Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Comparison Review: Benefit High Beam and NARS Illuminator in Copacabana

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Benefit High Beam and NARS Illuminator in Copacabana

First off, hoot for deluxe sample sizes. :D Benefit High Beam and NARS Illuminator in Copacabana are both liquid highlighter/illuminator. I thought I would keep things simple and try using a table. lol



Benefit High Beam
NARS Illuminator
Color
Pink Beige
Also Pink Beige but less pink than High Beam
Finish
Pearly finish with sparkle
Less pearly. More. Much much more sparkle
Staying Power
Doesn’t budge unless you rub
Same J Go liquid highlighters!
Best Use
Spot highlighting – the finish of it gives it natural but really nice glow to your skin on cheekbones and nose. It doesn’t do a whole a lot when mixed in with foundation
Mixing in with foundation – the sparkle is a bit much to use it as spot highlighting but it’s beautiful when mixed in with foundation
Packaging
Applicator is similar to nail polish brush. I usually dab a bit on a clean brush and use that to apply. I don’t like to use the applicator directly on my face.
Squeeze tube J
Price and Weight
26 USD for 0.45 fl oz/13 ml
30 USD  for 1.2 oz


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Flash on: Benefit High Beam on the left
NARS Illuminator Copacabana on the right

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Flash off: Benefit High Beam on the left
NARS Illuminator Copacabana on the right

NARS Illuminator is more band for your buck but I still recommend High Beam if you want to highlight certain areas of your face. NARS works much better when mixed in with your foundation. They are both pink so if your skin is warm toned and you don't like pink on your face, I would skip this. But I personally prefer pink highlighters on my face because it really contrasts and highlights. Anyhow, both of these are fantastic for brightening up sallow complexion. ;) 

Benefit High Beam is available at Benefit website
NARS Illuminator is available at NARS website