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High Beam


Morning lovely people! Once again I'm going to do a review of one of my beloved Benefit make-up products- my lovely "High-Beam" highlighter and luminescent complexion enhancer. This is probably one of the only items on Benefit make-up that I do not use on a daily basis, as I only tend to use it for that extra cheekbone and browbone shine and lift if I'm off on a night out, but I made an exception and wore it today to show you beautiful people how amazing this product really is!

In the photograph above, I am wearing "High-beam" underneath my powders, bronzer and blusher, as I didn't want to walk into uni this morning looking like I'm caked in makeup, but usually if wearing on a night out, I will add "High-beam" last, to leave a perfect shimmer over my finished make-up. I mainly apply this product in two areas- above my cheekbone and along my brow bone (just below my eyebrow). Along my cheek bone I will place around 4 dots of high beam, beginning just past the apple of my cheek, and placing the last dot right at the top of my cheek bone by my ear. I then blend the dots together in a line, following the path of my cheek bone (be sure to do this quite quickly so the highlighter doesn't dry in dots on your face). I find this technique works incredibly well if you contour the underside of your cheek bone with a bronzer, creating a shadow which allows the high-beam to really pop and accentuate your cheek bones!

Along my brow bone I use a similar technique, but make sure you use less high beam (a little bit can go a very long way). Placing just under your eyebrows can really brighten and open up your eyes adding a lovely dewey flush to your brow bone. The reflective qualities of this product really bring out the features you apply it to, and can make your face look naturally contoured and bright! The product isn't limited to just these two places either, you can dot and blend it into any part of your face that you want to highlight and draw attention to (tip: blending in a narrow line down your nose will reflect the light and make your nose look slimmer!)

At £19.50 a bottle, for me, it is an incredible price for the product! It last such a long time (however, if used everyday you may feel differently about the high price tag!). Although a highlighter is definitely a make-up item that I could probably live without, when there's one this good on offer I wouldn't dream of not using it!

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24 comments

  1. Love it! It looks natural and so nice! I also entered your giveaway!
    Love your blog! :) xx

    tropicalcolours.blogspot.com.au

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  2. This looks super natural and flawless! You look stunning :)

    xoxo
    jessica
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    1. aw that's so kind of you!! thankyou xx

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  3. I love this highlighter, great review x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  4. This used to be one of my staple products! I had completely forgotten about it until now, thank you so much for reminding me. Lovely writing too Xxx Emma


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    1. it's such a lovely product isn't it xx

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  5. High beam is a necessity really isn't it? It works the best for me out of all of the brands I have tried! (:

    ventthreads.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I just love benefit products in general! they're so fantastic and really compliment each other xx

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  6. Looks lovely! I'll need to give it a try!
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  7. I love High Beam...and I also use it for a night out and less in the day, but it does add a gorgeous glow! Thanks for the tips of where you put it...I also tend to put a a dot above my lips right in the Cupid's bow...it adds a nice little touch! :) Oh and, randomly, also along the collarbone on a night out! Danielle x

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    1. oooh that lip idea sounds so lovely! i'm definitely going to give that a try! thanks for the tip lovely! I sometimes add it to my collarbone too! xxx

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  8. I swear by High Beam. I've had mine for well over a year and use it daily and its not ran out. Its brilliant.
    hcozens.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Man I really wish Israel sold Benefit products now...

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    1. aww i honestly couldn't cope without mine haha xx

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  10. High Beam is gorgeous, Sun Beam is pretty fabulous too if you want more of a golden glow! Lovely blog doll!
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    1. I've never actually used sun beam before but thanks for the recommendation! xxx

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  11. What do you think about mixing it with foundation? Will the glow be too much?

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    1. I'm not sure really, I guess it won't be much different than if you apply a shimmery primer underneath which i sometimes do! it could actually create a really nice look for a night out xx

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