Holy Grail Highlighter: Benefit’s High Beam

Welcome to the Holy Grail series! I hope you’re all as excited as I am 🙂 We all have holy grails of beauty- they are products you swear by. You probably want to change things up and try something new often, but ultimately you repurchase your signature products. They just do everything right and never fail to make you feel pretty.


I decided to choose a highlighter because contouring is only getting more popular. High Beam by Benefit is a highlighter that I keep going back to. I’ve been trying a few others recently, but this one always delivers the best look.


1. It looks so natural and gorgeous. When the light catches you- OOMPH!

2. It is easy to apply and blend- I like to just dot it along my cheekbones.

3. It can be applied on top of powder foundation, which is great since I use BareMinerals.

4. It lasts forever. Actually. I’ve had the same bottle for ages because you only need to use a small amount!

5. It gives you the most gorgeous irridescent finish that a powder highlight isn’t as good at.

Do you guys have a holy grail highlighter??

xo J



  1. February 9, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Mine’s the Too Faced Candlelight! <3 I need to try the High Beam though! I like cream/liquid products! 🙂

    • February 9, 2015 / 12:02 pm

      Ooh I saw that one and was curious 🙂 Glad to hear it’s a good one- I may need to cheat on High Beam!

      • February 9, 2015 / 12:04 pm

        It’s so pretty! It gives a beautiful glow! It’s on the gold side in terms of undertone! <3 <3

        • February 9, 2015 / 12:06 pm

          Pretty! It would be a great one for summer when I’m more tan 🙂

          • February 9, 2015 / 12:15 pm

            Ohhh it’d be so stunning with a tan! <3 <3 <3

  2. February 9, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    Right now I’m loving Becca’s shimmering skin perfecters (the liquid ones), but they get a little weird over powder. They still shine under setting powder, but I am very interested in high beam! Thank you for this series, I’m excited for it. 🙂

    • February 10, 2015 / 3:31 am

      Thanks so much for reading! Glad you’re excited 🙂 Yes, sometimes powders don’t get along with cream products…grr!

  3. Mary B
    February 10, 2015 / 3:21 am

    love the color:)

  4. February 10, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    I never tried this one, you make it sounds like a real gem !!! I love Nars Copacabana illuminator. 🎀

    • February 11, 2015 / 8:37 am

      Oooh anything NARS is fabulous. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  5. February 20, 2015 / 11:08 am

    I have always wanted to try this product! Great review 🙂

    • February 20, 2015 / 11:24 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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