Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Benefit Finding Mr. Bright

Mr. Right may be hard to find, but not Mr. Bright! I found him in Benefit. :D

Benefit Finding Mr. Bright
Your brightening makeup MANual

This was actually a present for my sister last year for her birthday, but she lets me use it when I need to. (The perks of sisterhood!)

The box itself is so bright and girly. It's just like a teaser of the amazing stuff inside!


At the back of the box are the product descriptions and ingredients.


Inside it are the glorious little makeup! ♥ The cardboard background is removable, so you can use the box to store other things.


The box also has a mirror and a quirky leaflet containing tips about the products.


This set contains 4 deluxe-sized products of Benefit. This is perfect for when you want to try their products in small amounts before committing to the full-size version. In this kit alone, some are hits, a miss, and a meh (for me, that is).

Let's study them one by one!

Girl Meets Pearl 7.5ml
liquid pearl for the face

Initially, I thought this could be a substitute for Benefit's Sun Beam (the golden counterpart of High Beam) because of its goldish shade, but I find this shade to be quite subtle and barely noticeable. This may work better for those with deeper complexions, I prefer something more noticeable.

Posie Tint 4ml
poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain

Ah, can't go wrong with the tints!

Posie Tint has a very youthful pink shade. Very cute, bubblegum pink! This one dries fast, so you have to blend away the moment it touches your cheek. The result is a long lasting pink flush that's tamer than Benetint.

High Beam 2.5ml
luminescent complexion enhancer

My favorite part of this set would have to be THIS! (Why does it have to be the one to contain the least amount of product, at only 2.5ml?) I am in love with powder highlighters because of the convenience, but this liquid highlighter gives the perfect lit from within glow. Recommended for fair skin. (Deeper skin tones will benefit from Sun Beam.)

Erase Paste 3.2g
brightening camouflage for eyes & face

No. 2 medium

Erase Paste is promising with its creamy, blendable texture, but No 2 medium is too dark, too orange for my skin tone. This one is a miss for me.

(My sister is planning to sell this. Used/swatched once. Any takers?)

Swatches:

Girl Meets Pearl | Posie Tint | High Beam | Erase Paste

In another lighting:
 
Girl Meets Pearl | Posie Tint | High Beam | Erase Paste


I think Benefit's sets are a super nice and cute (but expensive) way of trying out their best-selling products. I also like the fact that the size of these products are so tiny and travel-friendly! :D

My favorite product from this kit would be High Beam! Posie Tint and Girl Meets Pearl are okay, but I don't have any use for Erase Paste. Had it been shade 1, it would have been a better match for my skin tone, but oh well.

Price: P1,700.00
Place bought: Benefit Trinoma

I'm curious. What Benefit set or product is on your wishlist? For me, it's the full-sized version of High Beam! :)

Love,
Helen

12 comments:

  1. the erase paste is way too dark and I'm also liking the effect of high beam based on your swatches. the girl meets pearl seems like for those who wanted to have tan-ny shimmer? saw a video once in youtube who put something like it almost all over her body

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    1. Yup, Erase Paste is useless for me since the shade is sooo far from my skintone. That youtube girl might be using something like Bathina or other body shimmer. Cute noh, but I don't think those will work here in Manila. It's soo hot it could melt right off. :)

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  2. I'm hoping benefit would open here in Cebu..I'd love to try out their products :) thanks for sharing!

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com/

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    1. I hope so too! ;) You're welcome, Steph!

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  3. wow.. i want to have this set too =) i saw a lot of sellers of benefit product from IG and i would admit natetempt ako bumili.. but i didnt know kung merong fake na benefit kaya di ako makadecide bumili =(

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    1. I like their other sets too so pretty! I'm particularly curious about Primping with the Stars, but I don't like the cream foundation included there kasi feel ko dark din yung shade. Naku, mahirap bumili online eh, kahit sa mga bazaars may fake. :(

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  4. Hi.. How much if you would sell the erase paste?

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    1. Sorry for the super late reply. :o It's P400.00 + shipping fee. :)

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  5. I want this too! This seem to have great products to try out. I like the shade of every product in here. I will def gonna check on this.

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    1. Yup, I like them all except Erase Paste since its in the wrong shade. Shade 1 would have been great. :)

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  6. I want to collect everything from Benefit, LOL! Gave away Primping With The Stars for some blogging milestone last year. I wanted to keep it, TEEHEE!

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    1. Me too. Everything's so cute! Kaso mahal. I saw your giveaway nga, kaso too late na ko! Haha

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