Benefit’s Watt’s Up Amps Up the Luminosity

Benefit’s Watt’s Up is the newest addition to the brand’s already impressive range of  highlighters. It houses a  champagne-colored cream to powder highlighter on one end and a sponge applicator on the other. The color is just lovely. On my skin, it’s got a touch of rose gold, which I love. True to its namesake, Watt’s Up helps amp up the luminosity in a mega way. In fact, Watt’s Up brought out my brave side.

Watt's Up, unblended (top), blended in (bottom)

Usually, I use a light finger dot application or a brush to apply highlighting products, but with Watt’s Up, I applied straight from the tube on my cheekbones. Depending on the product, this technique can result in over-accentuated pores or streakiness, but not with Watt’s Up. After I swipe, I take a brush and blend it in and the result is a natural, soft highlight. The sponge on the one end is quite useful for blending in along the browbone, down the bridge of the nose and other small areas, but I would have loved to see a brush on the other end of the this product! Worth noting is the staying power. It’s fantastic — all day on my skin!

Watt’s Up is available where Benefit is sold for $30. Which is a bargain compared to the $45 Euros I saw it for in Madrid. Seriously, you poor beauty-lovers of Spain!

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2 Responses to “Benefit’s Watt’s Up Amps Up the Luminosity”

  1. Jenn A. says:

    I’ve been seeing so many positive reviews of Watt’s Up lately, I’m dying to try it. Never can have too many highlighters, right?

  2. It’s looks lovely and rose gold is so flattering to the skin!

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