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Benefit’s Blushes Lighten Up for the Holidays With the $36 Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes Holiday Set

Published in: Benefit, Kits and Sets, Palettes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes

Makeup history in yo’ hand!

Behold! In my hand, friends, isn’t just the latest holiday set from Benefit. What we have here is bonafide makeup history!

Yes, years from now, when some intrepid filmmaker/makeup lover makes a Behind the Music-style documentary about Benefit and the Bene-babes who love it, the new $36 Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes will get a mention, for sure, since it’s basically Benefit’s version of the moon landing.

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes

For the first time ever, the brand is releasing a palette filled with their famous Box O’ Blushes (and one rand-o pan of Watt’s Up Illuminator) in a limited edition holiday set.

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes
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The Countdown Is On, But the Price Is Up: The New Benefit Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar

Published in: Benefit, Kits and Sets

Benefit Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar (1)

I am totally that girl who opens every compartment in an advent calendar in one feel swoop.

Perhaps it’s my impatient curious nature. :)

It’s not even December yet, but I couldn’t wait to unlock the hidden treasures in this one from Benefit, the Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar ($99).

Benefit Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar (2)

You’re “supposed” to open one compartment at a time, one per day, beginning on December first for 24 days.

“Supposed” to.

Tucked within each compartment resides a different beauty treasure…

Benefit Candy-Coated Countdown Advent Calendar (5)
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Benefit Majorette Booster Blush Puts Pep on Your Cheeks and in Your Step

Published in: Benefit, Face

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush

Two, four, six, eight, what do we appreciate!?

Easy blush! Easy blush! Yaaaaay, Benefit! [INSERT HIGH KICKS HERE]

OK…I was never a cheerleader (more of a band geek), but I’m cheering for Benefit’s new Majorette Booster Blush. It’s fun and easy to use, has a cream-to-powder formula, feels super silky, and the packaging is shaped like a cute little drum.

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush, $28

The silky formula almost feels kind of slippery on my fingertips, and it’s easy to zhuzh out the edges when I pat it on bare cheeks or on top of foundation, which I appreciate when I’m movin’ and shakin’.

I like that it doesn’t settle into my pores and that it lasts 5-6 hours on my combo oily/dry skin before I feel like I need a touchup.

Oh, and it does have a faint fragrance.

Really faint, though. I have to get my nose up in the pan to detect it, but I think it smells like peach gummy candies.

Yes, boom. Those are awesome. :)

The look is matte and natural, which should be a great option for gals and guys heading back to the classroom.

Which reminds me, I wish I’d had a better appreciation for minimal makeup when I was in my tweens, teens and early 20s. When you’re that age, it’s easy to get away with very little makeup (that flush of youth and all). This is a great blush to accentuate a youthful glow without going full-on makeup crazy.

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush

Cheerful design!

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush

With a MAC Lipglass for scale

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Benefit’s New Tinted Lip Balms in Lollibalm, Chachabalm, Posiebalm and Benebalm Go Easy on the Tint, Heavy on the Moisture

Published in: Benefit, Collections, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Benefit Lollibalm Tinted Lip Balm

Lollibalm, one of four new Benefit Tinted Lip Balms available now

Granted, there’s not a dramatic, in-your-face difference among the four shades in Benefit’s new collection of Tinted Lip Balms ($18 each) when I wear them on my lips, but ooh! — they just look so darn cute chillin’ in my makeup bag.

Benefit Tinted Lip Balms

They each have their own personal outfit…

And every. Single. Time. I’ve taken out Chachabalm, Lollibalm, Posiebalm or Benebalm for a touch-up (which I have to do about every hour or so when I wear them) within sight of a gal, I’ve been asked something along the lines of, “Where did ya get that?! It’s adorable!”

So, yeah, fellow packaging suckers, that’s the sign of an eye-catching product. :)

Benefit Lollibalm

Lollibalm

Benefit Posiebalm

Posiebalm

Benefit introduced these hydrating lip balms earlier this spring in colors to match their liquid blushes in Cha Cha Tint, Lollitint, Posie Tint and Benetint.

Benefit Chachabalm

Chachabalm

They feel a lot like the Revlon Lip Butters and Dior’s Addict Lip Balms to me — smooth, non-sticky, and firmly on the thicker formula side, as far as lip balms go. My nose and taste buds also detect a mild violet hard candy flavor and scent.

Benefit Benebalm

Benebalm

Thumbs up for mega moisture, too, as these are loaded with the stuff, and my dry, flaky lips lap it up.

Benefit Chachabalm Swatch

Chachabalm

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Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner Says, Come On, Baby, Let’s Do the Twist!

Published in: Benefit, Eyes, Makeup, Product Reviews

Benefit They're Real Push Liner

Wearing the new Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner on my lash lines with MAC Kelly Yum-Yum Lipstick on my lips

Well. Now I know what eyeliner I’ll be wearing when I find out that Ryan Gosling has finally gotten hitched and consequently start sobbing into my Cheetos — tears of pain, clearly, but I’ll try to pass them off as tears of joy (“I’m just so happy for him!”).

Benefit’s new They’re Real Push-Up Liner ($24) will be able to handle the waterworks, fo’ sho’.

Benefit They're Real Push Liner

The new waterproof matte black gel liner heads to the Benefit permanent line this July, and it has an interesting twist (literally).

Instead of coming in a pot, it comes in a pen. Think YSL Touche Eclat (which I talk about in this video), but with a flexible calligraphy-like nib instead of a brush. Twist the bottom, and the gel emits from the nib.

It’s the first ever lash-hugging gel liner pen! The custom AccuFlex tip hugs your lash line for bigger-looking eyes in seconds. The closer the liner, the bigger the eye!
From the back of the box of Benefit’s new They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Benefit They're Real Push Liner

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