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Benefit Cosmetics

Watt's Up

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Benefit CosmeticsWatt's Up
 
4.5

(based on 124 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (102)
  • Blends well (95)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Long lasting (47)
  • Smooth (45)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Difficult to apply (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (51)
  • Going out (43)
  • All skin types (34)
  • Travel (29)
  • Sensitive skin (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (29), Brand buyer (28), Classic style (27), Budget shopper (17), Trendy style (10)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (63), Medium (54)

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5.0

Love

By Renae

from Idaho

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

    Love this on my upper cheek bone...great high light

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    awesome highlight

    By mari

    from fontana, CA

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

      This is a nice highlight the color is beautiful and it's easy to apply and blend no mess.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      Good for most... not for me

      By AnnetheCatDetective

      from CA

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Going Out

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

      It's not the product's fault, but a word of warning to anyone else who's very fair-- a brightener/highlight sounds great unless it's darker than your natural skin tone!

      The application, weight, and texture were all great, but it was one of those failed experiments for me, as it did the opposite of its intended purpose once it was on my skin. Definitely would work on a light/medium, particularly someone with maybe some honey tones, though, and with a light touch and some blending on darker tans and olives and browns, and it could look very nice. Just not for the porcelain-fair redhead population.

      I'd recommend it for anyone darker than me, basically, and was sad not to be able to get any personal use out of it.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Perfect Highlighter for Medium Skin

      By aleah1231

      from Fort Wayne, IN

      About Me Trendy Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

        This product was recommended by an Ulta associate. I was really pleased when I tried it on in store. It's a champagne color and is silky and is easy to apply and blend with the sponge. I was a little hesitant because I have powder foundation and I didn't want it to look cakey on top. It looked really nice! I had a difficult time finding a highlighter that wasn't super glittery and that you could actually see. It has a dewy look. Love!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        The Best Highlighter Around!

        By Aussie

        from Fargo, ND

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

          I'm new to this highlighter fad so I've never really tried a highlighter before and I got this as a sample from Sephora. I went to try it and WOW! was I blown away at how easy and beautifully this product smoothed in my skin and foundation! It turned out really beautiful! and the perfect highlight! Plus I didn't breakout! I have really sensitive and normal to oily skin so I breakout quite easy and no breakouts what so ever! Love this product and I plan on buying it again! :)

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My favorite benefit product!!!

          By Tracey

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

            I got the sample size of this product from sephora a few months ago and fell in love. I recently purchased the full size from Ulta and I can tell it's going to be a constant re-purchase every time I run out. I love love love this highlighter. I have nothing bad to say about it. It's just the right amount of shimmer without being over-the-top and it blends SO well.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            good when blended

            By Hannah

            from indiana

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

            I like the look and effect this highlighter gives. The only complaint I have is that it takes a lot of effort to make it look natural. It comes as a stick so I get a lot of hard lines. It really is beautiful, but I like Girl Meets Pearl better

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Highlighter of All Time

            By Noelle

            from Ohio

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

            I got this as a sample from Sephora and it is seriously amazing. It blends beautifully. At first I thought this wouldn't be great for my skin since it is very cool toned and pink toned, but I was wrong. Stunning. I will be purchasing the full size sometime this week! :-)

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            best highlighter for combo skin

            By Jakeysmama

            from SF,CA

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

            Ive tried lots of highlighters, and this is the only one that looks natural on me. I have an oily t-zone, and get REALLY oily around 'that time' of the month. Other liquid highlighters looked too oily on me. This product is just the right amount. It does not stay on ALL day, but it's still worth the purchase if youre looking for a nice natural versatile highlighter. Plus it's super blendable, and easy to apply ( i use my fingers) Try it out!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Summertime Glow Must-have

            By dawndefined

            from Midwest is Best

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

                I've tried a few highlighter/illuminators in the past but was never impressed. After perusing the Benefit makeup section at Ulta, the highlighters caught my eye. I swiped a few and liked the way the Watt's Up shimmered: not too light for my olive skin, natural and most importantly, sans glitter. I just apply it with my fingers; it blends better than using the sponge. A swipe on my brow bone, upper cheeks, and cupid's bow and my face has a healthy, natural glow in the spring, I'm curious to see how it holds up in hotter and humid weather, but so far I am happy with my purchase. Although the silly packaging is the thing I like least about the product, the actual highlighter is a keeper!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • Q:

                  I received a sample of this product and read the reviews so I would like to try it, but not sure where to place it.....And is 53 yrs. old too old to be wearing it????
                  Thank You
                  LOVE BENEFIT!!!!
                  Asked on 7/12/2014 by Cindy from United States

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Watt's Up looks beautiful on skin of all ages! We suggest applying and blending on these areas to highlight and define your features: to your cheekbones, along the bridge of your nose, and to your brow bones.

                    Answered on 7/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this in stick form or liquid?
                  Asked on 5/15/2014 by Emma from Fl

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product features a cream stick that applies as a cream and sets to a powder finish.

                    Answered on 5/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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