Watt’s Up! by Benefit Cosmetics {REVIEW}

Watt’s Up! by Benefit Cosmetics {REVIEW}

If you have been reading my blog you will have noticed a pattern with Benefit Cosmetics and myself; apart from one item, ALL my purchases from Benefit have been highlighters of some sort. And today’s post is my all time favourite; Watt’s Up! by Benefit Cosmetics. 


Watt’s Up! is one of the most iconic products to come from Benefit. It is described as being a ‘luminous champagne’ colour and this is spot on. It is a luminizing pearly-gold shade with a super luxurious creamy formula. Think ‘Bronzed Goddess’ colouring.

Its definitely a multi-use product; best applied at inner corner of eyes, cupid’s bow, brow bone and cheek bones.

I actually prefer using powder highlighters but this one just has a soft spot in my heart. Actually, ALL Benefit highlighters seem to have me under a special hold.

This one especially has a gorgeous formaula (as I said before), it is creamy and super super easy to blend out. It doesn’t dry up on your skin and look patchy – if blended correctly it just looks sheeny, glowing and healthy.


Really. How stunning is that shade?


The spongey is a tad dense – definitely much better suited to a ‘dabbing’ technique than a blending one.

The double ended product has the twistie stick on the one end, and a little spongey for blending your product on the other end. For hygiene reasons I prefer to apply the product directly onto my face and then go in with a separate stipling brush to blend it all out. The product’s spongey does the job well enough and I would happily use it if I didn’t have an appropriate brush on me when using it.

Watts Up! currently costs R375 and can be purchased online from Edgars here or you can find out if Benefit is available yet in an Edgar’s or Red Square store near to you.

The metallic sheen is also stunning to be used as a cream eyeshadow at a stretch. Didn’t I say it was multi-useful?! It obviously is not meant for your eyelids so it could be a bit oily but as long as you apply an eyelid primer and maybe dust some setting powder over it – you should be all good!


The top swatch has been blended with the actual spongey from the product.


And thats about all you need to know about this cult classic. With this around, I don’t think I will ever get over the strobing trend….


Rayne XX


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There are 4 comments for this article
  1. Shaelyn at 11:34 AM

    This looks like such a beautiful product! And also sounds great ! I also think there is a big shortage of highlighters in South Africa. But benefit fills the gap well!

    • makeitrayne at 1:51 PM

      I actually haven’t! I have three of Benefit’s highlighters and this is my fave so far 🙂 I am DYING to try High Beam! I have Sun Beam but it does not give the shade I am after unfortunately :/ High Beam looks pearly pink and gorgeous xx

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