If there is one high-end makeup brand that I like it`s Benefit. However, as much as I love their quirky packaging I can`t really justify the money (especially now that I quit my job). I am on a budget, I need to start saving money for my own house, I can find a drugstore dupe – these are all common thoughts when I pass by the Benefit stand. But they do nice gift sets that go on sale before Christmas. And they also have sets like this, which I think are a lot better – you might get travel size products, but, at least, you can try more for the price of one.
Now, in a true sense and sensibility battle, the heart won. I mean, look at it: it looks like an effing book, candy for a bookworm. I also liked the fact that unlike other Benefit products, it looks more mature and has a vintage vibe. Inside this little kit, you have everything you need for a flawless skin, some tips on how to apply your makeup and a mirror. While I do like the fact they included a mirror, I also find it pointless. I personally like to apply my makeup with the help of a big dressing table mirror, but personal preferences aside, the kit is not travel-friendly, so you can`t really use it on the go. That`s the only fault I can find with this product, I wish it was more secure, so you can carry it in your bag because like I said, it has everything you need for a flawless skin.
The first product you`ll find in the kit is the mega famous Porefessional. I find this a curse and a blessing at the same time. It was the best primer I used and all summer long my makeup looked so much better with it. But in the winter, it started to break me really bad, so I had to stop using it. I think that because it has silicone, I have to avoid it in the colder months when my skin gets really dry. But like I said, it did wonders in the summer, so I`ll re-use it then.
After you applied your primer, you use the Hellow Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation. For the last 10 days, this is what I`ve been using daily. It has an oil-free formula and an SPF 25, which kinda makes it great for summer, but it`s lightweight enough to use in the winter as well. You won`t get a lot of coverage with it, but it looks really natural and won`t clog your pores.
Sadly, the Boi-ing concealer is the only product I did not get along with. Don`t get me wrong, it provides lots of coverage, but I find the texture too thick and drying for my skin. I use only liquid concealers, anything else just looks bad and cakey on me.
The last product you`ll get it`s the Hello Flawless Powder (you also get a mini brush to apply it with and surprisingly it`s really good quality). This might be my favourite, it sets my makeup really well and airbrushes any imperfections. The texture`s silky smooth, blends really well and has the most natural finish ever.
So this is what you get inside the kit and it certainly helps you achieve a flawless skin. They might look really small, but you don`t really need a lot anyway. If you want to try some Benefit products, but you don`t want to splurge, then I seriously recommend you try one of these kits. You can test more products and see if it`s worth investing or you can get another one and so on and try the entire Benefit line.