BeneFit Cosmetics

BeneFit Cosmetics was founded in San Francisco in 1976 by twin sisters Jane and Jean Ford. Starting out as a small beauty boutique called "The Face Place" in the Mission District, they developed their first product called "Rose Tint" (now famously known as "benetint"). After a move to downtown San Francisco in the 80's, they went on to develop and debut "lip plump". After changing the name to Benefit Cosmetics in 1990, the first Benefit counter at Henri Bendel in New York City a year later, eventually opening counters in London and worldwide. Aquired by LVMH in 1999, the best-selling products include "They're Real!" mascara, "Gimme Brow" brow gel and the "Porefessional", a pore-minimizing balm. (wikipedia.com)
https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en

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3.6

609 products

39,201 reviews

58% would repurchase

Recent BeneFit Cosmetics Reviews

Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics -BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara

on 2/20/2018 4:37:00 PM

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I love Rollerlash mascara from Benefit so was really looking forward to trying this! I was very disappointed.. it made me look like i had 4 eyelashes as the formula/brush made my lashes clump together! Ive had cheaper drugstore mascaras that worked better than this. The "wiper" the brand gets is excited about is non-existant, there is nothing to wipe the comb, the formula is so wet & the comb is overloaded with product. Dries very hard which makes it a pain to remove! Would never repurchase.

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Brows -BeneFit Cosmetics -foolproof brow powder

on 2/20/2018 12:53:00 PM

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Brow powders is something I actively seek because I would like something that has a good shade match and long lasting. My brows are not super oily, but enough have powder not last, especially in the summer. My natural brows are black but I usually go a shade lighter, so 03 is perfect for me (there is a shade lighter and a shade darker).

Pros:
It's shaped like an eyebrow like paint by numbers for people that do not know how to use brow products
There is a built-in spoolie
Lasts all day
02 shade is cool toned

Cons:
The sponge tip is basically useless, wish it was an angled brush instead
This is not a super cheap option

Even though there are more pros than cons, I feel like there are better options out there (even at the drugstore) that provide the same type of qualities. It's worth trying if you want to try a new brow powder, but I would personally not be repurchasing because of the price.


Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics -Fakeup

on 2/20/2018 1:11:00 AM

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i didnt like it. I wanted to. I have one from Neutrogena that is flawless. this one melted fast and was messy. A total dud.


Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics -Lemon Aid

on 2/20/2018 1:04:00 AM

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I love this product for my red nose. I have red on the sides and tip of my nose and pinkish acne scars. I melt the product between my fingers and dab. it doesn't accentuate pores. I have a runny nose all the time but this has lasting power and doesn't start to break up. the con...i don't think the pay off is worth the price. I have other concealer that are cheaper.

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Lipstick -BeneFit Cosmetics -They're Real Double the Lip Lipstick

on 2/19/2018 9:58:00 AM

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I got this free with a magazine ages ago, rediscovered it in a drawer and just need to share how perplexed I am by it. The idea is sound - a lipstick and liner combo you can swipe on in one - and it does give nice definition on the first few uses. However, as it wears down you need to do gymnastics for the same effect, and as a lipstick it’s really best described as ‘meh’. The texture doesn’t compare to other BeneFit lipsticks I’ve tried, it’s quite drying and doesn’t last well, to add further insult the fade is patchy. The colour I have is ‘Nude Scandal’, which is very pink for a nude. I can’t imagine it flattering many people - it’s okay on me (very light neutral skintone, freckles, dark blue/green eyes) and I can see it working on some medium dark skin tones with lighter eyes, but I’d say it would be a bit niche. The packaging is cute and mimics the They’re Real mascara, i imagine it would stand up well to being chucked in handbags and the lid is nice and secure, but what’s inside doesn’t live up to BeneFit price points. It feels like a prototype - if they could reformulate the actual lipstick and maybe reshape the bullet I’d potentially be interested, in a better colour, but as is, avoid!

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