Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Benefit Miss Popularity - A very OTT Highlighter!
Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter Make Up
Member Name: debbie41176
Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter Make Up
Advantages: Comes in a nice little pot with a picture guide and instructions.
Disadvantages: Way too sparkly and glitzy, much better highlighters are available, and even from Benefit!
"Turn up your "all that" appeal with miss popularity. All you need is our new precision highlighter in all the right places and you're "all that" just like that. This soft white shimmering highlighter makes it so easy."
" Miss popularity's secret lesson for highlighting: For bright eyes... apply to the triangle of the eyes & blend.
Perk up your smile... apply to the outer corners of lips & blend.
Slimify your nose... apply 3 dots down the middle & blend.
To enhance cleavage... apply above your bra line and blend."
REASONS FOR PURCHASE
I didn't buy this, it was a Christmas present from a family member. My mum had passed on the message that I quite like Benefit, so that particular year I got lots of 'not quite me' cosmetics chosen for me!
My reasons for not purchasing this is that I'm not overly fond of shimmer and glitter. Nothing personal against Benefit! :P
PRICE / APPEARANCE / AVAILABILITY
This highlighter is no longer available from Benefit, but you can still get it from selected outlet websites.
While it is important to avoid fakes, when a certain product (like this one) has been discontinued, it is highly likely that you can pick up the genuine article from another website. The Benefit 'best sellers' such as Highbeam, the face powders like 'Hoola', and certain eye and brow sets are most often faked.
Websites such as www.discountcosmetics4u.co.uk and www.clickfragrance.co.uk still stock this highlighter, as do certain ebay sellers. Stick to UK sellers and check seller feedback to avoid fakes.
On ebay you can pick up a full sized highlighter (2 grams) for as little as £4.99. The original RRP was £17.50. So quite a saving there!
As you may expect from Benefit, the packaging is very 'good looking'. The box it comes in features a little tutorial on the side, with pictures and instructions for use.
The bottle / tube is strong clear plastic, it has a screw top lid and is similar to a slim nail polish bottle. Inside, the wand has a sponge tip and the powder is only picked up right at the bottom of the pot. The sides are protected with another layer of plastic, so you don't end up with too much product coming out.
APPLICATION AND MY THOUGHTS ON THIS HIGHLIGHTER
While this isn't my usual type of highlighter, I gave it a fair trial. I liked the tutorial aspect of the packaging and ripped it out and kept it in my makeup box.
As advised, I tried this on my brow bones and the corners of my eyelids. Very easy to apply with the sponge tip applicator. I dotted the powder as instructed, and my first thoughts were that this powder is very glitzy and shimmery. It made me think of a silver / white powder eyeshadow more than a highlighter. When I blended this, I used my fingers. I wanted to blend this into my skin as much as possible to lose the glitz and just leave a subtle highlight.
Unfortunately it wouldn't blend as much as I would have liked, and made me look as though I was wearing silver eyeshadow.
So much so, that one of my very blunt friends said to me "eww yuck, you're wearing silver eyeshadow!" and still refers to the 'silver eyeshadow incident' two years later! So much for giving a different product a chance!
So for me, this didn't work as a brow highlighter. I switched back to High Beam which is about as shimmery as I can handle!
I liked the idea of slimming down my nose, and applied as per the picture instructions. Needless to say, all this did was give me a glittery nose. Never mind!
On the corners of my mouth - the same. Just looked like I'd been eating powdered dougnuts.
On the collar bones, I have to say it wasn't too bad. Dotted about and blended in with enough vigour, and this will be ok for a night out. I think other products work better though. Something you can apply with a great big powder brush.
For longevity, I'll give this product it's dues. It is a real nightmare to remove! If you loved this highlighter I'm sure that'd be a selling point, but when you want to remove it as soon as you've applied it, well it's not ideal!
I'm really sorry to say it, but I can see why Benefit no longer sell this on their website (or in the department stores with Benefit counters).
Really, they do some great highlighters, so this extra product was not needed.
It would be great for pre teens who love to play with glitzy 'fun' products, but with a £17.50 RRP it would (or should!) be very out of their price range.
I can't recommend this product, but if you want to try it for yourself, seek out the cheapest price going on ebay so you don't waste too much cash!
Summary: Don't waste your money and explore other highlighters available on the market.