I've tried a bunch of highlighters recently and concluded I like ones with a blue undertone rather than a yellow one, despite or maybe because my skin has yellow undertones. This is very yellow, not at all what I expected from the name. To me a pearl has a white glow, or blue undertone, not all pearls of course, the the traditional look of pearls is that way and what I wanted. That said, its a nice enough highlighter, pretty and good if its the look you're going for.
I am against buying most Benefit cosmetics because I think they're overpriced, but had to get this one since I could not find a dupe anywhere. I would say Girl Meets Pearl has a very fine but dense consistency. The golden shimmer particles are very small so it is not grainy or glittery at all, yet it reflects and diffuses light so beautifully. I dab it over my foundation on my cheekbones, the inner corners of my eyes and cupid's bow, and just run whatever's left down the bridge of my nose. It does not accentuate any lines, pores or bumpy surfaces like High Beam did. For reference I am a warm toned NC25. I cut two lippies though because despite the miracle it does it is still too expensive.
I tried this product in America, Before it was released in the UK. The lady was like let me put it on you and to be honest i was like WOW, This is amazing. Soon as i got home i purchased this product and it was brand new in the UK. I think this is a brilliant product i really do. The smell is amazing and the product has a lovely highlight to it, Like a pinky/pearly colour. However, I am not sure if this product really does me a lot of justice. It's very very expensive i think. I do like it though, Just not in love with it like i once was.
I got this in the Finding Mr. Bright kit and I really like it. I already own High Beam and Moon Beam and this one is the most subtle out of the three. My favorite way of using this is to mix it in with You Rebel. Gives a nice glow that doesn't look oily or greasy.
Wow, alone, on top, or mixed with your foundation this gives you a great, dewy, refreshed look. Everytime I wear this on my cheekbones, I get a compliment on how I have a "glow." I like to mix it in with my foundation to give an all over dewy look but you can concentrate on your brow area or cheeks and it will look fantastic as well.
This product itself is great. It's packaging? A bit to frilly and impractical for my taste. It has a scroll and the product comes through holes (like "That Gal", Benefit's primer) and it tends to get stuck, break completely or seep through into the top lid part.
I've been a fan of Benefit for years, as they have such a perky and bright air about them. All their products SMELL great, especially this one. Sadly, the plastic was a bit flimsy because after I dropped it on my hardwood flooring (GENTLY!) the entire lid broke. It may have been my fault. XD I would have preferred the product to be in a normal pump or squeezy bottle.
Now back to the product. It's a real wow. I never use that much foundation as I don't have wrinkles or many blemishes. I'll put on That Gal to smooth out and Girl Meets Pearl to add a subtle iridescence. If I do though, I definitely like to mix this with some liquid foundation for a dewy glow. Subtle is the key thing Girl Meets Pearl has that other all-over highlighters DON'T. I love, love, love it. Packaging bumps it down a star, although I know there are many people who do indeed like the twisty scroll thingy. xx
I was initially cynical about this product simply because I already had Moon Beam and High Beam and found them to both be very effective.
I tried this product at Sephora on two separate occasions before purchasing, because after the That Gal purchase I didnt want to have a similar experience. I tried the product with the You Rebel as a base and my usual foundation cover and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. This product really pearlises on your cheeks and forehead. I took some pictures and it kind of gives an illuminated effect. So I purchased the product and using the same application technique of using a brush to apply onto skin to get the most out of the product this works a treat and ensures you get more product value.
I noticed after 4 hours that the Girl Meets Pearl was still noticeable and after 8 hours was there in place, I did think if I wanted to go out I would probably apply a little over the top and then reblush possibly but it is effective. I will use this product not in conjunction but continue to use the other highlighters depending on the look.
I had a concern that it may get a bit oily especially on my forehead but it didnt seem to or work itself into lined areas either which is positive.
My one gripe would be about the turn applicator, it took quite a few turns to get the product out and then it is like That Gal you turn it and dont know if you are near the end of the cannister. That is a bit of a shame really and for me I can't buy this product in my country it needs to be ordered online or when I visit the US or Australia.
Thumbs up however for effect.
This product made my skin look greasy. No matter how I powdered, it just wouldn't go away! It wasn't cheap either. I'm disappointed because it looked so cute in the packaging. :(
love love love this product. it gives such a nice color without looking like it's too much. it is also an excellent highlight, i have been using girl meets pearl as my highlight since my high beam from benefit ran out. i also find it gives a nice glow and dewey look to my skin when i mix it with my foundation which is always an added plus.
Beautiful pink, pearly highlighter that works very well for fair skin. Creates a beautiful glow, perfect for the cheeks and cheekbones for an evening look. Girl Meets Pearl has a delicate oyster-like shimmer. I like to mix a a small amount with foundation for dewy, radiant skin day or night. Feels luxurious to use, brightens up my make-up routine.