Friday, 8 June 2012

Benefit Sun Beam

benefit sun beam
benefit sun beam
benefit sun beam

Benefit Sun Beam* £18.50 
available online

First came High Beam and then came Moon Beam, and now Sun Beam joins this illuminating line up of products from Benefit, ideal for enhancing and highlighting your complexion. The launch of this product couldn't be more timely as we are all crying out for a little sunshine in our life - and this really is liquid sunshine in a bottle. Sun Beam is a warm, bronzed-toned highlighter that gives you an instant golden radiance to the skin. It can be applied to the face on any area that would naturally catch the light - the cheekbones, cupid's bow, brow arch or bridge of your nose. Just blob a line of dots on the area you wish to highlight and then gently blend out with your fingers or a stippling brush. The consistency is dreamy and blends beautifully when applied over the top of foundation, however just like with any liquid, it doesn't work well over the top of powder and will go patchy. So embrace the dewiness and leave your face powder-free and sun-kissed.

benefit sun beam

I think this new golden bronze complexion highlighter from Benefit Cosmetics will suit most skin tones, as it is soft and subtle enough on fair skin but can easily be made brighter and more lustrous by applying it more generously on darker skin tones. On first impressions, it could be reckoned that Sun Beam is quite similar to Moon Beam, but the latter is a lot more iridescent with apricot/yellow tones to it. Sun Beam is more golden and bronzed, with a deeper colour payoff and laced with a warmer shimmer running through it.

I've been using this as part of my everyday makeup for the last couple of days now, fooling myself (and my face) that the sunshine is actually shining here in miserable ol' England. I have been embracing a more light, dewy face as of late and this liquid highlighter is just perfect to add radiance and luminosity to your makeup.

Are you a fan of the Benefit highlighters? Will you be sunning your face with Sun Beam this Summer?

40 comments:

Sarah Sezza said...

I really must try this it looks amazing! I bet it would be niced mixed into foundation for that 'extra dew too!' Lovely post as always! Sarah xxxxxxx http://floralsflowersandallthingsnice.blogspot.co.uk/ xxxxx

CathJones said...

That is really gorgeous! I'm on the lookout for a highlighter that would look okay with my pale skin!

Cath x

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Phoebe said...

This is gorgeous! I had a sample of high beam and I loved the effect but like to be tanned so this one being more bronze toned is completely up my street! Think I might treat myself to it after my exams :) x

dugongsss said...

Wow, this looks absolutely beautiful! Must get my hands on this!

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Safira ♥ said...

Looks really nice.. might have to try it out.

Jen said...

Ooo, that looks lovely. I already have high beem, will definitely try this out for the summer :)xx

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Merrybelly said...

So pretty! I need this!
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Kat said...

that looks really pigmented, does it blend out to a more subtle shimmer?

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Hannah said...

I really want to try this one, I've always loved the high beam. This is calling my name this summer! You have such lovely photos all the time too, which seems to make me want the product even more lol.

Lesley said...

That is really pretty!!

KayleighLouise said...

Wow this looks amazing! I much prefer it to High Beam! Xx.

Constanze said...

Thanks for showing! The colour and the glow look beautiful. I think I should have a look on it! ;)

SNJ ☮ said...

I was scared this would be too dark for me but from the swatches it looks like a lovely colur. I need to try this now :)

VIPXO said...

I'm dying to get my hands on this! Dammit June spending ban :(

XO

soffie hicks said...

This looks gorgeous, I will most certainly be purchasing it! x

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Laura said...

this looks so pretty! Such a lovely colour, I like the idea of putting it in your foundation to x

EmilyGrace said...

This looks gorgeous! :) I have to get my hands on it!

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Kat @ Cherries In The Snow Beauty Blog said...

I adore Benefit, fun packaging and great quality and Sun Beam looks like no exception!

Petal said...

This looks so pretty! x

Katy Elizabeth said...

Ooooh, shimmmerrr *glares* sooo pretty *drools*

Boyfriend, I see my birthday present *points at price* *boy dies*

Karolina said...

How bloody gorgeous is that?!? WOW! I love Benefit cosmetics, and I shall be buying this the next time I'm at the counter! xo

Jenny Clark said...

I have high beam but have to say this looks rather stunning too :)
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Emily said...

This looks lovely but very shimmery aha!

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Amy said...

I need to swatch this I think next time in Debenhams :) xx

Sophie Neal said...

I swatched this today and I really really REALLY need it in my life. xxx

Rachel Widmer L said...

Looks gorgeous and perfect for amplifying the holiday glow!


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Beth said...

This is such a gorgeous colour. I'm really into golds and bronzes so this is absolutely perfect. I'd really like to try Benefit's highlighters!

Beth
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Isabella said...

i've seen a few reviews of this and each one makes me want it more! might have to bite the bullet and do it, its so gorgeous! xx

Phoebe said...

I love Benefit highlighters but I haven't had chance to try this one. I think they all end up being quite simliar, my favourite is moon beam.

Kate said...

This looks stunning! x

Sana said...

It looks like nail polish aha, thank you for the high quality pictures. I've been looking into getting this, and this post has made me sure of how good it is x

Sana said...

It looks like nail polish aha, thank you for the high quality pictures. I've been looking into getting this, and this post has made me sure of how good it is x

Pippi said...

Have been wanting to try this for ages! Also really want to try Moon Beam as it looks pretty similar! x

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Charlie said...

Looks gorgeous!

Eda. said...

So glad you've posted about this lovely as I've been eye balling this product not knowing whether it will be worth it, but definitly going to invest in this beauty product after reading your post :)

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Maia said...

Woww just discovered your blog. I love it!

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Tattooed Tealady said...

I just won this in a giveaway, can't wait for it to come so I can get using it :) xo

Milly said...

thank you for all your comments girls.

@kat - yes it does blend out to a more subtle finish. I just wanted to illustrate the colour payoff you could achieve. But a little blob and some gentle blending will give you a much more subtle look that shown x

pinkpantiesandleopardlipstick said...

I LOVE IT!!! Need this in my life!!

giselle said...

omggggg i really wanna try this! looks amazing and perfect for the summer!:)

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