Hi lovelies! I have loved using Benefit products lately so today I thought I would share with you one of my latest discoveries. I had heard a lot about the Benefit High Beam illuminator but I didn't get the chance to try it until now. Even though it is a face product, it comes in a packaging resembling a nail polish rather than your typical illuminator.
I really like the way that Benefit packages their products in such a cute and funky fashion but a highlighter with a brush applicator did not appeal to me at all. I don't really like applying a product on my face then dipping the used brush into a bottle of brand new product - it is just not hygienic. Given that I have sensitive skin, I have resorted to applying the product on the back of my hand and then using a separate brush in order to apply the product to my face.
Even though I don't particularly like the packaging, the product itself is actually pretty good. I was luckily enough to receive a deluxe sized sample of this product when I purchased a few other Benefit goodies (review on those is coming soon!). It is on the pricey side if you want to purchase the full sized bottle - it retails at $45.00 for a 13ml bottle at my local Myer store.
The product itself is a creamy consistency that is not too runny or too thick. It is also very easy to work with because it takes a few minutes to dry so it gives you enough time to work with it and achieve your desired look. A little goes a long way with this product, so even though it might not look like much, this product will last a good while before you have to repurchase.
The product applies as a beautiful pearly pink but does not stay that way once it is blended. Rather it leaves a shimmery layer which is flattering for any skin tone. I tried to capture this in the swatch photos above but it didn't show well on camera. I think that this product is best used sparingly on your cheek bones because too much of it can be a bit too shimmery and glittery.
Overall, I think that this is great product by Benefit and I enjoy using it even though I am not a fan of the packaging. The high price point puts me off repurchasing this one at the moment so I will leave on my wish list of things to buy whilst I am overseas where makeup is much more affordable.
Have you tried any Benefit products? What do you think of them?