Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Miss Popularity Isn't Popular With Me!
Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter Make Up
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Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter Make Up
Advantages: I got it for free
Disadvantages: Not overly effective, expensive
In October, I was starting a bit of my Christmas shopping whilst in Debenhams. I bought a few items from Benefit for mum for Christmas and myself just as a treat. The make up sales lady was extremely helpful and I even got a free product for buying two items. The free product was Benefit Miss Popularity 10ml Highlighter. I, like most people, do love a freebie so I walked away quite chuffed wanting to try it out.
Benefit Miss Popularity is a precision highlighter for face and eyes.
*About the Product*
Benefit Miss Popularity...turn up your "all that" just like that. All you need is Benefit's precision highlighter in all the right places and your "all that" just like that". This soft, shimmering highlighter makes it so easy.
The application of Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter will depend on what/where it is that you're applying it.
For bright eyes: apply this to the triangle of the eyes and blend.
Perk up your smile: apply to the outer corners of lips and blend.
Slimify your nose: apply 3 dots down the middle of your nose and blend.
To enhance cleavage: apply above your bra line and blend.
To apply, all you need to do is unscrew the lid which is also attached to the applicator. Tap the wand gently on the edge of the lid to remove any excess product and this way you can tap it back into the pot and prevent wasting it. Then apply away to the place above that you want to enhance.
*Price and Availability*
Benefit Miss Popularity can be purchased at the very expensive price of £17.50. *SMASH* I think that was your jaw dropping to the flow. You heard me correctly with that rather steep price. And especially considering that it is certainly not an essential product or one that I think it overly amazing.
This highlighter can be purchased from most of the larger Boots stores as well as Debenhams, John Lewis and House of Fraser. You can also buy it from is online at www.boots.com or at www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk.
The packaging: Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter is packaged in a small bottle which is similar in shape to that of nail polish. The bottle is compact and consists of two parts: the base and the lid. The bottle base of this highlighter is clear although it has a white sticker on with the product name. This sticker is designed to look like a sash, therefore getting a pageant theme going. The lid of this product is a bright blue/purple and is also attached to the applicator. As for the applicator, it is a stick and at the end is a foam piece which dips into the product in the bottle.
The packaged bottle actually comes in a cardboard box which is purple, girly and a little bit over the top if I'm honest with curtains pictured on it. This cardboard box has a Velcro slip opening which details hint and tips on how and where to apply the highlighter.
As with most Benefit products, I like the design of the packaging. It looks cool, stylish although a little bit like a toy that you would buy your children. It is also practical and small enough to be good for travel. The packaging is however a little bit cheeky and deceptive as it has a hollow tube down the middle therefore you don't get as much of the powder as you initially think.
Colour and texture: The colour of this highlighter is white. It also has quite a shimmer to its shade however this shimmer isn't over the top, in fact it is actually quite subtle. As for the texture, it is powdery and light. It applies with ease to your skin and isn't difficult to blend in.
So for the purposes of this review I have tried and tested this product in each of the areas that it says it can enhance. And these are my thoughts on each.
- For bright eyes: Ok so Benefit pass this test with flying colours. When you apply this to the triangle of the eyes and blend, it really does brighten up the area around your eyes. It makes you look more awake and doesn't even look like you are wearing make-up.
- Perk up your smile: Not so much. When you apply to the outer corners of lips and blend it supposedly perks up your smile although I found the effects of this to be very minimal.
- Slimify your nose: I had my doubts that Benefit Miss Popularity would be able to slimmify your nose and I think that I was justified with my doubts. I have a bit of a thing about my nose. I think it is quite big so when I saw this claim I thought great, it might help, although didn't hold out much hope. Good job too as this highlighter makes absolutely no difference when applied to my nose. What a load of rubbish!
- To enhance cleavage: I haven't used the product to enhance cleavage as it isn't something that I need to do but personally, I can't see that it would be particularly effective at doing this.
Staying power: The enduring power of this highlighter is actually pretty good. As I have only tended to use it for nights out, I am not talking about wear for 14 hours, but for 5 or 6, it lasts well. At least on your eyes it does anyway.
Longevity of the product: Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter will probably last you quite a long time simply because it is not an essential make up item that you will use every day. Instead, it is a product that you will probably wear on evenings out or when you are trying to impress.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
As I got this product for free when I bought Benefit Play Sticks Foundation and Concealer and Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes I am not too fussed that it wasn't a fantastic product but I would certainly feel aggrieved if I had paid £17.50 for it as it is a lot of money to waste on something that isn't actually that great. Needless to say, I won't be buying it in the future and I think I've done my job in telling you not to bother either. But if it is free, why not?
Benefit Miss Popularity Highlighter doesn't have a particularly massive impact with me. Whether that is because I have pale skin I'm not sure but it does mean that I'm not a big fan of this product. It costs a lot of money and in my opinion, doesn't warrant this price. I would feel very aggrieved had I not got this product for nothing so I advise you test it out to see if you like it first.
Summary: A pointless product