The mysteries of highlighter application allude me. I think there’s some secret club that specializes in the application of highlighter, a “what happens in highlighting club application, stays in highlighter club application!” mentality that doesn’t let anyone else in on the secrets of proper application.
I think said club is run by Norman Reedus, he looks like he’ll kick your ass if you don’t get hightlighting application down correct. Am I right?
But Benefit says to hell with that. Highlighter Club can go stick it! Because we’ll make highlighting so easy anyone, even the Muse, can do it!
Benefit Watt’s Up, the easiest damn highlighter on the cosmetic planet to use.
Indeed, true story.
This soft focus champagne shade of highlighter cream gives cheeks, eyes, and face a lovely little luminous glow and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to use it and Norman Reedus won’t slap you around either because you got it wrong. Here’s a gratuitous shot of Courtney and a possibly wasted Norman Reedus, I’m not sure who’s sexier, Court or Norman!
How is it so simple to apply? Well, the creamy formula is a snap to apply but the real helping hand here is the rounded sponge tip applicator attached to the end of the double sided highlighting. Simply swipe on a spot of Watt’s Up and blend it out with the sponge. The sponge is the best kept secret in the highlighting world as it diffuses product easily and blends it out to a soft glowing finish with a few strokes.
Oh the joy! The simplicity! How do you do it Benefit?
The cream to powder formula has a smooth, creamy feel with a glowing champagne color that works a treat on cheek bones, face, and on brow bones too if you so please.
One thing I tend to avoid is applying highlighting on my cheek bones since I have a difficult time blending it out correctly but the sponge applicator or eraser as I like to call it, blends out the cream to a soft gleaming finish. It’s so easy, it looks like a pro did it for me.
I think if you’re not huge on powders or liquid highlighters you’ll enjoy this easy to use cream formula. Possibly the only thing wrong with it is the large size. It’ll take me ages to get through a highlighter this large when I’m using so very little but hey more bang for your buck eh?
Available now at www.benefitcosmetics.com
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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