Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Recently I reviewed Benetint , the miraculous water based tint that gives you the perfect rosy glow. If you’re not in love with Benefit already, I bet you will be after reading this post! Today I’m reviewing another great product from Benefit-  a golden pink liquid pearl highlighter Girl Meets Pearl !

Price : $30 = approx. Rs 1500-1600

Quantity : 12 ml

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch and FOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch and FOTD

 

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What Benefit Cosmetics says about the Girl Meets Pearl highlighter :

This soft golden-pink liquid pearl glides on for a breathtakingly luminous complexion. Twist up & pat on over makeup or wear alone for a dewy luxurious lit-from-within glow. It’s pure pearly pleasure!

How to Apply : For an exquisite glow, pat lightly over makeup. For soft pearlessence, wear alone.

Beauty Tip : For complexion perfection with a dewy glow pat girl meets pearl over some kind-a gorgeous, our oil-free, cream-to-powder foundation faker.

Check out product on website HERE.

 

My take on the product

 

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl highlighter comes in a beautiful purple and metallic pink packaging. The gorgeous packaging itself makes me feel like using it everyday! The product is contained in the cylindrical tube and on the top (inside the cover), there are perforations through which the product comes when you twist the base. The packaging is attractive as well as easy and convenient to use. You can dab the product directly from the tube onto your face or use your fingers for the same. There is an extra small transparent cap to prevent any mess in case there is a leakage during traveling etc.

The product is basically a pearl highlighter in a light creamy base. The creamy base is very light and blends very easily into the skin. Its non-greasy and doesn’t make the face oily. The pearl particles are really small so the product just imparts a beautiful luminous glow without the grittiness or sparkle or glitter. The effect is subtle so one can use it all over face or build up the intensity only on the cheekbones by applying more product. Once applied, it sinks into the skin on blending and delivers a good staying power of 7-8 hours at least. It blends very easily whether applied on moisturized skin or over foundation.

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

As described by Benefit, its a ‘golden pink‘ highlighter – fine gold pearl in a light pink cream base. The tinted base makes it look so much more natural than a white base and the golden pearl creates the perfect dewy glow without looking too overpowering. One can in fact use this all over the face as an illuminator. The shade is such that it works across all skin tones! Pale skinned women love it and I see that it works beautifully on my medium skin tone too. I’m sure it’ll be very flattering on dusky skin tones too because of the golden pearl. Just like the Benetint, the finish of this product is very soft and natural , it makes you look like you’re lit up from within!!

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch and FOTD

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch and FOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch and FOTD

 

The GOOD about Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter  :

  1. Attractive, easy to use packaging
  2. Light creamy texture
  3. Blends easily into the skin
  4. Does not make the skin greasy
  5. Stays put for a long time – at least 7-8 hours
  6. Beautiful dewy finish
  7. Gives a natural soft luminous glow the skin
  8. Can be used all over the face
  9. Suits all skin tones and types
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter  :
  1. Not available in India
  2. Expensive

 

How it looks on me : I’m wearing Girl Meets Pearl lightly dabbed on the cheek bones

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 


Tips about Highlighters
 : Highlighters are powerful products that can transform dull looking skin to a gorgeously glowing one! The important part is to pick one suited to your skin and one with very small and subtle shimmer particles for the most natural effect. Chunky shimmer sitting on top of the skin is not flattering at all! Liquid highlighters can be mixed with foundation and applied all over face for a lovely all over glow. The general application of highlighters involves patting a small amount of the product on the raised portions of the face – brow bonecheek bone, down the bridge of the nose. You can also use it on the inner corners of the eyes to liven up tired eyes.

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD
Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter - Review Swatch andFOTD

 

Overall Verdict

 

Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter is golden pink liquid pearl highlighter that blends easily into the skin giving a beautiful natural glow. The product comes in a very attractive packaging which is easy to use as well. The base is light and creamy which gives a dewy finish without making the skin oily. The pearl particles are very tiny so the final effect is not chunky or glittery , it just gives a soft luminous glow to the skin. A very versatile product which works across all skin tones and can be used alone for a natural look as well – Girl Meets Pearl is a must-have highlighter for every girl!

Rating : 4.5/5

Do you like wearing highlighters?

 

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36 Comments

  1. Sounds amaziing…u luk gorgeous…have been reading all ur reviews but refrain from commenting coz then i end up being online and no office work…i loved ur top!!!! From where did u get it???? Oh and the lip color in ur fb pic on rhs…which one is it…it luks awesome!!!

    1. Thanks Farha! So nice to hear from your after sooo long! I’m wearing a woolen plain skivi (is that how its spelled?) I picked up a store called Big Life in Bhopal (my hometown). Lip color is Benefit Benetint topped with Lakme Absolute lip gloss in Candy Shine! How’ve you been? Hows your little one doing?

  2. Hey, great review Ankita…I so wish I could get this her in India…but nonetheless, I’m making a list,and going to put this on top..it’s looking fab on you…actually like lit from within…

  3. Shooooooooooooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeee!!! Ankz…all the products look almost same on your bright, glowing face!! Its really difficult to identify various qualities of various products unless u list them out!! 😛 😛 Hehehe

  4. Oh my god! I’ve been waiting for this review!! I love Benefit solely coz its packaging is so darn girly and cute!! Nice review and you looking posh! Oh btw, I’ve ordered Some kind-a gorgeous from ASOS! xD

    1. The packaging is really cute! Hows shopping at ASOS, what are the delivery charges? Do let me know how the product turns out!

  5. its luking soo beautiful yet natural on u… i wud hav bought it if i get it here 😛 msyb sum day i’ll b sble to pick this up 😉

  6. Hi Ankita!
    I know I am commenting late.. hope this gets a reply

    How do you compare Illamasqua illuminator to this one quality wise? I know this shade is very different to Fondle.. but I want to know if this fares better as a product? staying power/ texture/ look wise??
    I have pores.. so which one you think I should get that wont enhance them??

    Aand i love your blog!
    xox

    1. Hey Sonia! I’d choose Illamasqua Fondle over this one because that has more subtle shimmer, better for those who has open pores.

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