I’m obsessed with highlighters in all forms, powders, cream and liquid. It’s an obsession that I should probably attempt to control but something about shiny products just appeals to my inner magpie. High Beam is definitely one that I’ve had my eye on for a while so I was excited to give it a go when it came in my Benefit Pump Up The Party Makeup Kit, here’s my thoughts.
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I have a deluxe sample of High Beam but the full size looks very similar in this glass bottle with the writing and the white lid. The full sized of this retails for £19.50 for 15ml of product, a little does go a long way but I personally do class Benefit as high end.
High Beam is described as a ‘satiny pink liquid highlighter that accents cheek and brow bones for a dewy glow. Use as a spot highlighter over makeup or wear under complexion products for subtle luminescence.‘ I think that the description of High Beam is pretty accurate it’s a pink toned liquid highlighter than gives off a beautiful polished glow. I tend to wear this under a medium coverage foundation for a subtle glow but you can apply it over the top of your makeup if you like something a little more obvious.
The product is dispensed by a little brush applicator and as you can see High Beam can be quite intense. I have layered it up here but a little really does go a long way so I dot this onto my cheekbones and then blend. It does dry quickly so you do need to work quickly.
As you can see, once this is blended it gives off this gorgeous luminous glow, I do think that this is incredibly flattering on a variety of skintones. My skin is yellowed toned yet the pink actually looks a lot more subtle than a gold highlight. The formula of this is not too runny or thick and I love the pearl finish.
Although I do love this I probably wouldn’t repurchase and that’s simply because I’ve found a dupe. The Technic High Lights is the exact same shade with a very similar formula and is only priced at £1.99 from Bodycare. I’ve used both and both have the exact same results. Most high end products are marked up due to money spent on advertising and packaging rather than the actual product, High Beam is a little higher in quality but other than that they’re very similar. If you only like high end makeup I would recommend this as it’s a beautiful highlighter and I love using it.
The Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter is available here for £19.50.