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Christaye

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Favourite highlighter!!!

This pink-toned highlighter is super easy to be applied, with the small brush also connected to the lid that allows it to be easily glided across areas needed (cheekbones, nose area), at first I thought it was a bit too shiny, but after looking at photos, it looks amazing! it really makes my cheek bones stand out, and I think it's because of the nice radiant shimmery glow it gives to my skin. It's an amazing product, and it lasts ages!! Because all you need is a few dabs and it goes a long way.
I think the thing that got my attention to this is the packaging, it's so cute, isn't everything from benefit. But I love the packaging, and the nice colour matches so well and nicely with my medium toned skin!

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Chicklet

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Best in Beauty - Bottled Light!

I feel like it is Groundhog Day. It's the Glosscars again, and I'm nominating Benefit High Beam, yet again!

With this product, Benefit have done the impossible, and have bottled light! And what a wonderful thing that is!

The bottle and brush applicator remind me a little of a nail polish bottle and applicator, but lend themselves perfectly for simple and accurate application of the product.

To use, use the brush applicator to dab the pink champagne-hued liquid to the parts of your face that would normally catch the light - I highlight the top of my cheekbones and browbone, and the cupid's bow of the lip. Then blend this with your fingers to achieve a naturally glowing look.

It adds light and glamour to your face in the best possible way! I find that it gives me a fresh, vibrant look, no matter how I might really be feeling! What I really love though is that it blends into your skin to look as though the glow is coming from your own skin rather than a product. This is what raises it above all other highlighters for me.

I also like to add a little to my foundation when going out at night, and find it gives a great glow without being over the top.

Long lasting, a little goes a long way, making it fantastic value. If I ever get through this bottle, I will definitely be repurchasing!

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aleksandra

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Best in Beauty 2014 - Liquid luminescent brilliance

Benefit high beam has been one of my favourite highlighters for a very long time now. The first thing that caught my eye was its unique nail polish style packaging. It comes with a nail polish wand applicator which can be used to apply the product in a number of different ways. It gives you the option of applying small, precise dots of the product directly to the face, or you can apply some product to the back of your hand, or directly onto a brush to apply the product. I tend to apply the product from the wand to the back of my clean hand in order to keep the product as clean as possible.

High beam is a liquid luminescent complexion enhancer. It is pink-tone based which gives off a lovely pink, silvery glow. What sets this highlighter apart from others for me is the fact that it gives the skin a lovely sheen without being sparkly. This is great as it adds lovely dimension to the cheek area when applied. High beam is great in flash photography as it really makes a lovely difference to the skin. Because the highlighter is not shimmery, it is versatile for both day and night and really makes a difference to your overall look.

In terms of where I apply high beam to the face, I usually use it on three areas: my cheek bones, brow bone, and my lip area. To do this, I apply the liquid highlighter in a C-shape formation starting from outside the top of my cheekbone and bringing it up around the eyebrow and brow bone area. Mimicking where light would naturally hit helps to create a natural look. Using the highlighter in this way makes my cheekbones stand out and gives extra dimension to my eye area. I also use a very small amount of the highlighter on top of my cupids bow to create the appearance of a fuller pout.

Benefit high beam can be used underneath foundation to provide a very subtle healthy sheen to the face, or it can be used on top of foundation which is what I usually do. A little tip is that since high beam is a liquid highlighter, it is going to have the best effect when used on top of a liquid base. Only a very, very small amount of product is needed to be used so I would definitely start out with a small amount, and build up if you want more of a noticeable look. Using excess product can leave the skin looking too-shiny. Another great thing about high beam is that it is very long-lasting, it doesn’t smear off the skin throughout long days and nights which is great. While it is $45 which might seem a little exxy, the bottle contains 13ml of product which lasts for such a long time so you will not need to repurchase any time soon. Overall it is a trusted highlighter that I will always keep coming back to.

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Anita1502

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Best in Beauty 2014 - a lovely healthy glow

I reviews High Beam in the past, but this is such a good and versatile product that it deserves one more review to get some more points in order to win Best in Beauty 2014 award in best highlighter category.
I have tried many highlighters despite having combination skin. I like highlighting powders, but High Beam is better than them because it is more versatile. We can play a bit more with this product.
As a Benefit family product the packaging is cute. It looks very much alike Benetint or other TINTS or BEAMS. The bottle looks like a nail polish bottle, and the applicator is also similar to the nail polish brush. The formula of the highlighter is very creamy, not runny at all. I do not think there product is fragranced as I can't smell anything.
High Beam is very easy to apply, we can use our fingers to dab a tiny amount on the face parts we want to highlight and blend the product it. We might use foundation brush to achieve more natural look. We can also apply High Beam as a radiance giving make up primer or something that I love doing with Estee Lauder Double Wear and Double Wear Light.... we can mix it with our regular foundation to get a radiance enhancing foundation. Therefore, as one can see High Beam is a cult product and when use wisely can help us achieve that catwalk models glow and mirror like reflection on your cheek bones!
The colour of High Beam is rather on the cold tones side as it is pale pink with silvery pearl glow. It looks really pretty, even on the golden tanned face.
Although it might be a bit pricey, a little goes a long way and the little bottle will last you ages.

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Joole

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More ethereal than moon beam

I have an adorable 6ml deluxe sample of this and I like using it when I'm in the mood for liquid highlighters. There was a time when I spent ages looking for the pressed powder version of this in other brands as I generally prefer powder highlighters since they last longer on my combination/oily skin but this isn't so easy to dupe. It is a pearly pink silver highlighter that is easy to blend to give only a sheer everyday glow or can be layered to really stand out. It has a very faint floral scent, which actually reminds me of the smell of moisturizer. A small dab from the brush (which looks and feels like a nail polish brush) is enough to highlight the high points on the face and I can see my sample size lasting me for quite a while yet beyond the 8 months I've had it for. I get about 5-6 hours wear of it before I notice some caking (it doesn't like my liquid foundations very much but is quite happy to sit prettily on top of lightweight bb creams and mineral makeup) and slight fading.

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Angela114

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A Gorgeous Glow

I got this in a kit and fell in love with it after first application. The nail polish style applicator is so easy to work with as you only need to dab a few drops on the cheeks and brow bone and it gives you a beautiful, light pink pearlescent highlight. A little goes a long way. Perfect for a summer dewy effect!

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Claire88

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Pearlescent highlighter for that dewy look

I received a luxury sample of Benefit HighBeam when I purchased the Go TropiCoral set. I have always wanted to try a liquid highlighter and the Benefit one has been high on my wish list.
High Beam is packaged in small bottle with a brush applicator akin to nail polish. I quite like the dainty brush as it allows me to dot the high lighter on to my brow bone, high on my cheek bones and cupids bow. The formula is creamy and has a very fine shimmer and imparts that lovely dewy look.
This tiny bottle will last me ages because a little goes a long way, the highlighter is easy to blend and leaves my face with a healthy looking glow. I have also dotted the highlighter on the inner corners of my eyes to help brighten my eyes too.

I have medium, golden skin tone and I do think that this highlighter would suit someone with fair to medium skin tone. If you have deeper skin tone I think it may be too pinky and light for you.
I prefer to use this on targeted area but can also mix it with your foundation for a luminous finish. It really is a lovely highlighter and worth trying.

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Ssajwani

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Best in Beauty 2014 - Beautiful Highlighter!

This pearly pink highlighter gives a radiant shimmery glow to the skin. The texture is creamy liquid and the packaging is like that of a nail polish. it gives a natural illuminating effect. I use it on my cheekbones, brow bone and cupid's bow. The product blends perfectly and the sheen has an amazing lasting power. Doesn't clog pores or gets cakey.
Can be used with a foundation too for an overall natural dewy finish.

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Jessica218

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Prettiest pinky glow

I love this illuminator! This is a pink toned highlighter that is easy to apply and blend out with fingers. For a super luminous look I wear Benefit That Gal primer on my cheek bones and Benefit High Beam on top of my foundation. I also apply to my brow bones and cupids bow. It really lights up my face and looks youthful. A little goes a long way so this product while pricey, will last you forever. The packaging is convenient and easy to travel with.

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cherry pie

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Nice creamy highlighter

First off, this is much too sparkly for me, I prefer l'oreal magic lumi primer which is truly pearlescent and very subtle. However if you prefer a bit more bling, this is a lovely creamy blendable highlighter that can be mixed with moisturiser or foundation or used by itself. It is a soft pale pink that translates as a pretty rose-gold on the skin. The brush applicator is a bit of a pain but at least you can get a little out at a time because this stuff is really easy to overdo. You don't need much and it lasts for ages. I like cream and liquid highlighters because I find them more versatile, but this one is a bit much for me. For those on a budget, Australis and face of australia both have cool pink creamy highlighters that are similar to high beam.

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