Benefit Cosmetics Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter Review, Swatches & Video

Friday, May 22, 2015

Benefit's Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter (that I won in a Klout Benefit #Curlfriends Contest), made me think about AND question the collection of highlighters I already own. I had to do a little research. Do I own any highlighters that are GOLD? HaHaHa I went in my makeup stash to look and the gold highlighters that I own are The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer , Tarte's Park Avenue Princess , Urban Decay Naked Flush In Streak (all are champagne gold) and MAYBE Etude House White Chocolate Highlighter from Sweet Recipe. All were given a sweet rating (UD supersweet), but I think Benefit's Sun Beam in LIQUID GOLD beats them all out! What do you think? Benefit accurately describes this as, 'liquid sunshine in a bottle' and boy does it pack a punch. This stuff illuminates your face! It gives a contouring effect. Light is in the inner portion of your face (nose eyes & cheeks) and shadows surround the light. Benefit suggests dotting/dabbing this on the apples of your cheeks and underneath your eyebrows. I found an old HSN presentation, where it was suggested over the eyebrows! So I went with that one, personally for myself. I used my Tarte Foundcealer Foundation, added Benefit's Hoola Bronzer and then Sun Beam. Sun Beam really added LIGHT to my face. When you initially apply it, you won't see the light. I was like, ummmm, I'm not seeing THE LIGHT... this isn't working! HaHaHa But it has to dry (give it less than a minute)! Once it dries, you'll see a beautiful glow! This gives me hope to contour. LOL I know I promised a Tarte Poppy Picnic Palette Review & Giveaway this week, BUT I didn't make the video for it yet :( Soooo, I'll post it on here Monday (Memorial Day). Have A Great Weekend!





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supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Benefit's Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter is Supersweet

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Andrea said...

thanks for sharing this review and the video! looks like a great product. I will have to try benefit soon! it adds just the right amount of shimmer and great look! xo
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LoveT. said...

Great Review! The Pics are supergorgeous :)

Happy Friday ,kisses

Kizzy Von Doll said...

This is really lovely...super review doll.you look so sweet :))) I hope you have a marvellous weekend xx

Anya Jensen said...

Looks fab sweetnes - Happy weekend xox

oomph. said...

thanks for sharing this, kim! looks like a nice product.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Great review sweetheart...thx for sharing!

crafty-zone said...

This product looks like must-have on the summer, especially I'm sure this would look stunning on tanned skin :) I really like effect of this product on your skin, Kim!

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Jackie Harrison said...

This product does give a lovely glow it looks fabulous on you. Great to wear during this time of season. Have a great weekend Kim.

Lilli said...

Oh my Kim, Im drooling over it now, Im watching the video and Im so hypnotized. Such a cool and glowy finish! Have a great weekend! xo

Courtney Williamson said...

Thanks for the review, it looks like the perfect summer highlighter!
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Candice Petersen said...

Oh wow it's so pretty!!!!

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Diva In Me said...

It does have a golden glow. You did well on video by showing us how applied on it and let it shine! =)

little luxury list said...

It's subtle, but really lovely. Love it! Have a great weekend dear!

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Nerline Germain said...

This is nice. And I like the way you apply it too. Happy weekend cupcake!

Chelsea LeBlanc said...

Great post & video Kim! I have Moon Beam from Benefit, and it's a little too pink for me. This looks gorgeous!

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Shireen L. Platt said...

I bought this a long time ago and I agree, it's one of the best if not the best highlighter for medium and darker skin. Regardless how many highlighters I tried, I will always go back to this. Love the review, Kim and you know what I love even more? That we seems to share the same opinion in a lot of products. LOL!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The effect of this one is so pretty Kim! You totally have a sun kissed glow but it looks really natural at the same time. Enjoy your long weekend!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Gabrielle said...

I've been super curious about this as summer nears! I've been using Benefit's High Beam for quite a while now and so it's a relief to see this one is recommended for the same areas of application - nothing too difficult for this cosmetic novice haha! ;) I'll look into this, for sure! :)

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Cee said...

I've never tried Sun Beam, but Benefit used to have another highlighter in a bronzy-gold shade that I absolutely adored and although this doesn't look similar in the package, it does on your face. Definitely going to have to give this a try, I was so sad when they discontinued the old one!
xox,
Cee

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Love highlighters very much, too. Never tried this one, so thank you for the review, Kim! x

Tania Franco said...

So good! The tone looks so natural and pretty on your skin.I see why you gave it a Supersweet :))

xx,
Tania
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Tania Franco said...

So good! The tone looks so natural and pretty on your skin.I see why you gave it a Supersweet :))

xx,
Tania
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Stanislava E. said...

Ooh, that is a really nice product! Perfect for a night out! You have amazing skin, Kim! Have a nice weekend!

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Diana Horsfall said...

my friend just adviced me! cool post!

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Emmylou said...

Gosh! Why have I not tried this one yet!?!? I'm a huge Benefit fan...will add to this to my to-try list for sure:D

You have a great weekend, Kim!

Sydney Nguyen said...

I've been wanting to try that for a while! Great review - definitely should buy it!

Syd
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Carsla Peyton said...

adore the quality of your photography and video! lovely review! looking forward to more. (:

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Lauren Carter said...

This is one of the most wearable gold highlighters I have seen. Some of the gold ones are a little scary to me. This looks like it would be beautiful on anyone, and it looks stunning on you!

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

This look so amazing on you! I definitely need to go check out the Benefit section next time I am in a store!

365HANGERS said...

So gorgeous, we're loving the golden hue and looks like a highlighter we might have to try!

xx 365Hangers

Ashley said...

This highlighter is so gorgeous on you Kim!!! I love the videos you are making! I like to see everything in action haha!

Lizzy Fresh said...

Your skin looks sooo healthy and bright with this product on! My first thought too was that I don't think I own any highlighters like this color, it's such a unique shade to highlight with but it seems so summer appropriate :)

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Mica T said...

It looks It looks really nice on you Kim! I'm glad you found something that you like even better than all the others! :)

My favourite thing about benefit is that they give you instructions that are easy to follow with everything - perfect for a dunce like me haha! :)

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Samantha Mariko said...

I love how your skin glows and you look so sun-kissed! this is definitely a great product :)
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Pamela RG said...

Looks so natural on you with a golden glow.

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Pilar said...

This highlighter looks gorgeous on you Kim!

Hailey Lauderdale said...

great review. I enjoyed watching the video. it has just the right amount of shimmer & gold to it. also, I've never really been into highlighting that much, but your video really gave me some ideas so thanks for sharing! sending lots of love xx

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Life's a shoe said...

wow this looks like an amaing product, thanks for sharing!

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Fashionable Rose said...

It looks very natural, the glow is not too much and I think that is the most important for a highlighter!!

I love a bit of glow, as long as it looks natural!!

This products looks really good!

kisses

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crafty-zone said...

Hope you had amazing weekend, dear Kim! :)

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Coco said...

Gosh this is pure gold!! I think it goes perfectly with the Hola bronzer and you did a great job applying it!
Baci,
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Connie Bea said...

Love this review, but I may be biased because I LOVE this product!

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Tina Bradley said...

Lovely pics, Kim! You definitely look fabulous, and I love the idea of a glow to the skin--especially this time of year. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Tina Bradley said...

Lovely pics, Kim! You definitely look fabulous, and I love the idea of a glow to the skin--especially this time of year. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

rachna sharma said...

i have this one and i totally adore it!

JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

OK, now I've to have it!! ;-) I love, read: LOVE your natural glow, Kim! I was always wondering about that glow of celebrities now I've found their secret product... haha! Using a blush by MAC for that glow at the moment!

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Angela Landskron said...

"Liquid sunshine in a bottle" sounds like a pretty apt description!

miss b said...

This review has come just at the right time for me as I have been considering buying this type of bronzer. It certainly sounds and looks good and I like the way it illumintes in a very natural way. I may just have to treat myself! I'm so behind with my blogging but I do enjoy following along on your Instagram account!

Margarita Bloom said...

Gotta love a golden shimmer!!


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