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Shiseido High Beam White Highlighter Review, Swatches, Photos

Shiseido High Beam White Highlighter

I probably own too many highlighters already, but that didn’t stop me from purchasing a new one! Shiseido High Beam White highlighter was love at first swatch.

Shiseido High Beam White is packaged exactly like Shiseido’s blushes – in a small, sleek black compact with the best brush that I’ve ever seen as an included extra.  I usually dislike compacts that include a brush, because I value the space in my makeup drawers and use my own brushes instead of the enclosed applicators. Thus, I’d rather have a smaller, applicator-less compact.  However, this brush is good enough to actually use, which means that I don’t mind it being included – though I would be fine without it, too.

Shiseido blush / highlighter enclosed brush

Shiseido blush / highlighter enclosed brush

The highlighter itself looks extremely stark white in the pan, and doesn’t look like it could possible be natural looking when applied.  However, it has a soft, smooth, and silky texture, and easily blends out to give a buildable and natural sheen.

Shiseido High Beam White highlighter

This is not a glittery, or even shimmery highlighter – I detect no individual shimmer particles at all.  Instead, it has a sheen.  It can be used lightly for a natural look, or built up for a dramatic look.  The smooth texture makes it easy to use either way.

Shiseido High Beam White swatch

heavy swatch // blended swatch – with flash

Shiseido High Beam White swatch

heavy swatch // blended swatch – natural light

High Beam White applied

High Beam White applied lightly

As I mentioned, I own several highlighters – but, all of my other highlights are neutral-toned or golden – High Beam White is unique in its whiteness.  I foresee this one getting a lot of use!

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