|Left to right: High Beam by Benefit & High Lights by Technic|
|Left to right: High Beam by Benefit & High Lights by Technic (unblended)|
|Left to right: High Beam by Benefit & High Lights by Technic (blended)|
First things first - the prices. High Beam costs a hefty £18.50 for 15ml (pictured above is a sample which was a magazine freebie) compared to Technic's version which sells at around £2.50 for 12ml. So, with Christmas looming you can see why High Lights could be an affordable gift.
In terms of the products in their own right, I prefer High Beam. It's subtle enough to blend into a tube of foundation for a dewy glow and stunning on the cheekbones in its own right. As you can see from the photograph, High Lights is a much wetter formula which means a little goes a long way, but you often end up with excess product which is a pain if you're own the go and trying to avoid Edward Cullen-esque hands. The brush is diabolical in comparison to High Beam's, however altogether unnecessary as a ring finger or a blending brush will apply the highlighter perfectly. There's also a little more shimmer than I would prefer in High Lights, but like I said - a little goes a long way.
Despite it's many flaws, High Lights is an excellent highlighter independently of its predecessor and gives the big brands a run for their money. You can pick it up on Amazon or at your local Bodycare.