19 February 2013

Review: Benefit Fine One One

I had a few requests to do a review of Benefit's Fine One One, so here it is as promised!


Benefit Fine One One is a "sheer brightening colour for cheeks and lips". I have to admit that I have only used this as a blush, and not as a lip colour. I do not think I'd ever use it on my lips (just personal preference).

Benefit Fine One One has three different shades in one stick - pink champagne, sheer watermelon and soft coral. To apply, glide the stick across the cheeks to the temple with the pink champagne shade up the top, then blend in upward circular motions with fingers.

I absolutely love this rose gold packaging! It's so slim, sturdy and travel-friendly. It definitely does not look cheap.

There's a dial down the bottom of the tube that can be turned to get more product exposed for application. I also love that this product clicks shut, as I'm one of those people who hates it when caps fly off.

Unblended
I love the creamy-ness of this blush, as it makes application a dream! The only problem that I've found is that it applies a tat too sheer for my liking. I tend to have to go back and reapply. You can see what I mean in the blended picture below.

Blended
With one application, Benefit Fine One One seems to disappear after blending, whereas two applications gives a good natural flush.

However.... I found that even with TWO applications, it just isn't enough for me. I tend to apply a layer of powder foundation with a heavy hand over the top of everything for setting purposes. Therefore, I like my blushes to be less sheer so that it still comes through the layer of powder foundation.

 I took an "un-blended" and "after blended" picture with the blush. Just wanted to note that the after picture was prior to applying my powder foudation.

Unblended... sorry about the "stunned" look.. It's so weird that I can't even describe my look.

After blending Benefit Fine One One.. sorry this one's a bit blurry, didn't realise until it was too late
I'm not sure about you, but I don't think Fine One One gives me a "flushed" look at all... and this was BEFORE applying my powdered foundation. I tend to have to use another blush on top, which kind of defeats the purpose of applying Fine One One.

At USD$30 a pop, I don't think it's worth the money at all. I will not be repurchasing, as I think I get more bang for my buck with Benefit's Box O' Powders at USD$28 each. I highly recommend Hervana and Bella Bamba!

Have you tried Benefit Fine One One? What do you think? What are your favourite Benefit blushes or products?

28 comments:

  1. It's an interesting concept...in theory but not in practice :0

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  2. I got a small sample of this with one of my benefit orders & although the colours look lovely but blended in they don't seem to work that great I don't think this is a product I'd use :)

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    1. I agree. It seems to disappear after blending on my skin!

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  3. Hmm i was thinking of trying this one but i think i may give it a miss,
    it doesn't look worth the amount you have to pay for it.

    Thanks for a great post!
    Sakura x

    http://sweetdaysofgirlie.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. My pleasure! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. I didn't like this product either :( I loved the colour - but like you said, it was too sheer, and also - I found that the colour wore off too quickly! You can achieve the same colour by mixing posie tint and cha cha tint together :P

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    1. OOo! I didn't know that! Going to give it a go. Thanks for the tip!

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  5. It looks interesting... but doesn't seem to have much payoff after blending :/
    Haha your look >.<

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  6. I love the packaging and the look of it but I don't think I'd purchase it over their blushes like you!

    Sarah xx

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  7. I really liked the concept of this, but I guess it just doesn't seem to work out. Nice try Benefit - definitely sticking to their boxed blushes instead.

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    1. So true! Their boxed blushes are brilliant :)

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  8. I keep looking at Fine One One but really glad I saw this as I would have been gutted if I'd spent all that money and then found that there didn't seem to be much colour payoff after blending! Great review, thanks for sharing.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  9. I do love how the flush is very natural but I love my powder blushes too much, Im not too much into cream blushes yet! Great packaging though!

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    1. I'm not into cream blushes much either! I just find it so much easier to use powdered blushes!

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  10. I was really interested in trying this but I'm not so sure now :(

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    1. I think it's a bit of a miss. So many other better products out there worth USD$30 in.

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  11. Oh no! I was so excited about this, it looks so lovely in the stick. Sucks that its so sheer!

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    1. To be fair, they did say it's a sheer colour!

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  12. It's a shame it doesn't work as great as we all expected it too, because it's SO PRETTY!!!
    And you are too cute! :P
    xx

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  13. This seems to either have people that love it or hate it. I want to get it, but can't justify the price!

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    1. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. It's ok but definitely not worth the price.

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