Did you know you can build your own Benefit makeup kit online at the Benefit website? I didn’t and I’m rather glad I found out and took the plunge! I’ve been an habitual user of Benefit’s PoreFessional for years, I’ve not really used anything else other than They’re Real mascara (which is amaze!).
For some reason I was browsing the Benefit website and stumbled upon the build your own kit feature. Not to plug this too much, but for £66 you get three products of your choice, an additional full size freebie and the cutest ever little makeup bag (perfection for taking on holiday).
Here’s what was in my order:
- the POREfessional: agent zero shine (shine-vanishing PRO powder)
- watt’s up! (soft focus highlighter for face)
- Fakeup (hydrating crease-control concealer, in light – 01)
- Longwear powder shadow – (my full size freebie powder eyeshadow in blingo! (A brilliant silver))
So I tried all my new products straight away and I love them all! The powder is a loose powder that comes in, what I can only describe as a mini ice cream cone shaped doobery! You get a mini brush one end and the powder dispenser the other end. It’s still early, but so far no shine! I didn’t really need a great deal of the product to cover my whole face, and it’s given me a really nice even coverage. Colour wise I’d say it’s fair to medium, I apply over fair foundation usually, so it does blend really well. I keep this in my handbag for shine control on the move!
Watts Up, is a fair / medium skin coloured highlighter. It’s got a lovely sheen which I applied below the brow and on top of my blusher, on top of the cheek bone. It’s not crazy, ‘hi I’m over here, I’ve applied highlighter, it’s obvious isn’t it?!’. It’s actually quite a subtle little shimmer. I don’t apply a highlighter every day, but I will be making space in my holiday makeup bag for this new little friend.
Fake Up is an under eye concealer. I’m a Touché Eclat junkie, I’ve only very recently started to deviate from YSL (I’ll do a post about the concealers I’ve discovered recently soon). This one comes with a moisturising outer layer, so that the colour is concentrated in the core. It applied very well over my foundation / primer. I used my foundation brush to blend the product in. The colour is perfect for me, and despite the moisturising layer it’s got pretty medium to full coverage for the old dark circles. I’m pretty pleased with this newbie, I like the idea of a dual purpose product that is benefitting my skin as well as making me look good!
Eye shadow! I’ve been hunting for a silver for a while, so this was a gift! Be warned, it’s a serious silver that could build into a party night metallic! It’s not subtle on its own, it could be applied over the top of a more muted tone, for a less noticeable touch of glam. It is what it is, it goes on as it looks in the pot, it’s a highly pigmented little creation. It’s lasted so far on a pretty hot day on top of my primer, it also hasn’t ended up half way down my face as most eyeshadows do on me!
Im so pleased with my little kit of wonders! It’s a great way to try some Benefit icons, some new colours and some new formulas. I think for £66 for the whole lot you can’t really go wrong! My only criticism was from ordering to delivery it actually took almost a week. I guess I’m a modern gal that finds having to wait for anything unacceptable, but I do think a week for a few bits and bobs was excessive in this day and age. You can tell me I’m being hormonal and unreasonable over this one if you like.