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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.
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.4
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.4
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!4
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 =)4
I have a cooler tone, sometimes neutral in summer, so this doesn't work as a daily highlight for me, but in summer it is nice even on really pale tones, just not heavily.4
I just didn't like the consistency of this, but the color is very nice. I think there are plenty of highlighters out there that do the job better, for less.3
So I read all the reviews before ordering and people were saying be careful with the amount you put on. However, I found, if you do not use the brush and you dap it on the top of your hand, then use your fingertips to dot onto your cheek bones, you are GOOD to go. I love this highlighter. I definitely brings a glow/shine to your face. I will buy the other sun beam by benefit, as well.5
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.5
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!5
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.5