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Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam is the answer to my prayers. Out of all the new things I’ve tried lately, this is my favourite. Basically, Shy Beam is a liquid highlighter. A matte liquid highlighter. It sounds crazy but bear with me.Benefit Shy Beam

Firstly the packaging. It’s so pretty, a little glass screw top  bottle with a brush, much like Benetint, or in fact, a nail polish. The colour scheme is really pretty too.

Benefit Shy BeamBenefit Shy Beam If you’re looking for a product that will add light and radiance to your face, without adding shimmer or worse, glitter, to your face, then look no further. This unassuming nude liquid will answer your prayers. Even if you’re as pale as I am (Mac NW15 if that helps).

Benefit Shy Beam You apply the liquid, as with any other highlighter, where you want to brighten. I must apologise for the following pics, I’m fresh out of the shower with a towel on my head and nothing by my base makeup on.

Benefit Shy Beam Next, this is where I apply the Shy Beam.

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And here it is blended out.

Benefit Shy Beam To make it easier to see the difference, here’s a side by side comparison. Hopefully you can see that the central parts of my face, under my eyes, nose, between the eyebrows and chin are just brighter.Benefit Shy BeamI moan a lot about my skin, and lots of base products don’t work too well for me, settling into pores, or showing up dry patches I didn’t even know were there, but his blends quickly and easily. It’s absolutely foolproof. I’ve blended out with brushes and fingertips and both work well, I find fingertips melt this into the skin seamlessly quickly and easily.

Just so you can see the full effect (and I can share a photo where I don’t have a towel on my head), this is the finished effect, with my hair dried and the rest of my make up on.

Benefit Shy BeamThe lightness it adds to your face is subtle, but that’s the point. Don’t get me wrong, I love a beautiful shimmery highlight as much as the next person (and in fact I sometimes add that as well), but for brightening up the face this works an absolute treat.

I would imagine, the darker your skintone the more dramatic the effect but I will say that this is quite buildable, or it can be really sheered out, so it will cover a good range of skin tones. Make it as dramatic as you like!

I bought my Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam from my local Benefit Counter where it retails at £19.50.

7 responses to “Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Review”

  1. I’ve not heard about this product before. Love the side by side photo – there is a slight lift. Thanks for sharing

  2. Jo says:

    I agree that it’s subtle but yes! That’s what we want sometimes! Looks lovely 🙂

  3. Sarah Bailey says:

    It is must definitely subtle but to be honest I like subtle things more and so with that in mind I think I need it my life 😉 x

  4. Anca says:

    It looks great. I like how subtle it is, this is what I’m looking for in a makeup too. It seems like a great product. x

  5. Jessica says:

    Wow! It looks good in you. I always fond of nude shades for natural look. 🙂

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