I love this highlighter and it's a definite must for finishing my look every day. I understand if you have a heavy hand with it you're probably not going to like this product. A little goes a longgggg way. I started off trying the sample with my 100 points from sephora and loved it. That tiny thing lasted me 3 months. It's the perfect luminosity and a peachy sheen for my skin, I use it on my cheek bones, my brow bones and just a tiny bit on the bridge of my nose. It blends really nicely and it really makes a difference.
I was in search for a highlighter for my olive skin tone (most highlighters are too silver for my skin, and the gold ones may as well just be gold eyeshadows)
- Nice "champagne" colour, suits ALL skin tones, but I would prefer a more gold tone.
- Easy application, looks like a glue stick.
- Doesn't get used up quickly, only need a small amount 'cus its so concentrated.
- Too concentrated even when applied lightly, makes cheeks look way too luminescent.
- Doesn't blend easily, but looks like you swashed it on.
- Not worth the price.
I prefer Body Shop's Tinted Glow Enhancer which is great for warm skin tones and blends really beautifully and looks extremely subtle. Benefit's Watts Up just looks a little too artificial, and the whole point of a highlighter is to make it look natural.
I won't be re-purchasing but its gonna take a long time to finish it anyway, so I'll use it for night time going out, and my Body Shop one for the daytime.
So far the best highlighting product I have ever used. I previously tried different cheek tints, liquidid highlighters, but they didn't work on my skin as after few hours they either faded or left oily patches on my skin. This has got a fantastic shade, I used it on my cheek bones, under my eyebrow (this depends though on which eyeshadow I use) and just abo my lips. I rate this product so much above YSL Touche Éclat. It is brilliant during a day in the office as it makes me looked fresh and dewy all day and for a night out (looks fabulous on the photos)- i used it on my friends and its matches all skintones The packaging is really cute, the sponge is slightly annoying as it gets dirty really quickly, but it's not a massive con. Overal, I love Benefit What's Up and it's a must have in my cosmetic bag
Since I switched over to matte blushes, I've wanted to build up my highlighter wardrobe (lol). I already have Boots No 7 High Lights (cream white/pink), Revlon Brighten (slightly warmer light pink) & Hard Candy Tiki (golden tan). I wanted a champagne shade. This looked nice & since I prefer cream formulas, I went to Sephora to swatch it. I was planning to wait until F&F but when I was up by the checkout I saw that they had this as a 100-point bonus. Score!!
This is the brightest highlighter I have. It's a peachy-shade & very shimmery. I don't think I would buy a full-size of this because it is very strong on my NW10 skin but it is very pretty & I will continue to use my mini continued >>
I like the effect this product has it brings out the begin of my cheek bones. The colour is a bronze gold which is good if you want to look more tan! However friends and collegues point out that my face looks shiny rather then glittery! I want to avoid looking shiny as I have oily skin on my nose, so won't be buying it again.
I find this product to be one of the best highlighters on the market. Still, I feel the package is awkward and it is highly priced for a highlighter at $30. I don't understand the weird cap. I know it is supposed to be a light bulb, but it barely resembles one. It's more inconvenience than whimsy. Why not a cap like Girl Meets Pearl? I also think $20 would be a more acceptable price. Highlighter is a bonus to my makeup routine, not a necessity. Then again, maybe that's why it's priced so high. I do like it, and will probably buy iy again. Benefit! If you're reading this, change the cap! Please!
I love the shade of this highlighter on my NC35 tanned skin but this needs to be applied with a light hand. Otherwise, this has a tendency to look too luminous due to its cream texture. I have been using this everyday for 2 months. This is easy to apply and blend because it can be applied directly from the tube onto my face. I apply this at the top of my cheekbones, above my eyebrows, down the bridge of my nose, at the bow of my lips and center of my chin, where the night naturally reflects to give my skin a radiant, refreshed, and dewey look. However, I much rather prefer powder highlighters such as Smashbox soft lights because too often, I apply too much in my washroom and my face looks like a disco ball when I'm in natural light. I find this also happens to me with Benefit's liquid version High Beam. This is not my first experience with stick highlighters either. Wet n' wild had a version of this that I loved because the formula was drier and looked more natural. Unfortunately, they discontinued that.
I also find the packaging to be gimmicky with the sponge applicator on the other end. I never use that end, as this can just be blended with your finger. I will finish this but I will not repurchase.
I really love this highlighter. It gives a nice sheen without leaving way too much sparkle and glitz all over the face. I love applying this to my cheek and brow bones in the summer time and it just gives me such a nice dewy look and helps me look more vibrant and awake. It definitely draws people in when you look at it. I also find it is a much more appealing champagne pearl colour that Benefit's High Beam which is way too white and opaque for my liking. I blend this out with my fingers as I hate the sponge. Absorbs too much product and it would also capture a lot of bacteria so I have never actually opened that end. Plus, I think the packaging is super cute!
It's one of the best makeup things I've ever bought. It's really beautful on the cheek bones when applied on top of foundation. Glows in photos if too much applied but looks amazing on nights out! I blend with my finger rather than with the sponge for better result and hygenic reasons.
It costs a lot (I think just under €40 in BT Dublin) but will last for ages! I bought it last summer and went through a half of it to date. It's also nice to highlight your eye makeup righ under the eyebrow (but you need to take a bit of it on a brush rather that applying straight from the stick). Creamy, smells lovely and suits everyday look with only mascara and light eye shadow/MAC painterly paintpot on the eyelid or any evening look.
Definitely gives that "soft focus" highlight it mentions on the box. The champagne color isn't too shimmery and works nicely with my skin. It helps keep me glowy without looking oily.