As much as I love the stuff (I’m sure it went to makeup and beauty heaven), its departure makes room to try something new.
Ideally, I’d like a remover that works just well as Lid + Lash but comes in a sassier bottle… What can I say? I like it when the stuff on my sink looks cute.
I was wandering around Sephora the other day when a pink, red and white label caught my eye. It was attached to a bottle of Benefit’s Gee… That Was Quick!
What do ya think of the presentation? Adorable, right? Leave it to Benefit to make something practical look cute.
A bottle of Gee costs $21, $7 more than Bliss Lid + Lash, but on an ounce/ounce basis, it’s actually pretty cheap ($2.60/oz for Gee versus $3.80/oz for Lid + Lash). Score!
Gee isn’t new; it’s been part of Benefit’s permanent line for a while, but this was my first experience with it. The company says it vanquishes face AND eye makeup without needing to be rinsed, and that it’s not supposed to be drying or leave an oily residue after the fact. All good things.
Well, turns out Gee is more than just a pretty face.
First, for the easy stuff — I put it to the test against a barrage of makeup. A single square pad soaked in Gee sufficiently removed eyeshadow bases, pencil liners, eyeshadows (powders and creams) and non-waterproof mascaras with ease.
I didn’t even have to scrub!
It also removed foundations, face primers and powders without breaking a sweat.
Things got more interesting when I introduced it to long wear makeup…
It performed admirably against liquid and gel liners, working well but requiring a second soaked pad for each eye to thoroughly remove LORAC Front of The Line Pro liner and MAC Fluidline.
As for waterproof mascara, Gee needed help. It was brought to its knees by Stila Lash Visor waterproof mascara (couldn’t remove squat).
As a matter of fact, if it weren’t for Gee’s relaxing chamomile and rose scent or the way it makes my skin feel soft and hydrated after I use it, I might have been more concerned.
Ultimately, I like Gee, but I wish it tackled waterproof and long-wearing eye makeup better. Of course, if you don’t use ‘em, Gee’s a star. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
You might like Benefit Gee, That Was Quick! if…
- You don’t wear long-wearing eye makeup
- You try and find you like the scent (I do!)
- You want something you don’t have to rinse
- You’re comfortable paying $21 (remember what it works out to per ounce)
From Gee to Glee!
Fellow Gleeks, I hate to say it, but I’m *this close* to abandoning the show.
I liked parts of last night’s episode — LOVED that Mercedes and Kurt finally got to shine in solos and liked the overall message of acceptance — but what happened to last season’s witty repartee? The Chronic Lady, the Acafellas or Terri’s crazy sister??
Did you love last night’s episode, and am I the only one who feels like the show’s been falling flat?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,