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Watt's Up! Highlighter

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Benefit CosmeticsWatt's Up
 
4.4

(based on 169 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (136)
  • Blends well (123)
  • Lightweight (77)
  • Long lasting (74)
  • Smooth (71)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (8)
  • Doesn't stay on (7)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Doesn't blend well (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (78)
  • Going out (69)
  • All skin types (54)
  • Travel (41)
  • Sensitive skin (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (44), Natural style (43), Brand buyer (28), Trendy style (19), Budget shopper (17)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (86), Medium (72)

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3.0

Interesting concept, not for all skin tones

By Krisrex

from Bowling green ky

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Makes You Look Sweaty

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Travel

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

Can be nice, but can make you look sweaty

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Wonderful!

By CT

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

Very natural-looking! Glides on easily and blends perfectly no matter what other makeup products I'm wearing. A great illumination tool if contouring.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

I love it!

By Jess

from Salt Lake City

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to blend
  • Lasts All Day
  • Not Greasy Or Heavy
  • Very Smoothe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

    I love how smoother it is! Blends easily! All day highlight!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ON MY 2ND TUBE

    By BARB

    from COVINA, CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • 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:

      This is so beautiful its not a white highlighter like some that awkwardly blend in. It has like a pink champaign color that isnt overpowering I put this under my brow bow and my cheeks and I look so sunkissed I love it im on my second bottle

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Jsckie

      from Lawndale,ca

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

        Gives You an nice glow

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love this product!

        By Jess0607

        from Spanaway, WA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

          Can use with or without other makeup. Love that it gives me a fresh, dewy look. Very natural without a lot of work.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Glowing Results!

          By Sassy Sarah

          from Modesto, CA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

            I tried it and the first few days people were complimenting me on my make up. Telling me "Wow! Your makeup looks really good today!" The blinding sponge really helps to keep from leaving lines on your make up. I apply it to the bridge of my nose, my cheek bones, chin, and I even use it on my eye lids as a little extra glisten around my eyes. I highly recommend this product.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            Great, easy highlighter

            By SamAnn

            from Trophy Club, TX

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

              This is a great, easy to apply highlighter that can help you achieve a "button" nose and light reflecting, healthy looking skin with great cheekbones. I sometimes even put a dab of this on my brow bone to give my eyebrow arches a bit more POP.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Glow

              By Trendy Momma

              from Arkansas

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

                The champagne color of this highlighter is beautiful! It looks amazing above your cheekbones after you contour. My only complaint is that it's a little difficult to blend. It's in the form of a stick so if you want quite a bit of highlight, you have to basically draw a line with it. It's hard to blend out the edges of that line afterward. But I do love this product!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Lovely, but too dark for a highlight for me

                By A-chan

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation

                Cons

                • Few color options

                Best Uses

                • Cream Shadow Highlight
                • Going Out

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

                I was trying to use this as a highlight for my cheekbones, but the pigment is too dark for my skin. I have fair warm/neutral skin, and the highlight was noticeably darker than the rest of my cheek (not ideal for a "highlight"). It does make for a nice highlight on the inner corners or a satin/metallic cream shadow though! If I'm doing Japanese/Korean inspired style, I'll use it for undereye bag highlight that's been trendy (it makes the eyes look round and cute, so not the western idea of dark bags at all!).

                I think this would work well on someone who was not as fair, or was more pink-undertoned.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • Q:

                  Can you use it under the eye area?
                  Asked on 7/15/2015 by Product Queen

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous!

                    Watt's up! can be used under the eye area, but it's best used to highlight your cheek & brow bones :)

                    xoxo, B

                    Answered on 7/17/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have this but I'm having trouble with the application. Seems to be hard to apply and blend. Any suggestions on how to make the application easier? Mix with another product to make it more liquidy and smooth and applicable with a small brush?
                  Asked on 4/12/2015 by love ulta from Los Angeles

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous!

                    First of all, don't forget to prep & prime your skin! Apply a moisturizer followed by a primer to create a smooth canvas for your makeup. You can apply watt's up! before or after your foundation - try using a foundation brush, a sponge, or even your finger!

                    xoxo, B

                    with a foundation brush or even a sponge.

                    Answered on 4/15/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is it long lasting or waterproof? If not how long does it stay?
                  Asked on 3/27/2015 by Alyssa from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Watt's Up features a long wearing formula but is not claimed to be waterproof. Benefit Cosmetics has not tested or claimed exact wear time, since this may vary due to individual factors such as skin type and climate.

                    Answered on 3/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  so I am Mexican and Spaniard, I have a nice 'golden tan" if you will, with a yellow undertone. I have really been looking forward to investing in this product but I am skeptical on how compatible it will be with my skin tone, I am afraid it will be too light even after blending. Can some one please give e their opinion on this?
                  Asked on 2/1/2015 by joannlove

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Watt's Up is designed to flatter absolutely all complexions! It features a soft focus champagne glow that is super blendable. We recommend testing it at your nearest ULTA store:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I want to purchase this to achieve a "dewy" finish. When do I apply this during my make up routine? Before foundation? After? I'm not sure.

                  Is this the best product choice in Benefit for the "dewy" look?

                  Asked on 1/1/2015 by Kala from clayton, nc

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We suggest applying it and blending it over your foundation for best results. This product provides a gorgeous soft focus glow and works perfectly to achieve a dewy finish.

                    Answered on 1/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I purchased this product and its a bit pricey, so I was hoping it will last a long time. How long would you say this will last me? Thanks! Can't wait to try!
                  Asked on 9/3/2014 by Heather from Wa

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    With typical daily use, Watt's Up should last approximately 4-6 months.

                    Answered on 9/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • 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

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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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