Hello Lovelies! I can't help but feel as though I have been neglecting the blogging world lately! Life has just been so busy for me the past few weeks. I am in the process of searching for a new job & as we all know that can be quite time consuming! Fingers crossed though, I think all my hard work might finally have paid off!
I've been wanting to talk to you about a product that I recently rediscovered & has taken up permanent residence in my makeup bag: Benefit's Watt's Up! Highlighter. Benefit describes this highlighter as a "soft focus highlighter for the face" & I think this description is completely accurate. Benefit Watt's Up! makes your skin look naturally radiant like no other highlighter I have used before.
In the past, I have never been big on face highlighters. I always felt like it was just another step to do in the morning & that they never made much of a difference. In fact, when I originally purchased Watt's Up! months ago, I only used it for a few days before getting lazy and shoving it back into my makeup drawer. However, on a whim a few weeks ago, I pulled out my Watt's Up! Highlighter & decided to give it another go. I cannot tell you how many compliments I've received on my skin since I started applying this each morning! This highlighter really does the most amazing job of making your skin look luminous & well rested, without looking too obvious. I am absolutely in love with this product! The color is a universally flattering champagne nude which makes it ideal to pair with whichever color of blush you prefer. Benefit Watt's Up! really does seem to impart a soft focus effect on the skin, helping to conceal minor flaws, as well as lift & contour the face.
The formula of this highlighter is excellent as well. Unlike the previous Benefit highlighters such as High Beam and Moon Beam, which were liquid, Watt's Up! is a cream -to-powder formula that comes in a stick. It takes me all of 10 seconds in the morning to swirl some on my finger & gently pat across my cheekbones & anywhere else I choose. Watt's Up! reminds me very much of the NARS Multiples in the overall formula & packaging design. However, Benefit's Watt's Up! feels much more lightweight & lasts much longer on my combo skin than the NARS Multiples. Also, it doesn't break me out, like cream NARS products tend to. Hallelujah!!
Watt's Up! is by far my favorite highlighter from Benefit Cosmetics. I once owned High Beam, but ended up giving it to my mother because I found it to be a little too silvery & obvious looking on my skin. Moon Beam I find is better suited for medium to dark complexions. On my fair skin, it looks too pink & iridescent.
The packaging is your quintesential adorable Benefit Cosmetics design. It comes in a little stick tube shaped like a light bulb. How cute is that? Also, the bottom side opens up into a mini foam blending tool. I however don't find the blender does much & prefer to use my fingers to blend out the product.
As someone who was never much into highlighting products, for this to become such a staple in my makeup routine makes it HG in my book. I really cannot recommend this product enough. It is a beautiful, flattering shade that lights up the face & makes you look as if your skin is glowing from the inside out. It lasts nearly all day on my combo skin & is easy to throw into your purse for any touch ups! Love!
Have you tried Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter? What is your favorite highlighting product?
Thanks for reading!
Lots of Love,