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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
With a natural or fake tan this product is for you. It's also wonderful for women of color. Stunning golden glow for the summer. Beautiful with coral shades. If you have fair skin it may not look the best on your skin though.5
I use this to thin out my BB cream for a more natural look. It's also great alone in the summer to add a little glow.4
SunBeam is the hands down best shimmery highlighter for getting the perfect summertime glow. Apply lightly to the corner of your eyes, arch of your brow, cupid's bow and center of the nose for a great look that also looks amazing in photos. I agree with the other reviewer who says to be cautious if you are fair skinned, which is why I only use this in summer when I have a bit more color from being outdoors.5
This is by far one of my favorite liquid bronzers/highlighters of all time. Benefit always makes beautiful products with integrity and quality.5
There is a lot of glitter in this product. It was not for me or my friend that I had purchased it for. We're maybe just not in the appropiate age group for full on glitter face. This is definately not the subtle shimmer I like with my highlighters.3
Loved sunbeam - it made my chubby checks arched higher and a sun kissed look to go! It also pairs well with the other benefit "beam" product line series!4