Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Benefit Watt's Up highligher

The Benefit Watt's Up highlighter

A few weeks ago my colleague at work excitedly rushed over to my desk to show me her latest Benefit purchases which included the Watt's Up highlighter.  It really stuck in my mind as a really beautiful product and very pretty highlighter, so when it was the Cardiff Benefayre I snuck into John Lewis first and bought one for me, a little treat for no good reason (the best kind!).  See what I thought of it below.

A close up of Watt's Up

Watt's up fully extended to show how much product there is
** product fully extended **

Watt's Up on my cheek
I'll give you a pro tip off the bat - remember to fully wind it in before replacing the little cap, I had an incident with mine where it became stuck to the inside and some tore off - not the end of the word, but a silly mistake by me.

On to the product itself.  It's a cream formula in a stick, but that on application dries to a powder finish, unlike the Sun beam style products which have a slightly different finish.  This is double ended, the highlighter at one end, and a squishy sponge at the other for blending it in.  You could use your fingers to apply this, but I prefer to apply it straight from the stick - I just swipe it on my cheekbones, and switch to the sponge end and dab it across the edges to blend them in.

The lasting power isn't phenomenal, but it is decent.  I didn't really have any left when I was heading home from work (after applying it at about 7:30am), but I do tend to lean on my hands during the day and touch my face, so I wasn't that surprised.  It's a soft gentle highlighter, not in the slightest garish, which some of them can be far too obvious.  It really is very pretty.  It might be because it's a soft focus highlighter that it doesn't last quite as well as it's liquid counterparts, but I'm fine with that because in my opinion, it's much better.

I've managed to wear this every single day since I bought it, which means I might go through it a little quickly, but hey, at least it's being used :)

The lowdown
  • You get 9.4g of product
  • Cream to powder formula
  • Costs £24.50
  • A soft focus highlighter for your face
  • Ingredients: Nothing nasty :)


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25 comments

  1. I've been seeing this every where lately!!!! Must mean I need to buy it :P

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Well, there's a reason for that, it's great :)

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    1. Yeah I think it's a pretty good size :)

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  3. It's one of my favourites highlighters, love the colour, no pink!

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    1. Yeah I love there's no pink in it, I don't really like a pink highlighter right above pink blusher :)

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  4. This looks fab, I still love High Beam!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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    1. High beam is decent, I do prefer this though :)

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  5. looks lovely !!!! I've ever used a powder or liquid highlighter so this creamy form looks interesting :)

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    1. Yeah I hadn't used one like this before either, but I do really like it :)

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  6. This is my favourite highlighter and I use a stipple brush to apply it.

    Jodie x
    www.retrococktail.co.uk

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    1. Ooh I haven't used a brush to apply it, but I can imagine that will give a beautiful finish :)

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  8. Love this highlighter! I have it in the sample version. I use it under my eyebrows for highliting too! Great pics :)

    xoxo
    drugstoredreamer.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh I hadn't thought to use it under the browbone, what a lovely idea, I'll have to try that :)

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  9. Really pretty, its the sort of highlighter I love :)

    http://www.whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. It's a really pretty finish! Looks more natural than some of the highlighters I've seen.

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

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    1. Definitely, it sits on the cheekbones beautifully :)

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  11. I got this as my Sephora birthday gift earlier this year and I really like it! I put it under my brows and it looks nice.

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    1. You're actually the 2nd person to say about using it under the browbone, I hadn't thought of that, I'll have to give it a try :)

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  12. I love the look of this and I love the packaging xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

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  13. Great review, looks lovely on you xxx

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