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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

Use Sparingly for Fair Girls

Absolutely love this product but need to be careful, as it is easy to overapply. I'm very fairskinned and this is a pretty dark product. I only use a tiny bit and make sure that I blend well so I look sun kissed and not fake! Excellent for countouring.

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I woke up like this: glowing and natural-looking!

I need to review because I'm such a devotee of SunBeam. I blend this into my cheekbones, under my brow, and down the center of my face. It looks luminous, but in such a natural way. The best way I can describe the effect is like this: you know those pictures someone snaps of you outside and you just look healthy and flawless, like a Freepeople model or something? You can work with filters or whatever to achieve that glow, OR you could use SunBeam. It makes you look perfectly sunkissed in all types of lighting. It's weightless, and so worth the extra time it takes to apply (a minute, sure-but I'm busy!). I wish it would mix into my foundation more readily for an all-in-one, but that's really the worst thing I can say about it.

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Never leave home with out it (Summer)
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This is the PERFECT Summer go to product. Works wonderfully on cheek bones, eye lids & (my favorite) collar bone. I never leave home without it.

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Great product

A little shiny for everyday use, but PERFECT for going out, or any full faced makeup day! I love how the light catches it around my eyes and put under blush really makes my cheekbones look more defined! This is a great addition to my makeup kit and really easy to use!

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Love It
Purchased

I was soooo excited to try Sun Beam and I have to say I'm really impressed by this product. It gives you a great glow without leaving you looking to shiney. Applicator brush is really easy to use , gives you a nice control for appying the product.

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Just okay

I think this is good as a highlighter, but there are better products for that out there. As a bronzer it doesn't seem to do much, I prefer powders for that.

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Nice subtle shimmer
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This bronzer is one of my favorites. It rubs in evenly and highlights just right. I like the color, it must work on all skin tones perfectly. The shimmer is just right. Definitely a sun kissed look

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Nice shade

Love this particular color! It adds a nice bronzing shimmer to the face and works well on both medium skin and light skin. My only gripe is that it's very shimmery- just be careful how much you apply to one spot!

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BRONZY luvin

great for contouring. i use this as a bronzer, under my eyes, over my eye lids, on my cheekbones, anywhere really! great for olive/medium skin tones and darker. a little bit goes a long way!

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Glowing

This is a good product if you want to look like a goddess. It leaves a glowing shimmer on your skin that makes you feel amazing.

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