Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Review: Finding Mr. Bright!

The latest offering from Benefit is a kit that offers you 4 luminous complexion enhancers / brightening products packaged in a oh so bright keepsake box.



The items are travel sized and the kit includes:



  • Girl meets pearl - liquid pearl for face - 7.5 mL / 0.25 US fl. oz. 2)

  • Posie tint - poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain - 4.0 mL / 0.13 US fl. oz.

  • High beam - luminescent complexion enhancer - 2.5 mL / 0.08 US fl. oz.

  • Erase paste no. 2 - medium brightening camouflage for eyes & face - 3.2 g Net Wt. 0.11 oz.

Priced at £28.50. Keep reading for mini reviews and swatches!


The packaging is always something interesting when it comes to Benefit, I love their creativity and confidence in colour choices.


Here is what the applicators look like..



Here are the swatches of all 4 products dabbed onto the back of my hand.



GIRL MEETS PEARL - This is a natural glow giving enhancer that isn't too in your face. When swatched it looks quite pink toned but then once blended turns to a golden hue. I have been using it to highlight the high points of my face and it does a brilliant job of enhancing them without looking fake.


POSIE TINT - I LOVED Benetint and I remember when this first launched years ago, the consistency is much thicker so it's easier to work with and the colour is also much more forgiving. It's a beautiful Barbie pink that can be used on your cheeks and your lips for a light flushed stain. You can layer it up for more of an impact if you desire. I like to wear it on my cheeks in the Summer the most.

HIGH BEAM - This is a favourite of mine, I have been using it for years and wouldn't be without it. It's a pale frosty pink that really gives a brightening and glowy effect when applied to the tops of your cheekbones. I did a comparison a while ago on my favourite highlighters, click HERE to see the post.



ERASE PASTE - I was hesitant to try this when it first came out as I thought it would be quite cakey but it actually isn't, it's rather lightweight and peach toned which makes it ideal for use under the eyes. I do like it, but I'm not in love with it. It's only available in shade 02 in the kit which luckily is perfect for me.



Overall if you are interested in some of these products, then this little kit is a great way to try them out without forking out the full price for each individual item. A little goes a long way so most of them will last you forever anyway. However, I wish there was an option to get either a lighter or darker concealer with the kit as not everyone will fit into shade 02.


Disclaimer: This kit was sent to me for consideration for review, I was not paid for this post. Honest opinion as always!

15 comments:

fantastic said...

I just saw this little kit yesterday! I'm a big fan of High Beam as well, so that size is perfect for travel :)

m i s s a r c h said...

great review as always, but i would love to hear from baby bubbles in every post of yours :)))

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Tina said...

I love the look of Girl meets Pearl, very natural!!! Would definitely give that lit-from-within look!

bettzy93 said...

this seriously seems like the best buy ever! i havent seem it around tho
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Sprinkleofglitter said...

Oohhh it's so pretty. I love Benefit and the packaging is so lovely but it takes up so much space in my drawers. I need to get a huge dresser to display these nice things on!
Hope you and Baby Bubbles are well. Baby Glitter is 9 days over due now. Sigh. xxxx

Catanya said...

Oh! I am desperate to try High Beam and Posie Tint!
XOXO
Catanya

Get Gawjus! said...

The kit seems awesome for the price! All the products look so tempting for the coming season :) Might have a look at this.

Jo said...

This review is fab, have been umming and ahhing over this for ages - definitely going to invest :) x

http://justanordinarygirlsworld.blogspot.com/

Jo said...

This review is fab, have been umming and ahhing over this for ages - definitely going to invest :) x

http://justanordinarygirlsworld.blogspot.com/

Hannah. said...

I really really wanna try this out! Definitely on my list! xx

I'm having a giveaway, maybe you'd like to check it out :) http://hazzaapee.blogspot.com/2011/03/news-mini-giveaway.html

mary ann said...

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High Beam has really good quality products. In fact I purchased one of the beauty kits and no doubt they are really cool. I am always using that when going to office, and it is harmless to the skin even if you have a sensitive skin.

Mika said...

Lots of goodies!!
Great review!

Hello and welcome co IFB!

♥Mika

. said...

i am a big fan of high beam! i would love to get my hands on posie tint and erase paste! not willing to pay full price though! xxx