Review: Benefit High Beam – Luminescent Complexion Enhancer

After reading a blog post by the LOVELY Brittany from brittanylovex, I practically ran out of my house this morning to buy the latest issue of Glamour magazine. Why? Because, once again, the free gift with this month’s issue is a Benefit product. Not just any Benefit product, but one that I have been lusting over for a good few months – the Benefit High Beam. (Note: just in case that doesn’t float your boat, the other two free gift options were Benefit’s Bene Tint or Benefit’s Posie Tint)

Benefit High Beam and Glamour Magazine

Benefit High Beam

I almost squeaked with excitement when I saw that there was one copy of Glamour left, and the gift happened to be the High Beam. It was actually pretty much a miracle that no one in town had sneakily ripped open the cellophane and stolen the gift yet, which happens frequently where I live. After my excitement, and time spent gawping at how AMAZING Adele looks on the cover, I drove home ready to try out my little present.

I had actually tried High Beam once before – when in Leeds, a lovely (and very enthusiastic) Benefit make up girl gave me one of their magic makeovers (it was the first decent one I’d had at a Benefit counter – they usually manage to turn me several shades darker than my natural skintone). She used a few dots of High Beam on my cheekbones and a little bit on my temples (if I remember correctly). It really did look lovely, and I was SO tempted to buy it, but couldn’t justify the price in relation to how much I’d use it. That’s why it was perfect that it happened to be free with Glamour!

Benefit High Beam Swatch

You can see from the swatch just how much the product glistens – I wouldn’t say that it is glittery as such, more…shimmery and (as the packaging says) luminescent. I dotted some onto my cheekbones, as the Benefit make up artist did, and I was really pleased with the results once again. The packaging does recommend that you use it over make up, but as I rarely wear foundation, I probably wouldn’t stick to that rule. In all honesty, I will probably only use this once in a blue moon, but it’s great to know that I own a gorgeous highlighter which really does work and looks great.

The further good news is that not only the High Beam but the Bene Tint and Posie Tint are now available to buy from Benefit in their miniature forms – according to Glamour, Bene Tint and Posie Tint are £10 each, and High Beam is £8. Alternatively, if you live in the UK, grab a copy of Glamour!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Sofie
    June 13, 2011 / 3:11 pm

    Oh, I prefer the UK-version of Glamour and Cosmopolitan over the Dutch version 🙂
    The little gift sounds great!

    • June 13, 2011 / 11:08 pm

      Aww! It was cute 🙂 x

  2. June 13, 2011 / 4:10 pm

    So glad you were able to get this! 🙂 I loved the freebies in this issue! And highbeam was definitely a product worth fighting off the other ladies in the shop for haha! xxx

    • June 13, 2011 / 11:08 pm

      Aww thanks Britt!! 🙂 xx

  3. June 13, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    WOW :c I’ve got the little high beam one at home but… Glamour Germany would NEVER do this, damn 😀

    • June 13, 2011 / 11:09 pm

      Aw it would be cool if they would!! xx

  4. Vicki
    June 13, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    I bought Glamour the other day just because I needed something to read on the train to Scarborough I literally had to go through them all to find High Beam… I’m glad I managed to find it as it really came in handy for my night out I was going for.
    I am tempted to buy it again and get Posie Tint 😀

    • June 13, 2011 / 11:09 pm

      Ooo that’s awesome that you found it! And totally do buy it again, it’s really worth it! xx

  5. Laura Poplip
    June 13, 2011 / 8:08 pm

    I’m definately buying this copy of Glamour now. Do you know what dates it’s out for? xx

    • June 13, 2011 / 11:09 pm

      Ah awesome! And it should be around for a few more days yet 🙂 x

  6. June 14, 2011 / 7:49 am

    I love it sooooooooooo much … Its a must have 😀

  7. June 14, 2011 / 6:12 pm

    I got this and the benetint – used them both 2day for 1st time and v pleased!! Bargain 🙂

  8. June 15, 2011 / 7:26 pm

    I recently bought the normal version of Posie Tint and i must say I really do like it ! (review on my blog coming soon !) But at first I wanted to go for Bene Tint. So when I saw it with the Glamour in tesco the other day, i literaly jumped on it =D !! The Benefit make up artist told me that Posie fits my skin tone better (which i agree with) but i really like how bene tint looks like n my lips, so i’m still glad to have it, especially because it’s so small (and cute) as i wont use it so often ! Now i might go back to Tesco to see if I can get my hand on the one you got =D !!!

  9. June 15, 2011 / 11:09 pm

    can u get this in the u.s.? id really luv to try it!

  10. June 22, 2011 / 12:02 am

    Hi Chyaz! Good gift! =)
    Today I went to Sephora and I saw (finally) Benefit’s products for the first time! I think that here in Spain they are not very famous. I thought about you when I saw the Bad Gal black mascara =) You always say that you love it, so I bought one, but in blue, and it’s cool! Thanks for your suggestions, they really work. xxxx

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