Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter

Benefit Watt’s Up! ($30.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a “champagne” hued cream-to-powder highlighter that’s designed to work on all complexions. Benefit suggests applying it to cheek and brow bones and use the soft blender to sculpt and blend out the protect. It can be used on its own or over existing makeup.

It’s a shimmered champagne beige that almost seems like it’ll be too much, but once it’s blended out, it results in a beautiful, glowy sheen that’s luminous and lit-from-within. It sits on top of makeup well without looking heavy or caky, though it certainly works well against the natural skin. The consistency is creamy without being thick or greasy; it has enough glide to apply without bunching up in places, but it stays where you put it.

I like blending out the product with fingertips, but the included applicator (on the other end of the tube, which feels like a plush sponge) will work, too. I’m just wary of washing it, but it would do in a pinch, and I think it smears around any underlying makeup.  I was really pleased with the wear, because it lasted for a full eight hours and didn’t settle into pores or look uneven after a long day.

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Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter


Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighter on cheekbones, Illamasqua Ambition blush on cheeks