Saturday, 29 December 2012

Review - Benefit She's so Jetset Make Up Kit

Review - Benefit She's so Jetset Make Up Kit
 
If you've read my What I got for Christmas post, then you will already know that this was one of my Christmas presents. I have not tried any Benefit products before but as a 'beauty blogger' it's good to try new brands so I can see whether products are worth their price!
 
This little kit is meant to be perfect for going away because all make up lovers will know how hard it is to judge how much make up to bring for a trip away. (3 foundations, 4 eyeliners and 5 lipglosses probably is a bit too much for a one week trip!)
 
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This set comes with a mini Porefessional primer, 4 eye shadows in 'champagne please, 'pretty in mink', 'gold card' and 'elegant espresso' a 'first class' face powder and blush, a sponge tipped applicator, a mini (very soft) blush brush, a lipgloss in 'life on the a-list' and a mini 'they're real' mascara. And the packaging is very sturdy. It has a big mirror inside which is very useful! The kit also includes an 'in flight' guide to show you how to use all the products.
 
 
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The packaging of the box is really cute and very sturdy so the eyeshadows and face powders shouldn't get smashed up whilst travelling. The whole kit feels very luxurious and there is a lot of attention to detail put into the design of the box.
 
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First off, the eye shadows are the most pigmented shadows I have ever used and are all pretty shimmery colours (similar to the UD naked palette) which can take your makeup from day to night very easily ( A tutorial on how I used the products will be up tomorrow) But I found that I did need to use other brushes to apply them as a sponge applicator is just rather useless. And they don't need a primer underneath them, they literally stay on for ages! And if you wanted this kit to be super compact, you could possibly use 'pretty in mink' or elegant espresso' lightly as a brow powder with the sponge applicator but it may be a bit too shimmery ( no one wants shimmery brows!)
 
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The face powder is a little bit too shimmery to be preventing shine on the face and the blusher is a nice shimmery colour but for paler skin tones. For me, it would be too light so I could use it as a highlight on the top of my cheek bones. And the little blush brush is quite nice for applying the powder, but may be a little too flat so it takes longer to apply.
 
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The lipgloss is a peachy nude colour that for me is a little to nudey ( if that's a word?!) but again would be nicer on a fair complexion. But it stays on well, is very pigmented and does give a nice glossy look to the lips. As if you have lipstick on under.
 
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Ans the mascara is the most thickening, blackening mascara I have ever tried (separate review to come of this) and is a good size for travelling.
 
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Overall, this little kit makes for a lovely present! The eyeshadows are very good quality which you can take you from sunbathing to evening meals very easily.  The blusher and face powder are nice also but for lighter skin and the lipgloss again, perfect for lighter skin is a pretty, very pigmented peachy nude. And the mascara is REALLY thickening, it needs a review of it's own! But the primer is a little bit of a strange edition to the kit as few people would wear a primer  especially on holiday. With this kit, I would also bring 2 shadow brushes, my foundation (Maybelline airfoam foundation), a bronzer and maybe a different coloured lipgloss. The products are really excellent for a kit but on top of this kit, I would have to bring other make up as well in a make up bag.

I have done a tutorial for a look using this kit here.
The kit is available here for £19.66.
 
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