Hi lovelies! I picked up this lit­tle beauty from Price­line just recently and it’s absolutely gor­geous. I find Aus­tralis prod­ucts to be pretty impres­sive for the price range, and when I laid eyes on their min­eral liq­uid high­lighters I fell in love! At first glance the two dif­fer­ent shades are per­fect dupes for Benefit’s High Beam and Sun Beam illu­mi­na­tors. I chose the lighter, pale pink shade “Pearl” because I’m super pale at the moment and the golden one would be too dark for me. I think this is absolutely bril­liant and would def­i­nitely rec­om­mend giv­ing it a try if you’re in the mar­ket for a less-pricey ver­sion of Benefit’s highlighters!

The con­sis­tency of this high­lighter is some­where between a liq­uid and a cream: it has a nifty pump dis­penser and doesn’t change shape or run like a liq­uid, but it’s thin­ner than a cream and blends really nicely. It’s dif­fer­ent in this way from Benefit’s high­lighter as High Beam is quite thin. A prob­lem I have with a lot of cheaper high­lighters is that they tend to look too shim­mery or glit­tery and it looks unnat­ural and ridicu­lous. I was pleas­antly sur­prised with the for­mula of this though, the shim­mer par­ti­cles are extremely fine and the fin­ish is quite sub­tle, giv­ing a ‘lit-from-within’ kind of nat­ural glow.

This can be applied directly onto the high points of the face (cheek­bones, cupid’s bow, bridge of the nose, brow bone and fore­head) or mixed into your foun­da­tion for a glow­ing, dewy fin­ish. This is per­fect for strob­ing, by the way! I love the pump appli­ca­tor it comes with but be warned, you do NOT need a full pump! A lit­tle goes a very long way and a full pump dis­penses a ridicu­lous amount (see pic­tures above, I had no idea what to do with all this on my hand haha)

I was wor­ried that this would be too pink for my yellow-toned pale skin but it looks really nat­ural and I think it would work with any lighter skin tone. For tanned to darker skin tones there is a Golden Lights ver­sion avail­able that looks gor­geous! This Min­eral Face High­lighter is avail­able from Price­line stores in Aus­tralia for $14.95 and it’s def­i­nitely worth the buy.

Have any of you tried Benefit’s High Beam? Does Aus­tralis’ Min­eral face High­lighter come close to the qual­ity in your opin­ion? Let me know in the com­ments below or on twitter!