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  • what's up everyone? who's ready to glow today?

  • Because today we're going to do a battle of the highlighters.

  • Now, I have seen so many videos on the trending page and floating all over youtube

  • of like "$2 steak versus $300 steak"

  • So I'm like, you know what? Let's just kinda take that idea

  • and bring it into the makeup world and as we all know

  • I am the highlighting whore of the universe.

  • So I thought, you know what?

  • I went to Walgreens

  • and I found a $4 highlighter

  • it's from the brand Elf

  • and I'm like, you know what?

  • I've never actually used Elf on my channel before

  • maybe a few times, like, a long time ago

  • some I'm like, you know what? let me give them a shot

  • this one is $4

  • It is the Elf baked highlighter

  • and this shade is called Moonlight Pearls

  • I love that name

  • and then I went to the mall and I went to Neiman Marcus

  • and there is a brand I've used before called Cle de peau

  • and they have a $95 highlighter

  • this is the illuminizing face enhancer

  • and the packaging is pretty sick, it's like ooooohoooo

  • like, the packaging alone wrapped me in

  • of course I haven't even tested the formula or anything like that

  • we're about to do both

  • this whole video I am going to be comparing

  • the Elf versus the Cle de peau

  • so if you want to find out which one wins

  • then keep on watching

  • Alright, so I'm going to compare the weight on these

  • so, the Elf one is 0.17 ounces

  • and this one is 0.35 ounces

  • so there is more product

  • Um, this one is 10 grams, and this one is 5 grams

  • So, of course, you're getting a little bit more product with this guy

  • Now with the Elf one, let's open her up and see what she looks like

  • Oooooh!

  • So it does have that little round, domed type little guy going on here

  • Now, the packaging, I'm not going to say it's like overly cheap

  • but, it's cheap packaging. It feels very lightweight.

  • You get what you pay for.

  • Um, I definitely feel like with drug store brands.

  • And what I mean by that is the packaging is not always spectacular and heavy and luxurious

  • But the formula could be bomb, so that's why I like to

  • of course, we're going to try it out

  • The other one though - ooof - it feels a little heavier, it's luxurious.

  • Let's open her up

  • Oh, oh oh! Okay, so it has this little piece of clear film on it

  • it says "put this film back after use over the powder and the brush"

  • okay, so this snaps off

  • it's like a little clear window

  • and this one comes with a brush

  • so of course you get that included

  • the other one is just by itself

  • now, besides the brush, it is a big, crazy, it almost looks like a diamond-cut shape

  • so it has this fine layer of glitter

  • which, I don't know if it runs through the pigment

  • or if it's just an overshadow, which, I hate when that happens

  • so we're of course going to see that in a second

  • I mean, packaging, of course this one is sickening in my mind

  • and this one is of course basic

  • but who is going to blind my mother fucking cheeks?

  • let's find out

  • now, I think it's only fair that we use the same brush for both

  • so I dug out my Morphe brushes

  • these are the packing highlighting brushes

  • now I love these because, unlike the fan brush

  • love the fan brush they're a very

  • it's a staple, everyone has a fan brush in their kit I'm sure, by now

  • but these ones are more of like "packer brushes"

  • so it's going to put on the highlight

  • hea-vy, and blinding, which is basically my goal every day

  • so, right now, you guys can tell my cheeks have no glow on them

  • there is no highlight in my entire face

  • which is a little scary

  • because my face is like "bitch, hello? we need to glow"

  • so, I am very matte right now and I'm kind of hating it [laughing]

  • so I am going to use the Elf highlighter first

  • alright, so the Elf highlighter I am going to take it with my clean finger

  • and just lightly go over the top and - uh, oh!

  • girl, I'm already I'm a little shook right now!

  • okay, we're going over it okay, we're going over it,

  • mmmm, I'm like, let me try my other finger in case that one just needed some guidance

  • okay so this one, I dug a little harder I mean, I don't want to break the dome

  • but I am going in you guys, I am pressing hard

  • and that's the result, okay?

  • finger test is a little scary

  • I guess, let's put her on the cheeks and see what happens

  • the cool thing about the dome is you can easily

  • go back and forth, back and forth

  • so let's see that

  • and I put a lot on there

  • you guys see I'm going back and forth and bitch is hoping and praying right now

  • and, let's just take a little mirror and put it over my cheek

  • and, let's see what happens

  • okay, now the glow is actually a little bit better than it looked on my finger

  • because that finger swatch, girl I was like, hmmmmmm

  • so it's looking really pretty so far

  • I'm going to put it all the way to my hairline

  • because a bitch likes to shine

  • let me look at that

  • ooooh in the monitor it looks pretty

  • it's a little bit more subtle than what I normally wear

  • but I'm now going to do a second layer just for, I mean

  • that's what I normally do I like to layer and layer

  • okay, I think we're good

  • oh wow!

  • this is pretty stunning

  • I love moving my face back and forth like oh yes honey, work! mmmmmm!

  • ok, that one is not as bad as I expected

  • when I swatched with this index finger I was like okay, video's over, bye!

  • but it definitely redeemed itself on the brush

  • so now I'm just going to take a little bit and put it up on that brow, yes

  • huh, ok guys

  • now let's try the $95 one

  • alright, now we're going to dip into the Cle de peau highlighter

  • now, this one, ah, I just love that prism on the top

  • it's like very esthetically pleasing

  • so I'm going to take oh, I already used this finger

  • so now we're going to go to the middle one and I'm just going to lightly go over it

  • naaaaah, I'm going in oh!

  • oh! oh! little bit more pigment on the finger

  • so I'm going to quickly take the Elf one

  • and I'm going to go back and forth on my finger

  • and I'm just going to go on my hand right here, and I'm just going to show you guys

  • kind of a blinding the brush picks it up more

  • which is very weird, because usually with fingers there's like more oil

  • and then the Cle de peau one I'm going to put right next to it

  • and you guys can see the difference

  • both are kind of sheer on my hand

  • but now it's kind of time to put the Cle de peau one on my other cheek, bam!

  • there's a little more kick-back than the Elf one

  • so I've just kind of like dabbed the brush all over, and that top shimmer layer is gone

  • it's like, literally, girl, I'm blowing on it she's a little dusty

  • who else hates when they freshly wash their hair and it just doesn't want to do anything?

  • that's me right now, I'm like ugh!

  • let's put this on my cheekbones

  • where's the shine

  • I'm like what the hell! Girl, where is the shine?

  • let me move my hair back so y'all can see the shimmer is almost non-existant

  • it's like if I took, like, loose powder with a faint hint of glitter and dabbed it on my cheek

  • I'm like what in the..... okay

  • let's go back in there and try a little bit more

  • I'm like... hmmmmmm

  • uh, uh, uh! I'm like

  • shit!

  • there is no fucking pigment!

  • it is like so sheer

  • I'm like what in the....

  • Alright, so the luxury brand definitely is not blinding

  • now I'm just going to go on the website really quickly

  • and see what exactly it says

  • so it says, how to use: apply as the last step in your makeup routine

  • ok, just did that

  • sweep brush back and forth over the surface of the powder and apply it to your face

  • for a more dramatic look, use additional powder on the temples

  • well, if it doesn't show up, how the mother fuck is it going to be dramatic?!!

  • okay, description: this exquisite highlighting powder uses innovative light diffusing technology

  • to define contours and illuminate your complexion

  • I'm not illuminated I'm like dulled actually

  • my cheek is dull, and I'm like trying to put on more and praying that it's going to work

  • and it ain't gonna work

  • alright you guys, I'm like, I'm kinda fucking shook right now

  • I guess let's, uhhh, compare the two

  • so after a few minutes of debating back and forth

  • I'm still in shock you guys

  • now, you guys know, this shady bitch right here

  • I'm not always about drugstore makeup, I just love luxury brands, that's just my thing