Benefit Watts Up Highlighter Review

21 July 2014

In the Summer i find i tend to go for more cream based makeup products, i just find them best for giving that soft glowy Summery skin look, so i have been loving cream blushes and cream shadow products lately but what i was after was a new cream highlighter. Although i do own Benefits HighBeam which is another great one for glowy Summer skin its a pale pearly highlighter and what i was after was basically something like my favorite highlighter Macs Soft and Gentle but in a cream formula. Benefits Watts up is exactly that, its the most beautiful soft champagne colour exactly what i wanted.
One thing i absolutely love about Benefit products in their quirky packaging and attention to detail, and Watts Up is no exception. The highlighter comes packaged in the form of a light bulb its just so cleaver and fun, the highlighter itself is even in the shape of a light-bulb, you remove the larger end to reveal the product which you twist up to use, the smaller end has a handy sponge tip for blending the product out.
So onto the actual highlighter, i apply Watts Up straight onto the skin, basically i draw a line down each cheekbone and then blend it into the skin, of corse its also great for other places, under the brow bone, cupids bow, and a bit down the nose which i apply by putting a bit on my finger as it is a heavy application directly onto the skin. Its applies smoothly to the skin and does defiantly need blending out, i actually don't like using the sponge tip, i personally find it a bit small and hard for blending out and i just feel its taking of my makeup underneath, so for me i find it best to just blend out with my fingers.
Watts Up blends out amazingly and leaves you with a soft highlighted sheen that looks so pretty, especially when it catches the light it just illuminates the skin and looks glowing and healthy.
The great thing about cream products is that they are great for layering up, although Watts Up is absolutely enough on its own if you are a big fan of super highlighted cheekbones like i am you can use a powder highlighter on top, like i said previously its the same gorgeous champagne colour as Macs Soft and Gentle so i like to put a bit of that on top as well for the ultimate Summery glow!
I am absolutely loving using Watts Up, its definitely my new go to Summer highlighter and i no its not going to be leaving my makeup bag anytime soon, get your from your nearest Benefit counter for £24.50.

Has anybody else tried Watts Up? What did you think? 


  1. That is gorgeous! I have never tried this highlighter but I defo need to have a look <3

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  2. It looks so gorgeous! I have a sample of this and when it runs out, I'll definitely be purchasing the full size xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. I have this on my birthday wish list! It is such a gorgeous shade, brilliant highlighter.

    Jen | BeautyFull Sparx

  4. Watts up is absolutely beautiful, I had a really small version of this and have been longing for the large ever since xxx

  5. This is such a cool product. I love that it comes with a sponge to blend it in. This is definitely next on my Benefit wishlist! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  6. this highlighter is so lovely, benefit definitely got it spot on with this one, especially the packaging. x


  7. that looks so so so pretty :)

  8. This sounds like a great product and the packaging is really pretty! :)

  9. This is such a gorgeous highlighter x



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