Hi everyone! I want to start out by saying I CANNOT take credit for this find! Someone tweeted me this tip about a month ago, and I can't find the original tweet to see exactly who to give credit to! But if you're out there reading this- THANK YOU! Your tip was dead on, in my opinion!
Let's just cut to the chase: Boots No. 7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion ($12.99)....
is a dupe for Benefit High Beam ($26.00 at full size)
To be fair, that tiny High Beam is not full size, but I didn't have a full size one to show.
If I did, the packaging would look more like this...
Before we get down to the nitty gritty comparisons, let's chat about why I like High Beam to begin with. I talked about it in my Snow White and the Huntsman Makeup Kit post- where I showed the tiny size and mentioned how I was considering buying the full size. It's an awesome creamy/liquid highlight that you can dot on with a tiny brush applicator provided (you almost feel like you're putting nail polish on your face, LOL). It has the slightest pink tone, which has made it tough for me to find something similar in my collection-- the pink is just so subtle. But it's just a great way to give a pretty, non-glittery glow to cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of the nose, or cupid's bow- and it'll never look the least bit cakey or powdery thanks to the liquid-ish format.
So... what's the problem with Benefit High Beam?
The full size will cost you $26.00.
So some little angel reading that blog post tweeted me, telling me that Boots No. 7- sold at Target- has a product that is basically the same thing... except DOUBLE the product and HALF the price.
In these swatches, No 7 High Lights is on the left, and High Beam is on the right. While High Lights is just a bit more liquid-y, the difference is hardly identifiable. And the color tone of it is a perfect dupe. Also, I like how the High Lights packaging has a pump, as opposed to the wand on High Beam.
In this picture- you can see that I haven't completely sheered out the products as much as I would on my face- just so they would show up in the picture. Normally you would just see a faint glow that's very subtle.
As an example-- I'm wearing High Beam in this pic.
Again- here's a size comparison of both products full size (pretend the Cha Cha tint is High Beam :)...
You're getting less than half of a fluid ounce of High Beam, and a full fluid ounce of High Lights.
So thank you again so much to the wonderful lady out there who suggested I give High Lights a try! I'm so happy with it, and the larger size makes me feel free to mix it in with lotions and use it more freely without feeling guilty. Now I don't need to get full size of High Beam!
- Tomorrow is Friday! I think you can guess how I feel about that :)
- I love hearing about your most repurchased products in the comments section of my latest video!
- An ice cream truck came down my street yesterday... this has been happening for the past couple of weeks but I haven't been able to catch it due to not being adequately clothed post-shower, or already being in bed so I could wake up for work. I am committed to eventually catching the ice cream truck, and shooting a vlog on what will be my first EVER ice cream truck encounter!
- Meanwhile I had a salad for dinner tonight. yeehaw.
- I can tell Cupcake is flattered by all the nice comments about her in my new video. Maybe she'll start showing off more often :)