Review: Benefit High Beam
Hi, lovelies! Today I’ll be reviewing the popular Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter. I bought High Beam years ago. I hated it in the beginning and only started to like it recently. I don’t have much to say about it though. It does exactly what it’s supposed to: it highlights and brings light to the face. I use it on my cheekbones, my cupid’s bow, and on the bridge of my nose. The effect it gives is truly gorgeous! It has a pearlessence that is very difficult to capture in pictures but looks amazing in real life. It looks glowy and natural because it’s liquid.
The reasons I disliked it initially were: 1. I wasn’t applying it effectively and 2. I didn’t like the color. I used to blend it out too much and get frustrated because it seemed to disappear. I found that I like it much better if I just tap it with my fingers. Also, it’s very white/champagne which doesn’t look as natural on my warm medium skintone. I think Sun Beam or Moon Beam would look best with my yellow undertones.
Sorry for the closeup of my worn-out smoky eye! Anyways, High Beam is a wonderful high quality highlighter. It’s a product that I have learned to love. I still prefer a warmer highlighter, something more golden or beige which is why I’ll use up High Beam but I won’t repurchase it. Also, the one I have is the travel size which was cheaper than the full size High Beam. I bought it at Sephora but I’m not sure if they still carry this “to-go” version.