I was going to do a review of one of Benefit's highlighters today, but I picked up the new Rimmel highlighter after ballet and thought I'd do a comparison review instead. I'm going to call these posts 'Dupe Scoops' (yes, I know :L). Let me know if you like these, or if you prefer single product reviews.
Today, we have the Benefit Watt's Up highlighter, and the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Shimmer Touch in 004 (Shimmering Sand).
|Wind-up and squeezy tube|
Both require blending, but the latter is easier to work into the skin.
The Benefit one is a little thicker, and a tad harder to blend evenly in my opinion, although the stick formula is more fool-proof than its rival. It comes with a sponge on the end, but to be honest, it's too small and not very practical.
The products have different consistencies, but once blended in, look the same. Also, the wear of the products is almost identical on my face (I have normal skin with a very slightly oily T-zone).
|Top left: Benefit|
Bottom right: Rimmel
In conclusion, Rimmel wins, even if I very slightly preferred the Benefit one. It offers an extremely similar product for a fraction of the price. Sorry, Benefit!
Both products are available from Boots in the UK.
Thanks for reading!