I'm going to straight up, admit the fact that right now I'm a bit obsessed with all things Benefit. I already own several items by them and would most probably regard them as my favourite makeup brand, so it will come as no shock to you that last weekend I added another of their products to my collection.
Two words...High Beam
For those of you who don't know, high beam is a pearly tinted, liquid highlighter that is of a pretty creamy consistency and comes in a bottle with a thin brush for application (a bit like a nail varnish bottle really).
Last Christmas, I received a tiny, travel sized High Beam in a Benefit set and somehow I have managed to get it to last up until just a week or so ago. For such a small bottle though (and I mean seriously small) it lasted a long time, and that gave me a lot of hope for when I got this much larger full sized version.
A small amount of the highlighter goes a long way, which most probably explains why it takes so long for the product to run out-dabbing just a tiny dot onto my cheeks normally does the job. Also, in all honesty, I prefer the liquid to a powder highlighter as I feel you can contour and strobe a lot more easily with it. The fact that it's pearly creates a bit of a sheen on my skin as well (not in a shiny, greasy way though) which helps to make my skin glow and look a little more healthy throughout the colder months.
Normally when I use this product, I will first apply all my base products and my bronzer before just dabbing high beam up onto my cheekbones, under the arch of my brows and along my nose. I will then just blend it in from there-however, I think it would look quite nice just to wear this product in the summer, or maybe on holiday with less makeup to just highlight and add a bit of glow to the skin.
Overall, as you can probably tell I really do like this product and am extremely happy to now say that I own the full sized version of it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a decent highlighter, as I'm sure that it will be a makeup staple of mine for months to come.
Have you ever tried High Beam? If not, which highlighters do you like to use?
Thank you for reading,