Friday, 13 April 2012

Highlighters - Topshop Sunbeam & ELF Gotta Glow

Without thinking about it i bought two highlighters when i went on a crazy spending spree - thankfully they're both very different so no money was wasted!
And when was it a bad thing having too many highlighters? Never!

Elf Gotta Glow (Blush - but more of a highlighter!)
Topshop Sunbeam (Highlighter)

Elf - Gotta Glow £3.50
Topshop - Sunbeam £9


L-R
Elf - Gotta Glow
Topshop - Sunbeam

Top - Bottom
Topshop - Sunbeam
Elf - Gotta Glow


Oh wow that last picture is really awful and does neither of them justice! I am not exactly a professional at the picture taking - well not yet anyway, give me time!
So onto the highlighters

Texture -
Completely different!
Elf is quite chalky and you can almost tell that it's cheap
Topshop is smooth and feels like a really lovely soft formulation

Colour -
Elf - Shimmery champagne
Topshop - Gold/Yellow

Colour Pay Off -Elf - really good pay off! I only have to dab my brush in it and a lot of product comes off - maybe a bit too much at times!
Topshop - This isn't as pigmented when used with a brush you've got to swirl your brush around quite a few times to get enough product!

Blendablility (Not a word but roll with it) -
Elf - I actually think this blends really well - i was shocked as the texture is really chalky but it's soft to the touch and blends out beautifully
Topshop - this also blends quite well - possibly not as well - but looks really lovely when swept really lightly over the skin

Compared -
I personally like 'Elf - Gotta Glow' more - not only is it a lot cheaper but it actually looks nicer on my skin. It's a really gorgeous shimmery champange colour and blends out so perfectly over my pale skin colour!
I really do recommend both though because i absolutely love the Topshop highlighter! And if it runs out - which i doubt it will for a long time! - then i will definitely repurchase because i love the have lots of different shimmers to go onto my skin!
Altogether though ELF wins! 

What's your favourite highlighter? Xo




2 comments:

  1. My fav highlighter is MAC cream color base in pearl :) but I really want to try the Elf one :)

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