Now Boarding Rows Light, Medium and Dark: Jet-Setters of All Skin Tones Might Like Benefit’s New She’s So Jetset Holiday Makeup Kit

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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 She’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.

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benefit she's so jetset

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benefit she's so jetset swatches

She’s So Jetset swatches from the left: Eyeshadows in Champagne Please, Gold Card, Pretty in Pink and Elegant Espresso; First-Class Face Powder, Life on the A List Lipgloss and They’re Real Mascara

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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?

PRICE: $36
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,

Karen

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  1. Oh, this would be great for a bridesmaid, or even for a bride!
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  2. Teri says:

    I love the colours of the blush, it looks so cute and yummy for some reason, lol! The last pic is so adorable btw :)
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  3. musical says:

    …AND Novato has TABS! <3

    Ouchies at the foot/paw injury! You look so radiant in the picture! The kit sounds like a lovely gift idea.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I think the palette looks stunning on you! The eye shadows really caught my attention in all of their sparkling nude-y glory!
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  5. Therese says:

    This looks stunning on you! Like, wow! Its gone on my birthday list immediately! : )

  6. Ansh says:

    dats going straight to my wishlist!
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  7. Chelsie says:

    This palette is unbelievably similar to I Glam Therefore I am from Benefit’s Holiday 2011 collection. Even though this one is pretty, too, I’m really disappointed that Benefit decided to market this one so soon after. I know the company is not exactly known for reinventing the wheel with each new release, but come on!

    Anyone else feel the same way?

  8. Nina says:

    I dropped an Inglot palette on my foot and that thing is so heavy, it left a bruise. :-/

    I might get that set for a friend. Its pretty and the colors are appropriate for a makeup newbie!

  9. Karen, you eyes are glowing!! This is a very pretty natural look on you. I love the Benefit sets. I have I’m Glam Therefore I Am and adore it. This one looks perfect for my daughter–she prefers an almost no makeup look–don’t where she gets THAT from!
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  10. Jenny says:

    I think I´ll pass on this set because

    1. The eyeshadows, I have similar colors and I also don´t like that line between just right and a little too frosty.
    2. I´ve a mini Life on the A-List gloss, it´s really sheer, but the scent… oh my! It´s so yummy!!!
    3. I also have the They´re Real mascara, and I just read good things about this mascara here in Spain, but honestly, one coat is just ok, but 2 coats, and same issues as you Karen: lashes so clumpy and crunchy. I don´t think this mascara is worth the hype.
    4. I have also a sample of the Porefessional, and it didn´t work for my little pores :(

    I just realised I´m a totally Benefit addict, because I can´t buy any of the sets they launched this year for the holidays because I have at least 2 products from each set!

    Btw, did you know that “Novato” in spanish means “rookie” or “newbie”? lol

  11. Hazel says:

    I noticed that the applicator pictured in the Jet Set insert is a brush and liner, but what’s included is the sponge applicator. Boo. I’d prefer the actual brush compared to anything spongy.

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