I bought Benefit High Beam for the very first time for my 18th birthday when I was given some Boots vouchers, and I decided to spend them on the Benefit counter. I purchased Benefit High Beam as well as Benefit 10 which is now discontinued, but it was a split pan powder with one side being an highlighter and the other a bronzer for shaping the cheekbones.
When I used to use Benefit High Beam I have to admit, I didn’t really know what I was doing and I would use the brush to dot it anywhere and everywhere and blend it with my fingers as I never used to use makeup brushes. I haven’t used High Beam for a good few years, so I was delighted to see it inside the Look Incredible Deluxe November Box as I was able to give it another try.
Inside the Look Incredible box, we got the 13ml size which is great as Benefit recently revamped the packaging whilst reducing the contents to 10ml without lowering the price which really bothers me. Benefit keep upping their prices and reducing their sizes and it just doesn’t sit well with me as over a quarter of product missing. If you’ve never used Benefit High Beam before, it’s described as being a satiny pink liquid highlighter that creates a young, radiant, fresh complexion on all skin tones.
I love how High Beam looks on my pale skin, but I’m not sure it would work for deeper skintones as it’s a pearlescent pink which I think would look a little ashy on warmer, deep complexions but Benefit do have Sun Beam which is a warm bronze shade.
Benefit High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer has a nail polish like brush within the lid which you can use to apply directly onto the skin. It can be used a spot highlighter over makeup or can be worn under your complexion products for a subtle luminescence. I prefer to use it over the top of my foundation along my cheekbones as it’s a nice and thin liquid which blends in well without disturbing my foundation underneath.
It’s definitely a subtler liquid highlighter than say a dropper style liquid highlighter but it’s not particularly unique. When I was 18 and first using High Beam, it was an unique product but now there are a lot of budget alternatives which I feel would give the same effect and you’d get more product than 10ml for £21.50. I really do like Benefit High Beam, but I have discovered a fantastic dupe which is under £5 and I’ll be doing a dupe comparison post here on my blog very soon.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried Benefit High Beam?