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Benefit Cosmetics High Beam

What it is:A luminescent complexion enhancer.What it does:Benefit High Beam is an ethereal pink liquid highlighter that creates a radiantly dewy complexion. For an angelic sheen, this pink shimmering lotion adds a soft, natural afterglow.What else you need to know:It's a "supermodel in a bottle" and perfectly alluring on all skin tones.
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Questions & Answers for Benefit Cosmetics High Beam

Question
will it make very fair skin glow?
I am VERY fair-skinned and when I've tried to use bronzers to make my skin glow in the past, it's been a disaster. I bought this because I thought it would give my fair skin a nice, natural glow. Will it help? Does anyone have any experience with or tips for applying this product to a very fair complexion?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
on High Beam
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! It is ideal for all skin tones and textures. You can wear it underneath your foundation, on top or mix a bit to your foundation for an all over glow.
answered 10 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
absolutely, i have redhead complexion and it's perfect, very subtle and natural.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kdfrme
(Buffalo NY)
answer 3
Yes! I have very fair skin and this looks fantastic on me. High Beam looks much better on fair skin, IMO, than Moon Beam. Moon Beam blends too well into my skin and is not noticable. High Beam looks great.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Clear Lake, Iowa)
answer 4
Yes. I have the whitest skin on the planet and it works really well for me.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
katesomething
(Cocoa, FL)
answer 5
it will work just fine on you. dab a dot on your cheekbones and smudge with fingertips
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
starsaysitall
(Miami)
answer 6
I am light and put it down the middle of my nose, above my eye brows and along cheek bones, but always dab do not rub.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mamameow
(New Lorthop, MI)
answer 7
I have found that instead of using the brush, just dip one of your fingers onto the product and dab it on with a patting motion. A very little bit goes a long way.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
nojeed
(Holland, IA)
answer 8
I have very fair skin and use a highlighter above my cheek (blend 3 dots in a line along the upper ridge of cheek, be careful not to run into under eye area) You can also add a dot above your cupids bow and along eyebrow bone (just under natural arch) Also, I've found moon beam to be more flattering (I know its surprising since its gold but really it also has a lot of pink.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
brit2002
(denver, co)
answer 9
i would not use it as a bronzer does add glow as in a shine but i like it as a highlighter on cheek bones and brow bones
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mabeme
answer 10
I've had the same problem and it's been difficult for me to find that perfect illuminizer (?) and bronzers were NOT the answer. I am fair-to-light skinned. HIGH BEAM is perfect. It's got just enough pink to maintain a healthy glow to the skin (if it were completely white, I would imagine our faces to be pasty white upon using it) and it really enhances your cheekbones (or wherever you'll apply it).

I would highly highly recommend it but I also recommend you go into your nearest sephora store or benefit store to see for yourself what a great product this is!

Good luck!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
gslee
(Brea, CA)
Question
will it work on olive skintone? (highbeam by benefit)
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
sumiti
on High Beam
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! My skintone is olive/yellow toned and it gives my face a soft/seashell pink glow.
answered 2 years ago
melissabt
answer 2
Yes, actually it looks best on olive skin tones.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
stealmysunshine
(MA)
answer 3
I think High Beam should work on any skin tone. It's a highlighter, so it actually doesn't deposit any color - just luminizes and adds sheen.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
I have skin that's a little bit lighter than olive, and I was also worried that High Beam's pink undertones would look strange on my complexion. I've found that it works on just about every skin tone, and that you hardly see any pink at all once it's pink applied. If anything, it adds a touch of natural-looking color. But if you're really worried, you could try Moon Beam (also by Benefit) which I believe is similar to High Beam, except with different undertones.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
makeupjunkie6
answer 5
This product will work on any skin tone!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
belachic
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
If you have olive skin tone you could work with either one. High Beam is more of a pinky/pearl glow. But if you want my honest opinion I would go with Moon Beam, which is more of a golden pearl glow, and if find it is the most flattering on olive skin tones
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
deaug22
(Orange County, Ca)
answer 7
Yes, I'm olive-skinned. It gives a pretty shine without much of the pink color. A little goes a long way, so the bottle will last you awhile.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
hotlibrarian
(Grove City, OH)
answer 8
Yes, it will work on olive complexions. I actually find that the people who have the most success with this product are the people who have medium-dark skintones.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
fskatergirl
(Toronto, ON)
answer 9
My skintone is medium with olive undertones and highbeam works just fine for me
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
Haileyyanne
(Olathe, KS)
Question
How do I apply this without messing up my makeup?
I've tried to follow the directions, and dab a bit of this on my cheeks and browbones for an extra glow. But when I try to blend it, it messes up the mineral foundation and powder on my cheeks and the eyeshadow on my lids and browbones. So then I have to reapply makeup to those areas and it covers up the product. What am I doing wrong here? How can I use this product to get that glow without completely messing up my makeup?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
on High Beam
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I find that applying it after moisturizer but BEFORE foundation (liquid or mineral powder) works very well
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
kristee
(California)
answer 2
I apply it over my powder foundation by doing the following:

Apply product to clean first and middle fingers on my non dominant hand, rub into first and middle fingers on my dominant hand to spread out product, and then tap product into place (I apply as a cheeck highlight and onto my cupid's bow). Just tap it until it is even and gorgeous. If you rub, it will take off your foundation and look not so pretty -- but tapping does the trick. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Clear Lake, Iowa)
answer 3
your problem is if your using mineral based foundation. Anytime you have mineral makeup you have to stick to only mineral makeup, this is liquid so when you mix the two they don't respond well i would recommend a mineral highlighter. hope that helps!!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jessybessy91
(Soho, New York)
answer 4
i put it on my fingers first and then rub it in where i want it. if you don't want it to be SUPER noticeable, like on your cheekbones/temples/wherever, put in on over concealer or foundation but under any bronzer or blush you use. you'll look more glowy. where you want it to be a little brighter, like on your brow bone or inside eye corners, put in on over the bronzer or powder.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lbaxt250
(WI)
answer 5
Try rubbing it into your finger a bit and then just lightly tapping the area where you want the shimmer...that way you don't have to do any rubbing in.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
alabughosh
(Davis, Ca)
answer 6
use this product under minerals not over
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
starsaysitall
(Miami)
answer 7
You can also try applying it under your makeup, it won't be as shimmery but it'll work.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
zink
(Lake Jackson, TX)
answer 8
Please don't rub it in, dab at it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mamameow
(New Lorthop, MI)
Question
Do the benefit luminizers (high beam; moon beam) moisturize the skin or is it just about glow?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
sivk
on High Beam
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't think so, but even if it did have some moisturizing effects, it should not be used in place of a moisturizer. It is not intended to moisturize.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
It will only provide a glow! No moisture properties! :o]
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
rinathom
(Stafford, VA)
answer 3
This is just about the glow. It's intended to provide an accent on the cheekbones and brow bones.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
belachic
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
it is just about glow. it is liquid but not considered moisturizing
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
deaug22
(Orange County, Ca)
answer 5
For mineral or any powder makeup apply highbeam before you put on your make up!! Make three small dots along the cheek bone ( or anywhere else you want to put it) and blend with your fingers! Your fingers help blend because of your body heat. If you are prone to break outs wash your hands first!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Taylornicole4
(TX)
answer 6
It slightly does moisturize the skin, but it is more about the glow. It is suppose to highlight and add definition to your cheeks and brow bones.
answered 4 years ago
stealmysunshine
(Left my heart in San Francisco)
answer 7
I've been using this product for about 6 months and I can't say I have noticed any moisturizing effects, but the glow it adds is lovely.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
buttercup11
(St. Louis, MO)
Question
Can I mix with my moisturizer?
My skin is fair with pink undertones. I want a quick, easy way to get a glowing complexion without the tanning effect I understand some luminizers leave. If anyone has expierience mixing this with a moisturizer, I would love to know how it worked for them! Thanks for the help!
asked 4 years ago
LolaKatie
on High Beam
7 answers
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answer 1
This luminzer does not have a tanning effect like you mention - however, I personally would not use it over my entire face. High Beam has a very pretty, very pearly finish, but I think it would be too much. I have found it looks best used sparingly, as a highlighter to the cheek bones and brow bone - and, that way, it will last you ages.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
You can definitely mix it! I do it all the time. I find that this product works best when mixed with a concealer or foundation!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Marissa1273
(Jim Thorpe, PA)
answer 3
This is not a bronzer, so it doesn' t look fake. I mix a dab in with my foundation or with my moisterizer when i'm not wearing makeup. I love the brightness it gives my skin!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Scissorsister
(Port Moody , B.C. CANADA)
answer 4
It does create a glowing look, not so much one that looks like from the sun, it is more of a highlighting solution with a almost whitish pinkish finish . I would suggest using benefit's bronzer, which is also excellent and then layering this over the bronzer and I think it would have the dewy and bronze effect you would like.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
luckyroxy
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 5
I mix a tiny tiny bit with my moisturizer and apply to my entire face then put Philosophy's Supernatural tinted moisturizer (also a primer) on. If I want more coverage I put a light dusting of BE and my skin looks very natural and has a nice even tone. I top it off with Highbeam on my cheeks & under my brow. This look gives me a glowy, dewy & natural look. I have combination acne prone oily skin so finding this "routine" took awhile. These products work great together. A little more info than requested...long story short a tiny bit works great with moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
tinaboo
(Boise, ID)
answer 6
Yes, definitely could.
That's what I do too.
answered 4 years ago
stealmysunshine
(Left my heart in San Francisco)
answer 7
I have the same coloring as you. I use moisturizer first, then High Beam in select spots...cheek bones, top/middle of upper lip, brow bones. It is perfect to light up certain areas. I would not recomend all over the face use. It would be too much.
answered 4 years ago
SJ04
(Philly, PA)
Question
What's the best way to blend it?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
jazzzmeeen
(Los Angeles, CA)
on High Beam
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Use your fingers to "dab" it. If you rub, it will take off your foundation or powder. But applying to clean fingers and dabbing does the trick!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Clear Lake, Iowa)
answer 2
After dabbing on several small dots under my eye, close to the cheek bone, then upwards to just past the eye, I lightly dab with my finger to blend. High Beam blends very easily and smoothly....softly...instantly...not sticky at all.. I would not use a brush to blend in this area...this is a beautiful product and easy to blend with your fingertip.

For your brow: I dab on two or three dots under my brow right at the 'arch area' and use a tiny brush to blend....easy...soft...and just the right touch. If you want to dab between the skin of the inner eye and nose bridge, use the small brush again. Beautiful results in these three areas
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
drll
(15146 PA)
answer 3
I usually just use my fingers, it works fine.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
miamiamiamia
(Methuen, MA)
answer 4
I brush it on right under eyebrow and blend with my finger...easy!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lilysgrandma
(New York, New York)
answer 5
Blend it with a brush, not the wand it comes with.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bethyb524
(Berkley, MI)
answer 6
Put a drop on the tip of your finger, tap the fingertip lightly across your cheek then blend it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
beachanytime
(Laguna Hills, CA)
answer 7
I think the best way to blend it is with your fingertips after you dab it on with the brush that comes with it. I wouldn't use the brush to blend-it will put too much on.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Western Massachusetts)
Question
Does high beam have glitter or a ton of sparkle in it?
I want a natural looking glow for my everyday makeup without the heavy shimmer/glitter effect. Any advice would be appreciated!
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
luluthetigerfan
(marrero, la)
on High Beam
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the "shimmer" is very diffused and individual particles are not noticeable.
answered 1 year ago
kaa2
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
no..it is a more of a subtle shimmer. A little goes a long way.. .
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
nikoluna
answer 3
It's more of a shimmer. I mix it on my hand with foundation or even tinted moisturizer and I just stipple it on my face with a duo fibre brush and it looks airbrushed and glowy at the same time. Perfect for spring/summer. I hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
alexa5
(California)
answer 4
No, soft sparkle effect.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tira1
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 5
This product is more of a glow, not a glitter. Appropriate for any age.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
traceydive
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
This isn't so much glittery or shimmery, if I wanted to compare it I would almost say it looks like oilly but not really!! I cant describe it, It just makes you look dewy and its light!! If you want to try it out Spehora has the feelin' Cheeky minis which has a mini of this, posey tint and benitint (sp?) too, you can test it out than!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
udcourtney
answer 7
high beam is pearlescent it is more shimmer than anything. diffrent looks can be achieved using varying amounts ie less for a more natural look you can also blend it with your moisturizer or foundation.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
KeishXXI
(Baton Rouge, LA)
Question
Is the applicator a brush or sponge type?
I got a sample with a sponge-type applicator which I like. Does the full size come with the same applicator or does it have a brush like in the pic?
asked 2 years ago
mrskravitz
on High Beam
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
brush, kind of like a nail polish brush.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
sarahlivingston
answer 2
It is a brush.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Berkey, Ohio)
answer 3
The full size High Beam comes with a brush, exactly like nail polish. It's easy to control how much or how little you want to use and you don't waste any of the product by having a sponge applicator suck it up.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
mascaralover01
(Fort Collins, CO)
answer 4
brush with bristoles similar to nail polish applicator
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Haley222
(Ontario)
answer 5
It has a brush like the picture and it is not as good as the sample brush. i would get a lip gloss brush and use that instead. It goes on better.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Thursday817
(Dallas TX)
answer 6
The full sized product comes with a brush, but do not use the brush to apply. Apply to clean fingers and dab it onto your face.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Clear Lake, Iowa)
answer 7
brush.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
tennisgal29
Question
Does it last throughout the day or night?
does the dewey look last or will I have to reapply it throughout the day?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Jaimeroo
(Draper, UT)
on High Beam
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
While it's gorgeous and the consistency is great, you do need to reapply throughout the day if you're hoping to retain the dewy look.
answered 1 year ago
kaa2
answer 2
This product lasts on me all day! I love it!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Clear Lake, Iowa)
answer 3
In my experience, I have found that I never have to reply it throughout the day. It stayed dewy and looked natural!
answered 2 years ago
melissabt
answer 4
I have never had to reapply High Beam.
answered 2 years ago
bearsmom
(Midland, TX)
answer 5
For me, it lasts all day. It is not as "dewy" by the evening, but the highlight color is still there and it still feels smooth and moist on my skin.
answered 2 years ago
sharonrose27
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 6
It does seem to last for many hours, think, because it is liquid and gets absorbed into the skin very well.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
elenza
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
I have found that I have to apply it every 2 hours. Not happy about this at all!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(CA)
Question
hight beam
where should I apply it on my face? cheek bones, allover the face? please help
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
anovember
(Stamford, CT)
on High Beam
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Cheekbones and on your brow bones :)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
hubelise
answer 2
I put it on as an under eye concealer, on my cheekbones, collarbone, and below my eyebrows, as a highlighter. I've even used it with eyeliner and mascara as a nice shine on my eyelids.
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
makeupaddict82
(Spotsylvania, VA)
answer 3
nose bridge! and cheek bones, dont need all over your face!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mswildchild
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Apply down your nose for a thinning effect of the nose, on the cheek bones and as a brow highlight if you wish.
Keep this stuff out of your eyes.

A tiny bit in the "cupids" bow of your top lip will make it look more plump

I'd stay away from the chin or forehead
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
orangeflavoured
(BC, Canada)
answer 5
You can use it on your cheeks where you normally apply blush according to your face shape, you canuse it above your eyebrows, and below the kneckline if you are wearing a dress for a night look. Also, you can blend with foundation and use it all over the face.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
xoDancerxo
answer 6
The usual areas are on the top of your cheekbones, swooping around in a C shape to your temples, the top of your forehead, tip of your chin, browbones, the little dip just above your lip and down your nose. You don't necessarily have to do them all, but I suggest trying it out and seeing what works for you!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
sebastianl
(West Palm Beach, FL)
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