BeneFit Cosmetics Watt's Up!

4.1

239 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, MICA, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, POLYETHYLENE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), SOYBEAN GLYCERIDES, SILICA, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, BUTYROSPERMIUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) UNSAPONIFIABLES, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (77499), LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, CITRIC ACID.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I really like this and use it a lot but I have found a low cost dupe so I'll be sticking with that



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I LOVE this product so much. I've been looking for a pearly/shimmery highlighter that goes well with my complexion and this is it. The champagne color is actually darker than my skin tone, but once it's blended it's gorgeous and photographs beautifully.

This makes my skin look dewey and fresh. I use it on my cheekbones, inner eye corners, and brow bone. I would not recommend using it for all over face contouring as you may end up looking greasy from afar. But for day to day casual makeup, it's divine.

Knocked off a lippie on packaging because the cap for the sponge end falls off super easily. The packaging is really cute, though!


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Stunning product! This is not for someone looking for a subtle highlight! It is full on glow! I love it. Lasts all day. Its a tiy bit darker than my skin tone, but still works. Would be superb on medium toned skin. Size of product is overpriced (typical Benefit) and the sponge on the end is useless. Its a hard sponge that doesnt help with the blending. You can do a better job with a brush or fingers. Overall will purchase again!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I purchased a mini version of this for 3 quid from eBay and its lasted ages!! It's like a pearly champagne stick highlighter that has a container like a lipstick, so really easy to use. It's subtle but can be built up. I use on my the top of my cheekbones, under my eyebrows and on my cupids how. I really like it but would probably get one from Ebay to save money.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'll start this out by saying I am not a Benefit person. At all. I think that their branding is adorable, but their actual products just never quite work for me (dear lord, that push-up liner...). (Shout out to their awesome Brow Bar in Brooklyn, though!)

I got a tiny sample of Watt's Up in a Birchbox - a Birchbox that I was gifted, and was mostly giving the stuff away/throwing it out, because they weren't things I wanted. This caught my eye, though, because I thought that the mini packaging was pretty cute, so I kept it. Cue one day, many months later, my beloved Laura Mercier Pearl eyeshadow crashes to the floor of my bedroom and shatters. I have nothing to highlight the inner corners of my eyes! Disaster! I rustle through my makeup drawer and come up with this little guy, tossed in the bottom with my old lipsticks. It seems sort of shimmery and light, and it's adorable, so I shrug, put aside my apprehensions about Benefit's quality for a minute, and give it a go.

The takeaway: this is, in my opinion, the single best product that Benefit carries and one of the best highlighters I have ever used. It's super conveniently packaged (I purchased the full size eventually), imparts a beautiful but subtle highlight, and has great staying power. It's white-based, but it doesn't come off as too ashy or bright on my NC-40 skin. I use it on the inner corners of my eyes, under by brow bone, on my cupids bow, and then I also swipe it on top of my cheekbones before I put on my CC cream. My biggest issue with highlighters is that they so often look WAY too sparkly and obvious. This looks like your skin has a bit of a sheen in exactly the right places.

A thing about this is that, like all Benefit products, it's not cheap. However, in my experience, good highlighters rarely are, because you need high-quality, finely processed materials to come up with a shimmer that looks good. The packaging is lovely. If you can get your hands on the little sample, I HIGHLY recommend giving it a go. I won't say that Benefit won me back, exactly. But I'm definitely looking at them with a new interest.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Not only is the container super cute, it works super well! I love this highlighter! It's not too shiny to where you look like you are a well-oiled machine but someone who is about to walk down the runway for a fashion show. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good highlighter. Trust me, this one works! Add this bombshell to your makeup collection and feel like a superstar when you wear it!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

My review is from the Watts Up version that came in the Cheeky Sweet Spot set, from Christmas 2014. It comes in a tiny plastic square in which you have to dip your finger. The plastic closure is crappy and it broke. I taped it and now I keep it in my makeup bag, because it's practical. I can't speak for the original packaging, as I don't have it.

Like I said, this came in a Christmas set, so I don't know how or IF it differs from the original one in terms of texture and colour. The texture on this one is quite hard and waxy. It's weird at first, but not difficult to work with (and you can't really overdo). The colour, though, looks identical to the swatches I've seen on Google.
It's a golden-ish champagne shade, which is not too light (I'm MAC's Nc25). I believe this would suit a big variety of skin tones, even medium-dark, because of the golden hue.
It's not frosty whatsoever, but rather looks quite natural and skin-like once it's blended in. It's completely seemless and it doesn't have awkward shimmer running through it. I always apply it and blend it with my fingers. It's the perfect kinda highlighter if you want to 'strobe', because it won't look obvious or over the top.
I don't find this emphasizes bumps on my cheekbones.
It also lasts a fairly good amount of time, which is great, because nothing ever lasts on my skin. Once you blend it in, it sets and doesn't feel like anything, even on my very oily cheeks.
I love using this underneath a powder highlighter if I'm going all out with my makeup. I look very glowy for longer.

I like this a lot! Definitely would repurchase.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It adds a beautiful glow to the skin without those horrible chunks of glitter!! The sponge on the opposite side is a bit useless but overall, great product that I think will last for ages!


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great product, applies well, gives a stunning highlight across the cheekbones and under brows. definitely recommend you buy!! Bought mine in April, use it every day and i still have over 3/4 left

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Love this cream highlight! It gives me an awesome glow over my matte foundation. It can get cakey and break up my foundation if I'm not careful on application but otherwise, I love it!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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