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Benefit Shy Beam Matte Highlighter Review

4th April 2016 in Highlighter, Makeup - 14 Comments - 2 min read

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Launches in Full Size

Hey Beauties!

How are you all today? I can’t believe how fast 2016 is moving its already April and I feel like it was only just Christmas.
Benefit has launched a new highlighter called Shy Beam which has only ever been in the operation: pore-proof! set but now you are able to buy a full-sized bottle of Shy Beam.

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Launches in Full Size

Shy Beam is a matte nude pink highlighter which has been carefully chosen to allow you to highlight and sculpt without the shine of a regular highlighter. Shy Beam enhances the look of cheekbones and gives a lifted look to the eyes when applied to the brow bone.
I like how Shy Beam comes with a little brush which lets you apply while on the go the brush applies just the amount of product you need.

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Launches in Full Size

Benefit describes Shy Beam as a liquid highlighter but i would say the consistency is more of a cream than a liquid, its much thicker than their tints which are liquids. Shy Beams applies smoothly and evenly, what I have notice is that it doesn’t seem to dry down as fast as say High Beam so it does give you a chance to blend and move the product around.
Since Shy Beam is a nude pink tone it would work best on those of you with light to medium skin I think any more than that it would end up looking a bit to harsh on deep skin as it is quite pale.

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Launches in Full Size

This would be a great highlighter for those of you who like a natural face, something that isn’t going to scream I’m wearing lots of makeup. If you’re looking for more of a Kim Kardashian highlight this probably won’t cut it, for that I would suggest something like Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop because that would be a shimmery highlight that really stands out. Shy Beam is going to be good for those of you who have oily skin, enlarged pores, fine lines because it dries matte with no shimmer there’s no chance of it reflecting light where you don’t want it to

I love the fact that this can be used in so many different ways by adding light to the skin rather than shimmer think of Shy Beam as a matte version High Beam. I love using Shy Beam on the tops of cheekbones to brighten, on the brow bone or the inner corner,  on the cupid’s bow to give the lips a pouty look.

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam can be found on benefitcosmetics.com or on Benefit counters from the 1st April for £19.50*

What do you think of Matte Highlighters?
Shy Beam or High Beam?
Leave a Comment!

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Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

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