Sunday, 10 July 2016

First Impressions: Benefit's High Beam highlighter

Well hello to you my reader chums! A few years back, the adoring hype of Benefit's High Beam was everywhere and after lusting over it for so long, I finally got my hands on one. Excited was an understatement, I couldn't wait to try out the highlighter and see if it lived up to the raving expectations!

Benefit cosmetics highbeam highlighter review

Packaging - When it comes to Benefit products, I absolutely love the packaging; each one is designed with such a unique, creative flair. High Beam is no difference and reminds me of an upmarket nail polish bottle; very sophisticated and the perfect size to take around.

Benefit cosmetics highbeam highlighter review

Applicator - Similar to the exterior, the applicator is different to any liquid highlighter I've used previously, like a nail polish brush. I love this design because it means you can either dab dots up the cheekbones or sweep it with the brush, having complete control over how much product is used. As it is essentially a brush, you can wipe off product back into the tube, not wasting any excess.

Benefit cosmetics highbeam highlighter review

Consistency - Upon first application, I was a tad surprised of it's liquid almost watery consistency. I found when dabbing it up my cheekbones through to the brow, it was best to start off with a little and build it up, otherwise it would take a longer time to set due to the formulation. Despite how wet the consistency is, I liked that aspect because of its blending ability and flawless finish. I would describe it as a thinner concealer consistency, which can easily be blended out either with your fingers or any brush.

Benefit cosmetics highbeam highlighter swatch

Pigmentation - No quality is better in a product than opaque pigmentation and High Beam certainly lives up to this expectation. Depending on how much is on the brush during application can vary the thickness of product you'll put onto the skin. However, I found with one stroke, using a fair amount of highlighter, it leaves you with a stunning, dazzling pink shimmer, ready to blend into the most gorgeous natural glow.

Benefit cosmetics highbeam highlighter swatch

Colour pay off - As I said with the brilliant pigmentation, once blended the finish is completely remarkable. The pure natural shimmer gives the perfect amount of glow for any type of look and when it hits the light, your highlighter will definitely be on fleek. I'm in love with this product and found it to be my go to when wanting a dewy finish onto the skin.

I hope you enjoyed the first impressions review of Benefit's High Beam. Have you tried this highlighter?

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4 comments:

  1. I love this highlighter I got some in the dandelion set yesterday- beautiful!!

    www.charlottejudge.co.uk

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    1. It's incredible! Ooh I need to try that one xx

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  2. I've had this highlighter for ages now but am hopeless at make up - think I'm not putting enough on but will keep building it up now have read this!

    Jaye - www.howtoalmostbeapornstar.com

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    1. Give it another go! I find liquid highlighter takes a little bit more practise to master xx

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