Oh hey… how on earth can a matte highlighter work? When Benefit launches their Operation Pore-Proof kit at the end of July this year, inside it, you’ll find Shy Beam.Benefit Shy Beam
And, here she is! I’m pretty sure that Benefit Shy Beam will appear at full size at some stage. So, what does it do? If you have pale skin or very oily skin and every single highlighter product sets your skin shining like the Blackpool Illuminations, Shy Beam is for you. I suppose you could almost say it’s reverse contouring – so under-lighting for cheekbones or brow bones in a way that gives a lightful definition without all the twinkles. Even if you don’t have pale skin, you can under-light with it but you’d need to be really careful with the blending so that it doesn’t look like a pale stripe.Benefit Shy Beam
Benefit Shy Beam is a good match for all the other products in the Operation Pore-Proof kit – Porefessional, Agent Zero Shine, License to Blot and Dr Feelgood, all at mini sizes with a teeny weeny brush to boot, because it’s all about banishing oily sheen – with Shy Beam you can highlight without adding any more oiliness or shine. I think it’s a clever little product.
I’ve shot this right in full sun light so you can see what it really does – the first swatch is Benefit Shy Beam as it comes out of the tube and not blended; the second is semi-blended and you can see that it’s giving a light-washed nuance without shine. You could, in all honesty, get this look from using a matte powder but Shy Beam is very loose in consistency which means that blending is an absolute dream. When Benefit’s head make up artist, Lisa, starts giving tips on how to use it, I’ll feature Benefit Shy Beam again. For now though, it’s just a little sneaky peek.
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The thing that I’m really loving & hope keep with this is the packaging, it’s so modern of them with still a little retro edge to it. That & I really like the idea of the Shy Beem as highlighters scare the crap outta me I just can’t get it right, it almost seems fool proof in consistency & a lack of glitter!
This is exactly what I need! Highlighters are nice but look a lot like I’ve poured gold glitter over my face.
Shy Beam sounds ideal for me! Want!
Perricone MD released a No Highlighter Highlighter and it seems similar!
I was looking at this on the Instagram last night they have so many fab new things coming out x My skin can look like an oil slick at times but I love my highlighters so I’m definitely going to be giving this kit a try
I’m rarely tempted by Benefit sets but this one looks ideal for me!
I love these Benefit kits, its a great way to try before you buy the full sizes x
Emma | Emmys Blog
Shy Beam sounds like it might be good for pale people who already use the lightest foundation/concealer so can’t buy a lighter one to contour with. Like me! Will be interested in testing it and eventually daring to buy a darker concealer/foundation to contour with too. I’ve got pretty neutral undertones and lots of slightly darker colours look too orange on me 🙁
It looks sooo good! Next time I’m going to shop in Benefit I need to give it a go!:)
This set looks amazing! It’s 100% on my wishlist!
As a pale gal, the Shy Beam sounds spot on perfect for me. I have the High Beam and rarely use it anymore because it’s just tooooo much. This looks so nice, though.
Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup
Where you buy it? I wannaaaa!