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A better highlighter than Benefit High Beam?

(19 Posts)
HollyBollyBooBoo Fri 28-Sep-12 15:33:15

My Benefit High Beam is about to run out, is there a better highlighter out there for a similar price that you'd recommend?

SorrelForbes Fri 28-Sep-12 15:49:27

I really like Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl but it's a little more expensive at £24.50.

Tamisara Fri 28-Sep-12 16:43:24

I love Boots No 7 Skin Illuminator

Tamisara Fri 28-Sep-12 16:45:14

Damn pushed the wrong button!

The Boots one is slightly cheaper, but looks more natural IMHO. I have it in both colours, and whilst I have very pale, cool skin, I find the 'peach' is more natural in daylight.

I quite like Highbeam, but find it higlights any bumps in my skin, and also enlarged pores, which the Boots one doesn't

AKissIsNotAContract Fri 28-Sep-12 16:47:19

Benefit Sunbeam is my new favourite, but I tend to still use high beam on my brow bones and sunbeam on cheekbones.

I also have girl meets pearl but thought that was more of a primer than a highlighter.

Itsgottabebags Fri 28-Sep-12 17:47:44

Instyle magazine next month come with benefit minis (one mini per issues) I think sun beam is one of the samples offered OP so maybe you could try that.

gregssausageroll Fri 28-Sep-12 18:19:00

I am waiting in Instyle so I can try sunbeam!

iloveeverton Fri 28-Sep-12 18:54:12

Does anyone know when instyle is out? Would like to try sunbeam.

Use highbeam at the minute and really like it.

FloppyWire Fri 28-Sep-12 20:39:12

4th Oct iloveeverton

I want Sunbeam too!

HappyGirlNow Fri 28-Sep-12 20:42:35

Sunbeam is great grin

knitknack Fri 28-Sep-12 20:43:51

Forget them all and buy Becca's skin perfector. Expensive but I use mine every day, it's over half full and I bought it for my wedding in Oct 2010!!! It really s incredible.

littlepinkfizz Sat 29-Sep-12 19:56:36

Where do you actually use the high beam and how much should you use? I have it but rarely use it as I find it makes me glow like a clown and I can't get it natural looking

AKissIsNotAContract Sat 29-Sep-12 20:18:54

Just a small amount above cheek bones and just under eyebrows.

littlepinkfizz Sat 29-Sep-12 20:28:28

The whole way along the cheekbone or just in the middle kiss?

AKissIsNotAContract Sat 29-Sep-12 20:39:45

I go along the top of the cheek bone from the centre of my eye to the outside edge of my eye if that makes sense?

AKissIsNotAContract Sat 29-Sep-12 20:40:53

Then a bit of benetint or posie tint on the fuller part of the cheek

littlepinkfizz Sat 29-Sep-12 21:24:37

Yes that makes sense! Thanks kiss

strictlovingmum Sat 29-Sep-12 21:52:03

Mac 'strobe cream', best highlighter on the market, little goes a very long way.

bluejeans Sun 30-Sep-12 17:43:48

George at Asda do a fake 'High Beam' for about £3.50.

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