Product Type: Benefit makeup
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A liitle moonbeam
BeneFit Moon Beam
Member Name: spaslet
BeneFit Moon Beam
Advantages: Easy radiance
Disadvantages: Design flaws
I really like Benefit make up and this is one of their best products. There is something a little bit unusual , not to say quirky about the whole range and you will find they sell things that are very different from a lot of their competitors. They are an American company based in San Francisco and there is something a bit Haight Ashbury about their make up and about Moon Beam ( and its best friend High Beam ) in particular .
Moon Beam is a liquid highlighter. There are two ways of using it. Either it can be rubbed into your cheekbones ( on top of your foundation etc ) for the classic high lighted sharp bone look ( just draw an x on the cheekbone and rub in or you can mix it with your foundation for an all over shimmer - best done by dabbing the respective liquids on your hand. Ideal for olive , tan or darker skins , its companion High Beam is for fairer skins.
In the bottle it looks a shimmery pale gold and you wouldn't believe that it could do anything other than sit very obviously on your skin. Actually it blends in really well leaving a nice but subtle sparke. I think combining it witl foundation is actually really effective in the evening for giving an all over radiance which takes years off you ( well all right that might be going a bit far but I can dream ).
Where Benefit score is in their packaging which is in a 1950s movie star kind of style. Moon Beam comes as a relatively plain clear glass bottle with the name on it in black but packaged in a box which has that look.
The liquid is quite thin and as result lasts for ages.
Any reservations ? Yes , two. The brush ( fixed inside the lid in the usual way ) is not quite long enough and after you have used about a half of the bottle it gets increasingly hard to get down to the dregs and you end up with tipping up arrangements. Secondly , price. At £15.50 this is pitched up the posh end of the make up scale but you don't get that luxurious feeling which goes with those brands. The packaging and look are a little bit teenagery but I would have thought out of a teenagres budget.
Summary: A useful addition to your make up bag