Benefit Sun Beam* £18.50
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.
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?