Months and months ago there were some Benefit Freebies being given away with a magazine.Here is my review of The Benefit High Beam and Posie Tint !
Why has it taken me so long to review them? Honestly it’s because I never use them. I have reviewed their Moon Beam highlighter here http://eyeliningobsessions.blogspot.com/2010/05/benefit-moonbeam.html and I use it frequently but I’m so glad that these are freebies and not products I spent actual money on. Here they are pictured with the full sized Moon Beam.
Now I know that plenty of people swear by these but hear me out. Moon Beam, a liquid highlighter with a warm pink/ gold pearl just works better on my skin tone than High Beam does. High beam applies beautifully, lasts well, can be mixed into foundation for a dewy finish. The end result though is a pale, icy pink highlight that doesn’t quite work for me. I’d still recommend the product, just pick the shade that will work for you.
I’m afraid to say that I do find Poppie Tint to be a total let down for me. It is a lip and cheek stain and the gorgeous bright pink looks fab in the swatch. Sadly I have a hard time getting it to show up on my cheeks (if you layer it too much the edges become really obvious) and it doesn’t show up at all on my lips. Add to that the nasty alcohol type scent and it’s pretty clear that I won’t be getting a lot of use out of this. But then I suppose I’m biased as I’m not a massive fan of stains anyway.
I think I will stick to Moon Beam, thank goodness for freebies!