With all of the celebs, fashionistas, and beauty gurus launching their own product lines, it can get tough to figure out which ones are truly quality products, and which ones will fall short of your expectations. Well, we all know that one of the biggest celeb-turned-beauty-pioneers, Kat Von D, has a beauty line that tops just about every other celebrity beauty line that exists. Kat Von D Beauty is filled with pro-approved products, and they never seem to disappoint us. One of the hottest products under the Kat Von D Beauty name is the Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette. It’s vibrant, striking colors can be spotted from galaxies away, and has such as shimmery and pigmented finish that we love to swipe on our cheek bones and cupids bows. And with badass names like “Roseshock,”Helix,” and “Gammaray,” you’ll feel like a total kween rocking these killer shades on your big night out (or just for your Instagram selfies at home, we don’t judge).
But, a major downside to this palette is that it’s pretty pricey. For $36, you get three highlighters, which seems like an alright deal, but we know we can find a better one. And, luckily for you, we did our beauty research and found some of the best, top quality dupes to each shade of this ultra vibrant highlighter palette at just a fraction of the price. Check out these dupes and be prepared to get blown away by their shimmering, glowing pigments!
If you’re looking to replace the ultraviolet “Roseshock” pigment in the Kat Von D Beauty Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette, then look no further, because e.l.f. cosmetics has the perfect answer for you. First off, the color on this highlighting stick is almost identical to Kat Von D Beauty’s, but honestly might be better because of it’s subtler application. Since it’s a cream stick, the color is much more buildable and easier to apply in comparison to powder highlighter. But, the most jaw-dropping part about this highlighter is it’s price. We’re not kidding: it’s regular price is only a singular dollar, but e.l.f. cosmetics is so good to it’s customers that they seriously put it on sale for 40 whole cents. Really, do you need any other reason to buy this?
This liquid highlighter may be a little pricier than most drugstore beauty products, but it’s definitely worth it. From it’s off-white pigment to it’s shimmery glitter, this highlighter complete dupes the shade “Helix” in the Kat Von D Beauty palette. Pacifica’s highlighter gives your face a radiant, glowing strike of sparkling color, making you shine brighter than the stars in the sky. It’s very pigmented and long lasting, so one swipe of this highlighter will have you effortlessly glowing all day long.
We’re not kidding when we say that ColourPop’s Loose Highlighter in Gnomie is an exact replica of the shade “Gammaray” in Kat Von D Beauty’s cult-favorite highlighter palette. This rose gold shade is filled with the shimmer and shine we’ve all known to love in the Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette, at just a sliver of the cost. This champagne pink will give your cheeks a natural, sexy glow throughout the day and make you feel like the sparkling diamond you truly are.