Benefit High Beam

We don’t know about you, but if we had three beauty wishes, we’d go for killer cheekbones, glowing skin, and great lighting wherever we went. Since our resident genie seems to have gone missing, we rely on wonderous products instead. A perpetual award winner, Benefit’s High Beam subtly highlights and enhances your features — a necessity when you want to draw a little extra attention.

Benefit High Beam
4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 158 reviews 158 Reviews
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Too drastic!

Didnt really like this product on my skin. I have pretty tan skin and i thought this would compliment well... but its almost too strong. It goes on really light and even when it is rubbed in it doesnt look natural.

I find that if you mix it with a different highlighter, or maybe a tinted primer... it tones it down.

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Not for me

This color is really pretty in the bottle, but too shimmery for me when on. It is also really liquidy and thin, I would have liked a thicker product with more staying power.

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Not for women of color

As with many of Benefit's products, this one is not made for women of color. I have light skin and when I put it on it made me look completely ridiculous. I didn't buy this alone, I got it in a three pack, it came along with Benefit's Posietint and Benetint. But the High Beam was not for me.

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pointless product

I have had this for over a year and it is still full. It is not a great contouring makeup because it has way too much shimmer. It makes my skin look fake. It could be cool for club makeup, however.

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What highlight?

I'm not sure this product did anything for me. It may be my medium olive complexion but it seemed to go on so light that it wasn't even noticeable. A darker shade may be better for my skin tone.

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Too Thick

I love the majority of benefit products. However, this one is extremely thick and when applied on top of foundation it removes everything and looks like a swipe on your face. I have applied under foundation and then you can't really see it.......kinda bummed.

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Not for me

I have found I prefer powder highlighters over liquid highlighters. I use setting powder and a powder blush prior to the highlighter, so I don't like the texture of putting the liquid over powders.

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Fun, but not a necessity

I bought this product as my highlighter for contouring. It does a great job illuminating my skin and is fun to use for nights when I am going out and have a lot of time to get ready as it is a very fun product. For everyday use, however, I don't think it is the best highlighter on the market. It is somewhat difficult to get an even application as it comes in a nail polish like container. It also requires use of a mattifier as it leaves skin very shiny.

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Dont use too much!

I got this in the Benefit sampler and im not 100% loving it. You can easely put too much on and it just doesnot look great but when you put the right amount on it looks great.

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splendid

Lovely product, gives a nice glow to cheekbones, makes us feel sun kissed again when sun has been gone....love it!!

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