And yes the title is true, is there possibly a super cheap accessible dupe for a Becca highlighter? Keep on reading to find out! (I feel like I’m talking like a T.V announcer and just rolled with it haha)
I was perusing the drugstore makeup aisle as I do often after work and I came across the e.l.f stand. If anyone is new to e.l.f, the brand stands for eyes, lips, face and is an extremely affordable makeup brand. I’ve always had a wonderful experience with their products and applaud them for being cruelty-free as well. Anyhoo, I noticed that a new section of highlighters have been stocked and noticed right away that one of the shades looked very similar to my favourite Becca Highlighter/Eyeshadow in Moonstone. I laughed because the name of the E.l.f product was almost completely the same as Rey had named it Moonlight Pearls. Coincidence?
when I first swatched it I was gutted. Really no colour pay off, but I was determined to somehow make it work. This couldn’t be it! I have never been disappointed (especially to this degree) by an E.l.f product before. I will admit I had a bit of a bias rooting for the E.l.f brand but I didn’t let it affect my final verdict. I mean who wouldn’t want to discover an amazing and cheap highlighter, am I right?
I did some reading and it was suggested to scrape off the top layer to expose to the ‘good stuff’. I did exactly that with an eyebrow brush, very gently scraping off the top layer. Then I crossed my fingers and swatched again.
The swatch on top is E.l.f, and the bottom is Becca.
Finally some luck!
First thing I noticed was they are in fact very similar colours. Up close the Becca Highlighter has much more Gold in it, and the E.l.f highlighter is a bit cooler-toned. None-the-less I am very surprised.
Just being applied to dry skin with no product or primer I was fairly impressed.
But the true test of a product to me is how it applies to the full face with foundation and proper priming. Well, I can tell you the surprises just keep coming.
Dare I say, the E.l.f highlighter was just as pigmented and striking as the Becca highlighter. when I applied it over my foundation I could not believe my eyes.
I used two different freshly cleaned brushed to apply both highlighters and the exact same amount of product.
So what is my verdict?
Very surprised to say the least. If you’re looking for a good dupe, or are just starting your makeup kit, I highly recommend this highlighter.
Now while I have been raving about the E.l.f product I will say there is a huge difference in the formula. This is only a dupe for the colour as the e.l.f product is not as soft or buttery as the Becca one is. And there definitely is fallout from the E.l.f products when you dip your brush in there is a prominent cloud.
Overall I’m really happy with this discovery. I did look online and I do realize I’m not the first person to catch on to this. I’m super happy that other people are discovering the E.l.f brand though!
Thanks for reading as always! Please let me know what your opinion on E.l.f is? Love it? Hate it? I feel like I’ve said E.l.f a thousand times in this blog post haha!