A look at the Go tropiCORAL, Sugarlicious and How To Look The Best At Everything kits
Get ready to run to your nearest Sephora. Benefit Cosmetics, the masters of creating some of the most sought after makeup kits and palettes, just released some new ones that you won’t want to miss! Up first, the limited edition How To Look The Best At Everything kit ($30) crafted to teach you the basics in getting a flawless face.
Designed to look like an adorable, albeit hipper, replica of the classic book “How to be the Best at Everything,” this cute kit with its handy mirror and step-by-step picture instructions has everything I could want in a makeup kit.
Available in three complexion ranges (Light, Medium and Deep), tucked inside this Medium hued kit were perfect travel sized versions of the POREfessional Pro balm, the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow brightening makeup, the Boi-ing industrial strength concealer in two shades, and Hello Flawless custom powder cover up.
While I normally have fewer steps in my makeup routine, this kit does a great job of breaking down each step and making it incredibly easy to blend and highlight your way to glowing skin. Like any great kit, this one is versatile, allowing you to mix the various components to the proper match for your skin, and instructing you on how to use individual items if you don’t feel like going through the entire routine.
Each component of this kit is outstanding on its own. The POREfessional Pro Balm was very light and helped smooth out my skin and create a nice matte base. The Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup in “I’m so Money” Honey is very lightweight and blends easily. Just the tiniest bit went a long way without feeling cakey.
The Boi-ing concealer in 02 (light/medium) and 03 (medium) were a fantastic addition to this kit. Having the ability to personally mix the shade to cover dark circles and blemishes really helped achieve that flawless look. To finish it off the silky Hello Flawless powder in “I’m Cute as a Bunny” Honey sets the whole look. Whether you use all of the components, or just one or two, this kit gives you everything you need for a great complexion with a healthy glow. Better grab this one quickly – it’s only available through the month of August!
As if that wasn’t enough, Benefit released three stellar palettes that include some of their most popular products matched with their new Ultra Plush Lip Glosses.
Take a gander at the Sugarlicious kit ($28), a gorgeous mix of pink shades that comes with the Benetint lip and cheek stain, High Beam luminizer and Sugarbomb face powder and lip gloss for a sexy natural look.
I was the lucky tester of go tropiCORAL, ($28) a sassy splash of warm corals. This palette, encased in a fun leopard print box, features a handy mirror and easy instructions to help you to maximize the potential of the deliciously mango tinted Chachatint lip and cheek stain, High Beam luminizer and the CORALista face powder and ultra plush lip gloss.
I was wary of how orange Chachatint looked but no wonder it is one of their top sellers – it’s long lasting and, used sparingly, gives a warm, day-at-the-beach, sun kissed flush. It looks great on the lips alone and in combination with the CORALista gloss really pushes the color and shine to the max! And the CORALista face powder is perfect for a touch of color to perk up your look.
The kit highlights for me were the CORALista Ultra plush lip gloss, for it’s slick and shiny formula with just a hint of color, and the High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer, which really pushed the look from wow to WOW! Applied along the cheek bones, brow bone, and anywhere you want to draw the eye, it instantly illuminates the face with a dewy shimmer.
If you can’t tell, I absolutely loved these new makeup kits and found they were a great (re)introduction to the best of Benefit and a fabulous deal as well.
Readers – are you ready to let Benefit teach you a thing or two to have you looking your best? Meet me in the comments to talk Benefit![ratings]
Kari is a Minneapolis based artist who drinks too much coffee and enjoys taking pictures of the strange foods she eats. She’s always running 10 minutes behind despite her clock being an hour fast. You can find her musings on art, music and food at her blog, Tuna Fish Casserole.
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