Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter


4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


Our Soft Focus Highlighter Turns On “watt” Ya Got With A Delicate Champagne Glow That’s Gorgeous. The Cream-to-powder Finish Is A Switch-on “wow” For All Complexions. You’ll Adore The Smooth Applicator.

Luminous Sheen
Soft-focus Look
Apply Solo Or Over Makeup


Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Soybean Glycerides, Silica, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Unsaponifiables, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid. N° 05897/N

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Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter
Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter
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  • "so easy to throw on and lights up your face! sometimes a little too shiny for what i am going for, but great for a night out" in 496 reviews
  • "it did look nice,i got a sample of this from a subscription box. my only real problem with it is that the undertone didn't suit my skin in the winter,though it looked alright in the summer months. it was a light,buildable cream stick that was easy to use,and could be sheered out for more natural days. if it suited my skin tone better through the fall and winter months amd not just during when i have a tan,i would have purchased a full size,as i quite like the formula. it also stays on well,does good with powder over it,and doesn't make me look textured." in 437 reviews
  • "The little sample sized one I received from Sephora for my birthday gift about 2 years ago, I still have and use everyday to contour my nose and make it smaller <3" in 45 reviews
  • "Not too shimmery, prefer the sample size to full size packaging, just find it easier to apply, a great highlighter, just over expensive" in 39 reviews
  • "Looks great as a highlight shade in the inner corner of the eye or on the brow bone, also works great as a highlight shade (especially with the full size version)." in 34 reviews
Alexis C.
Highland, CA
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this highlighter! This is the highlighter that got me addicted to highlights. This creamy highlighter glides on top of my foundation so well and it does not pick up the makeup underneath so everything is still even. It is a great color for my dark skin, which is where I was nervous because I’m never sure how a highlighter is going to look on me. Benefit has such great products and this is just one of the many! I have given this highlighter as gifts multiple times within the last five months and everyone has fallen in love with it the way I have! Great great product!
Gina C.
Long Beach, CA
133 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I absolutely love this highlighter, and have been loving it since it came out! I have repurchased it multiple times, and it is definitely worth the price. It gives such a natural, pretty highlight look to your face that isn't too over the top or fake looking. It gives such a pretty, golden, dewy glow to your skin. The stick applicator makes it very easy to easy and apply to your skin, as well as the product itself is super creamy and smooth making it easy to blend into your skin. The sponge on the other side of the product is perfect for blending the highlight into your skin. I just think it is such a beautiful color for a highlight, and it gives such a natural and dewy glow to your skin. I recommend it to anyone who likes a more subdued, natural looking highlight that is still shimmery and pretty on the skin!!
Chanon C.
White Lake, MI
260 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Not worth all the hype that some of my friends have over this product. It is nice for a little glow and the cream stick applies alright, but I think i'm more of a powder highlighter or a pure liquid highlighter rather than a cream / stick highlighter. I don't like to rub it on over and over trying to build up my highlight, but for an everyday, dewy look, it works well enough. The packaging, as always, is on point, so I thought it deserved four starts instead of three. 
Josie A.
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this highlighter so much. It's so gorgeous and provides the perfect amount of shimmer wherever you want! I simply use it over moisturizer for a super easy yet beautiful no-makeup makeup look. My one complaint is the staying power. If I apply this in the morning, it's gone within an hour and I have to completely reapply. Since it's nice and portable I'm not hugely concerned about it, but it would be nice if it stayed longer.
Melanie C.
Manteca, CA
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I’ve been using this highlighter since I got a sample of it 5 years ago, before the highlighting craze began. I’m personally not huge on bright shiny highlighter, so this gives me the perfect level of a soft glow that I like. The application is smooth and doesn’t clump, and it’s easily blendable with a finger or brush. I’ve worn it on nights out and it looks good every time I look in the mirror during a bathroom break.
Priyanka N.
Gainesville, FL
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
It’s my favorite travel highlighter, eyeshadow . I got a smaller sized product and it fits perfectly in my bag. It has a champagne - gold undertone which goes perfectly with my skin tone . No glittery sparkly particles visible . It’s best for either highlight certain points - not for an overall glow. Works on all skin types - dry , Oily. Does not make my skin more oily. Have received so many compliments with this
Michelle V.
New York, NY
210 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
The first highlighter I ever owned!! This was given to me in sample size from Sephora as a birthday gift. Since then, it has always been my favorite highlighter. The tone of it is just gorgeous for a glowy, natural highlight. Its not blinding but just enough for a perfect glow. Can easy be paired with a powder highlight for a more intense highlight. A little goes a long way girls, so it will last you such a long time!!
Bhavna S.
East Elmhurst , NY
116 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: Sephora
This was one of the first highlights I’ve ever tried and I think it’s a great beginner highlight since it’s so easy to apply and carry around if your traveling. The consistency is very creamy so it’s quite hard to make a mistake within this because you can just go over the highlight with your finger and spread it. The color is also quite universal so it’s easy to use on everyone. A great overall product
Myia J.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
One of my all time favorite highlighters. I was unsure about such a light color against my deep skin but one swipe and that all went out the window. It blends effortlessly and gives a glow that is super natural. The size of the product allows for easy application and it lasts quite a long time. I've also built it up for a more blinding glow. Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter
Rebecca R.
Fontana, CA
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product does exactly what it says it’s supposed to do and the color of it is beautiful, but I have oily skin so this product is not something I will repurchase. If you have normal skin I think this would be perfect and same for dry skin. Sometimes I use it as an inner corner highlight and put a powder on top and it works well but as far as on the rest of my face I’ll have to pass.
Jessica O.
Shawnee, KS
27 reviews
Do you like Watt's Up or High Beam highlighter better?
Yusbreili G.
311 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I can't find this product. Where did u guys purchase it?
Carlotta E.
Saint Louis, MO
30 reviews
Is it worth the price? benifet is pricey in my opinion
Teresa L.
235 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I received a sample of this from Sephora. What is the best way and place to apply this? Any tips?
Jenny C.
288 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Has anyone ever used this as a primer shadow on eyes?

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