CLAIM TO FAME: A luminescent complexion enhancer in a sexy, satiny pink hue
FAST FACTS: Long-lasting formula delicately accents cheeks and brow bones; leaves an understated dewy sheen on skin; can be used as a spot highlighter or an all-over radiance; works over makeup or under complexion-perfecting products; 2014 Good Housekeeping’s Beauty All-Star Awards winner
PERFECT FOR: Day or evening looks
Works well, when applied sparingly.
March 29, 2017
”Love that it’s: “Subtle and beautiful.””
”Great for adding a little light to a no make-up/natural make-up look. For those who say it doesn’t blend well, or removes foundation/blush when applied: Firstly, don’t try to wear it over powder and/or a powder blush. It’s a slightly creamy, liquid highlighter; so, should only be worn with other liquids/creams. Secondly, the way to apply it (as a highlighter) is to dot it, in several small dots, on the very tops of your cheekbones and anywhere else the light naturally hits your face. Then, pat it gently, with your ring finger, to blend. Don’t apply it in a stripe, as it will be far too much and don’t blend it by swiping, as it will streak and/or remove any foundation/blush. I would also like to see a cream version, maybe in a stick?”
–TIGERSEYE (from benefitcosmetics.com/US)
My Holy Grail
March 18, 2017
”Love that it’s: “So versatile””
”I have been using this product since I first started wearing makeup and have tried many other highlighters since, but nothing compares to High Beam. It’s so versitile and great for if you’d like a blinding Kardashian highlight, but also if you’d like an ethereal radiance- I love mixing this with a BB cream to achieve a fresh and from within glow. Would 10/10 recommend to anyone and everyone due to how well it compliment all skin tones.”
–LUNA? (from benefitcosmetics.com/US)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) High Beam
NET WEIGHT: 10.0ml
Start fresh faced or dolled up and apply dots where you want to add radiance—cheekbones, brow bones, forehead, cupid’s bow—then blend. Add soft definition to your nose with a bit of High Beam on your bridge.
Founded by successful models-turned-makeup artists Jean and Jane Ford, Benefit was built on the premise that “makeup doesn’t have to be serious to look good.” For the twin Fords, laughter was always the best cosmetic, a belief they infused into each of their products from the get-go. Just check out the quirky packaging and cheeky labels that accompany Benefit’s beauty boosters and you’ll get the drift! Today, the mega-brand is known for its insta-pretty solutions and ever-playful approach to beauty.
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