Benefit Watts Up! is my first and true love.
Our first encounter was when I received it as a birthday gift from Sephora, back in 2013. I was so impressed by the difference it made in my skin, I felt like a glowing goddess. Shortly after I decided to commit to a full-sized tube and decided to keep the mini in my purse. I would describe this as a warm champagne color that is very easy to blend. My favorite way to apply this is directly from the tube, I swipe it onto my cheek bones, nose bridge and sometimes a part of my temple. Then I would proceed to blending it out with my dampen beauty blender. I wouldn’t describe this as a subtle highlight, it blends well into the skin without looking fake, but you definitely glow – dewy skin in a stick. For more of a subtle highlight I would recommend Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (in the liquid form).
I think this is a very universal shade. I love that it comes in a stick form, it makes it very easy to apply the product with precision and it’s easy to blend with fingers or a damp beauty blender. Overall I love the packaging for this, it is very functional and easy to carry around, but I could do without the little sponge tip on the other end.
Bottom line: I really like this highlighter. Since Benefit, I’ve acquired many other highlighters but Watts Up! is a highlighter I always return back to. Keep scrolling to see a swatch of it.
Stay tuned, I’ll be comparing this to my other highlighters!