So I blew the majority of my fortnightly allowance on Benefit Cosmetics slightly over a week ago. I have been eyeing the Porefessional shine-vanishing prop powder and the Bigger Than BB Big Easy foundation like thing. So when they had a St Patrick's day special, where you get a free full sized One Hot Minute powder for orders over $75, I was sold.
Initially, I wanted to purchase the Nice Package! Custom Kit, which is a kit where you can pick three items and get a free item and a makeup bag for $79. However, it seems like you cannot (ever) combine other specials with the Nice Package! kit, making it less desirable. Nevertheless, I stopped sulking, soldiered on and picked $126 worth of stuff to get free shipping and qualify for the complimentary One Hot Minute powder.
|L-R: Big Easy; the Porefessional shine-vanishing PRO powder|
As mentioned earlier in the post, I had my eye on Big Easy and The Porefessional Shine-Vanishing Pro Powder. So it takes no genius to figure out that these two products were added to my shopping cart from the start of my little shopping spree.
I've just tried Big Easy on, as I took my makeup off after a long, hard day of work before mum wanted me to accompany dad to Coles. I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to slap a thin layer of Big Easy on to see how it feels. First impressions are positive. I love the coverage of this! I didn't put any primer on underneath, neither did I set it with powder, and it's still matte after 2 hours! I will most likely do a more comprehensive review of this after thoroughly testing it out, but I have high hopes for this one!
|L-R: Boi-ing & eye bright; One Hot Minute|
I've heard/read so many good reviews on the boi-ing concealer that I wanted to try it out again. I remember trying this out when I purchased the Confessions of a Concealaholic kit years ago, but I didn't think much of it. I thought I'd give it a go again and see how it compares to my HG concealer - Make Up For Ever Full Cover (reviewed here). The eye bright portion of this compact also played a part in my decision to add this to the shopping cart. Although it was part of the Confessions of a Concealaholic kit, I didn't think much of this either, but I'm keen to give it a go now that I'm a little older and my tastes in makeup has changed slightly.
One Hot Minute was the freebie that I received. It is a loose rose-gold finishing powder. I'm quite curious to see if this would make me look like a disco ball.
|L-R: the Porefessional; fake up in medium|
|Benefit Goodtime Gals|
The big easy and porefessional shine-vanishing pro powder samples are impressive! I like how they included a brush with the porefessional powder sample, and six different shades of Big Easy! Although, I used three shades (02 light, 03 light/medium and 04 medium) and still needed more to cover the rest of my face. I found that all three shades blended in really well, so the differences in shades wasn't all that noticeable, making it easier to pick a shade online if you can't get a sample.
So there goes (the majority of) my fortnightly allowance! Have you tried any of these Benefit products before? Would you like to see a review of any of these products?