Friday, 6 January 2012

Comparison: Essence Crystalliced Highlighter and Benefit Highbeam

Hi guys!
Today I have a little comparison for you guys!
Here *click* I already talked about Essence's new LE, called Crystalliced. I bought the Liquid Highlighter, and I only have one other highlighter that could be a little similar: Benefit HighBeam. I was curious to see how they compare and thought you might be interested, too! Let's get this comparison started!
As you can see in this first picture, in the bottle they don't look that much alike. Benefit's HighBeam looks a lot pinker, whereas the Essence one is way more silvery.
They're also both different to apply, because the Essence one has a pump and the Benefit one a little brush. But that's not what I want to concentrate on, the packaging is not the most important stuff, right?!
When you get a little bit out of the tubes, they already look a lot more similar! I think the Benefit one loses a bit of the pink tone, I don't really know ;) But it's still a tad pinker than the Essence one.
When you blend it even more, you can see that they get even more similar ;) The shimmer in the Benefit highlighter is a bit finer, a bit evener and smaller, but you can only tell that when you look very close. They're not completely the same, as I said, HighBeam is pinker. But not a lot!
Concerning the consistency: they're quite similar here again, I find that the Essence highlighter is just a tad stickier.

Maybe this helps some of you out! The Essence Crystalliced highlighter and Benefit HighBeam are not exact dupes, but maybe it's enough for some of you! Essence's highlighter is clearly way less expensive, so it's a nice alternative if you don't have to have a 100% dupe.
A detailed review of the highlighter will follow :)
xoxo, Misch


  1. I seldom use highlighters, because I'm usually in a hurry when I put on my makeup.

  2. @marox: it was like that with me too for some time, but to be honest: I now rather use a highlighter than an eyeshadow in the morning when I'm in a hurry!

  3. The difference of price is so big, that I find the one from Essence a very good alternative. Thanks for the comparisson!

  4. @Salander: that's so true! sure, you're welcome :)


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