Sun Beam is the newest sister to Benefit highlighter collection and is hailed as a complexion highlighter designed to give you a healthy looking glow. I’ve been dying to try this ever since it launched in the UK so after seeing some beautiful swatches of it I was over the moon when it dropped through my post box last week.
The box it comes in is typical of Benefit; beautifully done, gorgeous graphics and bang on trend. The bottle itself is designed in the same way as the moon beam, high beam, cha cha tint etc in that it’s designed almost like a nail varnish bottle which I quite like for application purposes.
I use it as the last step in my make up routine. A few drops from the nail bottle-like applicator on the cheekbones is enough to give you gorgeous looking complexion. I gently pat this in with my fingertips to get the desired look. The product itself is a thick liquid/cream that’s very versatile and can be applied in a number of different ways.
The result is beautiful. It gives a gorgeous warmth to the face that is absolutely perfect for injecting a bit of holiday fresh faced-ness! It’s the perfect addition to your every day make up and doesn’t allow you to look over done due to its super fine micro shimmer particles. It’s definitely not a bronzer so don’t worry that it’s going to make you look super tanned, it’s actually quite subtle and just gives you a hint of colour with lots of golden shimmer.
Only the smallest amount of product is needed to get a healthy fresh faced look so I can see it sitting on my beauty dresser for quite a while before needing to re-stock. It retails at £18.50 and can be picked up from any Benefit counter or from their online website.
From the looks of things I’d say it’s very similar to the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector and the MAC Strobe Cream but, from the swatches I’ve seen I'd say you get a nicer colour with the sun beam. I can see this working on a wide range of skin types, particularly on darker skin tones where traditional highlighters can wash you out slightly.
Overall, I’m very impressed with this little bottle of joy and give it a big thumbs up!
Have you tried sun beam or any of the other Benefit high lighters? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
*Product provided for review purposes
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