Shimmering Facial Whip by e.l.f.

by Bionic Beauty on 02.Jul.2008 · 12 comments

Lilac Petal shimmering facial whipLilac Petal shimmering facial whip

On a recent order from e.l.f. (eyes lips face) cosmetics, I added the Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal to my cart. This product is billed a an all-over face color.

  • Nice, saturated color.
  • Creamy consistency allows for moisturizing.
  • Very affordable, sized right for travel.
  • Light and fresh citrus fragrance. Fades quickly, but smells nice during application!
  • Wears for a quite a long time, even in humid environments.


  • Some ingredients have the potential for sensitivity or reactions (glycerin and derivatives; parabens; mineral oil; alcohol can be drying; lots of artificial coloring).
  • Small sized tube.
  • This creamy product is a bit thick and hard to blend.
  • Color is too light for most skin tones (even on my medium skin, it looks like my cheeks are lighter than the rest of my face).

In summary, I probably will not repurchase this product. It just does not seem to perform as well as I’d like. The color is a bit off, and it does not blend well. Even for a dollar, I’d pass and purchase another e.l.f. product.
Purchase e.l.f.’s (eyes lips face) Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petalshimmering facial whip by elf online or at some of your local Kmart stores. $1.00 for a tube.
Read on for a FULL ingredient list…

Ingredients: Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Diazolidinyl urea. May contain: Iron oxides, Manganese violet, Mica D&C Red No. 33 Polyethylene Terephthalate, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake, Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Red No. 40, Carmine.


1 Tammy M July 2, 2008 at 9:02 am

I saw this too and wondered about it. Can you mix a little with your liquid foundation to get a slight shimmery effect for summer you think? I think if I saw it at Kmart I might pick it up, but not order it online.
Oh, check out my review on waterproof lashblast on my blog…finally did it!

2 The Cheap Chick July 2, 2008 at 9:12 am

A friend of mine uses a different all-over color by ELF and really likes it (totally blanking the name right now), but then she is VERY pale. Do you have a face highlighter that you recommend?

3 BionicBeauty July 2, 2008 at 11:35 am

Tammy, I did just try mixing it with my elf TM (Tinted Moisturizer) and it worked really well. Great summer look! I also found that’s it is nice as a shimmery base for your eyelids.

Cheap Chick- That’s the all-over color stick. I believe the colors are similar but it’s in more of a cream concealer stick type of form. I’m going to order that in my next elf order (just won a $5 gift card from them so I got some shoppin’ to do!).

Anyone else have suggestions on what I should try from elf next? 🙂 I’m always happy to be a guinea piggy.

4 Tammy M July 2, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Hmmm, I tried the all over color stick “foundation” and it was really greasy to me! But then again, I have combination/oily skin, so….

5 Katie July 2, 2008 at 5:11 pm

I own this in the color Persimmon, and I really think it’s great to use as a cream blush, or as a highlighter over your blush. When I wear it, I get complimented on my “glow.” However, if you don’t like the consistency…well, that’s not going to change with the color! But in a darker color I think it’s very worth it. I also had it in Pink Lemonade, and found that shade to be good for very pale (natural blonde and fair) faces. On me it was a touch too light.

6 Jen July 2, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Thanks for the review. Good to know what e.l.f. products to look out for and what to avoid.

7 Victoria July 3, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Thanks for the 411 on the facial whip – I had been wanting to pick this up but I am medium to dark so i doubt it will even show up on me. I don’t know if you or any of the fellow readers are close to a big lots store but they also have elf products. I picked up a pallete and some gloss refills that were on clearance I got the pallette and 3 gloss for like .85!! They have sets that have 2 products for $1.80. WOW . Happy 4th!

8 Katie July 4, 2008 at 5:09 am

Victoria –
I picked up the all over color stick in Toasted from Target. It’s much darker than it looks online, and I think they carry the facial whip in that color as well. You could probably give that a try if you are darker skinned. I wanted to try it as a bronzer style, but it was a little too dark for me – possibly great for you!

9 BionicBeauty July 5, 2008 at 6:57 am

Katie, Thanks for helping Victoria out! I agree on the Toasted shade. And you found it at Target? WOW! I haven’t seen the elf line at my local store, but I’m certainly going to be keeping an eye out- Thanks! 🙂

Victoria, Don’t you just love those sales! And thanks so much for the tip on Big Lots. I have one just down the street and will definitely be stopping to check it out.

Tammy, Thanks for the mini-review on the all-over color stick. I can’t decide what I should order now with my $5. (That’s my limit, lol) I’ve tried the cream eyeshadows, but not their nail polish (which most is out of stock currently) or their powder shadows, so maybe those are things I could try.

10 Tammy July 5, 2008 at 2:10 pm

If you have MAC or Milani Eye shadows, you should try and pick up some empty quad palettes from ELF, they fit the MAC and Milani pans, plus they are only $1 and have a mirror…I LOVE them, especially for travel.

11 BionicBeauty July 6, 2008 at 6:46 am

Tammy, Excellent point! Thanks for letting me (and the BB readers) know that they fit. I, personally, have zero MAC shadows, but I have a ton of the Milani’s. I just love Milani eyeshadows! (Hint… there may be a chance for some readers to pick some up in the coming weeks…)

Thanks again!

12 Victoria July 8, 2008 at 9:57 am

Thanks for the tip Katie -I will have see if our Target has elf.

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