When you think of a cosmetic highlighter, the words that come to mind would usually be shimmery, shine, and glow. Am I right?! Well, Benefit Cosmetics have recently launched Dandelion Shy Beam*, a MATTE liquid highlighter. So how does a matte liquid highlighter work to give you that same radiance as say, High Beam?!
Benefit's Dandelion Shy Beam

Benefit’s Dandelion Shy Beam | A Matte Liquid Highlighter

Dandelion Shy Beam made it’s first appearance in Benefit’s Operation Pore-Proof beauty kit back in May last year but you can now purchase it on it’s own and in full size.

Benefit created Dandelion Shy Beam with those with oily skin in mind as not everyone is suited all that shimmer and shine. If the glow is a concern, you should try this new offering from Benefit. No glow whatsoever!

Benefit's Dandelion Shy Beam
The matte liquid highlighter is a nude peachy pink that gives a matte radiance. If you’ve ever used their High Brow pencil, you will get where I’m going with this!

The consistency of the highlighter is thick and creamy, with a liquid-to-powder finish. You can apply this like any other highlighter, on your cheekbones, brow bones, and down the centre of your nose.
It takes some time getting used to this. Before Shy Beam, I have only ever used shimmery highlighters. 
Shy Beam requires more blending than High Beam otherwise it will just seem like I’ve applied the wrong shade of foundation to my skin! You will need to apply three small strokes to your cheeks (like little whiskers) and pat over with your fingers and then use a brush or blending sponge in circular motions to blur the edges and ensure it’s all blended. It sets quite fast so you’ll have to work it on to your skin quite quickly. 
Benefit's Dandelion Shy Beam swatch
Benefit’s Dandelion Shy Beam is available now for £19.50 for a 10ml bottle from their beauty counters and online. 
Benefit's Dandelion Shy Beam
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12 thoughts on “Dandelion Shy Beam | Benefit’s Matte Liquid Highlighter

  1. I really want to love this product – I got it in the set last year for Christmas. The problem is, though, that I am so pale that it just… completely disappears on my face! You can't see where it is at all! If it was just a shade or two lighter it would be my highlighter holy grail, having horrendously oily skin like I do… Such a shame! x

  2. Oh my god, this is literally the answer to my prayers. I've been after a matte highlighter for a while as I love the matte one in the Seventeen contour kit but I get through it so quickly. The liquid to powder formula also sounds ideal. Can't thank you enough for bringing this to my attention, haha!

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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