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New Product Alert – Benefit Sun Beam

January 6, 2012

Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter  hits the shelves on 14th January in Australialand and sells for $45. 

This liquid bronzer is an easy way to maintain a safe sun-kissed look all year around. It has been designed to be blended with most foundations making this a really flexible addition to any make-up bag.  Benefit is such a funky retain space and well worth a visit so next time you call in why not pop a little sun beam into your basket.

The Science Bit

This would have been quite a tricky formula to put together. The Caprylic blah, blah, blah ingredient is actually a really interesting naturally-derived oily component that can be used to cut down on the silicone in a formula while still giving that light, easy-glide feel. Then there are some other solvents, silicones and polymers which all make this a fast spreading, light weight product with good pigment dispersing ability – you won’t end up with blobby colour.  Otherwise it contains a newer generation preservative blend (Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol) and gets its colour from Iron Oxide.  All in all a pretty fab product from a nerds perspective.


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 Peg-7 Phosphate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-21, Squalane, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Butylene Glycol, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Steareth-2, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 60, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide. N° 06184/A


2 Comments leave one →
  1. dana permalink
    January 7, 2012 3:21 pm

    But how do you put it on? what does it look like?

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      January 7, 2012 3:23 pm

      You put it on like a foundation. It can be worn as it is or blended into your usual make-up and then applied. Sorry for missing that!

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