BeneFit Cosmetics High Beam


1394 reviews

72% 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 7/14/2015 7:02:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I love, love LOVE this product!
Dry, flaky, pale skin mean that this is the highlighter for me. I use this over my foundation (Catrice All-Matt Plus) and it gives me a perfect shimmer with a really healthy glow. I have no complaints whatsoever. For me, this is my go-to product that I wear every day, makeup or not. I've had this product for around 6 months now and I'm barely 1/3 through the bottle and when I say I use this every day, I mean EVERY day.

Complaints I've seen about this product is the product under-tone (pinky-white) and that it's difficult to apply. Also, the price. I don't know of any other highlighters that work for all of these complaints, but if you're willing to splash the cash, Benefit's Watt's Up is your holy grail if you have darker, more oily skin and aren't a fan of the nail-varnish style applicator that this product comes with.

At first, straight after application, this can feel a little wet on your skin, but after blending, dries nicely into your skin, yet still leaving a little hydration. The white-ish undertones, for me, fade as I blend, leaving a pleasant, pinky tone. For me, this felt quite natural, un-perfumed and feels nice on the skin.

Over all, for me, this is one of the best beauty purchases I've ever made. It is the missing piece that I've been looking for and I will rave about it to anyone who listens. For dry, sallow skinned, practically transparent ladies like myself, just buy it now. Now! Go! Thank me later. For my darker-skinned, oily counterparts, head for Watt's Up, also worth splashing the cash.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 7/13/2015 5:42:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Got a sample size of this in a set a few months ago - its only an ok product.

My main gripe with it is the lumpy glitterball texture. Its not as finely milled as you'd want, the glitter particles can look very obvious under some lights, although I find if you buff long enough it starts looking more natural. I just don't feel like I should put that much effort into a highlighter, especially a more expensive one like this.

Its also way too cool toned for my NC 25/C2 skin, it almost pulls blue and looks a bit unflattering. So for the above two reasons I will not be repurchasing.

Having said that it does ave very good lasting power and usually looks the same at the end of the day as it did when I put on, if you don't mind the extra buffing time and dont have strong yellow undertones this could still work very well for you

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I bought this product a while ago and have not been able to get it working for my skin. It took me a few goes at applying this product to figure it out. I first applied it under foundation, but by the time I applied my foundation/powder it was gone. I then tried on top of foundation and was left with a horrible finish on my skin!! It clung to certain places and broke away instead of leaving you with a beautiful highlight.
I must admit, it looked great in photos and from far away but on closer examination of my face it was a train wreck. I now opt for powder/cream highlights with more of a yellow tone instead of the pink/white that is in this product.
I personally wouldn't purchase this product again.

on 6/22/2015 2:34:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I LOVE this product!! I use it over my BB cream on my upper cheeks, nose bridge, and on my chin to highlight. I finish it off with bronzer blush on my cheeks and it makes my skin look glowy and beautiful. I like the applicator, I just dab a bit on the areas and dab/blend it in with my fingers. This is definitely in my daily makeup routine. I don't wear much makeup daily anyway (BB cream, highlighter, bronzer blush, mascara) so this product gives me an amazing dewy, glowy natural look.

on 6/21/2015 10:34:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I don't like the packaging, but the product does leave a lovely sheen on the high points and blends out nicely with a beauty blender.

on 6/20/2015 11:01:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I get told I look glowing when I use this, but I am still on the hunt for a better highlighter.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 6/7/2015 9:20:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is a great highlighter. Really shimmery and pretty and natural. People always tell me my skin has a healthy glow - I swear this product is why!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This stuff is expensive! But a little goes a long way.

I love the pearlescent glow on the top of my cheekbones and use it when I have time in the morning.

Lasts all day on my skin.

on 6/3/2015 4:18:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is just meh. It doesn't blend easily so it can look rather fake and cake-y if you don't put the time into it. It's a good colour though, with the right amount of shimmer, just hard to blend properly. I will be trying a different illuminator. This is too tedious/time consuming to use for mediocre results. Also, I spilled it on the first day I got it, liquid everywhere, although that's probably just my clumsiness at fault.

on 5/21/2015 11:09:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I do like this product, it leaves you with a gorgeous pinky, shimmery highlight.
I think the product is hard to apply evenly, to make it look natural.
It kept leaving harsh lines on my face, and I think it fades very quickly so I had to re-apply throughout the day!!!
But I can't find another highlighter anywhere in this colour!
I'm not a fan of the packaging, I really do not like the brush.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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