BeneFit Cosmetics High Beam


1359 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$


Water, Propylane Glycol, Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Lanolate, Stearic Acid, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Corn (Zea Mays) Starch, Triethanolamine, Talc, Oleth-20, Iron Oxides, Lanolin Wax, Simethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Cellulose Gum, Methylparaben Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, BHA.

on 10/2/2013 8:02:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Nice product but prob quite heavy for a natural look. I always get compliments when I wear this tho so I love it!

on 9/28/2013 7:44:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Yuck.... there's not much good to say about this product.... way too shimmery, too sticky, messy, just not impressed. Would never get this again.

on 9/26/2013 4:33:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I don't think High Beam deserves the hype. The color is too frosty for medium to dark skin tones, or anyone who likes their highlighters to give them a warm glow. The texture and staying power is great, and the packaging is cute, but I recommend Benefit's warmer shades - like Moon Beam or Sun Beam - for everyone except the palest skin tones.

on 9/19/2013 12:42:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

High Beam is a very pretty pale neutral pink. It makes my face look so radiant and nice. I feel happier just wearing it. I do wish it were in a pump style bottle though but I'd still repurchase it. I have also tried Boots no7 pink highlighter and would say this one is better, even if its double the price. I apply it along my cheekbones, down my nose, and on my browbones. Theres no scent and it lasts long.

on 9/13/2013 7:33:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My favourite highlighter- great tone, perfect amount of sparkle, good texture, blendable etc. Only grumble is the high price.

on 9/11/2013 7:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Good highlighter for pale skin!

on 9/9/2013 3:04:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Big fan of this. Have also used Mac's Strobe Cream but you can't control the amount like you can with Benefit. Lasts in the bottle AND on your skin for a very long time. Nice dewy glow. Pat it on after your foundation and blusher and you're set to go. For more honest reviews, 'like' Face Up To It on Facebook, Twitter @YoCalliss, Thanks :)

on 8/29/2013 3:21:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Great product for my nw10 skin!
Gives a gorgeous highlight, the packaging may seem off putting but it is very easy to use!
Only problem is I have to apply it before foundation or it eats my foundation away :c

on 8/24/2013 10:21:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Let me start off with, I truly enjoy and like this product but there are some pros and cons to this. The pros are that its a liquid, so its very easy to blend and I would prefer a liquid highlighter over a powder one. Cons, the price. The bottle is $26 (Sephora) and that seems like quite a bit for just a highlighter. Yes, the bottle is big but face it, are you really going to use it all? Even though it is liquid which is what I prefer over powder, if you are on a budget, I do not reccomend.

on 8/23/2013 10:34:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

I really did not like this highlighter at all and am glad I only had a sample that came with a blush.

The first few times I tried it, I would dot this along the top of my cheekbone using the tip of the brush applicator then use only my ring finger to dab it along and blend it out. No rubbing at all, just stippling. What I ended up with was most of the pink pearlescent colour on my finger, and only a little colour with LOTS of glitter particles on my cheekbone. Over the next few days I tried the same method with different foundations, powder, no powder, bare skin etc underneath. Always the same result - no glow, lots of glitter.

Then I gave up on fingers and tried blending it out with a stippling brush instead and got the same result. I've tried patting it on with the flat edge of a blush brush, a flat eyeshadow brush, an eyeshadow blending brush (stippled and also swirled on). Nothing will make this highlighter work for me, I always end up with most of the glowy product on whichever tool I used to apply it and a bunch of glitter on my face.

Now I stick with powder highlighters - much less work than cream or liquid highlighters and I've yet to come across one that has glitter in it like High Beam does. With a powder, I can use either a brush or my finger and it always glides on, blends easily and glows like it's supposed to.


It's fine, it's exactly like a nail polish bottle. It's translucent so that's good, you'll be able to see when you're running out. It also looks like it would be very easy to carry with you for touch ups. I got a sample size which is exactly the same as full size packaging, except for the container itself (sample is plastic, full size is glass). I didn't use this long enough to find out how easy it is to get product out once you're running low.

Looking at the websites of Benefit and department stores where this is sold, yes it does seem like an expensive product. But you only use a tiny amount each application so I assume it will last you for an extremely long time and the cost per use would be minimal.

I found this to be like a cream, not liquid or runny at all. Dries in a reasonable amount of time so you don't have to blend in a panic (I'm looking at you, liquid stains & tints). Not sticky once it dries. No issue with this moving foundation or powder around when applied on top. No issue with applying this to bare skin (just moisturiser or sunscreen, no makeup).

Very pearlescent pink. I wouldn't recommend this for very warm toned skin, or any skin colour over medium. This suits pale skin very nicely.

I personally found that this didn't wear well. While it "stuck" to my base product of choice when first applied, it just wore off as the day progressed. What little colour I had faded to nothing throughout the day, and the glitter particles fell down my face. It looked like a cloud of glitter came along and rained on my cheek.

My issue with High Beam is the product does not do for me what it is supposed to. I didn't get any sort of glow from it, I just got glitterbombed. If you really want to try this, get a sample first and be prepared to try different application methods. Also be prepared for the harsh reality that this cult fave just might not work for you.

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