Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Dewy Skin in a bottle
Member Name: supergirl182
Advantages: Natural looking, long lasting, cult product (street cred), lasts for ages
Disadvantages: EXPENSIVE! difficult application, uneven on lips
This is available in lots of boots stores, benefit stores, ebay (where I got my baby) and the benefit UK website which I love to check up on every once in a while www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk
As the case with most benefit cosmetics, it comes in a cute cylindrical glass bottle with a white plastic cap. It fits nicely into any handbag or makeup bag and although the huge plastic cap makes it look bigger than it is I find that there is plenty of content.
Bear in mind that this is quite the cult beauty product and has won numerous beauty awards. I saw this in at least 5 beauty magazines before fishing deep into my wallet to purchase it.
-Does it work?-
It claims to be 'the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle' and I think it is! It lasts for ages and gives your cheeks a natural, dewy pink look- like you've just come back from a little exercise. It works for most occasions, and although it isn't as versatile as a powder or cream blush you can contour with, I like to use it for everyday occasions.
My skin still feels like it can breathe with it on. If I scratch my face in the middle of the day it comes off on my nails so it stays on the surface of my skin. I'm not sure if it's pore-clogging or not. Nobody I know has had an allergic reaction to it but I'm not sure it-s 100% safe for v. sensitive skin.
I was very excited to try this. If you unscrew the cap you get a nail-polish-esque applicator. It smells has a nice, cosmeticky rosey scent which I dig. I've never tried a brush on blush (oo quite the mouthful) so I read the instructions carefully. It tells you to do 3 dots on your cheeks but I've tried that and the results are barely visible! It also tells you to blend with your fingers. RESULT- blotchy red fingers that your date will not be too keen to hold.
What I do now is I do three short streaks along each cheek, give it about 3 seconds to set and then use a clean powder sponge (i'm sure a cotton pad will also work ok) to blend it.
I would say that this does what it advertises. It gives you a flushed appearance without making you feel like you're wearing another layer of makeup. The packaging is cute and it's the kind of product your friends want to try when they come over for a sleepover. It also lasts a long time- i've had the bottle for a few months- i find some way or other to use it at least once a week and it's only about 1/8th gone
The price!!! It costs 21.50 which I don't think is reasonable. I got it on ebay for 14 quid, which I still was a bit grudging to part with. When I use this up (not sure when, this seems to be quite the long lasting blusher) I think I'm going to stick to cheaper alternatives, like the GO or MeMeMe (which is said to be an exact replica)- or maybe I'll try another cult product, like NARS orgasm or Smashbox glow.
Life is too short to stick to one good blusher!
Another disadvantage is the strange brush thing which takes a bit of getting used to, and although this is meant to work on your lips, they don't have an even finish on my lips...
I think this was a good buy and I definitely don't regret it. I'm not sure I will buy this again because of the hefty price tag, but this is a solid product and I reccomend it to anyone who's going for a soft, natural make up look.
Summary: Worth buying but life's too short to stick to one good blusher