Happy Monday glamour babes! I hope you all had a fantabulous weekend. Mine was filled with swatching and testing new makeup I had ordered over the past week and a half. And boy, do I have a lot to cover. Lol.
Let’s start with Elf Cosmetics Heart Defensor Coffee ‘n Cream Highlighter Duo ($8.00 for 0.3oz). Elf collabed with YouTube Beauty Vlogger ThatsHeart and created an exclusive complimentary highlighter powder palette to customize your look from subtle glow to sun-kissed bronzed.
“My amazing subscribers were my inspiration for this highlighter duo! I chose colors that blend with any skin tone, and can be worn in the day or at night. These shades also look amazing mixed together-they’re a perfect match!”-Heart Defensor
I honestly had no idea who she was. My eyes immediately locked on her beautiful rose gold compact and what lied inside-two gorgeous highlighters! Does that make me a terrible beauty blogger? Reading is more my thing. Sorry!
Coffee is a medium rose gold bronzer.
Cream is a soft white highlighter.
The formula is lovely. It has a finely milled texture that is silky smooth, blendable, buildable, applies evenly and easily, comfortable to wear with medium pigmentation, and a pearlized finish.
This highlighter duo is not sparkly or blinding as many like to call it. Throwing on a pair of sunglasses so you don’t burn out your retinas is blinding to me.
Both Coffee ‘n Cream create a soft healthy looking glow. Your retinas are safe. Lol.
You can apply these separately or stir them together for a custom shade.
I will disagree that this is suitable for all skin tones. I have a light complexion and the colors didn’t really show up as well as I think it would for medium to deeper complexions. It almost appeared translucent when mixing the two and wearing cream on its own. Coffee however, showed up nicely. Overall, my skin did have a nice subtle dewy glow and I was happy.
Wear time was about 5 hours. My skin is oily and that could be the reason why it faded rather quickly.
I don’t love or hate ELF Cosmetics Heart Defensor Highlighter Duo. I am simply satisfied with my purchase. I will continue to use it, but I don’t plan on buying it again once I hit pan.
What are your thoughts on this highlighter duo? Did you get one?
P.S. ELF Cosmetics will be restocking the Heart Defensor Highlighter Duo if you missed out and wanted to try it. I’m just not exactly sure when. Click on their notify me when available link and they’ll email you when it’s back in stock. ELF is good like that.
Stay beautiful! Xo.