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Kitten Goes To Paris by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Sexy Perfumed Shimmering Body Powder

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics Kitten Goes To ParisBenefit Cosmetics Kitten Goes To Paris is a body powder that gives you sexy shimmering skin with a light scented perfume fragrance.

It comes in a very cute round case with a soft lilac fluffy puff to apply the shimmery perfumed powder. Benefit says it is provides cause for a seductive night in or a flirty night out!

You can use it on your legs, shoulders, decollete and even your hair. Use it sparingly as a little goes a long way.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the lists below from the users reviews on Sephora.


  • Long lasting
  • Sexy/flirty
  • Very feminine
  • Smells nice
  • Feels silky
  • Subtle sparkly


  • Pricey
  • Needs more glitter


Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Carmine.

To Sum Up

Most of the flirty ladies using Kitten Goes To Paris adore the subtle shimmer and the lovely scent it gives their skin.

Although, a couple of users think it is a little overpriced for the amount you get and one lady said she would like it to be more sparkly.

It does usually cost $26 for a 0.3oz tub but it is on sale for $19.50, which is quite pricey but it is all in the name of fun and seduction.

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Dr. Feelgood Facial Balm by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Mattifies, Smooths Skin & Reduces Pores

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics Dr. FeelgoodDr. Feelgood by Benefit Cosmetics is a complexion balm that is designed to be put on over makeup to reduce fine lines and pores.

It should not smudge your already perfect makeup application or feel greasy but just give you that extra bit of coverage for a flawless mattified complexion. It can be worn alone or over the top of makeup.

The balm contains vitamins C and E which helps fight the signs of aging and also help with the production of collagen.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the information below from the opinions of the ladies using the face balm.


  • Very matte
  • Fresh clean smell
  • Long lasting
  • Feels smooth
  • Cute packaging


  • Can cause acne breakouts ( People prone to breakouts)
  • Can be irritating on sensitive skin


Corn Starch Modified, Diethylene Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isosteryl Meopentanoate, Silica, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Tridecyl Trimelitate, Diethylene Glycol Diisononanoate, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobili) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

Directions Of Use

Pat and smooth over makeup with its accompanying sponge. Just remember that "less is more" as one user rightfully said, if you apply to much it can feel slimy.

To Sum Up

The majority of ladies using the Dr. Feelgood balm relish its effectiveness at minimizing pores and mattifyng their skin.

However, some users found it irritating on the their sensitive skin and a few said it made them breakout.

I think it is a little pricey at $28 for a 0.58oz tin, although many fanatics think it is well worth the price.

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You’re Bluffing by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Cream Stick Concealer Covers Redness

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics You're Bluffing ConcealerBenefit Cosmetics You're Bluffing Concealer is devised to cover any redness and imperfections you don't want others to see.

The concealer comes in lipstick type form which makes it ideal to put in your bag if you need a quick touch up through the day.

It comes in a yellowish color cream to neutralize redness and cover up any blemishes. Benefit says it works well for around the nose and chin.

As it is in cream form it should be smooth and easy to apply while also lasting longer than liquid concealers.

Users Conclusions

I have gathered the information below from the users opinions on the site.


  • Great base for powder
  • Goes on smooth
  • Covers blemishes
  • Evens skin tone
  • Covers redness


  • Can feel a little greasy
  • Quite pricey

To Sum Up

The mass majority of ladies using the concealer adore how quick and easy it is to apply. They also like how it covers redness well without looking cakey.

Although, there are a few users who find it a little greasy and quite pricey. I do agree that it is expensive at $22 but most do say it is worth the price and it lasts a long time.

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Eyeshadow/Concealer Primer “Stay Don’t Stray” by Benefit Review | Reduces Creasing & Prolongs Color

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't StrayStay Don't Stray is an around the eye primer for concealers and eyeshadows. It is devised to stop concealers from creasing and make sure shadows last all day with vibrant color.

Benefit have made it a neutral shade so it should suit any skin tone. It is created with a airless pump for easy use, this also stops contamination of the formula.

The primer is formulated with sodium hyaluronate to hydrate skin and help lock in moisture. Vitamin C and E also help fight the signs of aging, says Benefit.

This is yet another product I have reviewed that doesn't contain Parabens, which as I have said in other posts are preservatives used in many cosmetics and some pharmaceutical products.

Users Conclusions

I have listed below some of the opinions of ladies that are using Stay Don't Stray primer:


  • Creamy
  • Absorbing
  • Quick drying
  • Color correcting
  • Easy to apply


  • Pump dispenses too much product (most people found this)
  • Can crease ( some found this)


Apply the primer over lids and under eyes and let set. Then apply your concealer to under-eye area and your eyeshadow.

To Sum Up

Most ladies that have tried Stay Don't Stray primer seem to favor it, as it is creamy to apply, quick drying and helps eyeshadow last longer.

There is one problem most people experienced when using the primer, they found the pump dispenser wastes a lot of product by dispensing too much every time. Also some found it made their concealer crease after a couple of hours.

I think is a little lavishly priced at $24 a bottle, although not really any complaints from patrons of the price.

All in all a reasonable primer Benefit should just get rid of the pump dispenser and opt for a tube.

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She Laq Makeup Sealer by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Lacquer Stops Smudging & Fading

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics She LaqShe Laq is a clear liquid solution designed to be put on the top of any makeup to help it last longer without smudging or fading.

It comes with a set of brushes to apply the formula with. The brush set includes:

  • A mascara wand
  • A lip gloss brush
  • A eye shadow brush
  • A eyeliner brush

There is also a brush attached to the lid of the solution. This can be used to put the liquid onto the application brushes, so not too much is used and the solution will stay clean.

Benefit do advise that all the application brushes need to be cleaned after each use to stop contamination.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized below the opinions of the ladies using She Laq:


  • Prevents smudging
  • Long lasting
  • A little goes a long way
  • Stops mascara causing raccoon eyes


  • Makes skin feel tight
  • Looks shiny (one users opinion)
  • A little pricey


Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Acrylates/Octylacylamide Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea.


Dip a clean brush into she-laq and apply over makeup to seal it on. Allow to dry completely for about 1-2 minutes before touching. Wash brushes after each use and store in pouch.

To Sum Up

Most patrons using She Laq found it helped their makeup last longer without smudging and think its a little pricey at $30 but worth it as it last a long time.

Some ladies think its an average product that works well for eyeliner but nothing else. They also found that it was a little difficult to use, as if too much lacquer is used it looks a little plastic and makes the skin feel tight.

This may not be the easiest product to use but when you get the hang of it like many have, it seems to work for most people.

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Benefit’s Confessions of a Concealaholic Review | Medium Skin Concealer Kit Covers Blemishes

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics Confessions of a ConcealaholicConfessions of a concealaholic is a set of 6 concealers designed to hide anything you want to hide. It is devised for the medium skin tone.

The kit contains:

  • That Gal- a brightening facial primer.
  • 2x Boi-ing- an industrial strength concealer (01 for fair skin and 02 for medium )
  • Erase paste – Brightening camouflage for eyelids and face (for medium skin)
  • Lemon aid – Color correcting eyelid primer (pale yellow)
  • Eye bright – Instant eye brightener ( pale pink)
  • 2 brushes
  • A step by step lesson on how to apply the products correctly

I personally find it a bit strange how Benefit has mixed light and medium shades together into one kit, as some of the shades will be too light for medium skin and vise-versa. I suppose 2 shades could be mixed together to create one perfect shade.

Users Conclusions


  • Good value
  • Covers imperfections
  • High quality


  • Chunky case ( one patrons opinion)

To Sum Up

Most users think confessions of a concealaholic is an excellent buy at $36 for the set. They like how it has everything to hide all those horrid imperfections.

The only downside I found one patron commented on is the chunky case that the kit comes in. Compact is usually a plus for most of us, good for travel and fitting into that already bulging makeup draw.

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Anti-Aging Daily Eye Cream by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Eyecon Helps Reduce Puffiness, Fine Lines & Dark Circles

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics EyeconIt has created an eye cream "Eyecon" that is supposed to help fight against puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Well, although Benefit Cosmetics are usually very good, it should have left youth restoration to the experts! Sorry Benefit.

Benefit Cosmetics was established in San Francisco in 1976. So really it is still a baby and we could see improvements in this product in the future.

The only ingredients mentioned in this concoction are apple and sweet almond. If that's the key ingredients and Benefits biggest selling point for this eye cream, then I would rather save my money and smear fresh apple and almond under my eyes instead of buying this!

Personally I find it very frustrating when a company doesn't supply the list of ingredients on its site. Especially when there are so many people with allergies that have to check these things.

Users Conclusions

Most users seem to agree the cream is hydrating, a little goes a long way and they also like how it is unscented.

Unfortunately it is let down by the fact that most patrons say it does absolutely nothing to reduce dark circles or fine lines.


The only ingredients I found mentioned were sweet almond and apple fruit.

To Sum Up

Although most users found Eyecon ineffective a couple of people said it worked for them and reduced their dark circles and puffiness.

Frankly this eye cream has come across as weak when put to the test in the field, therefor I think it is far too expensive at $30.

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Boi-ing Natural Industrial Strength Concealer By Benefit Review | Covers Dark Circles & Impurities

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Boiing Concealer by BenefitBoi-ing is a concealer designed by Benefit. It apparently is industrial strength so go easy when applying. This concealer is formulated to cover the darkest of circles and any other impurities such as , broken capillaries, scars and boo boo's as well as still looking natural.

Boi-ing comes in three shades light, medium and dark. If you aren't sure the best color to suit your skin tone, it is always best to pick the medium.

Benefit say that this concealer is industrial strength, but it doesn't go into detail about how this different from other concealers. I have compared the ingredients from this concealer to a few others and they seem to be practically the same, so if this product is industrial strength so is most other products.

Users Conclusions


  • Covers dark circles
  • Goes on smooth
  • Lasts all day
  • A little goes a long way


  • Thick and waxy (few users said this)


Warm the concealer first by patting between two fingers, this will make it smoother to apply. Whether you use a brush or your finger to apply the concealer try not to use a huge amount other wise it won't like natural and will be more likely to build up in the creases.


Dioctyl Adipate, Octyl Stearate, Talc, Beeswax, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Petrolatum, Corn (Zea Mays) Oil, Octyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Butylparaben, Ctiric Acid, BHA. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

To Sum Up

Most patrons of Benefit agree that this concealer does cover most problem areas and lasts all day long. However, a few users find it to be too heavy and waxy. Applying a thinner layer would help to make it appear lighter.

It is quite pricey at $18, although no users I found mentioned the high price.

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Benefit Cosmetics Review | Dark-Light Natural Powder Matte Bronzers

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Benefit BronzerBenefit Cosmetics have made a wide range of bronzers. There should be a color to suit every skin tone. Apparently these bronzers will make you look like a goddess, says Benefit.

There is no shiny or glittery effect to these bronzers they are all matte affect. Which personally I think is a good thing as they look more natural that way.

I have got to say from most of the reviews I have read, nearly all are positive. One lady from says. Benefit is her "holy grail" bronzer.

These bronzers come with a free application brush, but according to most reviews, the brush looks cute but is useless.

Some users of Benefit Cosmetics bronzers have found them too dark for their skin tone, but say they make a good blush instead.

This is a list of the colors available:

  • Dallas - for medium to dark skin
  • Hoola - for medium skin
  • Sugar bomb - Light pinky skin
  • 10 - most skin tones
  • Thrrrob - lighter skin to give a flush look (pinky)

If you are interested in purchasing Benefits Cosmetics Bronzers they retail for $28 each. This is expensive compared to a lot of other good bronzers out there.

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