Oct 11, 2013

Benefit High Beam vs. NYX Liquid Illuminator

I am always on the hunt to find similar products to the ones that I love, but for a much friendlier price tag. I LOVE Benefit's high beam (highlighting is my fav) but have not been able to find a product that offers the same iridescent shimmer that High Beam does. Most products I have tried (on the cheap) have been way to frosty pink, a la Cher Horowitz. 

In one more attempt to find an acceptable knock off of the High Beam, I gave the NYX liquid illuminator a try, and imagine my delight when I discovered that it is spot on!! 




I picked it up at Ulta for about $7. I use it on any place I want to add some highlight to, mainly top of cheek bones, sometimes a bit on the nose, anything you want to do. It just gives you such a pretty glow, I love it, both products! But the NYX one is $7 compared to the High Beam's $26. Not the end of the world, but hey $20 is twenty dollars people! 

I used the NYX on Chrissy in her engagement photos

{photo by the amazingly talented Claire Marie}
{yup, this one too}

And the Benefit High Beam on myself for my headshots. Same effect! Love love.

{Photo by the other uber crazy good photog friend of mine, Alicia Fierro}

Tip: I use a foundation brush like this one to just gently pat and blend the highlighter on my cheek bones
But fingers work too. Whatever you feel like at the time ;)

Anyways, thought I would share!
xo

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8 comments:

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Beautiful as always :)

Another great dupe is ELF's Shimmering Facial Whip:

http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/face/shimmer/shimmering_facial_whip

You can get it for $1 at Target *my happy place*

Happy Friday!

Kelly said...

I'm going to need you to do a vlog on how you do your everyday makeup? I'm so make up challenged!!! Chrissy's makeup and hair looked AMAZING!

Kelly said...

I'm going to need you to do a vlog on how you do your everyday makeup? I'm so make up challenged!!! Chrissy's makeup and hair looked AMAZING!

Bri said...

Elf shimmer whip is an exact dupe and it's only a dollar!!!!

Katie said...

I was going to say the ELF shimmer whip as well, just bought it this week for $1 and LOVE IT!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

I second that you should do a makeup vlog! Or just come to Portland and do my makeup/hair for me, that would work too! :)

Katie said...

You genius you! always helping us sistah's out! mwah!

Stephanie@SweetTeaAndSunshine said...

Thank you for sharing! I LOVE High Beam & am so glad to hear that the NYX is just like it - I've been wanting to try it anyway!

 

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