Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Benefit One Hot Minute
Member Name: HayleyBlondiee
Benefit One Hot Minute
Advantages: Great packaging, Fan tail brush aids easy application!
Disadvantages: Quite expensive.
Benefit is my guilty, splurge pleasure! I love how the products have a cute and catchy name and I love how they are packaged uniquely. But all this does come at quite a high end cost, so I don't tend to purchase from them a lot, just now and then when I feel like having a treat! I am always hinting to family and friends at how much I love the products and last week while out shopping my boyfriend decided to buy me the Benefit One Hot Minute Bronzing Powder purely because he liked the clock on the front and thought it was a pocket watch! I wasn't too sure what it was myself but was SO excited to add it to my collection!
So just what is it? It is a 'sexy in second's face powder' or a bronzer to me and you! Benefit claim that for a gorgeous 'gaze at me glow' dust this loose 'rose gold' finishing powder over your face and neck. I absolutely love rose gold both in jewellery and in colour so I was so glad to have this as a bronzer. The shade itself is amazing I really love it! As I have a fair complexion I tend to stay away from the really dark St Tropez bronzers as I look, quite frankly, stupid with it on! However this shade almost combines a blusher and a bronzer in one which is probably why it I labelled as rose gold - rose being the blusher and gold being the bronzer. I love how light it is and how you don't have to be scared of applying it in case you put too much on! I would say this would suit all skin tones as it has the right amount of colour and different tones running through to make it suitable.
The packaging is the BEST! I actually love having it in my handbag and always have it on my dressing table as it looks so great! As the name is One Hot Minute - Benefit have designed the packaging to look like a pocket watch with a clock face! Genius! The compact is round a quite big about 4 inches in diameter, its made of a hard and sturdy plastic and coloured a gorgeous goldy orange colour. On the top is a sticker that turns the pot into a clock - with a c=gorgeous pinky rose border and Roman numerals for the numbers, with the fancy clock hands reading ten past three. On the inside of the clock in italic black writing is the brand name with a blue background. Once you open up the compact, the lid comes off and there is no mirror, however there is the sieve mechanism that all loose powders possess to ensure that you do not use too much and waste it.
Something I really, really love and was quite surprised at is that enclosed is a fan tail brush. I had never used one of these before but it is basically a small brush with the bristles displayed out in a fan that you see in hot countries! The advantages of this are that the product is picked up easily and dispersed onto your face well to create a natural look.
To apply I use the fan tail brush and a very little amount tapped out into the lid. I then press the brush into the powder (on both sides of the brush) then tap off the excess into the pot and sweep over your cheek bones, temples are anywhere you feel needs a boost! You can also add a bit to your neck and chest to make it more flawless and seamless.
I love this bronzer or face powder as it is the perfect shade for my skin tone and blends brilliantly due to the loose powder effect. Also the packaging is amazing and makes me happy to have it in my collection! Although it is quite an expensive product at £23.50 it contains 8.5g of product and lasts for ages as you only need to apply a tiny bit each time. Also I love the little brush included and use it to apply my blusher too, although with this product I find I don't need to wear blusher as it's a combo of the two.
You can purchase Benefit products at Boots, Boots.com as well as the Benefit website and all good online make up stores as well as any department stores that have a Benefit counter.
Summary: A lovely loose powder that adds a great glow!