Highlighters Comparison and Swatches: RMS Beauty Vs. W3LL PEOPLE

 

As I wrote in my previous post about W3LL PEOPLE, together with my beautiful lip shine, they sent me a sample of their popular highlighter, the Universalist Luminous Multi Use Stick in #2. I thought it could be helpful to swatch it and compare it to the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.

Consistency

The W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Stick comes in a tube and the consistency is more like a thick balm than a creamy gel. It has a cream-to-powder consistency (because it contains silica). It definitely has a drier consistency when compared to the RMS Living Luminizer, but not dry and chalky. It is soft and creamy, but less glossy than the Luminizer.

Color

When swatched, both products seem to give a white/pearl color, but when looking in the package, the Universalist Stick looks like a warmer color with silver shimmer. On the other hand, the Living Luminizer is clear with a pearl finish.

Scent

Both products are unscented, but the Universalist Stick smells slightly minty as many other W3LL PEOPLE products, (which I actually enjoy)

Ingredients:

Both products are made with beneficial ingredients, and no known offenders. Here are all the ingredients of both:

W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Stick #2:  Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil* infused with Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Complex) Leaf**, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom)***, Morella Cerifera (Bayberry- wildharvested); Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)****, Silica, Essential Oils, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019)] *Certified Organic by Stellar, **Certified Organic by QAI, *** Certified Organic by Oregon TILTH, **** Certified Organic by Koster Keunen

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer: *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Tocopherol (non-GMO), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Mica CI 77019. 
*Certified Organic

Price:

$33 – W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Stick can be purchased here.

$38 – RMS Beauty Living Luminizer can be purchased here.

Final Thoughts:

Although these two products may seem very similar when swatched, they are quite different. My highlighter of choice is still the RMS Living Luminizer, because I adore the pearly, glossy effect that it gives to my cheekbones, therefore I am probably going to use the Universalist #2 sample in a different way. Most likely to highlight the bridge of my nose, which tends to get very oily throughout the day. I think that they are both lovely products and are made by two awesome companies. I would recommend both depending on your personal preference of shade and finish. I would probably recommend the Universalist Stick to those who do not do well with coconut oil and are particularly oily. I have read of some people getting milia from using coconut oil on their skin. As for me, I am still very much in love with my RMS Beauty Living Luminizer because if I go for a highlighted skin look, I want that shiny glow on my face.

  • Great and helpful comparison! I’ll definitely come back to this when I’m on the hunt for a highlighter. I remember staring at London Makeup Girl’s comparison of RMS ‘un’ cover-up and W3ll People’s Narcissist Stick (http://www.londonmakeupgirl.com/2012/03/w3ll-narcissist-v-rms-beauty-un-cover.html) for ages before making a plunge (for RMS! But definitely curious about the Narcissist still).

    • @Jade: I am so glad you found it helpful! I am dying to try more from W3LL PEOPLE, especially their foundation and powders! Thanks for your comment xx

  • I actually love the color and the subtle finish of the RMS living luminizer — but under the hot Singapore weather, it melts and brings with it everything on my face (sunscreen, foundation, blush). My face isn’t even that oily to begin with. I guess I’ll reserve it for cooler days or night events instead.

  • I’d love to try both companies, but have heard so many great thinfs about the RMS living luminizer! Both of the swatches look lovely though, great review :) x

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  • @Vivi: Have you tried to set it with a highlighter in powder? I was planning to try that, once the weather here gets really hot. Thanks for your comment, xx

  • @BTB: I am glad you like the post honey. I think that both companies are worth checking out! Thanks for stopping by! xx

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