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Birchbox Breakdown

If we had three beauty wishes, we’d go for killer cheekbones, glowing skin, and a professional lighting crew wherever we went. Since not all daydreams end happily ever after, we rely on this wondrous product instead. A beauty editor fave, Benefit’s Sun Beam is a golden bronze highlighter that subtly defines and contours your features.

How it Works

This liquid illuminator comes in a soft golden bronze hue that flatters all skintones. It softly reflects light for an instant spotlight effect while giving skin a dewy finish.

How to Use

Use the brush or 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.

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric/Succinic Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Dimethicone, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-21, Squalane, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Butylene Glycol, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Steareth-2, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 60, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

more sparkly than you might think!
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I have kind of low light in my bedroom where I put on makeup. So the first time I applied this product, it looked like it had just given me a healthy glow. But when I walked into the bathroom at work it looked like I'd put my makeup on with a middle school dance in mind! This is a great product - just be careful to apply a small amount! Also important to note that this doesn't have too much of a tint. It's more of a highlighter/illuminator. If you're looking for a true bronzer I'd look elsewhere =)

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Finally Tried my Sample

I received this as a birchbox sample months and months ago. I finally decided to give it a whirl and I really enjoy it. I use it as a highlighter over my bronzer (and sometimes just alone or next to my blush) on my cheek bones and it gives me a small healthy glow without looking too fake/orange or over-doing it.

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good highlight
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This does have a very natural look which I like. I was expecting more of a bronzing quality but it is more of a highlighter. If you want a tan look you will have to use a bronzer as well.

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Great product
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This bronzing highlighter is a great product! Especially when you combine this with the benefit Hoola bronze shadow, it really gives your skin a healthy glow!

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Instant Face Awesomeness
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As a makeup newbie, it's hard to find products that work and are idiot proof. Sun Beam fits the bill all the way. It is super easy to apply, you just paint it on and blend. A little goes a long way in giving this self-confessed hermit a glow.

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My favorite bronze highlighter!!

This is my current favorite highlighter. It gives me the prettiest bronzy glow and lasts all day.

Pros:
Bronzy shade that will look good on multiple skin tones
Easy to blend
applicator makes it easy to apply
a mini size lasts a long long time

Cons:
none

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Awesome product
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This bronzer makes me look like I spent a day in the sun without that orange tint from brush on bronzer. It washes off well and doesn't stain my clothes or hands. It's lightweight but full coverage if needed.

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Love the glow

I've owned a couple bottles of this highlighter, and love it. You only need a bit, so it lasts a long time. Apply a little or a lot, depending on the look. Works great to highlight under the brows if you use a light hand, too.

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Dissapointed
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This product didnt blend at all for me. I put it on and end up with streaks/dots of orange EVERY TIME. The color is also a little orange-y for me. Really disappointing.

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Great bronzer
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This is a wonderful product that stays on all day. It gives a great sun-kissed look. Love all Benefit products.

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