Monday, 29 July 2013

Benefit 'Watts Up!' Soft-Focus Highlighter.


Good day,all! 

I'm bringing you a review of something very special indeed - a little jewel of Benefit Cosmetics! 

Recently I've been getting into highlighters a lot more.My choices have been pretty selective so far and reviews on the interwebz have allowed me to try the best of the best.I think it was Beautycrush that suckered me into getting this one.



I can't exactly say I'm a connoisseur of Benefit but I'm trying to branch out a bit.Without further ado,onto the review - 

Starting off,can we talk about this incredible packaging right here? It's so shiny and not to mention,the top is shaped like a diamond! My inner magpie was definitely attracted to this at the counter in Boots.Aside from the actual appearance,the packaging is easy to store (upright or sideways) and the product features an oversized sponge tip on the other end.The highlighter has a twist-up feature.
When you first get it,the highlighter comes nestled in a small slide-open box with lovely branding and a great colour scheme.




As you can see from the photos,the highlighter comes in one shade only.If you're on the extremely pale side like me,this will do a nice job of warming up the features - similarly with darker skin tones it will bring some great focus to high points on the face.The colour is very win-win in that sense.

This can be used on a multitude of places,such as the cheekbones,tip of the nose,above the brows and just under the brow bone too.






Swatched without a base.

In total,you get 9.4g of highlighting goodness,which is a nice helping considering you'll only need to dab this onto your face in very small amounts.For £24.50,I'm not sure it's exactly a good deal,but provided this is your kind of thing,it'll be worth the price tag.

The highlighter is pretty creamy and glides on nicely,though I would definitely recommend using fingertips to apply it.Wear is good,lasting around about 5-6 hours with minimal fading.Wouldn't advise on using this as an eyeshadow base though,as it will crease considerably.



Overall,this is an epic addition to my highlighter collection.Although it comes with a steep cost,I think it's a nice one for beginners investing in quality products,since it won't allow you to go over the top too quickly and make you look like a disco ball!

Will you pick up this highlighter next time you're at the Benefit counter? Have you already tried it? 

x ~ x

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