Saturday, January 22, 2011

my take on benefit confessions

finally, after months of wishing, i finally gave in to buying benefit's confessions of a concealaholic.  actually, i gave in two months ago, i was just really lazy in blogging.  

aside from cute packaging:

it has 6 products that are not full size but are not exactly travel size also, apart from that gal.  what a great way to try out the products before buying the full size, right?

and it looks like a diary and it also has an instruction book inside to inform you where to use each product.

so, cute packaging aside,  my take on each product is....

that gal
if you are a regular user of face primer, like me, you would be surprised to see that instead of a clear primer, this one is pink. because im used to primers being clear, i don't actually use this as a primer.  aside from the fact that i regularly get gosh face primer samples in our local pharmacy :) i don't think i will ever run out of it ;P

so i use it as a brightening cream in the afternoon.  and it's not dramatic, but the pink sheen it gives to my cheeks is nice.

erase paste
using the brush included, i blend this in my inner under eye area and it does eliminate dark circles.  it is creamy and heavily pigmented.  however, if you do not have really dark undereye circles, like me, i think you can get away with benefit's   some kinda gorgeous foundation faker.  aside from the fact that, i think, this concealer makes my eyeshadow travel from the upper eyelid to the lower under eye area, that's why i put it in the inner part only.  coz if i put in all over the under eye area, my eyeshadow decides to migrate.

boi-ing concealer (two shades)
those are the two round pots in the middle. personally, i use this on the sides of my nose to get the redness out but for pimples, not a good idea coz it wipes out easily.

eye bright
the pink rectangle, is something that i can do without.  some afternoons i pat it on the inner part of my eyes and my officemate would notice something different in me, but some afternoons they don't.  so i skip this most days...

lemon aid
i haven't really tried this yet.  it says its for upper lids, creating a base for your eyeshadows, but who would use this if you have shadow insurance or UDPP, right?

the brushes
one of the best part of this kit is that the brushes has a name, so you do not use the same brush on different products!  and the brush is synthetic and of good quality, too...

so all in all, i like it, and it's a cute addition to my table, but i only like erase paste the most.  the other products are skippable.

for more information regarding this product, check out beck's blog.

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