I've wanted to try out a couple of Benefit products - and so when I saw this Primping With The Stars kit back in the UK I thought I'd get this before committing to buy the standard sizes.
Unfortunately in Malta we do not get Benefit [and websites like Feel Unique do stock them but cannot ship them to this country - booooo]
It retails for £26.50 from the Benefit Cosmetics website.
Benefit advertise this by saying how this is 'the all-time greatest fake-its' kit. Admittedly, this kit does have some of Benefit's best-seller items in it, some of which I'm obsessed with, other not so much.
The kit comes in a cute hardbound 'book' shape.
You also get 2 make-up tricks cards showing you how to use the items.
You get 6 mini sized Benefit favourites;
Some Kind A Gorgeous
Girl Meets Pearl
Stay Don't Stray
Some Kind A Gorgeous is a cream foundation which comes in this quirky 50s vibe packaging. The one in the kit is in shade medium which is quite a spot on match for my olive toned skin [but won't be suitable for the fair ladies]
It is really smooth and dries to a matte, powdery finish. It does feel a bit oily after some time so it's best if you set it with some powder.
It has light coverage but suitable to minimise / conceal redness.
Stay Don't Stray eyeshadow / concealer primer : comes with a doe foot applicator and looks like concealer but in fact it's a primer.
This does the job awfully well - eyeshadows look vibrant and stay on for ages takes to this baby.
I use this every other weekend and it's one of my all time faves.
The Porefessional undoubtedly is one of Benefit's most well known product and I love love love this! I don't know what I'd do without it and I'll re-purchase this asap.
It is a silicone based primer and looks nude, but dries clear-ish. You only need the tiniest amount to cover problem areas [such as my nose, forehead and cheeks].
Doesn't really conceal open pores [although it does slightly minimise them] all that well but this stops my make-up from sliding off my face plus it also stops my face from turning into an oil rig.
Benetint is also one of my all time faves and this I use on a daily basis.
It gives me a really healthy flush plus it stays on for ages [since it stains like mad].
You do have to be quick when applying / blending this out or you'll end up with patchy, red cheeks.
Girl Meets Pearl is a light highlighter which I've not used all that much - in fact this sits in the packaging to this day.
I'm not really a fan of highlighters and I've got others which I'm using up at the moment.
They're Real! mascara is the biggest let-down ever! I've read and heard so many raves about this product but it does nothing for my lashes.
It does lengthen them a bit but nothing that a £3 mascara wouldn't do.
I know that others love it[cue in Davi from Lady with no name blog] but it is a huge meh for me.
Hope this helps!