Benefit Highbeam Review, Photos & Swatches

Benefit Highbeam:
Price: $26
Availability: Macy's, Sephora, Ulta &
Weight: .45 fl. oz
Cruelty & Paraben Free: I see that they say they do not test on animals but I don't see the cruelty/paraben free stamp on their website.
Claims: "Our satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek & brow bones for a dewy, radiant glow. Use as a spot highlighter over makeup or wear under complexion products for subtle luminescence. It's the "supermodel in a bottle!"

If you saw my Monthly Favorites then you saw this little brightener on the list!  I love liquid blushes and highlighters.  I feel like they give a more natural look than powders ( I do love those too though).  The product comes in a small glass bottle with a white lid that has a brush attached to it.  The packaging is very simple, I am not complaining.

Benefit's Highbeam has a light pink satin finish to it that helps give any area that it is applied too a beautiful radiance.  It helps give a dewy look when worn under makeup and a luminescent glow on top.  I like to use it on the top of my cheek bones, brow bone and sometimes the center of my lid when I don't plan to wear eyeshadow.

blended (much more than is needed for your face)

On the Face:

2-3 dots of this product is just the right amount you need for a natural look.  When the light hits it you instantly have a beautiful glow.  Dot 2-3 times then blend out with your fingers or a brush.

  • Looks natural
  • Gives a beautiful glow/radiance
  • Works for every skin tone
  • Shows up great in photo! 
  • A little goes a long way
  • Glass bottle makes it hard to travel with (unless stored properly)
  • Dries quickly

 I grab this product almost every day to complete my look.  It is great on top of foundation and alone.  I would say that the price ($30) is a bit high but it is a mid-end brand not exactly up there with higher-end brands but certainly not a drugstore product.  However, since it does last a long time (due to the amount that is needed for each use), I have to say that it is a great product to invest in.  What's great about benefit is that they do have those deluxe sample sizes in the small sets for those that want to try it out but don't want to invest the $30.  They have many highlighters but this is one of their best sellers & I can see why.  The radiance really helps brighten your look and highlight the points that the sun hits.

If you like the eye-look be sure to check out my latest Make Me Up post!


  1. Looks great! I was always nervous about getting this one because I thought it might be too shiny but it actually blends nicely.

    1. Yes! It is certainly not too shiny and it's very easy to control how much product you want to apply.


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