This was my first Benefit blush, it came with a holiday kit with lip gloss and other tiny Benefit samples. This blush is a highly pigmented watermelon martini pink shade that is perfect for a warm, healthy glow for all skin tones. I wear it with MAC's Crosswires or Vegas Volt. It is simply flattering with coral or peachy pink lipsticks. The shimmer is fine and not gritty in texture, nor does it show too much on my fairly pale NC20 skin so it doesn't bother me. However, it you're into more matte non-shimmery blushes, this is not for you. The scent is fruity and pretty like sweets or a tropical punch, just like their lip glosses. The packaging, however, is very tacky, and the bold holographic 3D box does not look like it's worth the twenty-eight dollars it's worth. Other than that, I highly recommend it next to Nars blushes, it holds par in quality.
I have this powder in "Me Vain? Champagne" and I'm still in love..although I've cheated on it for MAC and Sephora, I still use it in the winter time. It's a very soft and light powder, and provides really great medium coverage. It can be used on its own to provide a more radiant, yet natural look or matched up with a liquid foundation, which provides the best coverage you can get. It has two applicators, a small sponge and flat face brush, which are bonuses if you ask me considering the price. I was astonished for such a quality product, the price is more than fair. My only complaint is the tacky packaging and slogan name. Don't get me wrong, Benefit is famous for its cutesy cosmetics, but it just doesn't compare to black, sleek packaging like Nars or MAC.
Liquid -Sue Devitt - 70% Triple Seaweed Gel Foundation
tiffyteppo 3/12/2012 5:54:00 PM
This is my first and only liquid foundation and I loved it from beginning to end. The coverage is fair-medium, and blending has never been easier for me. It mattifies my face enough so that the coverage is there, but it doesn't look caked on or overwhelming. I've used it for a year now and it hasn't break me out yet, but then again I have normal skin so my review may not apply to those with sensitive/dry/oily skin. My only complaint is the very sheer coverage. You need a concealer and powder to layer over this foundation as it does not cover blemishes/acne scars.