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,