Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
Member Name: burtybookworm
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
Advantages: lasts, easy to apply, lovely sheen, does what its supposed to!
Disadvantages: the cost is a bit of an issue like all benefit products, not sure how long its going to last!
One of benefits new line, "Girl Meets Pearl" is what I'd like to call the new and improved version of Benefits "Moonbeam" and "Sunbeam". I have had "moonbeam" in my make up bag for about two years now, and really only use it when I remember to. The problem with it is that it was a bit too runny for me and the small brush didn't seem the ideal way to apply the product. The good news is, this is, this one works a treat and I pretty much use it every day!
** So what is it? **
"This soft golden-pink liquid pearl glides on for a breathtakingly luminous complexion. Twist up & pat on over make up or wear alone for a dewy luxurious lit-from-within glow. It's pure pearly pleasure!"
As the Benefit tag line above suggests, "Girl Meets Pearl" is a highlighter, used on the face over your make up to highlight areas where the sun naturally hits your face. The result should be a fresh, dewey look, a subtle sheen on the skin which, if applied correctly can look amazing. To put it simply, its a highlighter!
** Packaging & Ease of Use **
This packaging is slightly more modern than the usual retro look of other Benefit products, but nonetheless it looks glamorous and appealing!
It comes in a a pink tube and at first, I had a difficulty working out how to use it! After taking off the lid, I pushed it, pulled it, even resorted to trying to unscrew it until eventually I looked up on the web and found out that if I kept twisting it in a certain direction, eventually Id see the product. Voila! A few more twists and little beads of product start appearing on the top through the little holes.
These little beads coming up make for perfect and easy use. With "moonbean" I had to literally dot lines on my face and then subtley smudge them in, but with Girl Meets Pearl, the beads pop up and I can literally press the tip with the product onto the areas of my face (usually my cheekbones and occasionally the my eyelids, just underneath the brow). Once the product is on, its really ease to lightly smudge the product to blend. The beauty of it is, there is usually only a small amount and so you dont end up looking like a sparkly/shiny mess!
Needless to say, I'm really pleased with the overall effect, and it is long lasting. I've had friends ask me what the lovely bronze is on my cheeks and I like to think that it makes my skin look fresh. I usually use it on top of "You Rebel" and as I have mentioned in my "You Rebel" review, have occasionally mixed the two products together to give a really dewey, hydrated look to my skin.
This is a great product - I would never have bought it unless it was actually tried on me, and I was so impressed with the overall effect created on me after my Benefit make over that I had to have it. The price can range vastly depending on where you buy - I bought in Boots for £22 but I've also seen it selling for £24 and recently saw it on ASOS for £19.60. I have however read a few reviews saying that there isn't much product - I have only had mine a couple of months and as I've mentioned, used it almost every day I've worn make up so I'm not sure how long this is going to last, but for the effect its created, Id still say it was worth it!
Summary: Love x