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To begin with during my whole time off wearing makeup, myself and Benefit has a love hate relationship. I have bought so many products from Benefit some which I have loved and repurchased and there are products which I have tried to love but completely and utterly hate it.
However, this highlighter is my actual goals! This was one of my fav highlighter. I have found with this highlighter it is best to use on it's own and not top it up with a powder highlighter because it looks so stunning on its own.
The packaging of this product is super simple and almost looks like a nail polish. Even the applicator, looks like a nail polish brush.
I really do believe this highlighter looks great on every type of skin tone because I am quite dark skin and my friend is fairly pale and this suits us both amazingly. The thing I have found with this product is it gives such a lovely and natural glow to it. So, if want more of a "wow her highlighter game is strong," I don't this highlighter be for you because it's super sutle and gives a really glowy and natural look that it's not very obvious.
If you asked me, should I buy this £19.50 compared to in a drug store. I would say YES because it's so worth it's price as I use this as part of my everyday makeup routine and I have still kept it for about 3 months so far.
This highlighter is really great at brightening the face as a whole. It is a great natural glow for those who don't like strong highlight and looks really pretty on the high points of the face. If you want a strong highlight then this sat for you although you can use it as a base for a powder highlight after, I think it is a tad bit expensive for such a natural looking finish but if that is the look you want than this is the perfect highlight for you.
I am a huge fan of benefit makeup products however i am not so much of a fan of their prices. This product is one of those products which is very expensive in my opinion but i simply cannot resist purchasing it! Firstly the packaging of this product is beautiful, it looks so cute and i really like the the brush for the application - its such a simple and clever way to use the product! The colour is equally as beautiful as the packaging, if not more so! It blends beautifully on the skin and gives such a natural, beautiful glow to the face. I find it really helps to shape and accentuate the face and is perfect for giving the final touches a finished make up look. Another thing i adore about this product is how natural it looks, the formula contains just the right amount of shimmer without it being dull or on the other extreme too glittery. The product is also really easy to build which makes it ideal for adding a hint of highlight for day to day looks whilst also giving a more vivid highlight for evening looks!
Overall i would definitely recommend this product to anybody who is into make up and the latest trend of highlighting! It gives the face beautiful, natural looking complexion and although it is a bit on the pricey side, it is long lasting and the bottle contains a fair amount of the product so it's not like you're being completely ripped off.
I really like this highlighter.
This can be applied really easily using the little brush inside. I tend to dab a few dots on with the applicator and blend it in with my finger. The applicator is definitely not good enough on it's own to apply it perfectly.
It's quite creamy and light a doesn't feel like it will clog your pores which is lovely. It blends really easily
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Depending on how much you apply it will either give you a healthy glow or a full on strobe effect. If you use a normal amount it is definitely shimmery without looking like you poured glitter over your face.
This is on the pricy side for a highlighter. I really like it as it is a perfect highlighter and I would purchase it again. You only need a tiny amount so a bottle will last a long time. I have tried cheaper versions of this but none of them have managed to find that perfect colour and glow that high beam gives.
This is a perfect highlighter although on the pricy side it has a lot of product in it considering you only need a tiny amount. It is worth the money as no other highlighters that I have found in that past have given me such a healthy glow. High Beam is tinted ever so slightly pink so as well as the actual product being easy to blend in with either your fingers or a sponge the colour blends in nicely with the skin.
This product is fantastic for giving a really healthy glow and works especially well when applied to cheekbones and under the eyebrow arch. The pink tint is very subtle and works with most skin tones, although may be more suited to 'warmer' skin tones.
It can be used to add a bit of luminosity to day time make up but can have a really striking effect when used for night time make up. If you are using in the day time, only a very small amount is needed and make sure to take extra time to really blend in as it can look a bit 'cakey' if you don't rub in properly.
The liquid can be used alone if you are looking to simply brighten, and can also be used with other make up, for example over foundation. Blusher over the beam also works very well.
This product is excellent value for money; it is from a great make up brand. Although initial cost may seem expensive, the make up works so well when only applying a small amount that it is not necessary to buy often.
I love this product and would highly recommend.
The Benefit Cosmetics high beam luminescent complexion enhancer is available for GBP 19.50.
The highlighter is described as follows. "Our satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek & brow bones for a radiant glow. Use as a spot highlighter or delicately blend all over your complexion. Looks perfectly radiant on all skintones. It's the "supermodel in a bottle"!"
The application is easily accomplished. For this I dab with the brush two or three times my cheekbones along and then segment passing it with my finger. The Highlighter needs some time to dry, so you can remove minor mistakes without problems. The opacity is good, a one-time application should be absolutely sufficient in most cases. The highlighter is pleasant to use, but the result is no different from other products. The result: beautiful shimmer on the cheeks, which lasts all day and looks natural. The texture is creamy to liquid so that it can be optimally distributed and work on your skin. The opacity is very good, you need per cheek like a tiny dot to set highlights. I use the highlighter under the brows. I carry on the highlighter, and shut him under the eyebrow. The eyes are the same amount of radiant! If I give powder on the nose and forehead, and give the High Beam on cheeks and eyebrows, he is also good for my oily skin useful and it does not look greasy, and can only wonderfully shimmering out. By cold Highlighterfarbe it fits perfectly with my cold skin type and does not look artificial. On the skin, the High Beam is a white glow and he sees no longer light pink as in the packaging. The make-up removal is easy with cleansing milk, remains without the sheen on the skin. Highly recommendatory Highlighter, but the price scares off first. But durability and effect are just great.
I am a huge fan of Benefit and therefore would happily but all my make up from them should the budget allow ... however I can also admit when something is slightly extravagant. If you buy this highlighter you won't be disappointed , it looks beautiful on cheeks , collarbones and even when mixed in with foundation or moisturiser. I would say its quite universal in terms of which skin tones it can be used on , I am very pale and it looks great on me but on the other hand I have a friend who is alot darker and also uses it.
In regards to application it could not be easier as it comes with a brush applicator so it can be brushed directly onto cheeks or onto the back of the hand if mixing with other products.
My only issue with this product is as mentioned I really do feel that there are other highlighters that do the same job at a fraction of the cost , so unless this highlighter is a treat you really don't need to spend £20.00 on it. That being said if you did it would last you a while !
I had wanted this highlighter for ages, and managed to get it in full size along with a full size hoola bronzer and other products in a chorus mas set in the Christmas sales for £20! Baffin! But when it runs out I will definitely not be hesitating to repurchase it for full price. I have quite pale skin without wearing fake tan and it gives a lovely shimmer on the cheekbones making my skin look less dull and making me also look much more healthier. I have tried this when wearing fake tan also and it is just as nice, therefore it definitely suits different skin tones. I have quite dry skin sometimes also but it does sit/sink in very nicely to the skin. A little bit definitely goes a long way so I am sure the bottle will last a long time. I usually use this every day just on top of my cheekbones, but I have tried it contour wise on my nose top of lip etc and it is also just as nice. I have not been able to find a liquid highlight that is similar to this on the highstreet and therefore cheaper however I would be open to finding one as it is still quite pricey even though it is worth it and I would recommend it! Another benefit product I have been thoroughly impressed with and I am happy to pay the price for it as I have yet to find a similar cheaper dupe.
High beam was the first benefit product that I ever bought and I am so glad that I did end up splurging and buying this as it truly is a great highlighter that everyone should have in their makeup collection.
The colour of this product is a pearly white that looks quite scary when you first apply but when blended in it gives the most amazing glow to the skin and makes your skin look radiant. The packaging of this product is very simple but still elegant and very attractive to the eye which is something that drawn me to buying this product in the first place. The only downside to this product in my eyes is that after a while the highlighter can collect at the top of the bottle and go crusty and dried up which can be frustrating but not a major problem, as sometimes it is my own fault for not screwing the lid on properly.
Benefit high beam, which retails for £19.50 here in the UK, is a great highlighter that does not cake on the skin nor does it go patchy and lasts really well on the skin, up to 8 hours for me. The product is also very natural which is something I love.
Overall I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a high quality highlighter or for someone who just wants to try something new. I think that this product is something that everyone should have in their makeup collection. I love it!
This is one of the few Benefit products that I really enjoy.
It's always a bit hit and miss with me this brand so to say I really rate this even surprises me!
This is a wonderful basic sort of product that can really be used on your face to highlight or enhance your best features.
This is mainly for eyebrows and cheeks, but one national magazine reported it is also good for the bridge nose and to highlight lips.
This is a sheen of pink fluid that is applied by the brush that comes with the product. You only need to dot a small amount onto your skin, or various places and blend.
This is suitable for all skin types and I have sensitive skin and this didn't cause any reactions whatsoever.
I use this mainly on my cheeks and it helps my skin look radiant and summer, fresh and natural. It highlights and doesn't overwhelm the colour of the blusher or ruin the colour in any way. This blended in very well, but I found that less is definitely more with this.
Although this states it is an all day product I found I had to carry this around to re-apply throughout the day. I didn't actually mind doing that as I didn't expect it to stay on the whole day.
For a bottle of only 13ml this has lasted me such a long time and is well worth the money, however, £19.50 is quite expensive purchased at Benfefit, you can definitely get a cheaper price by shopping around.
I've had a couple of these bottles of high beam by Benefit in my make up bag over the last few years. It's one of those products that is really easy to use and can be used in a few different ways.
The bottle of high beam looks like a nail varnish on first inspection. Inside the lid is a brush like a nail varnish too but the product is a cream like texture.
The key to using this high beam product successfully is to go with the less is more rule. I dot a tiny amount under my eyebrows as a high lighter but you can use it on the cupids bow too to define the lips and on the cheek bones.
This is great used minimally and looks lovely on. I had my bottle for so long I had to eventually chuck it away as it was a bit ancient in the bottle. I had a friend whose skin reacted to the contents though and she got little white heads under her skin due to the greasy nature of the product so she had to stop using it.
My latest bottle was a little sample size from a beauty box which will last months anyway but the full sized bottles are quite expensive at £19.50 in Boots.
I think most skin types will find this product looks good on them. I save mine for nights out rather than everyday use as it is a bit shimmery but it's still a favourite product of mine.
Ive tried a few different benefit products over the years but with face products I normally use the same one all the time.. last year though when I ran out of my favourite coralista blush I decided to use up some other products that I had received through beauty boxes /gifts etc.
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I think of benefit as being quite a high end make up brand. I think it is aimed at the younger end of the market ie like mac rather than say estee lauder .
Benefit offer quite a decent range of face and cheek tints. I currently seem to have this and one called posietint- There are others including benetint ( I think I had this in the past and hated it)lollitint,sunbeam and chachatint.
Out of the range this one appeals the most as I thought it might be like a mac product I own but with more of a pink shimmer rather than a golden glow.
This is described as a "luminescent complexion enhancer" and currently costs £19.50. The bottle for this is quite small at 13ml - I actually thought mine was a sample size. Saying that a small amount goes a long way.
The lid does have a brush to apply this, I dot this on my cheeks then blend it in. I have light -medium tone skin and this creates a light glowy look
Another tip i follow is from the website - -Apply high beam over benetint for a long-lasting, dewy flush! To add soft definition to your nose, apply high beam down the bridge of your nose and blend.--
I like this because it creates a more natural look for me. More radiant glow than clown face. It blends well and gives me good coverage
Out of the whole benefit range this is my favourite product apart from coralista . Looking online it is pricey but it has lasted me a long time.
This is an amazing liquid highlighter which gives you a beautiful natural pink-ish shimmer. I'm onto my second bottle of this and I love it. The bottle is quite like a nail polish bottle, and comes with a nail polish - type brush to apply. You simply apply this highlighter to your cheekbones and to the apple of your cheeks and blend into your skin for definition. I apply it in the way that Benefit advises, with an 'X' on each cheek and then to blend with my fingers.
Fortunately the consistency of the highlighter is quite thick so you don't need much at once, meaning that one bottle of the High Beam highlighter will last you quite a while. The shelf life claims to be 6 months but I've had mine for well over a year and it's still the same as it was when I got it!
Once applied, this highlighter will stay put all day and define your cheeks. The product can also be applied to brow bones, and if you are self conscious of your nose size it can be applied there too!
Sadly this product is quite expensive at about £19. I'm quite stingy with money myself, and even I must admit that this highlighter is 100% worth the money! Compared to other highlighters I've used, this one is much more natural-looking as my others have been powder-based. I love the fact that this one is liquid as it's so much easier to apply and gives a real shimmer to your face.
High Beam is a liquid highlighter from Benefit. It comes presented in what looks like a small nail polish bottle. Inside the bottle is a brush that you use to sweep the highlighter on to your cheeks. The highlighter is a gorgeous pink colour and it's quite shimmery. I use the highlighter on my cheekbones to give some much needed definition. The product is quite thick but it spreads well on to the skin, providing you don't use too much of it. You can either sweep the product on to your cheeks using the built in brush or you can apply a few dots and blend the product in using your fingertips.
I am pleased to say that the highlighter has great staying power. I can apply the product at 8am and it's still there at 10pm when I go to bed! At £19.50 it's not the cheapest highlighter on the market but it lasts ages as you only need a small amount of it at a time. It comes boxed with an instruction leaflet inside if you get stuck.
You can also use the product along your nose to give the impression of a slimmer nose. I use the product in this way as I often think my nose is too large! Again, the product stays put all day. I also use it along the brow bone to give a shimmery effect and sometimes I even mix the product with my moisturiser to give a glowing effect to my skin, so the product itself is very versatile.
As you get to bottom of the bottle you will need to give it a good shake to get the remainder of the product out. It has a shelf life of six months once opened but I've had my current bottle for over a year and it's still as good as new.
This is a great highlighter that's excellent quality and value, as it does last and last. Just don't be put off by the price tag!
Benefit High Beam Complexion Highlighter / A luminescent complexion enchancer / Our satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek & brow bones for a radiant glow / Use as a spot highlighter or delicately blend all over your complexion / Looks perfectly radiant on all skintones / It's the supermodel in a bottle! / All skin types / Brush included.