Benefit Sun Beam

benefit sun beam
benefit sun beam
benefit sun beam

Benefit Sun Beam* £18.50 
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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?

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  1. 8th June 2012 / 10:55 pm

    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

  2. 8th June 2012 / 11:19 pm

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

  3. 9th June 2012 / 12:35 am

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

  4. 9th June 2012 / 12:52 am

    So pretty! I need this!

  5. 9th June 2012 / 2:03 am

    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.

  6. 9th June 2012 / 2:25 am

    That is really pretty!!

  7. 9th June 2012 / 5:05 am

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

  8. 9th June 2012 / 5:14 am

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

  9. 9th June 2012 / 8:12 am

    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 🙂

  10. 9th June 2012 / 8:30 am

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


  11. 9th June 2012 / 8:58 am

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

  12. 9th June 2012 / 9:08 am

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

  13. 9th June 2012 / 9:44 am

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

  14. 9th June 2012 / 11:58 am

    This looks so pretty! x

  15. 9th June 2012 / 12:29 pm

    Ooooh, shimmmerrr *glares* sooo pretty *drools*

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

  16. 9th June 2012 / 1:46 pm

    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

  17. 9th June 2012 / 3:38 pm

    This looks lovely but very shimmery aha!

  18. 9th June 2012 / 4:46 pm

    I need to swatch this I think next time in Debenhams 🙂 xx

  19. 9th June 2012 / 5:05 pm

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

  20. 9th June 2012 / 5:33 pm

    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!


  21. 9th June 2012 / 5:42 pm

    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

  22. 9th June 2012 / 6:06 pm

    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.

  23. 9th June 2012 / 8:38 pm

    This looks stunning! x

  24. 10th June 2012 / 12:21 am

    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

  25. 10th June 2012 / 12:21 am

    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

  26. 10th June 2012 / 5:42 pm

    Looks gorgeous!

  27. 11th June 2012 / 3:27 pm

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

  28. 12th June 2012 / 8:07 pm

    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

  29. 13th June 2012 / 1:14 am

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