One of the things that I love the most about Benefit (besides their great products) is that they have a sense of humor about makeup. Their products all have fun names and come packaged in whimsical, funky boxes that just make you smile when you look at them. Their holiday collection for this season is no exception.
Peace, love & glossiness (cutest name ever for a lip gloss set!) is a gift that comes complete with three double-sided glosses, so you get a total of six different shades for $26. The shades range from Kiss You, a purplish-pink to 24k, a sparkling gold, and they’re all flattering, wearable colors, so this isn’t one of those sets that you buy because you love one color and get stuck with the rest. You get plenty of gloss in each tube and I love that the colors on each wand compliment each other (there’s a darker shade on one end and a lighter shade on the other). They’re the perfect combo to take your lips from day to night!
If I had to pick one of the Benefit kits to get as a gift, it would be the Primpcess glamorous eye primping kit. Packaged in a bright orange and pink box, it contains everything you need to give yourself a classic look on your eyes. It comes complete with Boi-ing concealer, Eye Bright, a creaseless cream shadow liner, three eyeshadows (a liner, contour and accent color, all in shades of brown), and a mini Bad Gal Lash. There are even two brushes and a step by step guide to using all of the products. (I love sets that come with guide books – it always makes me feel better to have professionals telling me what to do next!) I’ll be throwing Primpcess in my bag on days when I might be going out after work – with its array of products, I won’t have to carry anything else to touch up my eye makeup, making the $34 price tag totally worth it.
P.S. While not technically a holiday product, I’ve also been testing out the new Posietint and I totally recommend it. A “sister” to the famous Benetint, it’s a light pink stain that gives cheeks and lips the prettiest poppy colored flush. I’m a big fan of the smoky eye with light lips and this is the perfect color to balance out a dark eye with. It goes on easily and lasts forever - you can put it on in the morning and still have color in your lips after three cups of coffee and lunch. It’s a stain, so it can be a little drying, but a quick coat of lip balm takes care of that and makes the color last even longer.
For these and other Benefit products, check out benefitcosmetics.com. Side Note: Get Free Shipping with $25+ by entering “BLAKSHIP” on Nov. 28 and “CYBESHIP” on Dec. 1.