white screw cap allows you to dispense the product easily and I have to say it works very well. Overall i am pleased with the packaging.
*~* The Whip *~*
I thought that being liquid this may be a little runny and not that effective but I was suprised when I first tested it to find that the mixture is not overly thick but not too runny either, it has the sort of texture of a mousse I feel which is actually very nice. It is smooth to touch and has a very subtle glimmer to it. I am glad it isn't exceptionally sparkly and what is included is just enough to give you a little bit of sparkle without overdoing it.
There are a variety of colours and the one I chose is a pale pinkish colour which I know suits me. I was happy with the comparison between the tube in front of me and the image online in the fact they were very similar which I can sometimes find a problem with E.L.F
*~* My Experience *~*
I would personally consider this to be a cheek highlighter rather than the use it is supposedly intended for. When applied to my eyes, although light enough I still felt it a little heavy in comparison to an eyeliner or eyeshadow of some sort. With the colour I found on my eyes it was just shimmery, no pigmentation at all which is a bit of a waste and I just felt I looked silly.
On my lips again I wasn't all too happy. It felt rather gunky and I wasn't a fan, it was almost as if something was stuck there and it was just uncomfortable and I ended up removing it so I can't comment on how long it lasts.
Where I feel this whip does do it's job and does it well is as a blusher/highlighter for cheeks. The first time I used this it was easy to apply, felt lovely and creamy and not at all thick and heavy. It added slight colour and shimmer but not too much. I wouldn't advise a lot of coats as the glitter could get messy, I always find I have to thoroughly wash my hands after use. I haven't noticed any sort of scent apart from that regular powdery make up scent which I don't mind at all, especially considering it doesn't transfer o linger.
I also found this to last a decent amount of time, although I could still feel it there it wasn't uncomfortable and stayed effectively in place until I wished to remove it. The shimmer was possibly a little duller than it had been originally but that's to be expected.
It was gentle on my skin and I experienced absoluteley no problems what so ever from using this product. On removal it is exceptionally easy to just wipe away with just 1 wipe and leaves no marks or soreness behind.
Overall I would say that at £!.50 you should give a go for yourself, it may be I am just not used to the textures but I wasn't a huge fan apart from as a blusher. I would buy this again provided it was on sale.
Summary: Overall a product worth 3 stars.