Elf Golden Radiance Enhancer Swatches & Review

Not everyone is an Elf fan but I happen to love their products! For almost a year now I’ve been ordering and trying just about everything. They always seem to have some really interesting products and for super cheap of course! And with the constant sales how could you not buy anything?!

I spotted this highlighter a back when I first started makeup shopping last year. The packaging really caught my eye. It was simple but still pretty cute to me. Back then, I had no clue as to what  highlighters did for your look so I never purchased it. But now I’m all about highlighting. And this baby is perfect!

This cute little highlighter comes in a clickable black plastic pen with a brush tip applicator. Some may call it plain, but it’s simple and chic. I really like the way it looks.

What I don’t like is the applicator. I don’t really like brush applicators in general. But especially not this one. Like most brush applicators, this one holds too much product is super messy. I apply this using my fingers instead.

I can’t get enough of this shade! The swatch looked nice online but it looks even more beautiful in person and absolutely gorgeous when applied. If you’re looking for that perfect sun kissed glow this is seriously it! It does contain some shimmer (of course!) but not too much and it’s not very chunky either. As long as you don’t go overboard, you shouldn’t experience any disco cheeks.

The formula is fantastic to me! It’s pretty thick which I really like. You only need a little and it blends out like a dream. I was afraid the texture was going to be runny and end up spreading glitter all over my face. But it’s surprisingly very nice! It’s also very pigmented as you can see above.

Here’s a pic of me wearing it on my cheekbones:


Final Thoughts


    • Very affordable at $3 (sometimes cheaper)
    • Pigmented
    • Not too glittery
    • Gives a natural glow
    • Blends easily
    • Beautiful color


      • Flimsy applicator
      • Messy

      Overall, this was an excellent buy! This highlighter does exactly what I want and cost me almost nothing! An excellent glow for an excellent price. You can’t beat it!