DupeThat will release both highlighters in October in collaboration with a yet, unanamed brand. They will retail for $24.95, but will be a special price of $17.47 for all followers of @dupethat on Instagram.
Boy, have I got a treat for you all! The lovely ladies of DupeThat are set to release a duo of highlighters in October and they graciously sent me both to test out and share with you all. If you keep reading, I’ll share some of my tips on making a cool toned highlighter work on deep skin as well as a ton of pictures of both ‘You Dew You’ & ‘You Glow, Girl!’.
I cannot even begin to explain to your guys how I felt when DupeThat contacted me and asked me if I would like to test and review their highlighters pre-launch! In my head I was thinking, “UH … DUH! Yes I want to smear your highlight all over my face!”
I’m still in shock that they picked little old me to try their upcoming highlighters! This is definitely a highlight of my blogger career and a big thanks to them for making my entire LIFE! If you don’t follow the Queens of Dupes on Instagram, you might want to head over to their page ASAP. Tell them I sent you!
Up until I received the shades, I hadn’t seen that many pictures of the products on deep skin. In fact, I had only seen one and, to be honest, it made me very nervous about the shade ‘You Glow, Girl!’. The color is very cool and for someone with dark skin that’s a huge red flag when selecting a highlighter.
Most of us with dark skin either have very golden (very warm) to semi-neutral (kind of warm) undertones. This can make it tricky when dealing with rose or champagne colored highlights. They can make our skin look very ‘ashy’ instead of glowing.
I have several cool toned highlights that I rarely reach for because of this fact! However, I purchased them to share with you all in swatches or comparisons. With the introduction of ‘You Glow, Girl!’ into my highlighter collection, I’ve decided to revisit these shades and figure out how to make them work for me!
If you are going to tackle the challenge of wearing a cool toned highlight, let the color be the inspiration for the rest of your makeup. ‘You Glow, Girl!’ has a ‘pink champagne’ vibe going on so I paired it with a pink and plum themed eye with a shimmery pink champagne color on the lid. On my lips, I used a rosy nude colored gloss. Don’t try and fight the cool highlight by adding additional warm tones to your face! Your skin is warm enough to balance out all the pink shades which helps you fight the ‘ashy’ look we desperately try to avoid. Let them work together so you don’t have to!
Now let’s discuss ‘You Glow, Girl!’ specifically. Like I said earlier, it is cool-toned with a rosy champagne finish. The formula is a dream! If swatches like a Becca Cosmetics highlight (very dense, like a creamy powder). The finish of this one was shimmery, but not glittery. I love it for this time of year when you still want to glow, but you don’t want to look unnaturally warm since it is cooling off outside.
‘You Dew You’ is a peachy (emphasis on ‘peach’) gold that will definitely suit deeper skin tones. I knew that the minute I opened the package! The formula of ‘You Dew You’ has the same creamy powder consistency, but it has a tiny bit more glitter in it. I figured this out when I was trying to take pictures and my camera kept focusing on the glitter and not my face! However, the glitter was less noticeable in person than on camera.
For my look using ‘You Dew You’, I went full on warm, suntanned glow because I love pairing gold with more gold. This will go with a ton of different looks and will look great on a wide range of skin tones. I really packed it on for these photos, but the color is buildable and you can add as little or as much as you want. I put on a ton so you could really see its true color in the photos.
I hope you guys liked this super sneak peek! Let me know your thoughts on these goodies in the comments section!
P.S. If you are wondering how these beauties compare to others already in your collection, check out my comparison swatches below!
These products were sent to me by DupeThat to test and review.
The above review is completely my own and a 100% honest representation of what I thought of the products.