Sunday, 20 October 2013

Benefit mini haul!

A few weeks ago a Sephora 35% off sales gave me the opportunity to try a few brand new Benefit items and here they are along with my thoughts on them.

Rockateur blush: everyone is raving about this blush so it was the first item on my wishlist. As soon as I swatched on my hand it went straight into my basket because it is a lovely peachy/pink/bronzy shade with a very pretty sheen and it is ideal for all seasons more so for fall and winter. It is the kind of shade that can be the star of a no makeup look, or can be the best - shy but still there - friend of a smokey eye or red lip, it all depends on application. 

I've also used it as an eyeshadow all over the lid and up to the crease, it defines beautifully the eyes.

Shadewise it does remind me a tiny bit of Sunbasque by Mac but less pigmented and more caramel.  

The only thing I really dislike about it is the packaging, I find it very tacky and cheap looking.

Here is a swatch as well as one next to Sunbasque (on the left)

Stay Flawless 15h primer: face products have a hard time trying (unsuccessfully) not to slide off my face after the first couple of hours.  So I thought I should give it a try and I am very happy I did because it definitely works!

According to Benefit you're supposed to apply it one section of the face, follow up quickly with foundation, then cover another section of the face, follow up with foundation, etc.

Well, I'm a little impatient so I slap it on all over my face and then I quickly put some bb cream on my hands and massage it thoroughly all over my face. Then I go over with a brush so as to blend everything perfectly.

It really feels like putting stick glue all over my face and in essence that's what it does. It acts like a medium to adhere the foundation on the skin and if I overdo it it certainly feels tacky but the feeling goes away as soon as I put on the foundation.

As for color, it is clear although in the stick it looks quite beige.

The only thing I'm concerned about is that it may dry out quickly so I always put on the internal lid and then the large lid.

Gimme Brow in light/medium: this is the only product I am still on the fence about. I've tried it alone on my sparse brows but it took a lot of work to achieve the desired result, it is much easier and faster with a pencil or eyeshadow. Maybe it's the tiny brush or just the fact that it is something new.
On the other hand the tiny brush makes it perfect for detailed work, it's just that I am not that patient.
I love it though after I've done my brows because it really makes them stay in place all day.

That's it for now, I hope you are all well and thriving!


  1. I really want to try the primer but I don't know why I am skeptical about the blush. I hope you will enjoy them all

    1. Thanks love! In the photo it doesn't look much but IRL it's very pretty and has a nice finish.

  2. Με γεια σου ολα! Αν δεν ειχα ανοιχτα primer θα το επαιρνα κι εγω αν και εκτος απο το primer τα αλλα δυο εχουν mixed reviews.ειδικα για το ρουζ το "έκραξαν" επειδη ειναι μικροτερη ποσοτητα απο τα αλλα ενω η τιμη ειναι ιδια.

    1. Ευχαριστώ! Για την ποσότητα του ρουζ τα διάβασα αλλά δεν υπάρχει περίπτωση να τελειώσω ρουζ (σε αυτή την ζωή τουλάχιστον) οπότε δεν έδωσα ιδιαίτερη σημασία. Υποτίθεται έχει να κάνει με την σύσταση που ειναι διαφορετική από τα αλλα κλπ κλπ.


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