I received this makeup kit as a birthday gift from my mom. I absolutely love the packaging, both for the kit as a whole -- which is made of cardboard, so it's recyclable -- and each individual product. There are six deluxe sample size products in here as well as a mirror and cards which suggest how to use each product. I will give a mini description and review of each product as follows:
Stay Don't Stray: This is a primer for eye shadows and under eye concealer. This came in the shade light/medium, so I find that it's too dark to use under my eyes, but it works well on my eye lids. I have lots of veins on my lids and this does provide a bit of coverage, though not as much as an actual concealer. This really does help to prevent creasing of shadows and keeps them in place throughout the day.
Some Kind of Gorgeous: This is a cream foundation, but it's way too dark for me, so I gave it to my mom. She really enjoyed it!
The Porefessional: This is a face primer that's supposed to minimize the appearance of pores by filling them in, for a smoother makeup application. I don't wear liquid foundation, but I do wear liquid concealer and powder foundation. I have large pores and sebaceous filaments on my nose and cheeks and this definitely helps provide a nice, even finish for my makeup. The product itself also feels so velvety soft and smooth.
Benetint: This is a lip and cheek tint. I'm usually not much for tints, but I really enjoy wearing this, particularly on my cheeks. I dot it on and provides the perfect flush. On lips, I find that the colour stains the centre of my lips moreso than the rest of my mouth, so it never looks quite right, plus I need some moisture throughout the day and this doesn't really have any.
Girl Meets Pearl: This is a liquid illuminator. I really like the Watts Up, but this is a pretty huge miss for me. I find that it's just way too pink and sparkly to really do anything with it.
They're Real: This is a mascara, with an unusual ball-tip applicator. I'm not really a fan of rubberized wands in general, and this one is just kind of awkward to use. It clumped up my lashes more than I would have liked.
Overall this is a really great set and an excellent way to try out some of Benefit's bestsellers before investing in a full size.
I love this kit! It comes with mini versions all my favourite benefit products and for a good price! It comes with Stay Don't Stray (concealer and eyeshadow primer), They're Real (mascara), Benetint (lip and cheek tint), Some-Kind-A-Gorgeous (foundation), Girl Meets Pearl (liquid pearl for face) and the Porefessional (balm to minimize the appearance of pores). All of the products in this kit are absolutely amazing and worth trying!
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