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.

Ingredients:

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