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Watt's Up

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Benefit CosmeticsWatt's Up
 
4.4

(based on 147 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (118)
  • Blends well (108)
  • Lightweight (65)
  • Long lasting (62)
  • Smooth (59)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (7)
  • Doesn't stay on (6)
  • Doesn't blend well (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (61)
  • Going out (54)
  • All skin types (44)
  • Travel (33)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (36), Classic style (35), Brand buyer (28), Budget shopper (17), Trendy style (14)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (73), Medium (64)

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3.0

Color is not natural

By andi

from duluth, mn

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply
  • Heavy
  • Not A Natural Color
  • Too much Shimmer

Best Uses

  • Going Out

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

This product was too gold and did not look like natural. It was also a very inconvenient applicator. It just looked like a streak on my cheek bones.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

I would buy this again!

By PharmGrl

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

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

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

    I use it everyday for a nice, subtle glow.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Awesome highlighter

    By Savy

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

      I use this product on the forehead, down my nose bridge, at the bow of my lips, on the center of my chin. Sometimes when I am going out I also wear it arround my eyes (making a c).
      I love the fact that it's light weight and has perfect pigmentation I can wear it everyday as well as when I'm going out. It blends into the skin very well.
      I had been reading about this product for awhile and decided to get it after sampling it from ulta.

      I def love this product. It is apart of my everyday style. It just adds that vibrant touch to your skin. Def must have for everyone's makeup collection.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      not worth it

      By seasea

      from Chattanooga, tn

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

          The product is not worth the money spent. Does not highlight well.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value!

          By Kaeli

          from Tacoma, WA

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

            This highlighter is life. It's insanely pigmented! It is almost too easy to overapply, so use a light hand. It's a good thing it's so blendable, you can really sheer out the product. The sponge on the end is pretty useful for that, but I end up using my fingers most of the time. Since this highlighter is a bit warmer and I have a cool, fair skin tone, it can look a little yellow if I don't blend.

            I have had this for over a year, used it almost every single day, and I've hardly put a dent in it. Don't be afraid of the price tag!!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            perfect!

            By AJ

            from Columbia, MO

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

              Such a great illuminator! It adds shimmer but doesn't have all the glitter and sparkles that I don't like. Makes skin glow and looks really great with some bronzing powder for contouring.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Good value

              By BeautyReviews

              from Chicago, Illinois

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

                This is a beautiful cream highlight, my favorite one actually. It's a light champagne, perfect for many skintones, comes in cute packaging, has good value for the money, and is oh so easy to apply. Only complaint is the sponge on the other end of the stick. Didn't work for me and doesn't need to be there, I prefer to use the natural warmth of my fingers to blend this out on my cheekbones and cupids bow. But that is a small complaint and this is still a beautiful product and I would recommend it to anyone.

                 
                5.0

                Golden glow for my fair complexion

                By Laura

                from Redmond, WA

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Difficult to Apply

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

                I use this product as a cheek & forehead highlighter. I originally used the deluxe version and loved it, so I went ahead and purchased the full size during the black friday weekend. The cost is a bit steep, but the deluxe version which is a third of the size, lasted me 6 months, so I expect this to last me a long time. It's really the best golden highlighter I've tried.

                Also wanted to point out that I have freckles, so I want the golden glow, not the brown or bronzy glow, because I don't want to make my face look overwhelmed with mounds of freckles or dirt.

                The product does not look orange--it's actually a creamy, gold, slightly shimmery color. Like you're sun-kissed.

                I first put blush on. Then I use my finger to take color off from the stick and then blend it into my cheeks. It covers and blends easily when you use your finger. I haven't tried the blending sponge on the opposite end, because my finger works well for me and warms the product up so that it spreads smoothly and evenly.

                I have tried makeup brushes and did not like the effect. I don't think this is the right consistency for a makeup brush to be effective, unless you're using an eyeshadow brush, which might be too small.

                Then I just dust a little powder over it.

                When I first tried it, I uploaded an example image on the Savvy Girl Verdict website, which shows it next to the NYX Born to Glow highlighter.

                I put that it is difficult to apply--but I mean as is. Do not just rub it on your face from the tube; I think I use much more product, unnecessarily, when I do that. Using your finger really does warm it up so that you get just the right amount and can spread it easily.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Better than expected

                By Amaze balls

                from Atascadero ca

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

                  I love this highlighter. Super simpe and easy to apply. I love that you can build it up for a more dramatic look

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Subtle Highlight

                  By devil-may-care

                  from the poconos

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up:

                    This has just enough pigmentation to look like natural lighting when you blend it into your skin. A beautiful subtle glow that doesn't look obvious.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • 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 Reviewer

                        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 Reviewer

                        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 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

                      1 answer

                      • 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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