30 June 2012

Technic Highlights Highlighter Review

Today saw another really busy one. We were the busiest I've ever known at work. At one point we actually ran out of teapots... Now, tell me, how can you have a tea shop with no teapots left to serve people? Oh well, on to the beauty!

Now, today I am reviewing perhaps one of the best dupes around and that is Highlights by Technic which is the well known dupe for Benefit's High Beam. In terms of packaging and product appearance there is very very little difference between the two. As for the price tag, there really is. I picked up this bottle for £2.49 in Just Beauty, where as for a bottle of High Beam you will pay £18.50 and get the same amount of product. I'd like to say now that I haven't ever owned a bottle of High Beam so this isn't a post directly comparing the two, but there are a few comparisons that are based solely from swatching High Beam on the Benefit counter at work.
Highlights is a cream based highlighter that is great for use on the brow bone, top of your cheeks and on your cupids bow to keep you looking radiant. The colour is a pearlescent light pink that is almost silver when it catches the light and I find it very easy to wear without looking too heavy or sparkly for every day, it just leaves you with a soft, healthy glow.
The texture of this highlighter is lovely and light and doesn't feel greasy or heavy on my skin, I also find that it doesn't fade or rub off during the day which I think is really good, especially for such a low priced product.
I only have one complaint with Highlights and that is the quality of the brush. As you can see in the photo above, the bristles aren't very good quality and tend to splay a little in what ever direction they see fit. I think this is the only place however that you can really see that this is a low end product and to be honest it is a very small niggle as the brush is only used to dot a little bit of the highlighter on to your face. I then use my fingers to blend the highlighter in so it isn't a big problem but this is one area where the Benefit High Beam does stand out as being the better quality, but does that really justify a £16 price difference? I think not to be honest.
One thing that does also bug me about the Technic offering is just how clearly they have copied the High Beam bottle, down to the font of the writing. Fair play, a dupe is a dupe, but it seems a little OTT in my opinion, it feels a little too desperate to be seen as a copy of a Benefit product.

So over all, I rate this very highly and I think that for £2.49 you can't go wrong, especially if this is your first time using a highlighter and don't want to fork out lots of money for a high end product even if the packaging does bug me a little :P
Have you ever tried this product? Do you think its a better option that High Beam? Or are you devoted to Benefit? Personally, I think I'll be sticking to Highlights, although I do have my eye on Sun Beam.
Annie x


  1. This looks gorgeous, I love Technic! I keep looking at this, I may have to pick one up next time I'm in town..


    1. I'd go for it. I was amazed how good the quality is, especially for such a low price. Its one of their best products I think :) xx

  2. I think this looks gorgeous, I've never heard of Technic but like you say with the price you can't complain! I'm going to see if I can purchase on of these beauties :).

    I found you through BBU Blog Hop :)



    1. Go for it, they're definitely worth the money and then some.
      I'll hop over and take a look at your blog now :) xx