Last month was about getting glowy with highlighters and this month I am getting glowy with some dewy and illuminating primers, so everything is still about glowing. So, I’m just going to dive right into comparing these primers and finding out if they are dupes.
Today I am putting two different illuminating primers up against each other, the first being the Physicians Formula Spotlight Primer which retails for $12.99, it comes with 1oz of product which means it is $12.99 per ounce. It’s going up against the Becca Backlight Priming Filter which retails for $38.00 and comes with 1oz of product, so this one is #38.00 per ounce. So, you get the exact same amount of product in these two, which means that there is at $25.01 difference between these two, so you could almost buy three of the Physicians Formula for the price of the one Becca, so in terms of cost, the Physicians Formula is way ahead.
Now, let’s talk about the packaging of these two a little bit, I think that the packaging is actually really similar. They are both made of frosted glass, this big difference that I see is in the pumps and caps, meaning that the Becca one feels nicer, everything from the way it pumps to the plastic itself feels nicer. Now, that doesn’t mean that the Physicians Formula one is bad, it’s just more that I prefer both the feel and look of the Becca one a little bit more, but that barely affects my opinion on if these are dupes.
Now, it is time to start talking about the thing that really matters in terms of if these two are dupes and that is the product itself. I want to start with a subtle thing and talk about scents, these both have scents but one I like and one I don’t, neither are particularly offensive. The Becca one smells like citrus, it’s very fresh and refreshing, especially first thing in the morning, so it is safe to say that I like that one. The Physicians Formula one smells a little bit like vanilla to me but it also smells a little bit off, it’s not terrible but it’s not my favorite either.
Now, as for appearance swatched and on the face, I think these both look the same, they might have the slightest bit of difference in color but once you properly rub it into the skin I can’t tell the difference between the two. So, in terms of appearance, I would say that these two are spot on the same. The feel of these is the same, if it’s different I can’t tell because they both feel like moisturizers basically and if I were blindfolded, or couldn’t smell, I would never be able to tell the difference. I wore each one of these on half of my face and could not tell the difference, they looked and wore the same.
So, overall I would say that these two are dupes, with the exception of the smell I wouldn’t have never been able to tell the two apart, these might be the closest dupes that I have tried and put up against one another. So, I don’t see any reason why you would need the Becca one when you can get the Physicians Formula for nearly a third of the price.
Have you tried either of these products before?