Review: Benefit High Beam and Sun Beam


I am in love with these two products. I got these from my aunt. I initially only asked for Benefit High Beam but she misunderstood me and thought that I want both of these. Well, guess what? I love them both!

BENEFIT HIGH BEAM



Product Description:
The makeup artist's secret to a healthy glow! 
How to use: Dot and blend over makeup on to cheek and brow bones.

Net Weight: 13.0mL / 0.45 US fl. oz.




The box includes the product itself and a piece of dark grey paper which explains pretty much nothing except the product description in many languages. The product itself looks a lot like a nail polish clear glass tube with pale pink liquid inside. It comes with a brush applicator, similar to nail polish's. I do not really have any problem with the packaging, although some would not like them.



It blends really well and look very subtle. Swatches above shows how it will give a natural glow to the skin without any annoying chunky glitters. Although they look pinkish in the tube, it looks pearl white with a slightest tint of pink when applied. It is so natural. Although it is pretty on me, I think it would be super duper lovely on a person with paler skin tone than mine more. I've been so tanned lately, maybe it will suits me better in a few months. But still, who can resist a nice glowy skin, so whenever I am using these, I always put a little less than what I usually do with the Sun Beam.

n.b. Sorry for the bad swatch picture, I have tried everything but my camera did not want to cooperate with me. That was the best that I could do. You can see how my bare hand look like without the product below.

What I like:
  • Gives a super natural glow to the skin.
  • Pretty color.
  • It is not glittery and shimmery at all.
  • Staying power is amazing.
  • Blend easily.
What I dislike:
  • It is a bit too light for my skin tone.
  • Expensive :(
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Repurchase? Oh well, I'm sure this one will take ages to finish. But still, I will definitely repurchase this!

Price? $26
Links to product: Sephora
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BENEFIT SUN BEAM




Product Description:
Like a warm ray of light... this golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural-looking, sun kissed radiance.
To use: Dot and blend over makeup on to cheek and brow bones.

Net Weight: 13.0mL / 0.45 US fl. oz.




Different from the High Beam, this one includes a more useful piece of information inside the box. It has a cute diagram which explains how to use the product. For Sun Beam, the bottle is not transparent, it is colored in gold bronze similar to its product color.




It gives a super pretty bronze glow to the skin. It really does make my skin looking radiant and sun kissed ♥ I love this so much. It just suits my skin very well and will work for both natural or heavier makeup!

I do not use them directly from the bottle with the brush because I think it is quite unhygienic. So instead, I usually put some products to the back of my hand and then apply them to my face with my fingers. But I'm perfectly fine with it as it gives me more control over the application. Their staying power is good. They stay on my face throughout the day. I still have that nice healthy glow on my skin even after 8-10 hours outside.I personally, do not like powder highlighter because they tend to have chunky glitters and too shimmery which will look too much on my face. So, this is definitely the perfect product in my opinion.

What I like:
  • Make my skin looking radiant and sun kissed.
  • Super pretty color!
  • It is not glittery and shimmery at all.
  • So perfect for summer ♥
  • Staying power is amazing.
  • Blend easily.
What I dislike:
  • Expensive, but it is soooooo worth it!
Overall Rating: 5/5
Repurchase? I will gladly repurchase this one! :)

Price? $26
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Have you ever tried any of these two products? What do you think of them? Which one do you think is better?
Leave a comment and talk to me! :)

37 comments:

  1. The package looks really pretty, thanks for the review!

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  2. i like sun beam better too but benefit is expensive >.< at least it'll last a while!

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  3. Awesome review! I have always passed on these two products because I assumed they were too glittery or shimmery in a chunky and non-flattering way. I may need to swatch these again! ^___^ Thanks again for stopping by my blog! <3

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  4. Haha couldn't agree more. They are quite expensive but I'm sure it'll take ages to finish :p so it's fine.

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  5. Thank you :) you should try these again! these are amazing products.

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  6. Great review (: xx , seems like a nice brand! I'm totally going to try it out.

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  7. Winston &amp; WillowJuly 24, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Lovely review! I love sun beam...

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  8. Thank you :) you should definitely try it out!

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  10. I've never tried these products because I can't afford them right now ~ but I think I will hold out til Christmas or something because I really like the look of them^-^

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  11. That looks like a really nice product! It looks very natural against your skin tone! I think the sun beam looks the best/ I kinda want to try it out for myself now, but I am too poor lol!


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  12. Beautifully documented and I love how subtle these products look on one's skin. Great review.

    xx Lindsey | Complacency Kills

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  13. Your photography skills produce such beautiful images! I have to say that I've never tried them before but that they do look interesting.

    PS: Found you through the blog hop. :)
    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

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  14. I'd like to try sunbeam :) Ive never thought about it before because they are so expensive!

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  15. love the review
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  16. i like the sun beam! never tried the high beam though

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  17. I really like High beam *-* I always wanted to try it but benefit products are so expensive :'c Your photography skills are awesome! Thanks for reviewing these products :3 Btw, you're really, really pretty <3 >u<

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  18. Really want the sun beam one. I hope I can see your face when using this. So curious ;)

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    Dreamy
    Princess

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  19. I love the photos on your blog, they're really pretty, I would love to try high beam one day it looks so good, sadly they don't sell those products in my country. New followe here hope you can visit my blog too.


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  21. Yay. You should try them because they definitely worth it :) Thank you for the follow ♥ I will surely check out your blog!

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  22. Yes. I do think so too. They are both really pretty! :) Do try them out some day because they definitely worth it!

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  23. Hey. thank you so much. Your words really made my day :)♥ Thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog.

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  24. I love it too! you should try it out :) Thank you so much for the compliments. Glad that my review was useful to you ♥

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  25. I knowwwww. I should have posted a picture of my face using these but I didn't really think of it when writing this post. Thank you for reading and I will do better next time :)

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  26. Thank you so much. Your words really mean a lot to me :) Maybe buy them from an online stores? They don't sell these in my country too. I asked my aunt to buy for me when she was overseas :) I will definitely check out your blog too!

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  28. Ah I've been eyeing these 2 products as well as the lip/cheek tints for a long time, but as you said, they're pretty expensive!

    If I had to pick a product, I'd probably go for High Beam as I'm more of a highlighting than a bronzing girl!

    M.May

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  29. Kristie Blogs BeautyJuly 31, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Great comparison! I really want to try high beam x


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  30. I've been wanting benefit lip/cheek tints too, especially the cha cha tint!

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  31. i LOVE benefit high beam! I've never actually owned it myself, it was one of those things I used to sneak into my mums room to use. I'd love to buy one but it is quite expensive. I've never tried the sun bream - It gives your skin a lovely glow!
    Thanks for the review :)

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