Benefit Sunbeam - Review

Monday, July 30, 2012


I have been obsessed with obtaining a lit within glow since I was around 15
and watching a TV show on which Graeme Norton described Kylie Minogue as have an internal light bulb
to give her a dazzling glow, which Kylie herself put down to a great make-up artist and an even better highlighting product. 
In my quest for my perfect highlighter I have tried pretty much everything out there but do tend to favour 
Benefit's Highbeam so imagine my giddy excitement when Benefit launched Sunbeam!


"This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural, sun kissed radiance. Dot & blend over makeup on to cheek & brow bones for a bronzed glow that complements all skintones. It’s liquid sunshine in a bottle!"


Much like the other liquid products in the Benefit product line up this comes neatly presented in a small
screw top bottle with a build in brush which happens to be the lid...it's pretty akin in style to a nail polish
all be it an oversized version!
Normally I bemoan free applicators but the brush with Benefit's liquid products is perfect for dotting on
the product before blending out and truthfully the bronze bottle is snazzy, very summer chic!


Unlike most highlighting products this is not a pastel shade but a warm light golden bronze
that has a neutral yellow undertone which should suit the majority of skin tones.
Truthfully I don't think any skin tone will have problems with the shade, obviously the deeper
the tone of your skin the more Sunbeam will be a highlighter but as it is a soft bronze even the lightest 
skin tones can wear it as a shimmer based liquid bronzer to warm the skin!


Benefit's liquid highlighters can be used in a whole array of ways and Sunbeam is no different,
you can use it to target highlight particular areas such as the cheekbones, brown bone and cupids bow
but to give the illusion of longer and slimmer legs blend a small strip of product down the centre of the shin bones. You can also blend a small amount in with a liquid lip colour or my personal favourite method
of mixing in a few dots with your foundation for all over radiance and a dewy effect to any foundation!
To apply I find the best method to be to apply a few dots of Sunbeam using the product brush to the target
area and using finger tips quickly blend out. I suggest using the less is more approach as a little of all the Benefit highlight products to be really concentrated and you can always go back and add more.
Even on oily skin such as mine Sunbeam lasts all day, around 10 hours with ease
and that is with or without a primer so they really are worth the investment if you enjoy highlighting products.

Time Trial - I wore this daily for a week to see how it would wear.

Benefit Sunbeam £18.50/11ml - link 


27 comments:

  1. Sun beam is on my wishlist but I'm still thinking if I would buy it or not. Do you think is similar to watt's up?

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    1. Hello :) not really I deem watt's up much lighter in tone

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  2. This looks lovely! Think it would be a great one to take on my holidays so I might pick it up in duty free :) x

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Definitely on my wishlist. I wish they'd included a sample of sun beam in the annual glamour freebies! :( Oh well, I'll have to live with trying it on in boots whenever I'm in there for now. Nx

    www.londonramblers.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This looks lovely - I bet it looks gorgeous with a tan. Its on my wishlist now :) xx

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  5. That's very pretty xx
    http://makeupbyremy.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh I love this one! Benefit really knows highlighters!

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    1. I couldn't agree more they do wonderfully in that category :)

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  7. looks gorgeous :) I really want cha cha tint by benefit too! I have benetint and it lasts foreverrrrr.
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    Thankyou and I love your blog! xx

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    1. They do don't they...great value for money :)

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  8. Great review! Looks really great on, I can't wait to get one!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Think I may have to run to Sephora and pick this one up while I still have my summer glow!

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    1. Yes do it your skin will love you for it :)

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  10. I picked this up over the weekend am yet to try it but am really excited, think I'll have to make sure I put it on tomorrow :)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Confessingshopaholic?feature=mhee

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    1. oh please let me know your thoughts :)

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  11. I picked this up over the weekend am yet to try it but am really excited, think I'll have to make sure I put it on tomorrow :)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Confessingshopaholic?feature=mhee

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  12. this looks so lovely especially on tanned skin!

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  13. This looks great! But I guess I'd use it more as a bronzer than a highlighter? I'll have a look at it in a store! I really want to try the high beam one as well.

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  15. I've seen this a lot on my travels to the shops! I've been debating whether or not to get it for ages! Will most definitely have to buy it after seeing the swatches and review! Thanks!

    www.emgeo17.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this product so much, wore it every day on holiday!

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