Sleigh bells ring, are ya listening? In the lane, snow is glistening…
While the leaves on the trees outside my window haven’t yet changed colors for fall, I’m already excited about the holidays. Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner, and makeup lines have started releasing their limited edition holiday goodies (yay)!
Here’s an early look at one such release by a favorite brand of mine: Benefit Cosmetics.
I love the packaging. It’s not too stuffy or serious, and the purple and gold add a regal feel to the fun designs.
Peace, Love & Glossiness
Does m’lday like to keep her options open? If so, the set provides a lot of options. Two of the six shades in Peace Love & Glossiness are a purple and a gold, and each of the three double ended gloss sticks come with two coordinating glosses, to be worn by themselves or mixed together.
Gloss Stick One
My People, Your People: sheer, shimmery pink
Kiss You: sheer fuschia
Gloss Stick Two
Magic: creamy taupe-plum
Who Does Your Work: creamy wine
Gloss Stick Three
24K: shimmery gold
Talk to My agent: shimmery mauve
Swatches from left to right: My People, Your People; Kiss You; Magic; Who Does Your Work; 24K; Talk to My Agent
The glosses are taste-free, but they do emit a fruit punch scent, which fades after about 5 minutes.
I think the thin, non-sticky texture feels kinda like MAC Lipgelee Lipgass. Not only is it moisturizing, but the sheer color payoff makes them easy to apply.
A good holiday kit or set should be a bargain, right? Well, the full set saves a bundle over the cost to purchase all of these shades separately. Separately, they’d cost about $100. Bought with the set, the cost of each mini-gloss breaks down to $4.30!
The price makes the set a pretty fab way to get several different Benefit shades in one fell swoop!
And because the colors are sheer, easy to apply, and not garish or overly-sexy, I’d feel comfortable giving the kit as a gift to a younger cousin or someone just starting to wear makeup.