e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Highlighting Stick Review


If you hate highlights that are chunky, glittery or just too bright then I have the highlighter for you! That sounds like a terrible sales pitch but if those are things that you hate then I think you will love e.l.f.’s Beautifully Bare Highlighting Stick in Fresh Morning Dew. These sticks are $4.00 a piece. They also offer it in the shades Champagne Glam and Pink Pearl Glow. However, I didn’t buy the other two because I have other highlights similar to them.


Fresh Morning Dew is a very subtle and totally clear highlight. There is no glitter in it. It is basically just a gloss for your face. In both pictures above it’s almost impossible to see on my skin. You can see that my wrist, where I put the swatch, and my cheekbone just have a bit of shine. I did not notice this pulling off my makeup but I did apply it by tapping it over my cheekbone and then blending it in with my fingers. It has a very tacky consistency which I found makes it an excellent base if you want to put a powder highlight over it.

I really liked this highlight. It looks beautiful, is long wearing and applied perfectly. I love how subtle and dewy it looks. As of right now, it’s my favorite highlight to pair with my BB Creams. If you have fine lines, acne or textured skin this is going to work great for you because it’s a wet highlight that doesn’t have glitter to draw attention to those problems. I liked it so much that I *might* buy the other two. If I do I will of course swatch and review them. Let me know if you would be interested in a clear highlight like this! Thanks for reading and have a great day!


I decided to go back and buy one of the other highlighting sticks in the color Pink Pearl Glow and it is GORGEOUS. The quality is the same as Fresh Morning Dew and the color is just a very subtle, pink, pearly glow. I was worried it would be too pink but it was perfect. I highly recommend these sticks.

There is a slight pink color to this that isn’t showing up but you can see the shine on my wrist. 

5 thoughts on “e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Highlighting Stick Review

  1. Stephanie Taylor

    Thanks for reviewing this! I hadn’t been able to find a review with photos of anyone actually applying the highlight to their face. The Fresh Morning Dew looks lovely on you and I think I’ll pick one up for myself.

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