New Benefit Sets, and a Liquid Foundation and Fragrance from Clarins

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Benefit Her Name Was Glowla packaging

We had a few minutes to kill before the movie tonight, so I popped over to Macy’s to see if they had anything new and interesting in the cosmetics department.



The Benefit counter was abuzz with some new limited-edition sets, Clarins had a new liquid foundation (at least it’s new to me), and I sniffed a new citrusy scent.

Benefit Her Name Was Glowla, $36

LOVE love the packaging of this limited edition set. Isn’t it spicy? I actually have a pair of sunglasses that look almost like the pair the woman on the box is wearing.

The kit comes with a bunch of Benefit standbys like Coralista blush, High Beam highlighter, Moon Beam highlighter, a powder eyeshadow palette with six neutral shades, Badgal Lash mascara and a lipgloss in Life on the A List.

A Benefit makeup artist at the counter said that these were selling out fast… It does look like a pretty great deal for the price.

Benefit All You Need is Gloss, $26

Remember the dual-tipped lipglosses from last year’s Glitz Glam & Gloss set? They’re baaaack! :)

The All You Need is Gloss set comes with three of them (six gloss tips in all). The colors are I’m With the Band, Almost Famous, Who Are You Wearing, 24K, Back to the Fuchsia and Life on the A List — some are from Benefit’s Lip Gloss line (they have a light fruity flavor, a strong fruit punch scent and a thick but sheer texture) as well as their Ultra Shine line (unflavored, but with a light raspberry Creamsicle scent; a thin yet moisturizing, slightly sticky texture; and a lot of pigmentation.

Clarins Extra-Firming Foundation SPF 15, $42

I’m a fan of the Clarins brand, so this got my attention tonight: looks like there’s a new liquid foundation in town. The display claims it firms, smooths and evens out the skin (like any good foundation should, right?). Judging by the swatch on the back of my hand, the stuff packs plenty of pigment and blends easily.

It comes in a pump top, too, which makes it pretty easy to control. Available in ten shades called Ivory, Cream, Nude, Beige, Sand, Wheat, Honey, Toffee, Amber and Chestnut.

Clarins Eau de Jardins, $48

More fun at the Clarins counter tonight… They quite melodramatically (which I can appreciate!) call this scent an “uplifiting fragrance treatment.” I was in a pretty good mood at the time, so I can’t confirm or deny the “uplifting” claim, but it is a very citrusy scent, and I do love citrus.

I did a spritz on my wrists and picked up notes of grapefruit and orange (YUM!), but I think I might be allergic to something in the fragrance because now my nose is hard like a rock (I’m dodally sdubbed ub)!

Aren’t the Benefit sets intriguing? Especially for the price?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Ashley says:

    I love the Benefit sets! I’m definitely going to buy the new Some Beauty To Love set, it comes in such a cute purse/box.
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  2. Jenn says:

    Benefit packaging is always so cute!

  3. mill says:

    high beam and moon beam?. after Celebutante spawned love for benefit products last year (wow, was that a year ago?), i think Glowla shall be purchased too. it looks even better! i might recomend the clarins foundation to my mum, she likes clarins :)

  4. Hey, loving your blog! I love the look of the her name was glowla set…I don’t think it’s out in the uk yet, not sure.

    I’ve just started my blog – realgirlsbeauty1.blogspot.com
    Please check it out and let me know what you think.

    Thanks!
    Zoe x

  5. Vonvon says:

    Benefit always comes out with pretty and good value for money sets during the Holidays!
    Vonvon recently posted … MAC Venomous Villains Already At KLCC Store!

  6. Karen says:

    I bought the Benefit “Glowla” kit at Macy’s last weekend. It’s a lovely set and a truly great value! If you love soft and peachy, bronzy looks, you can’t go wrong with this purchase!

  7. Nina says:

    Her Name is Glowla — I giggle each time I read this name! <3333333333

    That Clarins fragrance is soooooooo tempting! :)

  8. Tracy says:

    I’m interested in trying that Clarins foundation for sure. I’m discovering that their stuff is actually pretty good!
    How was the movie?
    Tracy recently posted … MAC Venomous Villains

  9. Liz says:

    Ooh, I want that gloss set! The Ultra Shine glosses have a wonderful texture and they last better than they should, given the thin texture.
    Liz recently posted … Christian Dior 2 Ombres- Ochre-Desert

  10. amy says:

    The Benefit lipgloss set looks divine and raspberry cremesicle sounds yummy! I love Benefit glosses and will probably check this set out. The Glowa set looks like a pretty good deal too.
    amy recently posted … Ferociously Fair Fairy MAC Venomous Villains Nail Lacquer in Bad Fairy

  11. snoopysteph says:

    I don’t really need another set but it’s tempting just for the lipglosses! I’ve had my heart set on Who Are You Wearing for awhile now. I think they discontinued their regular lipgloss line and only carry the Ultra Shines now. At least that’s what my local BeneFit boutique told me.

    I’ve never used anything from Clarins before. It’s always seemed like a line old ladies buy, haha.

  12. Appu says:

    I adore Benefit’s packaging. I might get the all you need is gloss set :) They all look so cute!
    Appu recently posted … New from Smashbox – Holiday 2010 Wish For The Perfect Pencils Set swatches and photos

  13. gio says:

    I love Benefit sets! They’re good value for money and the packaging is too cute!
    gio recently posted … Sunday Survey- Vol24

  14. Emily says:

    Oooh. I love the packaging for the Glowla set! So cute. And the lip gloss colors are devine; nice and fall-ish but still bright. I would totally spring for both.

  15. Glosslizard says:

    I’ve been wanting to try out a couple of those Benefit glosses, and the All You Need is Gloss is a pretty good deal! Think I’ll pick one up!

    Welcome back from Milan, glad you could take us along on your trip! :)

  16. Kim says:

    Sweet! And I love Barry Manilow’s Copa Cabana (don’t judge me). :)

  17. lexi says:

    How cute is ‘Glowla’ – I guess summer is still here (in our hearts). I still want the Sephora excluse palette.

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