Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?
Benefit has an answer for that, and the answer, my dear, is you.
It’s movie magic time! — and this fairy tale is all about value. The new Benefit Rare Beauty Kit ($45), a limited edition set released to celebrate the launch of the upcoming movie, Snow White & the Huntsman, comes with products to re-create Snow White’s makeup look from the film, and to keep everything safe from the evil queen, a cute and convenient makeup bag.
The $45 Rare Beauty Kit includes…
- A full-size bottle of Benefit POREfessional Primer (regularly $29)
- One full-size tube of BADgal Lash Mascara (regularly $19)
- A sample size of Benetint liquid blush
- A sample size of High Beam highlighter
- The makeup bag!
- A booklet with a number of tips and tutorials
- A card with QR codes to access behind-the-scenes footage of the makeup artists working on the set of Snow White & the Huntsman
The movie hits theaters June 1, but the kit arrives online at benefitcosmetics.com April 17 and to stores and counters in May.
I’ve been really looking forward to the movie since seeing the trailer a couple weeks ago. It looks intense and frightfully medieval, like a tale told to mischievous children hundreds of years ago to keep them out of the big, bad woods.
Swatches from the left: The POREfessional, BENEtint unblended and blended, High Beam unblended and blended and BADgal Lash
By themselves, the two full-size products would have made the kit a decent value, but the samples, booklet and case make it much better. The bag’s roomy, too, and cute, and when it comes to makeup bags, I can always use another (they’re kinda like shoes that way; one can never have enough!).
I’d hoped we might see some new pieces in the kit, along with the re-promotes from the permanent line, not just because of the movie, but because Benefit has such a knack for creativity and packaging. A Snow White-themed palette or a magic mirror, perhaps?
Not this time, I guess. This kit’s all about value.
AVAILABILITY: Coming April 17 to benefitcosmetics.com, and to stores and counters in May
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A- (a good value and a cute bag, but I would have liked to see a new product)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Miracle of all miracles, we made it! The weekend is (almost) here.
I hope you did something fun tonight. Right now I’m watching Role Models on TV (has Paul Rudd in it) and recovering from about two pounds of taro fro-yo.