Monday, 29 October 2012

The High Beam Dupe

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)
I'd heard a whisper or two in the blogosphere about the Technic High Lights highlighter before I decided to buy it a few weeks ago. As you can probably tell by the totally original (cough cough) packaging, it is supposed to be an alternative to Benefit's miracle product, high beam.
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.

Sara 

6 comments:

  1. i dont think i could ever justify buying high beam when i could settle for the the cheaper version - you know what im like! ;) wear one of them to college one day and ill try and guess which one ;) great post as usual BABE, luv u 4eva xxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Get your bum to Bodycare ASAP! It's such a steal.

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  2. Cool post. Might have to try the dupe.

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  3. It looks a little too glittery for me, which I'm not a fan of - although I do like the fact that it's easier to blend as I have High Beam and find it can be a bit annoying to apply. Love you blog, now following! Felicity x
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    1. Glitter is negative for me too, but it really isn't too overpowering on the actual skin. I find Benetint, Cha Cha Tint etc. even harder to blend!
      Thank you Felicity!

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