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Benefit Sun Beam

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.

Benefit Sun Beam
4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 86 Reviews 86 Reviews
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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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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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Love it

This is part of my daily beauty routine. It makes my cheek bones look amazing . I put a light layer of a nice blush over it and it makes the blush pop.

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Yes!
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The perfect summertime glow–and you can have it year-round! This is one of the best highlighters I've experimented with, and am always bummed when I realize I've used it all. I'd say the only downfall is if you're in a rush, lack of blending can result in a weird, streaky line exactly where you don't want it.

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Overall a good product.
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I can't say I love it as much as high beam, but I still don't think it's a bad choice. It doesn't leave your skin looking orange, etc. I just think it isn't dark enough for my skin tone. While I get really tan in the summer, I am definitely much lighter in the winter so was hoping for more color than this gave me.

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Fun & Fabulous!

I've been using Benefit Cosmetics for well over 5 years. There are few products by Benefit (if any!) that I can't find use for in some way or another.

SunBeam is no different! I love the creamy feel as it goes on my face but still provides my skin the ability to breathe so I don't have any unwanted/scary break outs. The product itself has a gold tint with brown/coppery under tones, but once it's on the skin, it becomes very natural, almost sheer with a hint of color as opposed to some "highlighters" that just end up being a goopy mess! This liquid sun in an adorbs bottle is perfect if you're planning on going for a natural but sultry look, a sunkissed look with a hint of color on the eyes or a browns and golds look pulled together with a beautiful sheen.

The ONLY reason I gave this product a 4 out of 5 in stead of a 5 out of 5 is because I typically enjoy the boldness of Benefit and I feel, while aboslutely gorgeous when used correctly, this product needed just a little more OOMPH! color wise. Perhaps a little more gold or copper to it, I found myself still needing bronzer after applying.

However, I will absolutely continue to wear this product and I will absolutely reconsider purchasing once I'm out!

Thanks Benefit! Helping girls everywhere stay cheeky, as usual!

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