Benefit Watt’s Up

Love tiny stuff. I always wanted to try this. And now I have. It’s a good cream based highlighter. It’s not so much a cream, it just more of an easy to use stick like highlight. You can easily wipe it away and be left with glitters or smudge it gently for a nice shine. 

Watt’s Up is a golden highlighter and it’s pretty on tan skin. It’s also a good colour on fair skin cause the colour does show but it’s not overpowering. It’s a good all rounder highlighter. Plus this is the small size so the product come out in a tiny streak. So you won’t be applying a lot if you just use one swipe. Which is more than enough to give you that shine. 


Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer

I’m not sure if benefit is still selling this. It’s a bb cream primer. It’s a yellow cream which is a bit more thicker base. As in it is harder to blend into the skin. I like that this has SPF and as an eye primer, it does as well as other primers I’d tried. I prefer those that are easier to blend. So I don’t like this as much. As a sample, 0.1ml, I can use this a few times, so it’s quite a good sample size despite the 0.1. 

Agent Zero Shine

I have mix feelings about this. For the most part, I like it. Let’s talk about the packaging first. It is quite small and about 10cm long, so it’s quite handy and easy to toss into the bag. I like that the powder dispenser can be turned to close and open. The bottom can be unscrew and you will get a brush that can be slightly more fine. The brush has a side plastic thing that will have to be push down to let the bristle free. Then you will pull up to tuck the bristle in to secure the brush back to bottom of packaging. The thing is that plastic is quite short. So I still have a hard time screwing the brush back in.

The powder is a nude shade. A bit on the lighter shade. I guess it is suppose to be transparent anyway. But it is not bad. It is mattifying. But this is one powder that is good for touch up. It is not long lasting, so using this as a setting powder will not work as well. I usually use this when I come home from work and I will have to go out dinner. So I just pour a bit onto the cap and use the brush with a swirl to pick up all the pigment.
I can keep doing it for a few times to cover my face. So I feel a normal powder will do better. Or loose powder in bigger surface area to pick up the product.

So is this something you should try? I will say no. But if you get it for free or something, then I guess it is fine. And it is quite cute to take this out in front of everyone.

Benefit Tints and Beam

Love this trio. It is either $37 or $32 in Sephora. It comes with 3 tiny 4ml Benefit’s tint/beam. Albeit pricey, but it’s good to try these out. The packaging is so cute and it comes with a brush like nail polish. 

Poise Tint is a poppy pink tinted lip and cheek stain. It’s a good pink and will really stain the cheek. So the way to use this is to dap on one cheek and blend and do it on the other side. On the lips, I’m surprise the colour do transfer nicely. My bottom lip appear more bright cause it’s lighter naturally. But overall it’s not patchy.
Sun Beam is a golden bronze complexion highlighter. Really gorgeous on the cheek. I dot this on the cheek and sometimes use it on the brow bone. It’s a really beautiful highlighter.
Cha Cha Tint is a mango tinted lip and cheek stain. It’s just an orange shade tint. Surprisingly this looks good on me too. It appears more light red on my lips. Again for the cheeks, just brush it on and blend. This can appear quite pigmented, so a little goes a long way. 

Overall, no regret getting these. I enjoy using them. They’re a good stain and cheek colours. Small packaging is also great cause it’s hard to use up a full size anyway. I really love minis. 

Benefit Dallas

Love this so much. It’s so natural on the cheek. The colour is a muted pink, looks nude and it’s just a great blush overall. It will appears like you are not wearing any blush, but it just create the most natural flush and glow. The shade can slightly be seen on me. It’s not exactly blend into the skin. The formula is very smooth, but a box blush makes it hard to use fingers to swipe. So, the best way is still to use the brush that it comes with or a normal blush brush that is not tampered. The brush that it comes with is really good, cause it will cover the whole cheek. Highlight, blush and bit of contour. Plus it’s so smooth. So it really is just perfect. This is definitely one of my fav blush ever. 

Puff Off

Tried this sample out. I’m not sure if this falls under eye cream or it’s more of a under eye primer, if there is such a thing. It’s just says that it is a undereye gel that will help to smooth the look of puffins and fine lines. It’s a salmon cream gel like texture. Similar to most primers. It’s really cooling, really nice on. I managed to use the samples twice. The second time, it’s a bit harder to apply as it is a bit dry. Personally I feel it does help with puffiness. It’s cooling, so it helps. But I think I like it more cause it just makes applying concealer so much smoother. Plus this can be worn alone, under or over makeup. So it’s nice. I will probably buy the full size. 

License To Blot

I just wanted to try this. I can’t remember who said that this was the best invention ever. So ya I just had to try it. It’s a blotting stick. A triangle 4.3g worth of product. It has a rotating knob at the bottom. It is small enough for the purse but I don’t know. I just don’t really love it. I still think a powder or blotting paper still works better. 

Oh but one thing this works if you do not want to look very matte. This just gives off that fresh look. Like you won’t look oily anymore but also not matte. So it’s not so fake. If you prefer a dewy finish at least. 

I won’t say it last for 6 hours, but maybe 3? So for the $39 price tag, this is not worth it in my opinion. 

Benefit They’re Real!

When they’re real mascara first launch or it was still pretty new then, I was in HK. I did not want to spend so much money in other currency, so I did not buy them. Anyway, it was quite pricey, when my fav Anna Sui mascara then was only half the price. But I was still intrigue that a mascara can promise fake lashes look.

A few years later, I got the mini mascara. I am not sure how I feel about it. I love the wand. I love the tip of the wand. It makes getting into the corner of the eyes easily. At the same time, the wand is kind of big. And I wish it were smaller.
When I first use it, I don’t like the formula. I don’t like the formula for a long time. When it finally becomes more dry, it finally works for me. As you can see I do have to curl my lashes for it to actually be nicely done. It doesn’t curl for you.
I find that it doesn’t hold the curl very well. It is also very crisp and I don’t like that. I have to be careful not to touch my eyes or my lashes will stick together.
I can’t apply it to the lower lashes, not that I have any, as it will smudge. For top lashes, I will have to stay still for a while for the mascara to be fully dry.
My lashes doesn’t look like I’ve put on fake lashes. It just look normal. If I layer it on, it will clump on me. So I tried to love it, in a way I do like it, but it just wasn’t the one for me. It also can be hard to remove. Not my fav mascara but also not the worse. Wouldn’t purchase it on my own, but if it’s free, I wouldn’t mind.