I actually got this lovely little set for Christmas and I've been meaning to post about it for a while now.
I am a big fan of Benefit and have been for years... about 10 years to be exact! (wow, when did that happen?!) The packaging ahas always been a huge factor for me and I felt like I was really treating myself when I bought myself something. I think my first Benefit purchase was 'You Rebel' tinted moisturiser, shortly followed by the gorgeous bronzer 'Hoola' which I still repurchase to this day.
How to Look The Best at Everything comes with all the basics you need to create a good base for your make up. It comes in a lovely box shaped like a book that you can re-use and keep bits an pieces in. Even if it wasn't a reusable box I would have kept it anyway! I just can't throw away nice packaging -it's a problem!
The set itself is available in 3 shades, light, medium and dark so there should be a kit to suit you. I was thankful that medium was the shade as for me as the mint green box was my favourite of the 3!
It has 4 little beauties inside with a little information book to guide you along.
Porefessional Primer -It's the primer that everyone's raving about, and for good reason! It really makes makeup last! I guarantee when I use this I know my make up will stay perfectly all day. It goes on so smoothly and makes your face feel soft and velvety. A little goes a long way too as you only need a tiny bit to cover your face. I'm really pleased I got to try this out and I'll definitely be repurchasing it.
Hello, Flawless! Oxygen WOW Foundation in 'Honey'
The foundation is light and creamy and blends really well into the skin. It evens out skin tone and looks really natural. It's a light to medium coverage so you would need a concealer to hide any imperfections. One thing I found is that it's great without a powder, it does the job of creating a good base all on its on. Personally I need a higher coverage but this would be fine if I was having a particularly good skin day or I didn't want my make up to look too heavy.
Bo-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in shades 02 and 03
It really is 'industrial strength. When I was struggling to sleep at the end of last year this stuff was a god send for covering my dark circles! I've used this for years, it's one of the best concealers out there in my opinion. It provides great coverage and it doesn't settle into lines or crease at all. The fact that you get two shades is excellent as you can blend them to the colour you require which is great of you're covering blemishes or like me your skin changes colour throughout the year!
Hello Flawless Face powder in 'Me Vain?'
I have been tempted to buy this powder for a while, it was the packaging again! So I was pleased to try it out. It's heavily pigmented but doesn't feel cakey at all. It's a very light feeling powder so you can't even fell that you're wearing it, yet it still takes away shine and looks really natural. I'm really happy with this powder, I just wish I was able to carry it around with me -just another excuse to buy the full size really!
These kits are a great way to try out a few bits from Benefit without/before purchasing the full size product! There's 3 out of the 4 that I'll more than likely be purchasing at some point so I can safely say this was a great purchase/gift!
For around £25 for 4 products, with the full size being about £20 each that's not too bad at all!
Have you tried any of these Benefit kits?