Say Hey to the Gals in the Benefit Holiday 2016 Sassy Lassie, Girl-A-Rama and Kissy Missy Sets

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Hey, cuties!

Babycakes, on a scale of “1” to full-blown Ricksanity, where do you think I’d stand if I were to walk into a salon with Benefit’s Kissy Missy Holiday 2016 set and said, “Do this to my hair”?



I’d wanna hang with a girl with bubblegum pink hair and big-@ss hoops. I bet she’d be cool as hell!

I want to hang with all of the girls on these new holiday sets from Benefit. These chicas are three of the six new Holiday 2016 Benefit sets that officially arrive on counters September 30 (although I’ve already seen a few of them at Ulta).

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Benefit Holiday 2016 Sassy Lassie set ($39)

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The Benefit Girl-A-Rama set ($36) and Kissy Missy set ($26)

Benefit loves their limited edition sets, and these have products — some with minis, some with full-size pieces and some with a combination of both — from their permanent line.

Of course, Benetint and Hoola make appearances, as they so often do every year (like in the $39 Sassy Lassie set here), but every once in a while Benefit will put newer items in a set, and that’s the case with the $46 Girl-A-Rama set, which has the new They’re Real Duo Shadow Blender in Brazen Bronze, and the Kissy Missy set, which has mini versions of the new They’re Real Double the Lip Lipsticks in Revved-Up Red and Pink Thrills.

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Kissy Missy

I’ve always liked Benefit’s laid-back, lighthearted approach to makeup because it isn’t intimidating. Like, you could easily whoop-whoop the Brazen Bronze duo from the Girl-A-Rama set on your lids in the bathroom at work.

Hardcore makeup fiends might crave more pigment and a little less fallout. They may also want to use something other than the included funky rounded sponge applicator to apply the colors with, because I tried using it just for kicks, and it’s OK… But I’d rather use a brush, ’cause I got muscle memory like that. 🙂

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Sassy Lassie

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I’m wearing the eyeshadow, blush, mascara and primer from Girl-A-Rama on my eyes and cheeks. On my lips, I’m wearing the red lipstick from Kissy Missy. I’m also wearing Hula bronzer from Sassy Lassie on my face and on my eyes (in the crease).

And the matte lipsticks in Kissy Missy have a tear drop-shaped bullet to really get into the corners of your Cupid’s bow and reach the outer edges of your lips.

I like the bright colors and matte finish, buuuut I do think they’re a tad drying.

More deets on the kits…

Benefit Holiday 2016 Kissy Missy set, $26 (a $40 value)

  • Benefit Girl-A-Rama set, $36
  • Benefit Kissy Missy set, $26
  • Mini Lollitint
  • Mini Benetint
  • Mini They’re Real Double The Lip in Revved-Up Red (new)
  • Mini They’re Real Double The Lip in Pink Thrills (new)
  • Available at Benefit counters, boutiques, Ulta and online

Benefit Girl-A-Rama set, $36 (a $77 value)

  • Mini Roller Lash Mascara
  • Mini POREFessional
  • Mini Benetint
  • Mini Coralista and Roackateur Blushes
  • They’re Real Duo Shadow in Brazen Bronze (new)
  • Available at Benefit counters, boutiques, Ulta and online

Benefit Sassy Lassie, $39 (a $94 value)

  • Full-size Roller Lash Mascara
  • Full-size POREFessional
  • Full-size Ka-Brow Creme-Gel Color in 03 Medium
  • Mini Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Available exclusively at Sephora and the Benefit website

I think these will be fun gifts to give or get, especially if you’re new to makeup or know someone who wants to explore easy-to-wear products and isn’t quite ready to roll up to a MAC counter.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. TGIF!!! 🙂


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  1. Ruchita says:

    These are so cute! I agree, they would be great to give as gifts. Happy Friday!

    P.S. Had a great time visiting California last week and can’t wait to return. Such a beautiful place!

    • Karen says:

      Happy Friday to you too! Glad you had a time here in our beautiful state. What was your favorite part of the trip?

      • Ruchita says:

        I loved seeing the ocean and palm trees and the weather was great. We were there to visit my sister-in-law and it was fun to spend time with her. We also ate at some yummy restaurants. So yeah, give me the beach and some good food and I’m all set. 🙂

        • Karen says:

          Your sis-in-law is in San Diego, right?

          • Ruchita says:

            Yep, actually in Oceanside. It’s a cool little town that’s close to the ocean. We also visited Carlsbad and spent some time in downtown San Diego.

            There’s a good chance we’ll be in San Francisco next year. Looking forward to seeing another part of the state!

          • Karen says:

            I love that part of the state. If there’s any place I’d want to live in California it’s San Diego! Next time you go visit La Jolla. It’s got a beautiful beach (I learned to surf there).

            Were the kitties happy to see you?!

          • Ruchita says:

            I’ve heard La Jolla is beautiful. I’ll add that to the list for next time!

            That’s so cool that you learned to surf! That’s something I would definitely try in one of my win the lottery, no work fantasies. 🙂

            The kitties didn’t act too different when we got home. I think they were trying to play it cool. I missed them a lot and probably went overboard with snuggles!

            Does Tabs miss you while you’re gone?

          • Karen says:

            Aww, silly kitties playing it cool. You know they missed you to bits!

            Tabs is super needy, so even though he always has his fave pet sitter hanging around when we’re gone, he’s extra sweet when we come back. He’ll follow me around the house and at night he’ll sleep on the bed (which is something he rarely does). Last time we went away for a few days he slept in between us, which he NEVER does.

            So tell me more about your trip! Did you find any amazing eating spots?

  2. Hah, adorable 🙂 Indeed the perfect gift.
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  3. Chris25 says:

    I agree with you about Benefit’s approach to makeup. They want it to be fun, not fussy.
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  4. Rachel R. says:

    Too freaking cute.

  5. Adia says:

    Ok, I’m all about sets and minis, but I think these holiday sets are coming out too early! There won’t be anything good left for last minute shoppers like me 😉
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