From the moment Benefit Cosmetics arrived on South African soil – I was hooked. The brand’s pretty packaging, girly store counters, friendly staff and top quality products will ensure that I stay a Bene-babe for many years to come. In this post, I put the spotlight on how Benefit products highlight; reviewing both Watt’s Up and High Beam. Please note that Benefit do have other highlighters as part of their product offering but these two specifically, are the two that I own.
High beam is a liquid highlighter with an iridescent pink tone that leaves one with a radiantly dewy complexion. The satin formula is packaged in what looks like a nail polish bottle. The brush applicator allows you to apply the product strategically which can then be blended out with your fingers. My favourite way to apply High Beam is by mixing it with foundation to get an all-over luminesce glow. Also have a look at Sun Beam which is the golden bronzed sister of High Beam.
Watt’s Up is a cream highlighter with a stick applicator that allows for easy application. It glides on over foundation and then requires some blending. I recommend that you blend with your finger and not the attached sponge. In contrast to High Beam, Watt’s Up is well-suited for ladies more inclined to warmer tones but the subtle champagne tone of the highlighter reflects light beautifully and adds a natural, healthy glow to any complexion.
These highlighters are used to subtly contour the face. Add a glorious gleam to your cheekbones, brow bones, collarbone and cupid’s bow to add soft definition and emphasise your best features. My favourite way to use highlighter however is to apply a thin line down the bridge of my nose to make my nose appear more narrow. Benefit products are available online at Redsquare or at selected Edgars stores including Sandton, Menlyn and Canal Walk.