October 2, 2011

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl: swatches, review

Hello, Beautiful!

First I want to once again welcome all the new followers! I can't believe how many people have joined my blog since posting my 500 Follower Giveaway... which seems like a really silly title to have for a giveaway now that I have over 1,100 followers! Because so many people have joined my blog, I plan to pick some additional winners and send them a surprise package! I haven't decided if I want to choose several additional winners (like 10) and send one item to each or if I want to pick less additional winners (like 2 or 3) and send mini prize packs that may contain 5 to 10 items each. I'll think about it and decide once the giveaway is over.


In this post I'm going to show you swatches of Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl. I only had a sample card of this, so I don't have product pics of this item. My review isn't as thorough either, as I only sampled it and didn't test it out. Hopefully this post will still be helpfull!

Check out my swatches, stats, and review...

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
Shade Description: A pearlized golden pink champagne shimmer.

Basic stats for Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl:
Formula: liquid
Coverage: sheer
Wear: average
Shade Info: Girl Meets Pearl is the only shade available; Benefit makes other highlighters (like High Beam and Moon Beam)
Cost/Availability: $30 (0.4 oz full size), available on Benefit's website, on Sephora's website, and everywhere else Benefit Cosmetics are sold (such as Ulta and Benefit boutique stores).
Packaging: twist-up tube; pull-off cap
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses!

A liquid highlighter that contains moisturizing sesame seed oil and skin-soothing raspberry, chamomile, and sweet almond seed extract to improve skin firmness and smoothness.

Sheer color that blends out to leave behind a beautiful pearlized glow.

I don't know the specific wear on this product, which is why I listed it as average. I'm basing my guess on the fact that the other Benefit highlighters I own are average wear and this formula seems head-to-head with those.

Shade Info:
Girl Meets Pearl is a pearlized golden pink champagne shimmer. It looks very pink at first glance, but blends out with a golden touch (as seen in the blended out swatch pic).

The full sized version is $30 and available on Benefit's website, on Sephora's website, and everywhere else Benefit Cosmetics are sold (such as Ulta and Benefit boutique stores).

The full sized version comes in a tube that twists-up the product; pull off cap.

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Review:
Since I only had a sample card of this product I can't write a true review, but I can write about what I thought of the sample.

Like other Benefit highlighters, Girl Meets Pearl is beautiful, easy to apply and looks great. I think Benefit makes some of the best liquid highlighters!

The color is great; it's pink and golden at the same time which means it will compliment many skin tones.

This is a product I would buy the full sized version of the next time I'm looking for a golden pink pearly highlighter! Check it out for yourself! :)

Now let me know what you think...
Do you already own this highlighter? If so, what are your thoughts? If not, what do you think of it? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. I have tried this one before and it didn't work out very well for me, my skin can be pretty dry and it emphasized any dry spots even if I had a moisturizer on. :(


  2. I didn't have a chance to use any Benefit cosmetics yet, but this highlighter seems nice.. I like that subtle glow :)

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  4. nice review!


  5. Hmmm, I really don't know what to think because my skin is very oily and all I need is something matte and I just not sure if this is the right product for me?

  6. @ MissDoll: I have oily skin too (but not very oily, except in the summer) and I have no problems using Benefit's highlighters. I find they work better than powder highlighters for oily skin but everyone's skin is different. Try to get a sample of it if you can so you can test drive it before you buy it.


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