I finally found the time to spend a giftcard that was burning a hole in my wallet since January… I took this highlighter / luminizer home: the Watt’s Up by Benefit! This “champagne” hued cream-to-powder highlighter stick has quickly become one of my favorite make up products. Why? Let me show you!
Benefit has created gorgeous and adorable packaging for the Watt’s Up! highlighter.
Watt’s Up! is double-sided. One end’s the highlighter stick, the other’s a cute little applicator.. Cute, but I’ve used it only once, and wasn’t a fan of it. It felt like I was just smearing the underlying make up away. It doesn’t look like an applicator that you can easily wash either, so I prefer to apply it with my fingers or a brush.
Benefit about the Watt’s Up!
“Our soft focus highlighter turns on “watt” ya got with a delicate champagne glow that’s gorgeous. The cream-to-powder finish is a switch-on “wow” for all complexions. You’ll adore the smooth applicator.
- Luminous sheen
- Soft-focus look
- Apply solo or over makeup
I’m sure you’ve probably heard of the make up trend called ‘strobing’. When you strobe, you basically apply highlighter on all the places light hits your face, giving you an amazing, dewy glow. Strobing is great for spring and summer, and the Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter is perfect for it. I’m kinda hooked on contouring, but decided to do a minimal make up and give this technique a try:
This is really one of the best highlighters I have ever used. It’s super conveniently packaged, and can be applied subtle to superglowy. I use it on top of the cheekbones, under my brow bone, on my cupid’s bow and in the inner conner of my eye. It doesn’t look to sparkly or glittery, but really gives the skin a gorgeous glow.
I also love using it as an illuminator, and use it underneath a medium coverage foundation (like MAC’s Face & Body) Shine bright like a diamond, baby! ;)
The only thing is that it’s doesn’t come cheap. But however small the packaging, it will last you a long time, since it has great staying power. And trust me, this is worth every penny.
Regardless of any price tag on this highlighter, this will always be a staple for my makeup collection from now on! Needless to say, I highly recommend to try it out yourself. Benefit always comes out with sample sized versions of their products, so if you’re still on the fence about the price, try the more affordable, smaller sample size version!