Golden bronze highlighter for a sunkissed radiance.

sun beam

golden bronze complexion highlighter


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Liquid sunshine!

This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural, sunkissed radiance. Dot & blend over makeup on cheeks & brow bones for a bronzed glow.

  • Complements all skintones
  • Wear alone or with makeup
  • Adds luminosity


10.0 mL / 0.33 US fl. oz.


Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric/Succinic Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Dimethicone, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone Peg7 Phosphate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth21, Squalane, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Butylene Glycol, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Steareth2, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 60, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide. N° 06184/A.

Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use.


Glow on gorgeously.

Look like a beach babe...with or without a day by the sea. Dot sun beam on cheekbones & blend towards the hairline. Dab under each brow & gently blend. Add wherever you’d like a little radiance: bridge of the nose, forehead and Cupid’s bow. For all-over sunkissed & sexy, start with hoola, our award-winning matte bronzer, then apply sun beam for a brilliant golden finish.

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"I used sun beam liquid highlighter as a nice warm gold bronze base for my powder highlight!”

 - Martha Sanchez, MAKEUP MARS

Reviews & Questions

May 17, 2016

Sun beam

Benefit Employee
Location: Middlesbrough
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Lovvvvely”

This gives you a nice glow when you don't want to Apply all ur make up, gives your face a nice shimmer,looks lovely if you have a bit of a tan jus brightens your face.

Jun 13, 2015

sun in a bottle

Location: England

i always struggle to find highlighters that actually do the job instead of just adding colour like many others do. This adds such a great colour and in the natural sunlight is looks beautiful! Despite the high price, i would definitely recommend and it is 100% worth its money and very long lasting- not a lot of product goes to waste either which is great.

Sep 7, 2014

great value

Location: CA

I'm not a huge bronzer gal, but I got this in the sampler along with Posie and Cha-Cha and I think of the three this is my favourite (though I love them all). That said, I probably won't use this super often, especially with Fall coming on. I have pretty light skin, bordering on fair, so a little goes a long way on my cheeks. I think I prefer it for my brow bone, though, but will still use it on my cheeks when using this for my brow bone. Is a great product for summer and I really wish I bought it earlier in the season, though am looking forward to getting more use come spring and summer next year. This will do better on warmer skin tones. I have a neutral/cool skin tone, and it doesn't look bad, but on warm tones it is probably amazing.

Aug 5, 2014

Really glows!

Location: London, UK

Lovely product - adds a lovely colour to your cheeks and highlights really well. The gold shade is perfect for using on tanned skin in the summer or with bronzer at any time of year! 10/10

Jul 24, 2014

Sun beam is da bomb

Location: Jeddah Saudi Arabia

This is one of the most amazing things from benefit. Honestly if u were to just buy 1 thing buy this cuz it gives u a glowy bronze highlight that's perfect in my eyes!!! So lucky to have it

Jun 20, 2014

Pretty Box, Fun to Use

Location: St. Louis, MO, USA

I bought this because the outer box drew me in! It's a fun product to use when you want to look glammed up! Not an everyday item for me though as it is rather pearlescent. This bottle is huge, and would last forever even with everyday use!

Apr 13, 2014

Beautiful bronze

Location: Dublin, Ireland

I have fair skin and so don't usually wear bronze highlighters but for the times when I have a lot of time or special occasions when I tan and use foundation I love this highlighter. It is so subtle but at the same time I have been complemented on my glow. My face looks fresh and I love defining my cheekbones and under my brow with this product for the perfect finish.

Oct 5, 2013

Gorgeous shimmer

Location: Gloucestershire, UK

This is gorgeous, it adds light to your face and highlights your cheek and brow bones. It also covers up laughter lines! I would definitely recommend this to a friend:)

Sep 11, 2013

A tiny amount goes a long way especially if you're as...

Location: Northern Ireland, UK

A tiny amount goes a long way especially if you're as pale as me. I used it during the summer to give me a bit of a healthy glow because I don't tan. It looked gorgeous! If you've medium/olive kind of skin tone I'd say you could use it all year round

Sep 11, 2013

not what i expected

Location: Undisclosed

If you apply it over the top of your foundation like it tells u too, it just wipes off your foundation instead of highlighting the area and makes you look a little greacy.

Apr 3, 2013

Perfect Liquid Sun

Location: California

This being Benefit, I always expect to love their highlighters. Girl Meets Pearl is a holy grail product for me, and I've used both High Beam and Moon Beam in the past. I think Sun Beam will be my summertime answer to GMP!! It's truly liquid sun: a subtly metallic glow on the tops of my cheeks that gives them the illusion of bronzey, sunset-y skin. It's subtle enough to be daytime and work appropriate, but it gives an effect that will definitely turn heads. Love!

Mar 28, 2013

Good for some

Location: Belfast, UK

This is a great product for those with darker skin, but not someone fair like myself. When I wear it, it's too dark to be a highlighter but as it's shimmery and a tint it can't be used as a bronzer. I think it would be lovely for someone tanner than myself though and I would definitely recommend it to them.

Mar 27, 2013

Good for tanned skin!

Location: Australia

I'm fairly fair skinned, but I always fake tan and use foundation shades a bit darker than my normal skin tone (I'm using HOFW foundation in honey). This high lighter is perfect for the medium-tanned shade, it definitely does give a bronzed glow! It highlights without making the skin itself look lighter, would definitely recommend!

Mar 8, 2013

Sun Kissed!

Location: Oregon

I so love this product! I have high beam but this gives a completely different look. I love to use it as a highlight just where the sun hits or to mix a little in with my That Gal and put it all over my face for that sun kissed look! Would totally encourage anyone to get it. I'm even a fair skinned girl and it looks great!

Feb 9, 2013

Love it!

Location: London, UK

When I first tried it out, I tried applying it strait onto my face and then blending. Being quite pale, it looked really unnatural and awful. Then I found that if you apply it to your fingers first and then apply it to your face, it looks a lot more subtle and natural. It looks even better when applied over hoola bronzer.

Jan 4, 2013

Works on pale skin !!!!!

Location: Scotland, UK

Wasnt sure about buying this as im very pale and normally bronzing products make me look like i need to wash my face but this is just amazing, gives a lovely glow and makes me look healthy and fresh, i would recommed this for anyone with any skin tone.

Jan 1, 2013

great for all skin tones.

Location: Milford, Milford Township, MI, USA

I live this product because I can use all year tan or not. Great for when I slack on going to the tanning salon. Gives the perfect glow day or night. I can even use it on my lips & eyes. No offensive smell or stickyness.

Dec 6, 2012

How to bask in the sun without the actual exposure

Location: Madrid, España

As I have a very fair complexion, I have problems to have a proper suntan. Not that those problems matter much to me, since faking a suntan is so easy, and, on the other hand, I get a slight golden hue which I quite like. And this highlighter gives a lovely glow to the total suntan effect. I began using Sun beam by applying a few dots under my eyes and on my nose, pat and then smudge, and I still do it; but about a month ago I mixed some of it with HFOW in Honey and, wow!, perfect sunny radiance in a jiffy. Of course, such experiment is to be performed more often.

Sep 12, 2012

brilliant product

Location: Manchester, UK

I had gone to the store to purchase moonbeam but was recommended sun beam. I tried it at home and i love it. It looks gorgeous on the skin. I apply to the upper part of the cheeks and on my nose and gives my face a glowy complexion, sun kissed and healthy. love it, love it.

Jul 21, 2012

Sun-kissed Perfection!

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

While I'm a huge fan of High Beam, it shows up a little bit too white on me; I'm pretty tan all year round. When I received a sample of the Sun Beam from an order I had made, I was beyond excited to try it out. It is seriously gorgeous! I love the gold tint; it truly looks like you've been kissed by the sun. I always put it on my cheek bones and brow bone, sometimes a tiny tiny bit on my cupid's bow as well. It doesn't clog pores at all, I've tried using it alone without the Porefessional. It still looks wonderful! It's smooth, silky and a little goes a LONG way. It's photo-friendly and lasts a whole day! I can't say enough about this product, comletely impressed!

Jun 28, 2012

Amazing multi purpose product

Location: Cardiff

I switched to this after using moonbeam. I totally love it, i use it on my cheeks before blush, on my lips before gloss and on brow bone. It gives a beautiful golden hint to the skin and really does make you look sunkissed.

Jun 24, 2012


Location: uk

I Was raving about this on my blog before it came to the UK!! Got it & I LOVE IT!! will review properly on my own blog asap to go with the rest of my amazing Benefit makeup reviews :) xx

Jun 21, 2012

I love this. It makes you glow perfectly. As I have very...

Location: Scotland

I love this. It makes you glow perfectly. As I have very light skin I thought that the product may be too dark on me as some usually are. When you open the bottle it does look dark but it blends perfectly with the skin and gives a natural shimmer. When the sun hits your face especially at night whilst the sun is setting it just makes you glow and stand out! Absolutely love this and would definitely buy it again!

May 5, 2012

This is the first highlighter I have ever got! I will be...

Location: Houston, TX

This is the first highlighter I have ever got! I will be wearing this everyday in the summer! I LOOOOOVE THHIS PRODUCT TO BITS ITS AMAZING! I TOTALLY RECCOMEND IT! I apply it on my cheekbones, browbones, inner corners and cupids bow and t makes my skin look healthy, hydrated and glowy!

Mar 23, 2012

I absolutely love this highlighter! It looks beautiful...

Location: Undisclosed

I absolutely love this highlighter! It looks beautiful with hoola and dallas - my new favorite product!

Mar 9, 2012

i really like sun beam. i used it today by mixing it with...

Location: Mahwah, NJ

i really like sun beam. i used it today by mixing it with my foundation and it gave my skin this flawless, dewy sunkissed glow. i looked so radiant! this is one of my favorite benefit highlighters!

Feb 24, 2012

I have tried this product before and I love it!!! I...

Location: Fort Madison, IA

I have tried this product before and I love it!!! I usually mix it in with my foundation and it does give me skin that bronzed glow And if I decide not too wear foundation, this product also works great alone.. I would definently recommend this product to everyone!!!!

Feb 17, 2012


Location: Undisclosed

This is the second highlighter I've bought (the first being Girl Meets Pearl) and it's amazing! It really is sunshine in a bottle! From the day I've gotten this, there isn't a day that goes by where I haven't worn this. It gives my face a nice bronze look. With this highlighter, I don't have to wait for summer to get that beautiful bronzed look. I would definitely recommend this product for people that have medium/olive skin tone. Great job Benefit, I'm looking forward to buying more of your great products.

Feb 11, 2012

The BEST highlighter!

Location: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

I Love love love this product. I have been searching for a highlighter that gives me that J-Lo glow and I have found it. I didn't want a product that made me look oily and shiney but give me a glow flawless look to my skin and this product does exactly that. This is one item I will always have in my make up case :)

Feb 6, 2012

Great highlighter for tan/olive complexions!

Location: Brooklyn, NY

I tried all the Benefit highlighters at Sephora and this one definitely works the best for tan or olive skin! The rest of the highlighters looked too pale and peachy for me and would probably work better on paler skin.

Feb 1, 2012

sun beaming on my face

Location: NY

i really like sun beam. i used it today by mixing it with my foundation and it gave my skin this flawless, dewy sunkissed glow. i looked so radiant! this is one of my favorite benefit highlighters!

Nov 27, 2011

effortless bronze in a bottle

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

like all benefit products, this highlighter works well with others. i pair with you rebel lite and CORALista for the perfect glow all year round.

Nov 25, 2011

I love this product. Beautiful, dewy results for every...

Location: Toronto, Ontario

I love this product. Beautiful, dewy results for every skin tone that lasts!

Nov 23, 2011

Perfect glow for darker skin tones

Location: San Francisco

Finally a highlighter that matches my skin tone perfectly! Looks great alone or over my two favorite box powders, Dallas & Hoola.

Nov 23, 2011

sun beam is great on top of Dallas and under my brows....

Location: San Francisco

sun beam is great on top of Dallas and under my brows. great to have the option from high beam.

Nov 22, 2011

lovely shade! The golden color works great on top of...

Location: San Francisco, CA

lovely shade! The golden color works great on top of CORALista!

Nov 21, 2011

Perfect for my J.Lo glow!

Location: San Francisco

Provides a good bronze metallic glimmer when I use as a cheek highlighter. Not sure if I would use in winter when I'm pale, but definitely in the summer when I'm tanner and/or using bronzer. J.Lo - watch out!

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Thanks gorgeous!