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Sun Beam is a liquid highlighter from premium beauty brand Benefit Cosmetics. It's priced at £19.50 (yes, it's not cheap!) and the volume of the product is 13ml. It's a golden bronze highlighter designed to give you a healthy looking glow. My bottle came boxed with a little instruction leaflet. The bottle is similar in style to a nail polish bottle, even down to the brush applicator in the lid. I'm a redhead and have naturally pale skin so I bought this after a recommendation from a Benefit counter assistant. As I handed over my precious £20 note with only 50p change I hoped and prayed I'd spent my hard earned money wisely!
I was assured that this would give me a healthy looking glow and I'm pleased to say that it did. The product itself is easy to use. I still have some left months later so it's long lasting too. I apply a couple of dots to my cheekbones when I look a bit pale, usually in the winter months. The product instantly gives my skin a radiant glow without leaving me looking like a "TOWIE" extra. It blends well and it can be applied over foundation without it going cakey. I also use it over bare (moisturised) skin when I am in a rush. It still does the job and the glow lasts all day without fading or creasing. A little goes a long way so don't overdo it, less is more!
I also use this product during the summer months to accentuate what I already have, that's if I haven't been locked up at work losing my "tan" that is. Again, I am left with a healthy glow and the product doesn't budge, even if your skin sweats excessively. It's also ideal for oily skin as it doesn't trick the skin into producing excess oil. Perfect for "frying pan" skin like mine!
Sun Beam is said to be suitable for all skin types and tones and it's also known as "liquid sunshine in a bottle".
A perfect highlighter for all year round use. In my opinion it's worth the money as it does last ages and it's of good quality, which you would expect from Benefit.
Additional information from the Benefit website:
What it is: A golden bronze complexion highlighter.
What it does: Consider this liquid sunshine in a bottle.
This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural, sun kissed radiance.
13.0 mL, 0.45 oz. BOXED
Dot and blend over makeup onto cheek and brow bones for a bronzed glow that complements all skin tones.
I've been using benefit moonbeam for years, and when yearning for more of a sunkissed glow, i often reach for sunbeam. A golden bronze highlighter which is supposed to produce a "glow from within".
Much like the other liquid products in the Benefit product line up this comes neatly presented in a small
screw top bottle with a build in brush which happens to be the lid...it's pretty akin in style to a nail polish
all be it an oversized version!
Normally I bemoan free applicators but the brush with Benefit's liquid products is perfect for dotting on
the product before blending out and truthfully the bronze bottle is snazzy, very summer chic!
Unlike most highlighting products this is not a pastel shade but a warm light golden bronze
that has a neutral yellow undertone which should suit the majority of skin tones.
Truthfully I don't think any skin tone will have problems with the shade, obviously the deeper
the tone of your skin the more Sunbeam will be a highlighter but as it is a soft bronze even the lightest
skin tones can wear it as a shimmer based liquid bronzer to warm the skin!
you can use it to target highlight particular areas such as the cheekbones, brown bone and cupids bow
but to give the illusion of longer and slimmer legs blend a small strip of product down the centre of the shin bones. You can also blend a small amount in with a liquid lip colour or my personal favourite method
of mixing in a few dots with your foundation for all over radiance and a dewy effect to any foundation!
To apply I find the best method to be to apply a few dots of Sunbeam using the product brush to the target
area and using finger tips quickly blend out. I suggest using the less is more approach as a little of all the Benefit highlight products to be really concentrated and you can always go back and add more.
Definately something to keep in the arsenal for pasty days.
This is one of a range of highlighters by Benefit, which also includes High Beam. It adds a nice sheen to the face and makes skin look a lot smoother and photography a lot better. Its best applied with the brush that comes attached the lid, as a small line, or dots and then blended with the fingers. I find it works best applied across the cheeks and under the eyebrows, but it can be used all over the face as a base under foundation. The quantity is good, it lasts a really long time and doesn't congeal, you can use it until the product has run out, rather than until the product has congealed, which I find is a common problem with highlighters. The colour is great, although it should be used lightly on pale skin to avoid a tango'd look. Additionally, its important to note that it can be used with mousturizer as an overall base too! Fab product.
Having tried Benefit's High Beam and Moon Beam, I was interested in trying their Sun Beam. It essentially works as a highlighter for cheekbones, brow bones, decolletage and anywhere else where natural light would hit.
It is a lovely colour - a bronze shimmery colour. It seems more subtle than the high beam and more of a bronze colour than the moon beam (although not very different, so if you have the moon beam, I would recommend using that first before splashing out on Sun Beam!) It is very similar to the Hollywood Glow that Benefit dicontinued.
It's best worn without foundation/underneath a powder. Try to avoid rubbing it into foundation as I found it can affect a flawless foundation finish, making it patchy, so it's best just to pat it in. It also looks lovely if you mix a little in with your liquid foundation, it gives you a sun-kissed glow.
I would say that this product looks best with a tan, and I wouldn't recommend it for very fair skin. It's easy to use in a nail varnish style bottle and it lasts for a really long time as you only need a little bit.
I wouldn't class this as a "must-have" but it's a nice little addition to a make-up bag.
I have been a fan of Benefit High Beam for a while now and use it fairly regularly. I have recently had the pleasure of trying Benefit Sun Beam as my friend kindly gave me an almost full bottle that she did not want, as she felt it did not match her skin tone.
My skin is naturally quite pale but in the summer months I can get a bit of a tan. Also when I am wearing fake tan I tend to make my face make up a little bit darker to match the rest of my skin. I therefore thought that the Benefit Sun Beam would be a nice alternative to High Beam when my skin is tanned.
Benefit Sun Beam is a golden bronze complexion highlighter that is described by Benefit as "liquid sunshine in a bottle". Similar to the High Beam, Sun Beam comes in a round bronze coloured glass bottle similar to a nail varnish bottle. The brush is attached to the inside of the lid which screws on/off.
To apply the product you dot it onto your skin using the brush and quickly blend it in with your fingers. Similarly to High Beam, I have found that Sun Beam does not blend well if you apply too much, it is therefore best to apply sparingly. I usually apply it on top of the rest of my make up to my cheek bones. The liquid is lightly scented and feels quite pleasant and light on the face.
Sun Beam gives my skin a really natural looking, sun-kissed glow without making my skin appear greasy or oily. I tend to use only a small amount if I want a subtle daytime look, but it can also be built up for a darker appearance which I do if I am going on a night out and have fake tan on. In comparison to High Beam, Sun Beam has more of a bronze tone whereas High Beam has a pearlescent, pink tone.
This product stays put on my skin all day but at the same time doesn't feel like it is clogging my pores. I have very sensitive skin but this does not irritate it in any way. When I clean my skin using my normal regime the product is easily removed.
I was lucky enough to be given this product by a kind friend who no longer wanted it, but the Boots website tells me it sells for the same price as High Beam which is currently £19.50 for a 13ml bottle. This is quite pricey and for those who are considering buying it but not sure if they will like it, it would probably be best to go to a Benefit counter and try it out first. It is available in larger Boots stores and any other stockists of Benefit products.
I give Sun Beam a 4 star rating. I like it and will continue to use it throughout the summer and whenever I have a tan (natural or artificial). I am taking one star off because of the price and also because it won't suit all skin tones. Thanks for reading/rating.
~Benefit Sun Beam~
Beauty brand Benefit offer a wide range of cosmetic products. Their 'highlighter' range includes a number of different products to suit all skin tones and skin types. Sun Beam is described as being a 'golden bronze complexion highlighter'.
This highlighter can be applied on bare skin or over the top of make up. It can be used to highlight cheek and brow bones by dabbing it on and blending into skin. Benefit promise that your skin will left with a 'natural, sunkissed radiance'.
A bronze coloured cardboard box houses this product. The highlight is presented in a little bottle which looks like a nail polish. The bottle is quite simple in design - gold coloured with a white, screw top lid which includes an application brush. This highlighter has a 6 month shelf life from first use.
~Price and Availability~
A 13ml bottle of Sun Beam can be purchased from all Benefit stockists including Boots and House of Fraser. It is also available online from those shop websites and also www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk. The retail price of this product is around the £19.00 mark. The Benefit website also offers a 4ml tester bottle for £8.00.
I quite like the Benefit brand and own a few of their products. I didn't buy this myself. My friend received it as part of her Christmas hamper from his Auntie and being very paled skin, decided that a bronzing highlighter wasn't the best product for her. We carried out a few swaps of beauty products and I ended up with this 13ml of Sun Beam. I already own another highlighter in this range - High Beam - and have had positive experiences with it.
To be fair, I'm not a girl who normally uses bronzing products either. I favour a flush of healthy pink colour on my cheeks but was willing to put this to the test. I'm not very pale and would describe my skin tone as being 'medium' - not too dark nor too pale. I don't like to wear a lot of make up and prefer a natural look so hoped that this highlighter wouldn't leave my cheeks looking like I had been tangoed! I do feel that this highlighter is suited to all skin tones providing you aren't self conscious about having a bronzed appearance.
~Beam Me Up!~
I do like the packaging for this product as a bottle with a brush seems very apt for a liquid. There is no need for additional brushes to be used and it is a very transportable little bottle and very secure too. When I use this highlighter, I ensure my skin is well moisturised to ensure there is no dry patches for the liquid to cling too. As far as face make up goes, I sometimes dust some light face powder across my skin with blusher. I rarely use liquid foundation. Normally, I just apply this directly onto naked skin and I find this works best for me.
The liquid itself is a gorgeous golden colour. The brush picks up quite a bit of the rather thick liquid and the excess need to be brushed off back into the bottle. This is a very easy highlighter to work with and not messy in the slightest. I only use it on my cheekbones at the moment but when we get into the better weather, I will try it on my brow bones too. I find it best to dot a few blobs of the highlighter on each cheek and then add more as I go a long.
This highlighter blends beautifully across my cheekbones and feels cool and light on my skin. It is very gentle too and only has a slight 'cosmetic' scent - nothing major at all. It spreads well and with a few dots of highlighter, a lovely, subtle golden tint is evident on my skin. I find it to look very natural and it is easy to build up for a more sunkissed appearance. I find that I need to apply two light layers to create the right look for my skintone.
Those who prefer a deeper, bronzer appearance will need to apply more but I am pleased with the subtle sunkissed appearance that this offers with very little product. My complexion appears very healthy and my cheekbones are highlighted perfectly. When the sun catches a certain way, a very subtle shimmer is evident but nothing cheap or tacky looking. I look like I've had a touch of the sun but without the sunburn that I always seem to experience!
I like the way Sun Beam highlights my skin and gives a healthy glow without being over the top. It is perfect for giving a little bit of a bronzed look without tanning or going on the sun beds. I think it looks nice with a natural looking lip gloss and a sweep of black mascara. It definitely looks better than fake tan in my opinion as it is bronzed rather than orange. Whilst this highlighter is on my skin, I don't find that it clogs it up. My skin is left able to breathe. It lasts for most of the day without fading away and is easily removed with some make up remover liquid or cosmetic wipes.
Okay, this is an expensive product but if you can afford it and wish to have a bronzed glow then buy it. It lasts incredibly well and remains fresh inside the bottle. I doubt I could use it all within the recommended 6 month timescale though. I use this often and mainly when I just want a quick skin pick me up. I do personally prefer High Beam as it as a pink tone but Sun Beam is a lovely product to use and I can highly recommend it. It isn't an essential product for me personally.
Benefit often offer little tester sets where you can experience all the different highlighter products. This would be ideal to buy rather than splashing out on a load of products that may not suit you.
Thanks for reading :)
I have only recently started using Benefit make up products and I got a sample of Sun Beam free with a magazine I purchased a while a go (4ml size) and was impressed with the results.
Sun beam is a golden bronze complexion highlighter, part of a range available by Benefit Cosmetics and is described as 'sunshine in a bottle.' The product can be dotted onto the cheek and brow bones to brighten or it can be mixed with moisturiser to give an all over glow. I have used both these methods but mostly use it just to highlight my cheeks. It gives a natural sun kissed glow and I would say that it would compliment all skin tones and can be used all year round. Benefit also do products called high beam and moon beam which are highlighters but different shades (I think they are lighter shades) but I have never used these.
Because you only need to use a little of the product (I personally use 2-3 small dots on each cheek) the bottle I have has lasted quite a while so even though the product is quite expensive it would be worth while purchasing.
Packaging & application
The product comes in a bronze coloured bottle with a white plastic lid. The name of the product is clearly written on the front in black with the Benefit logo at the bottom. The back of the product specifies that it is a 'golden bronze complexion highlighter,' tells you the bottle size and a few details of where it is made. To open it you turn the white plastic lid and you will see a small applicator brush attached to the lid (just like opening a nail varnish bottle) This makes it easy to apply and dot onto the cheek/brow bones and then I use my fingers to gently blend into the skin. The product is a light golden shimmery colour and blends in really well.
Availability & Price
The product is available from benefitcosmetics.co.uk currently priced £18.50 plus P&P (standard delivery free if over £40, less than £40 it is £4) but is largely available from many stores including Boots, house of frazer, Amazon and feelunique.com. After a quick online search the cheapest I could find was £18.50 including delivery for the full sized bottle (13ml) from feelunique.com and lookfantastic.com.
I definitely recommend this product and I will be purchasing the larger sized bottle when I run out of my current one.
I am a lover of Benefits makeup mainly because of the gorgeous packaging they have, but a lot of their products are worth trying too. Although I cannot live without the Posetint, which gives me lovely rosy cheeks and puts a bit of color into my face, I also like sun beam by benefit which is a golden bronze complexion highlighter.
It comes in a small bottle, very much like a nail polish and it is bronze in colour. The white screw top screws off and attached on the inside of the top is a small brush, again much like a nail polish. This is perfect to dab on the product to areas where you want it. I usually use Sun beam when I want a dewier look. Mainly for going out. I don't use that much makeup on a regular basis, I try to keep it very minimal.
I apply benefits highlighter to my cheek bones, my brow bone and a little on the bridge of my nose. It makes my skin look healthy and glowing without adding a lot of color or piling up products on my skin. I love this as a highlighter more than any of the other highlighters because it sinks into the skin rather than just sitting on top of my foundation. I try to use fewer products and go a more natural, effortless finish and this product is perfect for that. Although bronzers are usually used in the summer months to give a tan finish to the skin, I think in the winter times using a bit of bronzed highlighter will give a fresh warmth to your skin which is nice to be able to achieve in the bitter cold.
Like all benefits products, Sun beam does not come cheap especially considering it is a tiny bottle. It is priced at 18 pounds and 50 pence and is only available at big department stores or online. But the fact that you only need a little bit, makes it lasts quite a while, a month at the least. I love this as a highlighter. It adds some color as well as a glow. I will definitely try out more highlighters by other brands but for now this is my favorite one so far.
==Benefit Sun Beam==
I couldn't help myself buying a magazine that had a little bottle of this Benefit Sun Beam product a short while ago. I don't even think I really read the magazine and I couldn't tell you what it was but I know that paying the £4 odd that was the cost of the mag was well worth it just to get a little bottle of this fantastic product.
The Benefit Sun Beam would usually come in a bottle containing 13 ml and costing £18.50 pence if bought from Boots. My bottle is a little version with a mere 4 ml inside. It came housed in an outer cardboard box coloured the same as the bottle inside, a lovely sunny gold colour. The box states that the product is "liquid sunshine in a bottle" and we could all do with some of this especially with these dreary dark days we are having.
I must say that I am not sure that without trying it that I would actually fork out the full price of a full sized bottle. I think £18.50p is a little steep for something I would not be too sure if I was going to like or find a real use for. As far as I am aware there is nothing particularly like this on the market, I may well be wrong but I haven't personally come across any product like this before.
The bottle inside the box has a white screw plastic lid and the main body of the bottle is a shimmery gold colour. It is described on the back as a "golden bronze complexion highlighter". Attached to the inside of the lid is an applicator brush with which to apply the Sun beam with. It is pretty much like a bottle of nail varnish and it is good to be able to dab the product on to the face without getting too much in a mess.
So like I say to use this product you need to dab the thick liquid onto your cheek bone area, brow bones and basically the area of the face that could be kissed by the sun and therefore could be highlighted. The brush won't get overloaded with product and will therefore ensure not too much is dabbed on in a certain area. Once the product has been dabbed on it then needs to be blended into the skin. Of course this product does need to be applied on top of whatever other make up you are choosing to wear such as foundations and the like.
The product is a slightly thick liquid although not overly so and doesn't come out gloopy or too stodgy. It is easy to move across the skin when you come to the blending part and there is no smell to it to talk of and it doesn't irritate my skin in the least. It is smoothing and feels nice when applied to the areas I wanted to highlight.
The results of using the product are pretty good and it does seem to do what it says. The fact that it is a light colour gold when dabbed onto to the skin seems to work well as a highlighter but the gold soon disappears to reveal a very natural colour of shimmery sunny type product. It really does look like the sun has kissed my skin and I love the way it shimmers in the light without looking like I have a stack of product on as it is so light in appearance. It seems a much better product to use than a solid bronzer as it appears more natural looking on the skin and doesn't seem to look like there is any product on the skin.
The longevity of this product on the skin throughout the day is pretty average and I would say that after a good few hours it starts not to look as effective as it did when first applied in the morning. The little bottle has a very good screw cap which doesn't let any product leak out so I would say that popping this in your handbag to perhaps have a top up throughout the day to keep the bronzed sun kissed look fresh.
Overall I find this a really difficult one to give a star grading to. I like using the product and I do like the effects that come from using it. However I am not sure whether I would buy it again at that full price of nearly £19. it seems a little steep for me for a product that doesn't last the entire day and doesn't make so much of a different to make me sit up and think this is a ground breaking product. I think it is slightly unique in the fact that it is a liquid and I haven't used anything quite like it before but I don't think I can justify spending that much money on a product that is not an essential daily make up staple. That said though I do have a fair bit left in this little pot as it seems a little does go a long way and therefore were I to have bought the full sized bottle I think it would last an age!
I think an average score of 3 out of 5 stars is appropriate here as even though there are some great things about this product the cost and the longevity let it down somewhat. Recommended but only for a little treat if you have a spare wad of cash.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Benefit are one of the leaders in high quality costmetics at more affordable prices. suneam is a lovely liquid bronzer which can be used to create a subtle but gorgeous tan, or to define the structure of your face. I bought sunbeam for £24 from the Benefit counter at my local Boots.
sunbeam comes complete in a small, shimmer golden box which reflects the effect the product has on your skin. The bottle itself is of a similar shimmery gold/bronze colour and feels to be made of a solid plastic. The lid is crisp white and easily unscrewed.
The labelling and font used on sunbeam is synonymous with Benefit prodcuts and is used on the entire range. Benefit is a fun, bold and youthful brand but their products are suitable for all ages. The packaging is clear, sleek and pretty. The bottle looks great both in my makeup bag and on my dressing table.
The liquid itself is very fine and smooth, and has a silky quality to it. It's very fluid, easy to rub into skin and creates a great subtle glow. It also easily washed off with soapy water or makeup wipes and, unlike many tanning products, doesn't drip or streak in the rain!
DOES IT WORK?
Yes! When I applied sunbeam I was unsure of how great it'd make my skin - worrying that a liquid brnzer may make my skin look too orange or dark compared to my neck - however, I found the product to be really easy to apply, really easy to rub into the skin, and really soft and subtle (no tide lines!).
I also used it to create more definition around the structure of my face. I applied sunbeam to the hollow of my cheeks, just below the cheekbones, to the temples and upward following the line of my hair. I applied carefully and rubbed well and achieved a fabulous, structured (but natural looking!) result!
sunbeam does all it says it does - creating a gorgeous shimmery glow on the face & collarbones, and also defining the structure of the face. My only criticism is the price. At £24, I could buy a couple of my standard powder bronzers, though none achieve this glowy, dewy radiant look. Also, £24 is an expected price to pay for Benefit products.
**What is it?**
This review is centered upon a fairly new product by Benefit. Benefit describe this product as 'liquid sunshine in a bottle'. It is designed to bring brow and cheek bones to the fore and to add a bronzed glow to the whole face. Benefit is a brand that deals in cosmetics in the higher price brackets, what sets this brand apart, I think, from the other high end products is their quirky packaging and unique product names which tend to appeal to a younger audience. These two aspects, for me, mean that I am not daunted about splashing out the extra money to buy Benefit products because what they are and what they do are written and explained simply on the packaging whereas with other high end brands I normally bypass these products as they aren't very 'user friendly' in that I never know what they are/what they are supposed to do as the product descriptions are complicated!
Primarily, I bought this sun beam liquid sunshine as I had previously tried (and loved) posie tint which is the pink blusher product from Benefit. I didn't buy posie tint but was lucky enough to win it in a raffle so I decided to splash out on the sun beam product to see if it was as good as the posie tint product and as a change to just using pink blusher over the top of my foundation.
The sun beam product comes in a gold, shiny box. The graphic on the front is sun beams in a pale yellow colour. The text is big and funky and simply says 'sun beam'. The ingredients and additional information can be found on the reverse of the box. Inside is a small leaflet which shows you how and where to apply the sunbeam product which is really useful for first time users or makeup novices.
The actual product comes in a nail polish type tub with a re-screwable lid. The lid is plastic and white and is water tight meaning that the sun beam product doesnt get contaminated and that the product cannot spill out.
To apply this product it comes with a nail polish type brush which is contained in the lid of the product. This is handy as you can get get to the bottom of the tub to get the product out but also it ensures that the applicator doesn't go missing as it's always inside the lid. I really like the small applicator as the product is supposed to be dabbed onto the cheek bones and brow bones in small dots so this applicator is perfect for proportioning the product in said areas. It is also easy to get rid of excess product from the brush which prevents product build up and prevents waste.
The 'liquid sunshine' is a bronzed orange/brown colour and is just a little more watery than foundation. It has a dewy type look to it and doesn't look that pigmented so at first I was sceptical about the effects that this would have. I tried it on the back of my hand and it just seemed to go shimmery however, on the top of foundation the colour and true effects of this product really come to the fore. There is no particular smell to the product other than the usual cosmetics smell.
The effects of this product, as I have said, can only really be seen when applied over the top of foundation. When applied, the bronzed colour and shimmeriness of the sun beam liquid is very visible and it doesn't take much to blend it into the areas in which is is being applied. I like the bronzed effect more than the 'definition' effect of this particular product. The definition part is an effect that I didn't really find when using this product which is somewhat disappointing for a high end product.
I prefer this liquid sun rather than using a powder bronzer as the areas which I want the bronzer to be applied can be more easily controlled using this product than using a large applicator brush with a powder bronzer.
Unlike with other makeup I find myself only applying this once daily with no need for a top up or reapplication. The colour and shimmery effect manages to stay present for hours which means that I don't have to use up all of my product quickly or waste my time reapplying!
**Price and availability**
This product retails at £18.50 from most good cosmetics stores. I picked mine up from Debenhams makeup counter.
I do like this product and prefer it to any other bronzer I have used in the past and find that it does last for ages which makes it worth it's high price tag in my opinion.
I recently ran out of my beloved Benetint as I decided to go for something different. I chose this one.
This tint costs £24 and it can be bought online or from a Benefit counter.
The tint comes presented in a small bottle with an applicator inside. It looks a little like a nail varnish bottle. The tint is designed to be applied to the skin using the applicator brush. The brush feels lovely and soft when it's brushed against the skin and it's of good quality. The actual tint is a summery tint, think along the lines of a bronzer. You can use the tint to highlight your cheekbones, giving the appearance of a slimmer face.
The tint looks great. It really does highlight the cheekbones and it dries quickly too. It's easy to blend aswell. I apply a couple of dots onto my cheekbones and I use the tips of my fingers to rub the tint into my skin. It looks really natural and it's great used during this time of the year as it gives you a summery look without looking fake. The tint isn't cheap at £24 but you can purchase smaller sized sample bottles of it from eBay as a try before you buy. Failing that the tint does last ages as you only need a couple of dots each time that you use it. Plus it keeps well too. I would recommend it to people with paler complexions, like mine, as the tint makes you look healthier. It gives you a radiant glow too!
A great bronzing tint from Benefit Cosmetics.
I love all of Benefits product and if I see a new one being released, I have to buy it... Whether I need it or not!! One of the products that I bought was Sunbeam, having already owned and loved Moonbeam, Highbeam and Chachatint and this product looked to be working along the same line so I had to have it.
What does the product do?
Sun Beam is liquid facial highlighter with golden and brown tones. Its purpose is to give definition to the bone structure and to give you a lovely sun kissed complexion and a radiant glow. It is suitable to use on all skin tones and it is described as being 'liquid sunshine in a bottle.'
How do you use the product?
This product can be used along with your make up or used alone as a little pick me up. I usually use the product on top of my primer, foundation and powder as a final touch. I dab the product onto the skin on my cheek bones and then blend the product gently into the cheeks. You need to be careful when you blend the product in that you don't wipe off your other make up as it has a liquid consistency. I would use this alone on bare skin in the summer when I'm on holidays.
Packaging and Price
The product is packaged in the same way as a nail polish. It is contained within a fairly heavy glass bottle which is exactly the same as Moon Beam and High Beam. It looks good on display and you can see the product shimmering gold product inside so you know the exact colour that you are getting. When you twist open the lid, you see that inside the lid is a brush which is again just like a nail polish brush. On the outside of the bottle is the words Sun Beam written in black letters.
The product will cost you around £24 which is the same as all the other 'beams'. You get 13ml of the liquid and even though this is expensive, it will last a very long time so it's all relative. It can be bought from anywhere which has a Benefit stand such as Debenhams or Boots and it is also available from a wide variety of online websites.
The product has a lovely consistency that is thick and creamy and similar to that of a foundation but it is slightly more liquid. This lovely texture means that it won't drip down your cheeks as it is applied which makes it easily to blend into the skin and it gives you plenty of time to work with it before it dries. You only need to use a very small amount of the product in order to get the desired results.
The product is a lovely highlighter which adds good definition to the bone structure. It gives a lovely shimmery gold radiance to the cheeks that really make you look sun kissed. If you have Moon Beam and High Beam then this product is along the exact same lines as those but it has a golden tint. It is quite shimmery and I wouldn't ever wear this product for work but it is lovely for the evenings, especially when the sun decides to show its face. The colour is an addition to the colour of your skin rather than a colour being added like with a bronzer or blusher.
I have skin that is prone to blemishes and this product has never caused any blemishes or blackheads to form on my face and it has never caused any discomfort or irritations on my skin. The product is long lasting and it doesn't fade off the skin making reapplication unnecessary although you may want to top up if you are moving from day to night. It is easily removed with your usual cleanser. The only negative that I can give this product, other than perhaps the price, is the fact that it does sink into the pores and more them more noticeable so you will need to use a primer first. Porefessional works well for this purpose.
All in all, this is a lovely summery highlighter that adds definition to the face and that will be perfect for sunny days. It is easy to use, has long lasting results and it is a quick way to make yourself sun kissed and radiant. If you like the other 'beams' then the chances are that you will like this one too.
Benefit Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter / This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural / sunkissed radiance / Dot & blend over makeup on to cheek & brow bones for a bronzed glow that complements all skintones / It's liquid sunshine in a bottle! Top tip / dot on top of cheekbones & blend towards the hairline / Dab under each brow & gently blend / All skin types / Brush included.