I love Moon Beam! I use it very sparingly, but it makes me look awake and is generally all-around flattering. I use it on the inside corners of my eyes, on my brow bone, on my cupid's bow, and occasionally on my cheek bones.
What I like about Moon Beam (in contrast to the Nars Illuminators, for instance) is that there is no shimmer. It really is a subtle, yet noticeable and highly flattering, slash of light. I am very pale (NW15-ish) with dark hair, and this basically blends into my skin perfectly.
I wish this came in a smaller bottle, though. It took me a year to go through a sample sized bottle. I do really like the product, though, so I ended up buying a heavily discounted kit from Sephora because it was cheaper than a full bottle, and I couldn't imagine how long it would take me to empty the full size!
1) This is a very subtle glow with an almost pink tint.
2) It's very pretty but not a shimmer glow like most highlighters.
3) Disrupts foundation underneath, even when I barely pat it on top of my foundation and blush, there are blotches left.
4) Works well when mixed with foundation. One or two drops of this with two drops of foundation in my hand looked very pretty
5) If I skip foundation and wear this alone, it looks like I've had a facial, but I like wearing foundation so I can't justify repurchasing this.
This product is beautiful, but it can be a bit tricky to use. If it's not applied in the perfect location and blended perfectly, it looks juvenile. It's a great product and provides a light, dewy look, it's just a tad tricky.
This is exactly the same as High Beam BUT it looks better ont hose of us who have warm skintones or yellow to olive undertones. I first bought High Beam and fell in love with it. I decided to try moon beam as well and im so glad i did because this looks so much better on me. It blends into my skin and it looks so natural and effortless. This product comes in a liquid formula and the texture is super smooth, it blends into your skin quickly and easily. I suggest using your fingers to blend it in, make sure to dab it on your cheekbones, cupids bow, on the brow bone and on the center of your nose for that contoured look.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Has been a staple in my makeup case for years. I put it on the apples of my cheeks when I go out and it gives a beautiful dewy glow. LOVE!
This is one of my favourite highlighters. I like how it just gives a glow rather than a glittery sparkle. Also I love that it's a liquid rather than a powder, it just makes my skin glow really subtly. I like to buy the sample sizes from ebay because it's much cheaper and they still last a long time.
Ok, I've had Moon Beam for about 2 years now. When I first purchased it I tried it out several times with different application methods to see what worked best on my skin. Nothing worked. No matter how I applied (under foundation, over foundation, even alone!) it did nothing for me. It barely showed up on me (NW20 for reference), and if I applied a large amount it looked weird and streaky. So, I put it away for a while and recently picked it back up to try out again. It still sucks. I tossed it in the trash this morning.
The product is okay, it is very subtle on my skin perhaps I should try Highbeam. For the price I can find much better products with longer lasting wear. It's just okay.
I had been wanting this product for quite a long time. When I finally splurged to buy it, (becuase it was discontinued), i was not that impressed. I do like it much better than high beam on my medium skin, but i was expecting more of a golden highlight, instead it is extremely irredescent. I use it every so often, i would not repurchase, but i like it in the mean time.
This is my favourite Benefit highlighter. I know the High Beam is more popular but I like this more because I prefer Moon Beam's iridescence to High Beam's pearly finish. My only complaint would be the price and the packaging. I don't find the bottle very hygienic due to applying the highlighter with the brush directly to your face, so instead I dot it on the back of my hand and apply with clean fingers. I would buy this again if only the price wasn't so expensive, and there are lots of inexpensive highlighters that perform just as well as this one.