High Beam is a highlighting illuminator from the cosmetic company Benefit.
You can buy this online, in cosmetic stores, and at makeup counters in department stores.
This highlighter is a bit different than traditional ones you might have used before, starting with the packaging.
This milky pink liquid comes in bottles that are very similar to the way fingernail polish is packaged.
The bottle is clear with the brand name and the product name in bold black lettering on the front. The screw off lid is bright white. After you take off the lid, there is a brush very similar to those found to apply polishes with.
The product is very smooth and creamy. It is a very light pink color with noticeable silver shimmer to it.
Many might find that the silver shimmer sparkles too much for daytime or work usage. I don’t find this to be so apparent. It all depends on where and how you use it. Also, a little product does go a long way when using this interesting highlighter.
You can use this to highlight your cheekbones, brow bone, or use as a sort of contour highlighter on your nose for a slimming effect.
I have very oily skin in my t-zone area, so I try to avoid putting anything with shimmer on my nose. You might want to take caution as to where and how much you apply it if you do tend to get oily throughout the day. Also, if you are someone who tends to put on more powder during your day to fight the oily areas, you can tend to cover this product up, so just take note than powder can take away some of the shine this highlight provides.
For using this as a cheekbone highlighter you will need about 3 to 5 drops per cheek. If you apply any more than this, it can look way too glittery and not appealing.
For the brow area, I would recommend just one drop per brow bone.
The applicator is okay. I am not sure if a sponge tipped applicator might work better nor not. It does seem that the brush is subpar and really does act just like a fingernail polish brush. It basically just provides the product to be dotted on the skin. There is in no way that you could use this to blend the product out. You just need to dab a few spots and then rub in with your fingertips.
While this product is in a cream to liquid state, it does dry quickly, so only apply to the skin when you are ready to blend in.
You will pay $24 for this jar that contains .45 fl oz of highlighter.
It does last a long time, and you do only need to use a very small amount, so this should last you quite a while.
Benefit’s website claims that it has also been featured in some big magazine such as ELLE, InStyle, and Women’s Health and Fitness.
While there are many highlighters on the market, if you are willing to pay almost $25 for a product, than this might be worth trying.