Thursday, 12 December 2013

Best Of Benefit Holiday Collectable Tin: Review

I recently went on a little shopping holiday to Melbourne, Australia. I spoilt myself with quite a bit of bargain shopping and managed to fit in a few luxury products as well. When I walked through the Myer cosmetic section I just had to make a stop at the Benefit counter, it’s just too pretty and pink to avoid. They had all their limited edition Benefit Christmas sets on display… how could I say no! I purchased the ‘primed for lovin’ best of benefit set for $69.00, which is actually a bargain considering the individual price of each product.
 Benefit 'Primed for lovin' products  


This is what came in the tin:
full size they're real! mascara 8.5 g
full size high beam 13.0 mL
full size the POREfessional 22.5 mL/
sugarbomb ultra plush deluxe sample 6.5 mL

All the products came in this quirky tin

Take a look at all the Benefit holiday sets here.
Product Reviews 

They’re Real Mascara: Individual price $38.00

What Benefit say:

They're real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!”
What I say:

I love this mascara. It really does define, lengthen and volumise my lashes. I use one coat for a daytime look and I get extra-long and separated lashes. It noticeably opens up my eyes. You can also build it up to get a real ‘falsies’ look. This mascara has a rubber brush which I’m not used to but it’s so easy to use. It also has tiny bristles on the top of the brush. You use this part vertically to separate and define your lashes. This is a non-waterproof formula and it only comes in black. I wish they had a brown, my lashes are so light and black can be a little intense. A little bit of product goes a long way, I find if I use too much it can give a clumpy eyelash look.  It wears incredibly well, I get no smudging and it stays put all day.    
 One coat of They're Real
They're Real one coat Versus no mascara (sorry about my tired bloodshot eyes)

High Beam luminescent complexion enhancer: Individual Price $45.00

What Benefit say:

“Our satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek & brow bones for a dewy, radiant glow. Use as a spot highlighter over makeup or wear under complexion products for subtle luminescence. It's the "supermodel in a bottle!"

What I say:

If you want skin that has a beautiful glow and looks natural and dewy, then this is a must. High beam is a liquid highlighter that easily blends into the skin and would suit light to medium skin tones. It gives a lovely sheen to my face without looking oily. Just apply where you want a little bit of radiance for an instant ‘pick me up’. I love this stuff because a little goes a long way. It’s not overly pigmented, it is the perfect pearly-sheer pink.  Its effects are subtle but in certain lighting and when the sunlight hits, it’s very luminising.  
High Beam Swatch
The Porefessional: Individual Price $53.00

What Benefit say:

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals”.

What I say:  

The Porefessional is a primer designed to minimise the appearance of pores. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about the Porefessional, so I was rather excited to try it and see if it worked for me. When you squeeze it out of the bottle it’s skin colour but when you smooth it out it’s transparent. The product warms and melts into skin upon application, making it smooth and easy to apply. I only apply a tiny amount to the areas where my pores are most obvious and blend with my fingertips. It results in such silky, velvety soft skin.  It doesn’t totally erase pores but it certainly does minimise them making them less noticeable. It has a matte/powdery finish which makes it a great spot treatment for oily parts on your skin. I love this product, it’s a fantastic primer giving you the illusion of smoother looking skin.    
Porefessional Swatch

SugarBomb Plush Gloss $29 for full size

What Benefit say:

Our new plush glosses glide on extra smooth and feel ahhh-mazingly silky & luxurious. The six irresistible shades, from sultry nudes to punchy pinks, come in soft-squeeze tubes with a custom tip designed for perfectly even application”.

What I say:

Another lip gloss to add to the collection. This one is a shimmering pinky nude with a faint fruity scent. It’s a lovely subtle colour which contains a shimmer giving lips a glossy shine for about an hour. It feels moisturising. Once it settles it actually feels like I’m wearing a lip balm. It glides on smoothly and does not have a sticky feeling. The deluxe sample size is a rather generous 6.5 mL which will last me a while.
SugarBomb Gloss Swatch

I’m really happy with the quality of these products. I love Benefit and can’t wait to try more of their fabulous products.  Take a look at the Benefit website. It’s based in the US, however the Benefit prices over there are so much more affordable than the Australian prices. Plus if you spend $120.00 it’s free international shipping.
Have you tried any Benefit beauty products? What do you recommend?  

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I NEED THIS!!! I love the They're Real {always thought it WAS waterproof though! - It does not budge!} and I am dying to try the POREfessional! What a bargain tin! I have MEGA envy right now :( lol


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