I wanted to try a liquid type of face illuminator for quite some time. I think a glowy dewy face looks so nice in the summer. I decided to ask my friend Crystal at MissCrystalMakeup to join me in reviewing this product so that you get not just one, but two completely different opinions from two completely different women with an obsession for makeup in common. Please click HERE to visit Crystal’s blog and see what she thinks too… If you would like to join me for a future product review and comparison, just contact me using the form on my home page.
I have heard of High Beam from Benefit for quite some time but had not purchased it in the past. No particular reason why it never made it’s way into my shopping baskets. High Beam is a liquid illuminator from Benefit Cosmetics that can be used anywhere on the face that you might want to highlight. The packaging recommends putting it on the cheekbones, brow bone, and/or bridge of nose. The product comes in a glass jar with a brush applicator similar to a bottle of nail polish. I personally am never too thrilled with a brush applicator that has to be put back in the container after it has touched the air, the face, the hands, etc. I would have preferred a squeeze type applicator. The color of this product has a creamy pinkish tint. I apply it as the last product to go onto my face in the makeup application process. A full size bottle costs $26 and can be purchased at any store that sells Benefit products. I have seen it available everywhere including Ulta, Sephora, Macy’s, etc.
Now for the difficult task of photographing this product for you… I really tried guys, but it is a difficult one to capture. To be honest, I am hoping Crystal was able to get some good pictures. I know I can count on her! These pictures are from the Benefit Cosmetics website.
I applied this product by using the brush to put about 4 small dots on the upper part of my cheekbones after all other makeup was in place. I simply pat it in with my fingers to the area that I wanted illuminated. You could use a brush if you prefer. It goes on very easily and creates exactly the finish that I was looking for which is a luminous dewy look that is not glittery. I would recommend this product for all ages and skin tones. I think we all look nice with a dewy glow. Have you tried this product? What do you think?
I love illuminators yet this one has never made it home with me! Glad you like it, I will have to check it out!
Jayme and Mendi says
Hi! I’ve not tried this one but would like too. As i just told Crystal I have the moon beam highlighter and really like that one.
Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings
Thanks for your review of this product. I haven’t tried it myself but after your review, I may have to give it a shot! Thanks for your honest opinions! 🙂
Hi, Great review Stacie! I mentioned in Crystal’s blog that I have never used a liquid highlighter and have been wanting to try this product for quite some time…will definitely check it out! xoxo Rita/Sofia’s Closet
Hey! Great review!
So different from Crystal’s! 🙂
I guess the key is use a tiny amount.
Lovely, Thank you very much to you stacey and crystal.
I’ve always admired the look that High Beam gives. Hope I’m lucky enough to win, I’ve never used a liquid highlighter and as I get a little older, I think my powder highlighters accentuate my “crows feet” lol.
thank you for the review. i have heard that for photography/weddings, etc, to avoid powder highlighter, this seems a great alternative. thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the review. Any chance you have pics with it on your cheekbones, etc?
I absolutely adore High Beam. It really is a lovely product to use. I’m a big fan of Benefit products. Nice review Stacie 🙂 x
Thanks for the review. This post made me realize that I have never tried a liquid or cream highlighter. I need to remedy that!
daniela dodel says
thank you for the review and dont worry for not being able to put pictures
Hi Stacie I am enjoying reading your blog you are a good writer !! Loved your review of the Benefit Highliter . Hope you are having a great week .xx Susie
Edna Maldonado says
Thanks for the review and giveaway always nice to read several opinions.
I commented on misscrystalmakeup blog
I follow both blogs
GFC Edna Maldonado
Love your blog and videos!
oh i bet this will look lovely in summer
Thanks for the review and quite expensive product! :]
I have been using this highlighter for years and love it. I recently bought their stick highlighter in a bronzy tone and love that too. My 19 year old is obsessed with the one you reviewed!!