Make Up Battle - ABH vs COLOURPOP White Highlighters

by - Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hi loves!

I am coming back to you with a new type of posts that I want to start doing which is called, as you can already see, MAKE UP BATTLE. In those posts I will usually compare two beauty products that are most times the same, or dupes etc and see which ones are better, or if they're both as good as each other. I hope many of you find it helpful, especially if it comes to comparing high end products to the drugstore ones, because honestly I believe many 'high end' products aren't really that GOOD and there are many pretty amazing drugstore products that I am still surprised with simply because they are so cheap! Anyway, let's get to it! Make sure to comment below what type of items you would like me to compare and do a Make Up Battle about. 

Today we're focusing on two white highlighters. As you probably know, I am very pale person, so I tend to use a white highlighter rather than any other shade simply because I find it to be looking more natural on me, rather than putting a gold highlighter that would make me look like a clown or something lol. 

My two picks for today are:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighter in the shade SNOW
(note - comes as a part of a highlighter palette)


Colourpop Highlighter in the shade S'il Vous Play
(single highlighter)
$8.00 / £5.60

First major difference between the two is that Anastasia's comes a part of a highlighter palette, whereas you can purchase the Colourpop one on its own. Therefore, for those of you not wanting to spend a lot of money for a palette that you won't really use as a whole, I'd definitely suggest trying out the singles instead. 

SNOW is definitely more of a creamy highlight than powder, described as 'velvety-textured' formula. The creamy touch of it makes it seem more pigmented out of the two when swatched next to each other. Also, being more creamy makes it not have fall out which I hate, because who has time to be cleaning out any fall out any product leaves? This highlighter is definitely one of my faves, it was my first (full size) high-end highlight product (my Too Faced one is a 'mini') and for sure I have no regrets about it. Yes, the price is high but I try to use other shades on my eyelids so it doesn't go to waste. 

S'il Vous Play is a pressed powder highlighter from Colourpop, so it is definitely way different formula than ABH. It is a beautiful shade of white, I was very worried when ordering that it'd turn out having some pink/blue undertone and not look truly white on my skin, but as you can see from my swatches is it a true white shade. Pressed powder highlight that is only 8 dollars holds many questions, such as whether or not it will leave fall out on the face or be of as good quality as the ABH one, but honestly I like it and so far had no problems using it. I haven't had any fall out, it definitely feels different to use it because I got so used to the creamy touch of ABH's SNOW but I really like this being a pressed powder and I love using different type of products so I will for sure be going back and forth between those two highlighters.


Formula/Texture - That's such a difficult choice to make because they are so different! But I have to go with SNOW just because I am far more used to the creamy formula, rather than the pressed powder. BUT, who knows! Maybe in time my preference of that will change. 

Price - Definitely S'IL VOUS PLAY. I mean, it's only 8 dollars which is £5. And its' quality is for sure worth more than that. But don't tell Colourpop that lol!! 

Quality - Both! I love both because they are so different, yet none of them have any fall out which is my number one turn off about beauty products. It's really hard to say one is better than the other quality wise because for it's price, both are GOOD. 

Winner of this Make Up Battle

I have to say it's a tie!!! I cannot pick a winner because both products are my favourites and it wouldn't be fair to say one is better than the other. The only thing that can be annoying about SNOW is that it's in a palette and you cannot get it on its own, so the price is higher but other than that the two highlighters are my current favourites and both are the winners!

Let me know if you own any of these highlighters and if so, which one do you prefer? I have so many posts coming soon - stay tuned!! 
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Love, Olivia xo 

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  1. Your swatches look identical I'm shocked! WOW! For me it's cheaper option always winning because you get to save loads of cash. Favorite highlighter for me is ANASTASIA Beverly Hills AMREZY

  2. I love this kind if post, I find it very helpful, it's amazing how similar those highlighters are!
    I'm obsessed with Amrezy X ABH highlighter 😍 I'm dying to try it out ✨✨✨

  3. woah the white looks so good on your skin tone. i'mm more into pink highlight = I'm obsessed with too faced highlight in candle light!! maybe compare high end mascara with cheap one

  4. I'm obsessed with your blog and love every of your post!!!
    My favourite highlighter is Jeffree Star yes I know a lot of controversy :O
    do u use any other powder highlighters other then this colorpop one?

  5. I need one I don't have a highlight

  6. Highlight!! My favorite makeup product! Both the highlighters you compared look so amazing! However to me abh in snow looks more creamy and vibrant. But the colourpop is a great alternative! Please continue this series I love this ����

  7. Wow the colourpop one looks identical to the abh one!!

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  9. I personally like the ABH Snow better it looks like it gives a way better application and I don’t think I would mind it being in a palette since I’d be able to try other colors.

    Thank you so much for your post and I look forward to seeing your future posts!!💕

  10. These highlighters are both so gorgeous 😍 I really want both of them. I’ve always been a tried and true fan of ABH highlighters and I want to try colourpop ones as well

  11. Both the highlighters are gorgeous, but Colourpop highlighters for me are most of the time a hit or miss. Some I really love, but others I consider too glittery and enhance my pores. I haven’t had a problem with Anastasia highlighters, but they are above my price range so I tend to buy more Colourpop ones. Love your review and I hope you do more like this 💕

  12. I actually don't any of these palettes but wow, the pics show that they are practically the same and ur review says its good too.. I might look into it and save money since ABH is amazing but pricey <3 but i'll still love abh too much haha