Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam

When I saw all of the new Benefit releases the one product I knew I had to get my hands on was Shy Beam. The day it went on Feel Unique I ordered it and I have been loving it ever since (you might have seen it in my haul - HERE). I was a little nervous to try Shy Beam as I can't use High Beam as I had a reaction to it but luckily for me Shy Beam is fine for my skin - yippee!
Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam
Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam
Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam
Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam
Shy Beam is the newest highlighter from Benefit and in true Benefit fashion has incredible packaging. Even the outer box has the prettiest Dandelion designs with pink and green metallic shades running throughout the box. The highlighter itself is in the same style packaging as all of the other tints from Benefit, they look like nail polishes! The bottle of Shy Beam is stunning and is far too pretty to be kept hiding away in a draw! The bottle is a light pink metallic with a beading detail around the cap and a Dandelion design on the top of the bottle. 

Benefit Shy Beam is a nude pink matte highlighter - yes really, it's matte! It has a light weight formula and a gorgeous scent, it's the same as the Dandelion Blush which is one of my all time favourite products! This is the perfect liquid highlighter for those who like a natural makeup look as it isn't going to add any shimmer or glitter, it is just going to keep you looking radiant! I find it best to apply it in small dots then take a damp beauty blender to blend it out. I would say this is better suited towards paler skin tones as it is quite light. I have been using this in my cheekbones for a matte radiance or applying a powder highlight over the top for a glow that can be seen from space! 

However my favourite use of Shy Beam is to use it under my eyes to brighten - thanks Ree for the tip (see her review HERE). I have been loving using this under my eyes before foundation and concealer to help brighten my dark circles. As I am quite pale and this is a matte product it's perfect for it. It makes such a difference to my under eyes and even on no makeup days I still still use Shy Beam under my eyes to make me look a little more awake! 

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam retails for £19.50 - HERE

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24 comments

  1. ooh the packaging is soooo pretty the next time I pop into town I must find this and try it out.

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  2. This sounds so lovely and I need it!!! I love benefit highlighters xx

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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  3. This bottle is gorgeous! I love Shy Beam, after I got a sampel in a set last year. Glad the full size has now launched, as it is brilliant for a highlighter, and I will definitely try it under eyes! :)
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I have never tried a highlighter before, so it's something I will look in to.

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  5. Oh I didn't realise they made this as a highlighter. I love the dandelion blush it's one of my favourites x

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  6. I bought this recently but never thought of using it as an under-eye brightener!

    I'll have to give that a go :)

    DippyWrites

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  7. Ohh I've not heard of this one before - what a great looking highlighter! x

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  8. I've not tried dandelion though I do use high beam - I think it is called that anyway! H x

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  9. I've just received the travel set. I can't wait to try this product.

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  10. I have never tried this before but it looks great

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  11. I love Benefit. Coralista is the best blusher ever. Haven't tried this highlighter, so will look out for it when I'm in Cardiff next.

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  12. How strange that it's a matte highlighter- I'm intrigued!

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  13. I'm loving the bottle and the product sounds great too.

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  14. I need and want this in my life for sure, it sounds amazing x

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  15. I love the bottle and the product looks really nice too.

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  16. I might just have to give this a try because a matte highlighter sounds perfect for me x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  17. I love this shade. Looks amazing on you.

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  18. I have high beam and love it! The packaging of this one is all too cute - the colours, design, it all! I love that it's matte, I never realised that! xxx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Oooo how did I not know they had a new highlighter this looks lovely X

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  20. Massive lover of Benefit products, really like this though and something I would have in the front of my acrylic storage

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  21. Such a good idea to use it under your eyes! x
    Sweet Dreams

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  22. I would love to try the Benefit shy beam because like you I had a reaction to the high beam highlighter.

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  23. Interesting that it's matte! I literally have no idea how to use this so I'd have to watch a YouTube video to help me step by step xD

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  24. Now this does tempt me! Even the packaging looks appealing.

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