Road Test: e.l.f. Studio Body Shimmer
Looking for a way to add a little sparkle into your life? e.l.f.’s new Studio Body Shimmer is just the product for the job!
Do you remember the mid-‘90s body glitter craze? We do too. And boy, were we glad when that one waned; there’s nothing less delicate than huge hunks of glitter spread across your face or body. But while glitter comes and goes, there’s always room for a little subtle shimmer, so we were thrilled when e.l.f.’s new Studio Body Shimmer ($3, eyeslipsface.com) landed in our mailbox. And lucky me, I got to test it out!
I first stumbled upon e.l.f. (which, by the waym stands for “eyes, lips, face”) when I wasn’t even looking for it: I picked up some of their Brightening Eye Color eyeshadow when it magically appeared at my local Target over the summer, and I was smitten in an instant. Whether we’re talking about lip glosses, eye shadows, foundations, or blushes, e.l.f.’s colors are great, the packaging is adorable, and the prices are so very, very right. e.l.f.’s Studio Line is particularly amazing, and it is from here that this brand-new Body Shimmer comes. Professional quality cosmetics at super affordable prices (we’re talking $3 to $6 tops)? What more could we ask for? And believe you me, the Studio Line’s Body Shimmer doesn’t disappoint!
First, the packaging: Like all e.l.f. products, the Body Shimmer comes in a cute and compact package. It’s pocket-sized, so it’s easy to carry around with you, and it features a convenient twist-up design for easy application. As an added bonus, the cap clicks into place, so you don’t have to worry about it coming uncapped in your bag and getting shimmery stuff all over everything (I hate it when that happens).
But the packaging is just a prelude to the fantastic product inside. Applying just a little of the Body Shimmer with either your fingers or a brush creates a subtle, healthy glow. It’s the ultimate multi-tasker, too; it’s great for cheeks, eyes, décolleté, or just about anywhere else you want to add a little shine. My favorite way to use it? As eyeshadow. It highlights and opens up your eyes while simultaneously supplying a hint of color. I tested it out in the shade Golden Glow—perfect for green eyes!—but the Body Shimmer comes in three other fabulous colors. From the pale pink Mystic Moonlight, to the brighter Cosmic Coral, to the radiant Blazing Bronze, there’s a color for everyone.
Looking for a way to add a little bit of sparkle to your makeup routine? Give e.l.f.’s Studio Body Shimmer a shot!
P.S. I promise it won’t leave you looking like a Twilight vampire. It’s way cooler than that.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.