Benefit Beams Review - guest post

May 17, 2017
Hi lovelies, 
I was over the moon to be invited by Becca to write a guest post on her blog beccasloveforlife. My name is Natalie and I run a blog called Island Beauty Junkie ( I am a total makeup junkie. I am addicted to buying new makeup and skincare products and love to review them on my blog.

With the sunshine starting to fight its way through the rain clouds here in the UK I thought it would be an excellent time to start looking at highlighters in preparation for our sun kissed summer tans and the glossy summer nights. Three of my favourite’s are from Benefit’s ‘Beam’ range.

Benefit High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer
£19.50 for 10ml from www.

High Beam is a satiny pink luminescent liquid highlighter. It is quite dewy but subtle on the skin. It can be applied onto your cheeks and brow bones over your foundation or mixed in with the foundation for an all over luminous glow. I only actually bought a sample of this and it has lasted a long time as a little goes a long way. I really like this pink colour. I tend to always go for a gold highlighter but this pink adds a different ,more classic type of highlight. It would be perfect for paler skins. It lasts well and can be worn during day or night. At night I add a little bit more to give it an extra bit of sparkle.

Benefit Moon Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer
£10.98 for 0.9oz travel size from www.

Moon Beam is a golden apricot liquid highlighter. This is much warmer than the High Beam. It adds a warm shimmer to your cheekbones. This can also be worn alone either under or over your foundation or mixed in for an all over warm glow. This is a lovely highlighter for the summer months and is perfect for all skin tones. This is a little harder to come by as not all stores stock it, but it is a really lovely shade to buy. It has a very similar effect to the High Beam with a similar dewy finish. With both of these highlighters I would only apply them over a liquid finish foundation not over powder. I like to dot it over my cheekbones and eyebrow bone.

There is also a Sun Beam version which is a golden bronze version. I do not have this version to add to my review, but I have tried it in the shop and it is really lovely.

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter
£21.50 for 10ml from

My final highlighter is the Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter. Although, in the same range as the others, this is completely different. It is actually different to anything I have ever tried before. This is a soft-matte nude pink highlighter. It is really subtle but still makes your skin glow. I apply it to my cheekbones and the tip of my nose. It can also be mixed in with your foundation. This is an excellent product to brighten under your eyes too. This in all honesty is my absolute favourite of the three products. I wear it every day. I do not like heavy makeup on my skin and I feel this is so lovely and subtle that it adds a natural highlight to my face without looking too much.

All three of these products are just so good. They all come in a bottle with a nail polish like brush attached to the lid making them super easy to apply without leaving any spillage or mess. The packaging is always gorgeous too. I am a huge benefit fan. They really are top of their game with their face products. I love the Hoola Bronzer and blushers too. They are slightly more expensive but the quality of the products and durability is just outstanding. These highlighters go a long way too so I would recommend paying that little bit more and getting a product you LOVE wearing.

I hope you found this review helpful. I would love for you all to check out and follow my blog: You can also follow me on Facebook: @islandbeautyjunkie, Twitter: @Islandbeauty77 and Instagram: islandbeautyjunkie.

A big thanks to Becca again for letting me be a guest blogger.

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  1. I love Benefit but didn't get on with these highlighters, Mac mineralize & NewCID ishimmer in Sirocco are my go to highlights x

    1. I have only tried the high beam... but i love it as a base to my powder highlight

  2. All of these sound so good! I haven't tried any of them, I really need to get some new makeup products soon, thanks for sharing :)

    Tiffany x

  3. I really love the peachy tone of the middle product you swatched, Natalie! I am admittedly a highlighter newbie but I've heard such good things about Benefit products!

    Abbey šŸ˜˜

  4. I love the look of these and I think the shades are great! Very Spring! Lola Mia //

  5. I never used these highlighters. Or any for that matter... So I really need to buy one or two to test :)
    Lovely shades!


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