Paris, London, New York, Novato…
Oh, that last one? Yeah, Novato, population 49,000, give or take. It’s quickly becoming one of the top destinations for beauty jet-setters.
No kidding, it’s a HUGE draw. Some people still don’t know this about Novato, but it has a Target, a Costco, a Bath & Body Works and even a Sephora, all in the same strip mall.
It’s really quite impressive to behold. 🙂
All kidding aside, even if your home base is out in the sticks like mine, you can still live the life of a jet-setter with the new $36 Benefit Sheâ€™s So Jetset holiday kit.
Up here in my office, surrounded by 200-year-old oak trees and roving gangs of big-@ss turkeys, I feel like a first-class passenger on my way to a stylish beauty destination when I put on the pieces in this limited edition, travel-friendly kit.
Benefit filled it with neutral colors to suit a wide range of skin tones. It comes with four shimmery shadows, a satiny peach First-Class Face powder, a sample-sized tube of They’re Real mascara (a pretty good lash thickener) and a creamy nude-ish pink Life on the A List gloss.
In more detail…
- The Eyeshadow Palette: I like all four of these shimmery, shiny shades, although they’re on the borderline between just right and a little too frosty for me (just something to think about if you’re worried about fine lines). I like that Benefit included colors here that could work well for skin tones from light to medium and dark, and even though I detect a small amount of fallout with these, it’s not enough to get on my nerves.
- First-Class Face Powder and Brush: Okay, so the brush is kinda silly; it hardly picks up any product at all, but I like the powder, which gives my skin a soft, peachy glow…that smells really good! Like roses!
- They’re Real Mascara: As long as I only apply one layer, I’m a big fan of They’re Real. If I apply any more than that, my lashes start getting clumpy and crunchy.
- Life on the A-List Gloss: This super sheer, non-sticky milky pink looks kinda light on my pigmented lips, but I still think it’s great. You can’t go wrong with a lightly tinted, easy-to-wear nude gloss.
This kit is too, too cute! 🙂 Officially, it’s a holiday release, but wouldn’t it be great to get in a bridesmaids’ gift bag?
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Benefit counters, in stores and at benefitcosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Gravity, why dost thou hate me so?
I must have done something to p*ss off gravity because I keep dropping beauty products on my foot!
Yep, foot. It’s always the right. Never the left. And you might not think that something as tiny as a Shu Uemura lash curler could hurt a foot, but it does. It does.
Anyone else a clutz-asaurus out there, or is it just Tabs and me?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,