Product Type: Benefit makeup
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The Ultimate Highlighter
Benefit High Beam
Member Name: katemiyake
Benefit High Beam
Advantages: Good price, good product
A good highlighter is a must have for any make up bag. It can turn a dull complexion into a healthy glowing one. I use highlighting and contouring as part of my make up routine.
High Beam is from Benefit and was part of my Christmas gifts last year from my hubby to be. He bought this from Debenhams but it is available in most department stores and Boots (good for advantage card points). This costs £18.50 for 13ml. The product itself is in a glass bottle with a brush in the lid, a bit like nail polish. It is a shimmery light pink cream, which when blended onto the skin leaves a nice shimmer.
I use this after primer and before foundation. I paint on a few streaks above my eyebrows, just under my eyebrows, at the top of my cheek bones, down the middle of my nose and at the bottom edges of my nose. I only need a to use a tiny bit as a little goes a long way. Then I apply my foundation. This really helps to define my face and give it a healthy glow, no matter how i'm feeling.
This is now part of my daily make up. The beauty of this product is that you can use it with almost any make up product to create a different look. For example if you want to add more shimmer to your lips, put a blob on your finger, rub it on your lips, and finish off with a clear gloss. This can also work with some eyeshadows and blushers. When using with powder products use minimal High Beam otherwise this can lead to the blusher/eyeshadow appearing 'cakey'. There is an image on Kim Kardashian's instagram account of how she uses highlighting and where on her face she applys the product, which is very useful especially for someone who may not have used the product before.
I think this is excellent value for money as one bottle lasts around 6 months and I use it daily. I would recommend this as a good highlighter to everyone as it works well with most skin types.
Summary: An amazing highlighter suitable for everyone.