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Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter

Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter

BY BENEFIT COSMETICS #22 in Highlighter

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.37 / 5 based on 5,404 Reviews
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Product Description

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
Bridget M.
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I received a trial size Watt's Up! from Ulta after purchasing a ton of Benefit makeup. I have mixed feelings about this highlighter but definitely wouldn't purchase the full-size. It's not super creamy and doesn't blend very well. It does leave you with a nice glow! I just prefer Milk Makeup's highlighter because it has a nice creamy formula and is buildable.
Meredith R.
Denver, CO
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I will preface by saying that I favor powder highlights over cream, but I was still a little underwhelmed by the pigment in this product. The stick makes it easy to be precise but it also has a higher chance of moving my foundation around since it isn't a liquid. I think there are better highlights in a similar price point and would not purchase again. 
Kaylin F.
Plaistow, NH
122 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I think that the color of this is really pretty, its a nice champagne shade that I think could work well for people of all skin tones. I just don't love the formula of this product so i don't find myself reaching for it really ever. I find that the actual product is just a little bit too thick, like if you try to apply it directly from the stick onto your cheekbones it seems like it will remove all your face products that were under it. Then the little sponge on the other end just doesn't do a great job of blending this out. I think the best way to use this would be to apply it onto a beauty blender to warm it up and then dab it onto the face; I feel that works well but for me it's just too many extra steps when there are other highlights that work better.
Laura B.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My absolute favorite makeup product that I own! I have loved this since I first tried it at Sephora and have been addicted ever since. I use this above my cheek bones, down my nose, and right above the lip as a highlighter, and also use on my eyelids for a eyeshadow base or just for a subtle glow. I’d recommend this to anyone, as the color is ver versatile
elizabeth l.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this really love it becomes one w the skin gives off a gold highlight I don’t want to call it suttle but thinks it the perfect highlighter when the right light hits it is beautiful it will last u forever you only need a tiny amount do not apply directly warm it up in your finger and tap on I go over it w my foundation sponge highly recommend this
Jay M.
Sacramento, CA
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
My favorite cream highlighter! Glides on super easy. You can either apply it with the stick it comes in or take your fingertip to the top of it to slightly warm it up before applying to your cheekbones. Creates a very light champagne highlight to the areas where you apply it. Goes on creamy smooth and can be built up to Glow to the heavens! Highly recommend if you're looking for a cream highlight that's easy to apply and looks beautiful on the skin. It does not emphasize texture or pores either which is one of my favorite things about it.
Yvette W.
195 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is the first highlighter I've ever used. I received it as a birthday gift. I like the how small it is and think the tube is really cute with the 💡. The color is very nice and subtle. It's easy to apply. I even used it as a 💄 once or twice. It came with a good amount of product which lasted me quite a while. The name definitely described the highlighter well!!!😊
Faith Recchia R.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I loooove my watts up highlighter. I love how it comes with its own little beauty blender. It is very pretty on its own but it also is super nise to use as a base and then add powered highlighter on top if you are super extra like me and wanna glow to the gods 😂
Fatima N.
Jersey City, NJ
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this highlighter!! it’s so easy to use since it’s a stick packaging, all I do is swipe across the high points of my face and blend with just my finger! No need for any sort of brushes at all which makes this product really easy to use on to go! It give a light golden sheen and blends seamlessly on any skin tone or skin type!
Shannon V.
Sherman Oaks
208 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I didn't really understand the hype around this highlighter at first. I had tried applying directly to the face and I honestly think that was the problem. Lately I will apply to the beauty blender and I think this goes on SO much better using that method. I really pretty natural glow. A little goes a long way with this product. 
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.
231 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.
280 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Has anyone ever used this as a primer shadow on eyes?

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Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter
Benefit Cosmetics
Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter