Benefit Holiday 2012 – She’s So Jetset Review

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Prepare for takeoff this season with Benefit’s travel ready kit

Benefit's travel ready kitphotos: we heart this

Are you having a yen for makeup adventure? Buckle up and prepare for takeoff. It’s going to be a high-flying holiday season thanks to Benefit’s unbelievably fabulous gift sets, including the one I tested, She’s So Jetseticon ($36). This “posh and polished” makeup kit has everything you need for a flawless look, at home or away. So get packing; I’m taking you on a little trip.

Benefit's travel ready kit outside packaging

First, let’s visit the box… yet another triumph of design from Benefit, whose packaging really might turn me into a beauty hoarder someday. Just check out the cool, mod graphics on the lid, then peek inside the box.

Benefit's travel ready kit

You can take a glimpse at your pretty face with the generously sized, good quality mirror – then ponder the possibilities of this array of products. With the lid in the upright position, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of this kit’s travel-sized treasures:

4 shade eyeshadow palette with double-ended applicator

4 shade eyeshadow palette with double-ended applicator:
These four frosty neutralss work together or separate to make your travel-weary eyes sparkle. The colors are appropriate for any skintone, and although you might prefer to use your own brushes, the sponge tip applicator works great in a pinch.

She’s So Jetset Eyeshadows swatchShe’s So Jetset Eyeshadows

Two shades of First class face powder with brush

First class face powder with brush:
Two shades of powder to perk up your cheeks: light peach with a sheen, and medium pinky coral. The kit includes a cute little brush for on-the-go touchups.

they're real! mascara in a light-colored mascara

they’re real! mascara:
A mini-sized version of Benefit’s new and already legendary jet black mascara, which delivers on its promise to lengthen, curl, volumize, lift and separate lashes. Now that I’ve tried it, I understand why they’re real! has such a following. Of all the products in She’s So Jetset, they’re real! is the first one I’ll be buying in full size.

The POREfessional

The POREfessional:
Don’t be fooled by the mini-sized tube. Just a dab of this fab primer will help makeup go on smoothly, minimize pores, and even diminish flaws in travel-weary complexions. The balm is silky, lightweight and oil-free, and the neutral color works with every complexion.

life on the A list lip gloss

life on the A list lip gloss:
This sheer peachy pink gloss can be worn alone as a bare lip enhancer or over lipstick to add dazzle and dimension. The moisturizing and non-sticky formula packs tons of shine, too. I love this previously-discontinued color so much, I’m hoping Benefit puts it back in their regular line.

First class face powder, life on the A list lip gloss swatchFirst class face powder, life on the A list lip gloss

And, to help your look lift off, She’s So Jetset! includes a Tips & Tricks folio to show you how to best “bring out the jetsetter in you.”

Box is small enough to tuck neatly in tote or suitcase
Colors are universally flattering
Mini products are so nice, you’ll want to buy the full-sized versions of at least a few
When the products are gone, you can keep the gorgeous box

Eyeshadows are all frosted, which might not work for some people

I love the handy size of the products and the box itself, and won’t venture far without it this holiday season. And, for gift giving occasions, I can’t imagine a makeup wearer who wouldn’t be over the moon about this kit. So jet over to the Benefit counter and treat yourself or your girlfriends to a beauty upgrade.

we heartsters – are you planning to jet around the globe with Benefit’s She’s So Jetset this season?

Click here to shop She’s So Jetseticon at Sephora!

Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Zeus.

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  • turboterp

    Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock 'n' roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Bellarina. skin tone: NC20 skin type: dry to normal favorite beauty product: skincare

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  1. Super cute! I love the colors in this one.. Perfect for the holiday season! Such sparkle all in one place! Love it.

  2. @turboterp –Great Review~! I love this set because it has everything all in one central location and is handy for packing and holiday travel. The makeup hoarder in me wants to buy a couple because I am sure this won’t be around forever.

  3. They always have the cutest sets! Love the colors in this one…

  4. Looks like a good set for the value, all the colors are pretty neutral but I do love the Champagne Please with it’s shimmer. I am also looking to try out the Porefessional.

  5. Ooooh it’s too cute! The idea and product types make this a very travel-worthy palette, but I’m not so sure about the colors. POREfessional is a great product.

  6. Great review @turboterp – Benefit makes GREAT palettes and always include their best sellers/most loved items, which I love.

    1. They’re always so darn cute, aren’t they?!

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