Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Benefit Shy Beam

We had the huge contouring craze and then we had the strobing trend (read about that here) now we are seeing products which highlight without the shine! Confused, well it's basically like using a light coloured matte powder as a highlighter, except this is a liquid.

 Shy Beam launches in April and applies the same as their alternative product, High Beam. The bottle looks unnervingly like a nail varnish and I even double checked the instructions before I applied it as it looked and felt exactly like a nude nail polish being applied!

 It's a liquid but not a runny liquid, it has a thick and creamy texture. The bottle says it's baby pink but it's more salmon toned I would say.
 It lightens and brightens the skin it is applied to but would only really be suitable for a very fair to light skin tone. Any skin tone which is medium through to deep would look ashy and overly white after applying this.

Applied and un-blended

 You can wear it on the cheekbones but it performed particularly well as an under brow highlighter.

This will launch in April and will be £19.50.


  1. I'm still unsure about the new chroming trend, - there seems to be so many new ones at the moment! This looks like a good brow bone highlighter as you said. I think I'd use it more there than on my cheekbones.

    Steph -

  2. I think this would suit me as I am lucky enough to have quite fair skin, but I wouldn't want to pay that price :/

    Meme xx

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  3. I also like to use this to brighten up my undereyes!

  4. Would a lighter shade of concealer/ under eye highlighting concealer give the same effect?

    Nic x


  5. Still not too sure about chroming, I feel very Daft Punk whenever I give it a go!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

  6. Don't we just call that concealer? Serious question...not snark.

  7. I don't like the look of that at all, not for me! R they running out of things to come up with? :) xxx

  8. I don't know why they didn't just call it "Low beam?" From a person who has seen makeup and fashion change cycles and names countless times over the course of my life, all these trends are becoming such a joke. I never thought many of them would return or such classic techniques would warrant such flighty names, it saddens me. Men would never fall for this in their industry and interests such as sports. Could you imagine Cricket and football changing its name and ball every few years?


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