BENEFIT COSMETICS // Do The Bright Thing Makeup Kit | Review + SwatchesWednesday, August 13, 2014
Benefit do makeup kits like no other, they are packed with minis of some of the best products, allowing you to try things from the extensive range before buying the full sized items. This Do The Bright Thing kit is aimed at brightening and highlighting the face with some of the best Benefit products to do it!
As well as a large sized mirror, it includes tips and tricks about using the products in the kit.
001. "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer - Mini 7.5ml [Full Sized USD $29.00]
Only a small amount of this is needed under foundation to just give a natural glow to the skin. Even on oily skinned gals like me, I find just a little bit under foundations makes a difference without looking overly sheeny. It also is a good barrier between your face and the foundation on top and allows it stay in place for much longer.
002. Dandelion Brightening Face Powder [Full Sized USD $28.00]
I absolutely love this blush, and will definitely buy the full sized once this little sample pan is finished. It is a simple pastel pink colour that looks very natural on the cheeks, but still gives some colour to the complexion. It has very subtle pieces of glitter through it, but they are barely noticeable once on the cheeks.
003. High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer [Full Sized USD $26.00]
This is likely one of the most well known Benefit products available; this silky looking highlighter creates that glow we all naturally want from our skin. Only a couple of dabs up along the high points of the cheeks and then blended with your fingers is all that is needed. This is also a really generous sample so will last a very long time.
004. BADgal Waterproof Liner in Black [Full Sized USD $20.00]
I featured this in my recent Most Loved June as I have been loving it for tight-lining, which really helps to add definition along the lash line. It glides on with little effort with no tugging and it can be built up to a really dense black. The waterproof formula means it really sticks around and is just an all-round great liner.
005. They're Real! Mascara [Full Sized USD $23.00]
Totally my favourite Benefit product and maybe holy grail mascara is the famed They're Real, which I've talked about quite a bit on CM. One coat creates thickened, long and black lashes that last all day and night, and it can be quite a venture to get it off at the end of the day! I've written a more in-depth review about my full sized tube here.
Although this kit isn't available on the Benefit website, you can get it from Smith & Caugheys online and in store for NZD $60 or from the US via. Sephora for USD $32.00. I am a huge fan of these kits and have written a review on the Cabana Glama Kit here. If you haven't tried Benefit, grab some minis and give them a go!
Do you own any of the Bene-kits? What is your favourite Benefit product?