Wednesday, September 7, 2011

AMW Reviews: Benefit High Beam

Do you still remember the Benefit To Go Beauty Bestseller Set I got last year for $10.00 (approx Php420.00)?  I tested the Benefit Posietint and forgot about the rest.  *ashamed*  Thanks to the constant queries from AMW readers on how to achieve dewy and glowing skin!


The Benefit High Beam



Benefit High Beam says ---
A luminescent complexion enhancer. 

Benefit High Beam is an ethereal pink liquid highlighter that creates a radiantly dewy complexion.  For an angelic sheen, this pink shimmering lotion adds a soft, natural afterglow.

Ingredients: Water, Propylane Glycol, Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Lanolate, Stearic Acid, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Corn (Zea Mays) Starch, Triethanolamine, Talc, Oleth-20, Iron Oxides, Lanolin Wax, Simethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Cellulose Gum, Methylparaben Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, BHA.

Good for 6 months upon open.
AMW says ---
Pros
  • Very cute packaging. Both the original size and sample size.
  • Very natural and subtle, won't create a disco-ball effect.
  • A little goes a long way.  With the right application, your whole face looks lifted and bright!
  • Even with direct flash, does not show white cast.
  • Does not oil up or turn greasy.  Perfect for any skin type!
  • Works on most skin tone!
  • Even if you pat setting powder on top of the Benefit's High Beam, there's still an unexplainable "glow" underneath especially under sunlight!
  • Lasts a while, the mini sample version lasted me more than 3 months and I'm still using it now (on a twice a week basis).
Cons
  • Not readily available locally!
  • Pricey.
Overall
Highlighting powders are the easiest to manage but if you want them to stay for the whole day, I strongly recommend Benefit's High Beam!  It's not too white as it has a hint of sheer pink shade which makes it look so natural even applied beneath the foundation!  The trick is to blend it well before it dries up completely.

Tips
  • Use this on areas wherein you would want the light to reflect specific areas of your face.  (cheekbones, the bridge of the nose brow bone and inner corner of the eyes).
  • Want a soft, dewy look all over your face?   Mix a bit of this product to your favorite liquid/cream foundation.  
  • Start with dots then blend it gently and quickly. Do not apply too much at once as a little goes a long way.
  • If you want a dewy foundation look, try not to set this powder, if setting is needed, try to steer clear from areas you used High Beam on.
Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone with any skin tone who are addicted to highlighting!  Anyone with young to mature skin!

Where to purchase and how much?
I got my sample sizes at Maison d'elan House of Flair online store

Benefit High Beam Swatch on Hand

Application on the Cheekbones

Application on the bridge of the nose

I love this product for the fact that its fool proof!  Even if you put a bit too much, you can easily blend it to make it look natural or you can always "correct" by patting with your choice of powder.

I'll keep this on my "to buy" list when I travel to Hong Kong or if anyone can refer to me and AMW readers a legit, price-worthy, local resellers who carries Benefit High Beam!

I'd love to hear from you!
What's your highlighting secret?

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31 comments:

  1. i am just so excited that benefit is almost available na in the phils. so next time your benefit reviews would lose the con of not being available locally. pricey still. but i love benefit products. :D

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  2. awww looks nice on you, i have the sample size of this, makes me wanna try it and compare it with etude's ♥

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  3. it looks good on you.... there's really a nice glow when you used it!

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  4. Nikki, get a bunch of girls together and order straight off the Benefit site - free international shipping if you spend over US$125 (sometimes they offer international shipping at less). It's cheaper than any Benefit prices in Asia and they give free gifts and samples once you register!

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  5. hi nikki! :) Does it last long? I have a similar one from skinfood but only lasts 3 hours tops and then the glow vanishes and I have to reapply

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  6. How would it compare with Guerlain's Meteorites?

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  7. @Kumiko Mae LOL! the pricey will still be there for sure! hahahah pero ang gaganda nga!!! I'm loving their High Beam and Posietent! Wonder how Benetint fairs! Have you tried it?

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  8. @Marge Go na! compare it! i've seen a lot of Korean branded cosmetics selling similar highlighters, on my part, I want to try them too!

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  9. @Issa BLOOMING lang talaga ako sis! CHOZ Jowk lang! hahahha

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  10. @Kahani Wow! really? Thanks for the tip! I just don't want to be the cause for addiction! LOL well..maybe..its ok :P

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  11. @K Yes so far it does because I don't have oily skin ha? It could be a different story if you have oily skin! But nothing a primer can't save!

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  12. @TPS Dear! Sorry I do not have the Guerlain Meteorites, super pricey kasi at di nag sasale!!!! Will swatch when I get the chance!

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  13. I think your skin is already glowing on its own but it gave you an added radiance. Love it on you. :)

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  14. I love the nice glow it gives your skin!

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  15. I can't wait for the Benefit to come here in the Philippines.

    You are pretty Ms. Nikki, even if you don't put any make up on. Your personality really shines thru and I guess that's what makes you glowing + the High Beam! :D

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  16. So pretty!! Totally agree with Myrted - Your inner beauty really shines through!!

    Nikki hun you're not good at all - i'm wanting this one now!! :(

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  17. agreed with kahani - tht's what we do in msia! but it can get really addictive sometimes :P

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  18. Very pretty - looks like YSL Touche Eclat!

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  19. it looks good ha? natural lang. i was worried it would look unnatural for warm skin tones because it's pinkish.

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  20. I heard Benefit's coming to the Philippines. Not sure when exactly. Anyway, your should try their ChaChaTint. Color payoff's really beautiful. :)

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  21. @Pammy Thank you sis for saying so even though you haven't met me in person pa! :)

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  22. @gio I agree :) That's why I love this product!

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  23. @Myrted I agree, I wish they'll arrive here SOON minus the pricey price tag! :)
    Aaww, super sweet yung comment mo, I do appreciate that when people appreciates my personality! Beauty on the outside may fade but personality never will! :) Mwa!

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  24. @Jenn Mwa :x Thanks Jenn...oh..with re: to making you want this..AT LONG LAST! You've been a bad girl yourself with all those MAC swatches... :P Good for you! bwahahah *evil laugh* :P

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  25. @Jamilla Camel Ooh the famous YSL touche Eclat which I never tried! if its almost the same, I'm happy!

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  26. @Crystal Nope, the pink does not show up much so don't worry about it looking unnatural :)

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  27. @Anne Yes, that's what I heard too!!! Excited!

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  28. Hi, parang bb cream dn ba to? What i mean is, natatakpan ba nito ung scarce etc.? thanks!

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