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Wear this over Benefit’s Posietint to achieve a lit-from-within look.

Benefit Cosmetics

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We don’t know about you, but if we had three beauty wishes, we’d go for killer cheekbones, glowing skin, and great lighting wherever we went. Since our resident genie seems to have gone missing, we rely on wonderous products instead. A perpetual award winner, Benefit’s High Beam subtly highlights and enhances your features — a necessity when you want to draw a little extra attention.

How it Works

It’s all about the shimmer. This liquid illuminator comes in a soft pink hue that flatters all skintones. It softly reflects light for an instant spotlight effect, plus gives skin a dewy finish.

How to Use

Use your fingertips to paint a small amount on cheekbones, brow bones, and anywhere you want to add definition. Blend quickly. You can also mix a couple drops with your moisturizer or foundation for a dewy, radiant sheen.

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.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great highlighter
Purchased

Love mixing this is with my moisturizer in the morning for a gorgeous overall glow. Its great as a spot highlighter too. The applicator is a little unusual- its like an over grown nail polish bottle- and takes a little getting used to but works well now although I'm slightly concerned how it'll work when its close to being empty...

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pointless product

I have had this for over a year and it is still full. It is not a great contouring makeup because it has way too much shimmer. It makes my skin look fake. It could be cool for club makeup, however.

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Great Product - Not for dry skin

Benefits makes great highlighting products - and this looks great over a smooth foundation - personally I have very dry skin and its harder to blend for that reason but in the summer when my skin is moisturized this is my go to for a highlighter

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Love!

I love everything about this highlighter!! From the beautiful (but not over powering or greasy looking) glow it gives to how easy it blends WITHOUT shifting your make up underneath!!

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Fantastic Product

I love Benefit High Beam and use it all the time. I have tried other highlighter products, but none have been as simple to use and as effective as High Beam. The beautiful shimmery pink tone compliments my fair skin very well, greatly improving the appearance of my skin.

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Great to keep in your makeup bag!!

I have been using High beam for years! It's perfect to keep in your purse for touch ups especially when the weather is dry or I have a tan. It freshens up your makeup and makes you look Dewy and fresh. I put some under my brows and on my cheeks. It's moisturizing but not greasy, and the bottle lasts a long time. Although I don't use it everyday, I'm on my third or fourth bottle and will most likely keep it in my beauty arsenal!

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Nice glow
Purchased

I have used Benefit High Beam for years on my cheeks and always love the subtle glow it gives. People comment on my skin but I think it's really the High Beam.

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Adds Light To Lines
Purchased

I purchased this product because I thought it might be easier to use than the lipstick-shaped highlighter I have been using. I tried it for the first time when creating a video of myself teaching for NBPTS. When I reviewed the video, my face was glowing with radiance. This helped hide imperfections and fine lines/creases from the harshest of critics--a video camera. I'm in love!

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Fun, but not a necessity

I bought this product as my highlighter for contouring. It does a great job illuminating my skin and is fun to use for nights when I am going out and have a lot of time to get ready as it is a very fun product. For everyday use, however, I don't think it is the best highlighter on the market. It is somewhat difficult to get an even application as it comes in a nail polish like container. It also requires use of a mattifier as it leaves skin very shiny.

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LOVE!

This is one of my favorite highlighters ever! I use this all the time and get so many compliments. It blends so smoothly and isn't overly glittery but it gives you a nice glow

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