I finally got my hands on some Benefit products that I’ve been dying to try.
For those who don’t know, if you have a Beauty Insider card at Sephora, you earn one point for every dollar that you spend. It’s a great perk, especially if you are a makeup junkie like myself! ;)
I traded in 500 points to try out Benefit’s Next Big FLING! which includes the POREfessional face primer and their “They’re Real” mascara. I’ve heard nothing but great things about both products so I was super stoked to get these products - for free! The added bonus is that the face primer is a FULL-sized product.
Benefit’s POREfessional face primer is great. The product itself is a nude primer and when applied, it provides a matte finish for foundation. There is a bit of fragrance to the primer so if you are smell sensitive, this may not be the best product for you. This primer is great because it lasts all day. I applied a small amount all over my face prior to foundation (I’ve tried it with both powder and liquid) and my foundation stayed in place all day.
To be honest, I do find this product very similar to the Korres Pomegranate face primer. The two both have great long-wear properties and both products looks similar and feel similar once applied. I haven’t had a chance to compare the ingredient lists but I like both products equally. Would I repurchase this product? Quite likely! It’s not my must-have primer but I do like this product a lot.
For those who have read my blog post about mascara, you will know how I obsess over finding the perfect brush and the perfect formula to suit my stubborn lashes! I was happy to get a travel-sized mascara with this set because, quite frankly, I don’t trust rubber brushes. I’ve always had disastrous results with rubber brushes. After applying some beautiful shadows, I’d always end up getting mascara over my eye lid with a rubber brush. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve read some good reviews about this mascara so I was willing to give it a shot. And I’m SO glad that I did! This mascara is AMAZING! The formula is not too thick, not to thin. And the brush does WONDERS for my lashes. Granted, I still have to curl my lashes prior to applying mascara. But my lashes look so long and voluminous! This mascara is a definite must-have in my every day collection!