First of all, can we all admire the wonderful packaging that Benefit has with all their products? I'm not going to lie, I am a total s u c k e r for packaging, and Benefit does a g r e a t job with that!
Inside the box contains six miniature size products:
- Stay Don't Stray
- Some Kind-A-Gorgeous Foundation
- Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
- The Porefessional Pro Balm
- Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face
- They're Real! Mascara in Black
Here are my stand out products:
I was most excited about The Porefessional because I've heard so many rave about it, and I can see why! It provides a lovely base for your foundation and does minimize the appearance of pores. Now I must say I don't have too much of problem with pores, but they are there and sometimes they are noticeable, but this product does make them less visible and also allows my make-up to last a tad longer. Especially in the areas where I can literally fry a piece chicken on my face cos it gets pretty oily.
Oh, Girl Meets Pearl stole my heart. I'm a big fan of Benefit's Watt's Up!(which is a cream to powder highlighter) but since trying out Girl Meets Pearl, I've completely forgotten about my Watt's Up. I apply this to the high points of face, and it leaves a nice luminous glow to my skin.
Benetint Rose, I found, is best to use as just a cheek stain! Once I applied this to my lips, let's just say my mouth was not happy. It smells like roses, but surely does not taste as good as it smells! I tend to lick my lips a lot- bad habit, I know- and it tasted so bitter! It also didn't do much for my lips other than make them sticky. Now Benetint on your cheeks that's a different story. It gives such a pretty natural "flushed" look, like you've just pinched your cheeks, and it stays put!
The ones I was not so keen on were Stay Don't Stray and They're Real! Mascara.
This is going to be quite controversial... They're Real! Mascara. I must say that I loooove this miniature version, but the actual full size doesn't work out the same. Am I the only one who encountered this problem? I love how it give me great length- lashes for miles-, but why -oh why- doesn't the full size do the same? It's truly devastating. *sigh*
I have still yet to try out Some Kind-A-Gorgeous Foundation! And the reason for that is because my skin has been quite dry recently and this is a cream to powder formula. I might give a go and prep my skin accordingly, and who knows, I may end up liking it.
Overall I think these Benefit kits are really a good investment! Especially when you're not quite sure what to try or simply want to try many all at once. They're roughly around $30+ (there are some cheaper than that), but like I said well worth it!
Until next time, sending all my love to all my make-up connoisseurs out there!