Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Battle of the Beauty Box Highlighters

                                                      Hey guys!

As you'll see in my posts this month, I received a highlighter from both Glossybox and Birchbox this month, and after giving them a go for a few weeks, I've decided to play them off against the other, and decide a winner!

As you can see, I received a cream Highlighter from Glossybox, which is from Kryolan made especially for Glossybox, (Brownie points awarded), and a pencil highlighter from BircchBox, I've never seen a highlighter in Pencil form before so I was excited to give it a go! BirchBox even the score...

As you can see, I've been using this one quite a bit already, and I love it! The smallest amount gives yoou just the right amount of coverage, and it's not too shimmery either. I do try and keep this out of the sun and away from heat though, as it can get incredibly creamy, is that the right word?... But apart from that I think this is a perfect highlighter, I only use the product on the top of my cheekbones and on my brow bone and it does wonders to my complexion!

BirchBox's offering was the Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil, as I've mentioned, I've never used a pencil highlighter before, so I was so excited, but I'm still not convinced. I find that it is really hard to fully blend into the desired areas, but that when it finally does it gives a really effect. One of my preferences of this product is the fact  that it doesn't leave a shimmer on the skin, but simply highlights the area.

Top - Kryolan, Bottom - Chella
As you can see on the skin, the Kryolan one starts blending straight away after applying it onto the skin, whereas the Chella takes a lot more persuasion.

and the winner is...

Kryolan for Glossybox!!

When I'm in a rush, the Chella just takes far too long to be blended in fully to my skin and leave the effect I want, whereas the Kroylan just blends so easily, however I do prefer the overall finish of the Chella Pencil. So if someone could combine the two then that would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for reading today's post guys, I've got myself fully into my new posting routine now!

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lots of love,
Jess xxx



  1. I've never tried either of these brands to be honest, but the creamy Kryolan one seems really nice!
    Daniella x

    1. Hey!

      I would definitely recommend both of these, see if you can pick up a Kryolan product! Or save a bit of money and grab a glossybox ;)

      Thank you so much for commenting and keep an eye out tomorrow as I have a giveaway going live!

      Jess xxx


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