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Benefit 'High Beam' Highlighter - Review

Benefit's 'High Beam' highlighter, was definitely one of my best makeup purchases of 2011. Unfortunately, I only caved in and bought it in December. It's €26, but I got it for €23, as Clery's were having 10% off customer day. I've used Benefit's 'BeneTint' and 'ChaChaTint' before, so I know how long this 13ml bottle will last me. You only need a small dab of the product, as a little goes a long way.
Before using High Beam, I'd use ELF's 'Gotta Glow' powder highlighter, I was dying to try High Beam for aaages though - I've developed a big love for cream products lately. They last longer, and give a much healthier and "real" look to the skin. 
The applicator is a small brush attached to the lid, but I usually apply it with my fingers. It's more hygienic and easier to blend. I apply High Beam onto my upper cheekbones, inner tear-duct areasbrowbones and on my cupid's bow (the crease on your upper lip - it gives the illusion of big, fuller lips).
It lasts all day, and since I've been wearing it a ton of people have complimented me on me "glowing" appearance. I've been wearing it daily since I bought it, and I really wish I had of bought it sooner!

I highly recommend this product, as it'll last you 1-2 years, it works on most skintones and it is overall a fantastic everyday product. It is 100% worth the €26. 

High Beam swatched and blended in to my hand, leaving a luminous glow to the skin.

Have you used High Beam before? What's your favourite highlighter?
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14 comments

  1. Its really good! I love it first highlighter i ever bought!

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  2. Wow 1-2 years, really? That's incredible!

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  3. love this review i had a sample once and loved it :) :) great review as always baby girl

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  4. High Beam is my ultimate highlighter! Your right about how long it lasts - I only ran out because I dropped the bottle! I love it! :)

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  5. I got a free sample from glamour magazine a while back and I still haven't had to purchase a new one, so i 100% agree on the lasting quality! I love this highlighter xx

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  6. I love High Beam, I asked for the full size for Christmas as all my samples had run out and I had to have it :) great review xxx

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  7. I had highbeam a couple of year ago but it want missing. It was a staple in my makeup bag especially for nights out. Its so much better than powder highlighter and I think that cream products look more natural. I bought the Finding Mr. bright the other day and there's a mini version of high beam yay! x

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  8. I've had High Beam since my first year of uni (3 years! :O) and it's showing no signs of running out any time soon, it really does last! My absolute favourite highlighter ever is Illamasqua Lies, it is beautiful.

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  9. I love high beam, I also love moon beam from benefit, it is a little more gold and looks lovely when you're wearing bronzer!

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  10. love this highlighter, got it when it was a free sample in glamour. x

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  11. I don't feel as though i can bring myself to buy it, i think it's one to put on the birthday list for definite though!

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  12. Can we put it over foundation? mix it with our foundation? Or we can only apply it and blend it into the cheekbones? I want to try it! My foundation already gives me some sort of glow or maybe it's just my skin but on days when i don't get much sleep; makeup doesn't even do me justice. My skin looks dull and horrible so maybe this will help on those bad days!

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  13. Was unsure whether or not to pay that price for High Beam but I definitely will now I've seen how highly you recommend it!

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