I love Benefit Cosmetics, so when I saw this set of 10 sample-size products, I knew it would be a perfect Christmas gift! I’m almost out of some of these products now, and it’s been less than a month. Struggles! Check out my reviews of each one.
1 // Hoola Bronzing Powder — This powder is very light and fine, so it’s easy to get a sunkissed glow. Be sure to tap the excess powder off the brush before you apply it, or else it will look splotchy. Remember less is more when it comes to bronzer!
2 // Hoola Lip Gloss — I don’t usually like lip gloss… I still have memories of slathering gross, sticky, way-too-shiny lip gloss on my lips in junior high. Blah. This lip gloss is great because it’s not sticky, but still leaves lips feeling soft and looking pretty.
3 // Watt’s Up Highlighter — I love Watt’s Up, but I wish the applicator on the sample-size product was a bit larger. I usually dab it on my finger, then apply it that way. I also use this right under my eyebrows. Be sure to use your finger to blend it into your skin: it can look harsh if you don’t.
4 // It’s Potent! Eye Cream — This stuff really is potent, but considering my horrible undereye bags that never go away no matter how much I sleep, I like the product a lot! It’s very hydrating and moisturizing, but it’s not greasy.
5 // The POREfessional — I LOVE this product! It makes my skin look so fresh and smooth. If I was going to buy a full-size version of any of the products in this set, it would be this one.
6 // Posie Tint Lip and Cheek Tint — I’ve only ever used this as a lip tint because my cheeks are usually red enough on their own in winter! It works nicely and stays on for a long time, yet it’s easy to remove.
7 // High Beam Highlighter — Unlike Watt’s Up, High Beam is a liquid highlighter that you apply with a small brush. I use this product on the apples of my cheeks.
8 // Bad Gal Lash Mascara — This mascara is a classic, and of course it’s good! I love sample-size mascaras because I don’t feel like I’m wasting product. Mascara doesn’t keep for long (ew eye bacteria) so sample-sizes are perfect.
9 // Stay Don’t Stray Eye Shadow Primer — I like this primer, but I tend to think that all eye shadow primer is the same. It’s on par with Urban Decay Primer Potion for sure.
10 // “That Gal” Face Primer — I’m really into this product: it just makes your skin look good. I apply a small amount on my face before I put on foundation, but usually after I put it on, I realize I don’t even need foundation anymore… it’s that good!
Have you tried Benefit Cosmetics? What is your favorite product?