Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Benefit Primpcess Set
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Benefit Primpcess Set
Date: 29/08/11, updated on 02/09/11 (17 review reads)
Disadvantages: Leaves you wanting more
Well this sweet little set was a birthday present at the start of the year. Even though, it's so damn good I want to keep this secret to myself, I'll let you ladies and men alike in on this unknown treasure!
The set itself
I will try not to bor you there's a pretty good product picture above. The box it's self comes in a protective sleeve case. The actual set has a lift up flap with a concealed, hidden, magnetic strip to keep it closed securely. When you lift the flap open, your presented with a little box of treasures. There's a lovely size mirror on the inside lid, I say lovely i mean it's big enough to see both eyes and a nose when held close to your face, unlike most compacts, that you can't see for looking.
Then neatly below is a recessd compartment containg the mascara, then below there are three average sized eyeshadows, another recess for your brushes , then two, two penny sized circles containing a concealer and eye brighter. Furthest to the left in another recess, lies a wonderful pot of cream creaseless shadow. The box is strong and the way in which everything is layed out works beautifully for me. I can be a bit messy when it comes to make up, so its great you can wipe everything clean !
Inside benefit have not spared on variety and chosen products that beautifully work together
the concealer in this kit is really amazing probably one of my top three benefit products ever!. I don't have good skin, I suffer with dry patches and have blemishes. The concealer shade, blends well on similar tones as I've used this on my face in January, in the summer, even on a scar I have on my leg ( yes I'm a strange woman) all of which are slightly different toned . I would of liked to have seen a larger quantity of this (perhaps I'm just greedy). It was the first part of the set to run out ! correction the only part to run out since I had it in January
Next up is the bad gal lash mascara. This is a mini version of the full sized product but it is no different how well it works, which is very. You do need to take your time and let this dry. (I have done a separate review on this) Achieve some full, glam, lashes with this mascara. I can see why a lot of women love this product, but it's difficult to achieve a natural look with how rich this formula is.
Brush away the blemishes and smooth on the shadows. These brushes have a tip for applying concealer, a tip for shadow, and a tip for liner. Benefit know how to make a good brush, lets face it, a good make up is useless, unless its applied well. I'm no make up artist but these brushes will be my trusted friends long after the rest of the set has disappeared. They're amazing ..they're sh*t hot actually in all fairness. .
The creaseless shadow comes in a small pot and is a rich, slightly shimmery, and pale pink. It does exactly what its name suggest and more. I like to use it as my base, primer shadow it works really well like this. Other shadows sit on it nicely and also looks lovely on its own. I do like to put a smear of this on my cheeks it gives a good natural glow. The only thing I have noticed it is tricky to get the right amount out of the pot.(Benefit do sell a little spatula separately for this problem on QVC anything for an extra sale, agree?)
Open your eyes wide, bright, and beautiful with this little gem! A small amount goes a long way perfect for the morning after a bad nights sleep it perks up those peepers making you look that bit fresher than you were before. Its dense, thick and works.
Now to my favorite shadows this year! brown and luxuriously creamy feeling, the brown powder! does feel so rich its superb texture applies well as a liner it doesn't fall of the brush (snowing your face brown) its fantastic. The middle shadow, is ever so slightly shimmery with gold, pinks, and tawny colours and create a lovely warmth to the eyes. The last colour is also one of a very rich almost creamy feel a cool creamy colour, wonderfully easy to apply. Again a little bit goes a long way .
Benefit love to include these little booklets in with there make up and they are incredibly informative, show good pictures, tips, and give advice on how to apply the make-up you've purchased. I especially love the tutorial in this book on how to create a smoky look .(they're so thoughtful, I'd probably look like a panda without it )
You can pick this primpcess set up for around £20 ! it's a gift I would love again and again
I love what benefit have put together in this set, lots of good quality, high quantity products that are easy to use and a reasonable priced this is why I give this 10/10 well done benefit nothing but perfection in one little box of magic treats .
Summary: really does what you want from make-up