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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?