Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Fly me to the moon!
BeneFit Moon Beam
Member Name: sparkle1004
BeneFit Moon Beam
Advantages: A gorgeous highlighter than will give you a radiant complexion instantly.
Disadvantages: Can become clumpy over time and therefore will be uneven when applying.
Moonbeam by benefit is described rather poetically as an iridescent complexion enhancer or in other words something that will give your whole face a healthy glow. The golden apricot coloured liquid comes in a clear glass bottle and on first glance looks more nail varnish. The only problem with this packaging other than its fragility is its heavy weight when trying to pack as must as you can in your suitcase within the weight restrictions. But this would not be one of the items that I would choose to leave behind.
The purpose of this pearlescent liquid is to illuminate your cheek and brow bones as well as to add a warm shimmer to your whole complexion. Much like the moon and hence the name, the tiny particles within the liquid get to work by reflecting light which in turn highlights any area to which it is applied. It makes you look more awake and radiant, even if you don't feel it inside.
Once applied it is largely unnoticeable until it catches the light and then it starts working its magic, giving you the ethereal and romantic glow often seen on celebrities walking down the red carpet. This product also makes you look amazing in photographs, as the flash get those little particles working their best.
Some make up tutorials that I have watched with regard to this product have suggested mixing some moon beam in with your moisturiser and applying it all over. I have yet to be brave enough to try this and instead, I apply mine only the areas that I want highlighting once I have finished applying my foundation and powder. The small brush inside, exactly the same as a nail varnish brush, can be used to sweep the liquid from the apple of your cheek bones to your hair line. However I have found that when then blending the product, it can wipe off the make up underneath. Instead I draw a line of dots and then dab them into my skin. And the same can be done on your brow bone to achieve a wide eyed look.
The only negatives with this product are that over time is can become clumpy and therefore can not be applied so evenly. As it is fairly expensive, it is not really fair that it would be need to be replaced before you have used it all. And secondly, as I find with most of Benefits products, they don't suit everyone's skin colour. I am quite pale and I love this product but my friends with a darker skin tone than me disagree.
Summary: A great highlighter to boost your complexion instantly.