The Benefit “Watt’s Up! highlighter” comes in a metallic, double-ended tube: one of which is a small applicator sponge covered with a transparent lid, while the other holds the highlighter covered with a metallic lid. The tube is adorned with light bulbs that signify its ability to illuminate the face. The highlighter also comes in a mini size, but without an applicator sponge.
This highlighter has a creamy formula.
This highlighter is odorless.
You can turn up the wattage on several spots on your face with this highlighter: cheekbones, bridge of the nose, mid-chin, cupid’s bow, and brow bone. You can apply a hint of highlighter at the inner corners of the eyes as well. If you’re using the standard Watt’s Up! size, you can spread and blend it out with other products on your face using the available sponge. In case you’re using the mini size, you can spread and blend it out using a highlighter brush.
You might find it challenging to get the hang of this creamy highlighter if you’re used to applying powder ones. However, Benefit’s Watt’s Up! highlighter glides on the skin effortlessly, and blends out quickly with existing makeup. Its instantaneous effect adds sheen to the designated area without overdoing it like other highlighters would. It has a champagne color that infuses a natural glow to the face as well. You might not find it appealing if you prefer bolder colors, though. As for its lasting effect, we tried out this highlighter on normal skin and it lasted for around 5 hours before fading out gradually. So if a long day or a special occasion awaits, it’s best to keep it in your bag to retouch it when necessary.
This highlighter retails at 43 USD for the standard size (9.4 g) in Lebanon. It’s considered to be pricy in comparison with other tube-like highlighters. For instance, L’Oréal Paris Infaillible Highlighter Shaping Stick (9 g) is sold at 16.5 USD. Even powder highlighters such as Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo Creamy Highlighter sell for 18.5 USD per 9 g.