Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Favourite Highlighter
High Beam is everything a highlighter should be; opaque, shimmery, very light, and smooth. It is incredibly easy to use, as most Benefit Cosmetic products are (simplicity is key!). I've used other highlighters by Benefit, like Girl Meets Pearl and Watts Up, but I definitely prefer High Beam, it's easier to apply, prettier on, and not overpowering with pigment but reflective of light. A little bit goes a long way, and I love the bottle, the brush is perfect for swiping or dotting a bit on. I find if I put it over a primer and set it with powder, it will stay all day, which is great, and unlike Watts Up, it isn't sticky nor does it make me feel like my face is being weighed down. You can very easily blend it or leave it on heavily. Honestly, if I'm traveling lightly I bring an eyeshadow trio, BB cream, they're real mascara, and high beam. I got a tiny trial size bottle from a kit, and I've had it for 6 months and with everyday use the bottle still isn't empty! I typically put it on after concealer so that I can seal it with a setting powder. I've learned I like putting a dot on each brow bone, a dot above my upper lip, a stripe down my nose, and triangle under my eyes but above/at my cheekbones, like in the diagram I included. (:
Most Helpful Critical Review Love the product. Hate the packaging
I truly love the product - High Beam is one of my everyday staples. I use it mixed with my foundation for more glow and keeping my skin looking fresh and alive. Sometimes if I need I can use it for more highlighting if I need it. It works great - it's hard for me to overdo it with High Beam. I'm very pale and my skin is rather dry so this helps it look its best - healthy and fresh.
I have my bottle for about a year now and I'm in the middle of it - which shows that this product goes a long way.
The only downside for me is the packaging. I'm not the fan of the brush applicator. I'm in the middle of the bottle and I find it hard to use it. I'd way rather have something pump-like (which is also more hygienic).
Reviewed by 825 customers Beginner & Loving this
Shorty from Kansas
I'm trying & learning new products. I wanted to try something that would give me glow & shiny. I love this product. It's easy to use. I love it & glad I bought it.
I would buy this product again
Silver from Rancho Santa Margarita
I am very happy with this product.
Always loved High Beam ... wow so small now
WendyC from Atlanta
I am beyond mad. I thought ulta sent me a sample size by mistake. this is truly ridiculous. I have loved this product for years and years.
Not that great
Crissy from Usa
This highlighter would always remove my foundation from wherever it was placed. I tried many techniques to apply (brush, fingers, BB) but it always smeared it off. It also did not last and would not shine through. I finished the bottle but did not purchase again
Maddi from GA
use as a daily highlighter
Great product for everyday women in their 30s!
Sarah from Lapeer, MI
I'm in my 30s, was looking for a highlighter that brightened without having to layer other makeup products underneath for it to"match" my look! I FOUND IT! This looked a little intimidating in the bottle but blends beautifully & isn't too much combined with a tinted moisturizer, quick check contour & some brow gel! Great product without being "too much" for a quick daily makeup routine !
Brianna from Grand Rapids, MI
I love using this product for a nice, dewy, highlighted look - especially in the summer. A little goes a long way, so I can imagine the bottle will last awhile making it worth the price.
Only think I'd like is if it was more hydrating.
Perfect face brightener!
Glow at 40 from Newport RI
This product has evaded me for too long! I use it every day to just look a little younger and get my skin a little brighter.
I will buy again
Kim from Huntington,wv
Use it under foundation
GAVE US LESS PRODUCT BUT STILL SAME PRICE
Devon from Texas
I used to love this highlighter. I use this highlighter every day and I would swear by it and recommend it to everyone and all my friends. Now Benefit has the *genius* idea (sarcasm) to change the applicator that has worked for years. THEY ALSO MADE THE BOTTLE SMALLER WITH LESS PRODUCT FOR THE SAME PRICE!!! wow benefit that's honestly a really stupid move... Why would you ever reduce the size and amount of product but still make customers pay the same? It's like y'all really want to make customers mad and lose loyal customers who have supported and used your products for years. Guess I have to look for a new highlighter now....
Where's Sun Beam Golden Bronze Liquid Highlighter??
Kimmie from Minnesota
I purchased the Sun Beam Golden Bronze Liquid Highlighter several years ago. Back then the normal size was .33fl oz. Now it appears they've reduced the size of the bottle and the amount of product. Furthermore, they only offer the High Beam Satiny Pink Liquid Highlighter. Not sure what "woman of color" would look good in that color. I don't.
I typically only use this highlighter during the spring and summer months. I mix it with my foundation and it blends beautifully giving me a natural-looking glow. Can't do that with the Satiny Pink Highlighter. It doesn't look natural on my caramel skin tone.
I love this product!
Leesha from Lewisville TX
I dot the product on the top of my cheek bones, the top of my nose, and sometimes under my eyebrows. Gives great glow!
Anna from Texas
My favorite highlighter! I have abh amrezy, Becca, Marc Jacobs dew drops, and glossier. This is definitely my FAVORITE hands down. The sparkle is just so pretty and I love the opalescent color ❤️❤️❤️
Great product. Have used it before.
Moon princess from Glen Allen, Va.
Have used this product for years and I have always loved using it. It does everything that it says it does.
Such a beautiful highlighter!
Chloe from Washington
This highlighter is so blendable, natural, and gives such a nice dewy finish!
Fav to have on hand
Diamond99 from Wooster Ohio
Nice compliment to my routine. Great tone.
Could be Five stars . . .
T from Harrisburg, PA
I could have sworn the applicator used to be a tiny brush. The applicator that comes with the product now is HARD and carries very little product. It looks spongy but isn't. Hard as a rock and doesn't pick up enough product. All Benefit has to do is change the applicator, but I'm willing to bet some CEO (male) decided profits were more important and this applicator is cheaper and therefore better for the bottom line. WRONG. Just lost me as a customer for this product.
VERY UPSET YOU CUT THE FULL SIZE
Elizabeth from Traverse City MI
I love High Beam. It gives a beautiful natural looking, dewy glow. I am VERY upset Benefit cut the size of the full size container. The full size was .33 oz now it's only .2 oz. That is a reduction of 40%. But did Benefit cut their price by 40%? NO. They did not. Shame on you Benefit.
Easy breazy look of being natural
Over 50 from Cincinnati OH
Love the idea of added glow that looks natural. Love the demo videos
i looked like the tin man!
liv from NY
it is extremely hard to use and easy to over use and look like the tin man from the wizard of oz
A must have...
Lindz from MO
High beam is amazing! It has such great pigment, is easy to apply and blend. I wear this ever day and it just makes my face pop!
Love love love it
Donna from Longview, WA
Highlights my cheekbones....I use it everyday and I love this product!
Felicity from Pittsfield
I reallt like this product, its a good color, and it gives a nice overall glow but it is hard to blend out and after about a half an hour you can see nothing!!
Natalie from Little rock Arkansas
At first I didn't like this because it doesn't show up the best, very natural looking and doesn't build all that great. But omg when you mix it with the new loreal freshwear foundation and apply it with a kabuke it literally looks just like skin. Not skin like in the normal makeup way, I mean in the literal way . Just makes it look like my skin, but perfection!!! In love. So not great as a highlighter but LIFE changing as a foundation mixer!!!
Sits in my makeup drawer
PrettyInPink from Smyrna, ten
Not worth buying. I have pale skin and it barely shows up. Got it as a freebie and I never use it. It kinda burns and irritates my skin as well. I've tried it on my brow bone and as a highlighter. Neither worked well for me and I'm pretty experienced with makeup