Friday, May 23, 2014

Benekits: A Great Way To Try Out A Variety Of Products

Primping With The Stars

 I was first given this lovely set on my birthday last year and when I received it, I was very excited to try everything out! I've only used a few of Benefit's products here and there and this little box is a nice introduction to other products they offer.

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
and a mirror which is really convenient for traveling! I say that like I actually go places, but if you do it's a great thing to take, so you're not lugging around tons of separate products. It also includes some tips on how to use each product which is nice.

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.

Stay Don't Stray didn't quite work out for me. My eyeshadow didn't stay on and I was so disappointed about that! I've been on the hunt for a new eyeshadow primer and hoping this would be "the one", sadly it wasn't. I must warn you though, as I've gotten older my eyelids can become oily throughout the day, and that could have something to do with it, so for those of you without that similar problem I would suggest to go and give it a whirl. But as for me, my Two Faced EyeShadow Primer is just going to have to do for now.

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!


  1. What afab kit - minis of all the best products!!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

    1. They have a variety of other kits as well that look just as promising! :)