27 August 2013

Review | Benefit Watts Up

lol, trying to show you swatches but my fingers look weeeeiiirdddd

I bought Benefit Watt's Up highlighter a couple of weeks ago and it has since become a staple in my routine. It's a gorgeous champagne cream-powder highlighter. Firstly I love the name of this product and, as always with Benefit, I love the packaging. It actually has a built in sponge and the other end to the highlighter, which can be used to blend out the highlighter but I find that this tends to move my foundation too so I don't really use this. I usually apply with my fingers and then blend out with my Real Techniques Contour brush.

I apply this mainly on the tops of my cheekbones but also down my nose, on my cupids bow and as a brow highlight. It is also good as a subtle inner corner highlight, but I tend to use more obvious highlighters in this area. It blends out really nicely to give a warm toned, subtle highlighted effect. I find it is subtle enough for every day use but also it can be built up for a more night-time appropriate look.

At £24.50 this is not a cheap product, but I find that really good highlighters are a struggle to find in high-street brands. I am yet to find a more affordable highlighter that compares to my more high-end ones such as Benefit Watts Up and Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder. Therefore although it is expensive it seems worth it to me, but then again I love spending money on make-up! Highlighters are definitely not a necessity but I think they add a lot of dimension to my face and prevent it from looking too matte and flat.

Have you tried this product? Have you found any good high-street alternatives?



  1. I loveeeee the look of this it's on my list of things to buy :) I love the cute packaging!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  2. Hi,

    Found you via twitter - #bbloggers
    I have never tried this highlighter before but it sure looks good!
    new follower :)

    come and check out my blog if you'd like to :)

  3. I've seen this a lot lately and I keep umming and ahhing (?) but can't make up my mind! I've seen a really pretty Jouer one like this too. Might have to splurge and treat myself to both ;)

    Laura x | tealoaf.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Great review! This has been on my wishlist for a while :)

  5. I am a sucker for a beautiful highlighter and i have been eyeing this up for a while. Might have to check it out next time i am at my local Benefit counter :D Looks almost like a pretty rose gold shade...loveee!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  6. I LOVE watts up..it's such a pretty highlighter! definitely one of my favourites..awesome review :)xx



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