Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Get Supermodel Cheekbones for Less Than $30

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Today's pick comes from Racked Philly editor Julie Davis.

Benefit High Beam, $26 at Benefit

I don't have the funds or the interest to invest in department store cosmetics. However, there's one non-drugstore product that I will happily splurge on: Benefit High Beam. Touted as "supermodel in a bottle," the complexion enhancer is a pink, pearlescent liquid that gives you a pretty, J.Lo-like glow, and it's super easy to use—even for a makeup novice like me. Just dab a little on your cheekbones and brow bones and blend into your skin with your fingertip. You can also run a little down the length of your nose to add "definition" (I don't exactly know what that means, but I do it anyway).

After a few uses, I learned that the trick to this stuff is to apply it by natural light. Because it has such a subtle shimmer, it's tricky to see exactly how much you're applying, which means only one or two dabs are the difference between channeling J.Lo or Ke$ha.
· All Julie's Picks [Racked]
· All Editor's Picks [Racked]