I love this lipgloss, mainly for the gorgeous smell and taste! It tastes just like minty chewing gum, and although it probably doesn't actually freshen your breath it does make you feel fresher. It looks nice on, the little blue sparkles are very pretty when they catch the light and the actual gloss does not come out blue unless you absolutely cake it on. As for the teeth-whitening properties, obviously it doesn't make a difference to the actual colour of your teeth but I find it somewhat brightens my smile as a whole. The bad thing about it is that it doesn't last very long, I have had to reapply it constantly and as a result I have gotten through my tube extremely quickly. As with all Benefit products it's very overpriced for something that won't last forever or that you can probably find a cheaper alternative (like Bourjois menthol lip gloss). I like the box it comes in but I think the tube is a bit plain! Overall it's a good buy for those who can afford it.
Crème -BeneFit Cosmetics - Some Kind-a Gorgeous Lite
KGJxx 7/16/2011 5:20:00 PM
I don't really rate this product highly, it's way too sheer and doesn't make a lot of difference to my skin. I guess the colour suits my pale skin very well, but that may just be because you can barely see it. I'm not even sure what it's meant to be, it's described as "foundation faker". So obviously it's not meant for full coverage anyway, but I find it a bit useless.. and it smells a bit weird. However, I do enjoy the texture and feel of it, it is very silky and melts into a powdery finish on the skin. I love the packaging, the compact is cute and has a large mirror and handy sponge hidden underneath. I would not buy this again as I don't find it to be much use and £23.50 is way too expensive for such a little amount of product - the pan is very shallow so I expect if you use it regularly with the sponge it would disappear quickly.
I love this product mainly because the eyeshadows are just perfect. The pink highlight shadow and pewter grey are gorgeous colours, they are very subtly shimmery and soft looking, and very easily blendable. I'd buy these on their own if Benefit did these shades (which they may well do, I'll have to look into this). I don't really use the black eyeshadow as I find the first two are usually enough. The eyeliner is nice and I am already a fan of Brow Zings wax so that's a nice bonus. The only things I would change about it would be the eye bright, it's way too hard and chalky to apply with fingers - maybe a mini pencil would have been better. I've never really been a fan of the Tweezies either, they're too small, sharp and stiff. Also the price is definitely too steep for this tiny little kit. Overall though, it's great quality stuff and does what it says on the box. Also gals - be careful of buying cheap from eBay! I bought this kit from there and it turned out to be counterfeit (as many of the Benefit products on there are). I got a refund and treated myself to the real thing!