Benefit Cosmetics

Watt's Up! Champagne Cream Highlighter


Mary S.

Benefit's Watt's Up? is a "soft focus highlighter that turns on watt ya got with a delicate champagne glow that's gorgeous. With a cream to powder finish, it's a switch on 'wow' for all complexions. You'll adore the smooth application and luminous sheen." Watt's Up? is one of the few Benefit highlighters I hadn't tried, so I was thrilled to receive a mini version of it in my Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift. The full size of Watt's Up? contains 9.4g (.33 oz) of product and retails for $30. Benefit does not test on animals. This product was made in Italy. Benefit products can be bought through the brand's website, at Benefit boutiques and counters, Ulta, and Sephora. My mini Watt's Up? comes in a purple metallic tube similar to a lipstick's packaging. The product name is written on the cap in darker purple cursive. Several light bulbs encircle the cap. The full size of Watt's Up? comes in a similar styled packaging, but it features a sponge tip on one end to assist with blending. Full or sample sized, Benefit's Watt's Up? has cute packaging. My only fear is that I'll accidentally snap the product out of the tube. I've tried just about all of Benefit's highlighters, most of which are liquid. I don't think I've ever tried a stick highlighter before Watt's Up?, but me and Benefit's products have a good track record, so I expected it to be awesome. Watt's Up? is pretty creamy and glides right on to the skin. Blending is a little bit of a chore, Watt's Up? is kinda stubborn and really needs to be patted into the skin. Once Watt's Up? is sufficiently blended in, it looks pretty great. This isn't a subtle illuminator, Watt's Up? is a very warm champagne shade, so it gives that candlelit effect. Watt's Up? is moderately shimmery, not exactly glittery, but it has a lot of dimension to it. I think most skin tones can pull off Watt's Up?, though I think it has the potential to be too warm for those with the pinkest undertones. I think this champagne hue would look lovely on very olive toned skins. This highlighter lasts for about 5-6 hours on me. Benefit's Watt's Up? isn't my favorite highlighter from Benefit, but its still a good product. Packaging is as cute as anything you'd expect from Benefit. I find this highlighter a little difficult, but otherwise I have no complaints. The strong champagne tone may be too much for some, really its a matter of personal preference. I wouldn't purchase a full size of Benefit's Watt's Up?, but I will continue to use my little version. Swatch Watt's Up? next time you're browsing Benefit's offers, it may be worth your while

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Tara L.

This product is fabulous! The color is perfect for Beauties with lighter skin tones and is so easy to blend. Apply it around the top of cheekbones and down the center of your nose for a gorgeous glow.

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Lisa J.
Gives you 'that' glow

Let me just say I'm IN LOVE with this highlighter! I put it everywhere, cheeks (under powder blush) brow bone, corners of eyes, and all over for a great, natural glow.

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Tanya H.

I love this product. Although i have to say... BE CAREFUL. Over applying this product is easy. I prefer using this as a cream shadow and occasionally as a highlighter. Great quality and worth the money for sure.

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Bella I.
Best highlighter ever

I have the mini size (which lasts forever!) and plan to get the full size when it runs out! It gives a beautiful pearly shine


A must have product!

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Chelsey C.

This is my favorite product!! I had a sample that I got for my birthday and it lasted me almost a whole year so I can only imagine how long the full sized product would last! I don't use it on my cheeks because I have oily skin and I just don't like any extra shine but I use it on my waterline, brow bone, and inner corner of the eye for a gorgeous bright eyed look!! Used it everyday and it lasted me forever I'm very sad that I'm out right now but I would definitely purchase the full size it's well worth the price.

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Siongwei C.
A must-have anywhere you go.

My friend introduced me to Watt's up recently, and it's my first highlighter product. Now I bring it anywhere with me because it's so versatile. It just completes your make-up, and even if you don't have any make-up on, it makes you look like you have good skin.

Make-up is now incomplete without Watt's up. (: It's that awesome.

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Noli M.
This is a must.

Benefit "Watts Up!" is probably the most natural-looking, universal highlighter on the market. You can use it just for you cheek and brow bones, or even for full-blown contouring. Note, it works better on fairer skin tones than darker complexions.

Linda G.
Love it

I absolutely love this highlighter! I got a free one once as a sample and I loved it. It's works so well and last a long time! Very easy to use and not very expensive 👌

Madison F.

I love this so so so much! I got some for my birthday from sephora and I just love it! I use this everyday for highlighting and it's very shimmery!