Benefit Tan About Town
After a Twitter heads up from Jennifer, I decided to purchase this Benefit Tan About Town kit. The gift set contains three Benefit miniatures which include Some Kind of Gorgeous Foundation (medium, 1.8g), Hoola Bronzer (3g) and a miniature Bad Gal Lash (4g). The thing that really drew me to it was the Hoola bronzer. I've always had my eye on Hoola but never wanted to commit to full size (11g and costs £23.50, so the miniature is about a quarter of the full size). Benefit to me comes across a bit gimmicky to me so I tend to avoid it.
Hoola Bronzer: The packaging of the miniature is just a plastic tray type thing so it wouldn't be suitable to travel. But the product itself is lovely. Its a matte medium brown shade with no shimmer at all which is perfect for contouring. It doesnt come up orange on my skin nor does it make it look too muddy. Very natural and flattering. I dont think I'd buy full size still after trying it out, Its a good product but fairly overpriced.
Some kind of Gorgeous: A Cream to Powder finish foundation/concealer sample. The miniature packaging is about the same size of a MAC eyeshadow. It doesnt feel dry or cakey on my oily skin. The coverage is sort of light/medium, which isn't to my taste. I dont completely rate this product but Im sure it might appeal to others who prefer lower coverage/have better skin than me! Also bare in mind in this kit it only comes in one shade, medium, which I found was alright for my skin tone personally, but I think if you were fairer it might not be suitable.
BADgal Lash: I've bought this full size before and have really enjoyed it, very black pigmented mascara with a large chunky wand. I know alot of people will be put off by the massive wand, but I really like big chunky mascara wands. However I love the way it makes my lashes really long and full. But if you apply too much you can get spider eyes, but I quite like that look so hey ho! Personally feel BADgal Lash is one of Benefit's best products.
Overall I think Benefit Tan About Town gift set would be perfect if you are doing a Secret Santa at work or want a cute little beauty gift from a brand name and didn't wanna pay the earth. Or would be suitable for someone like me who wanted to try the products out before committing to full size, as I do think Benefit can be a touch overpriced and hit and miss in terms of quality. As for value for money the gift set itself is very worth it, It retails at £9 or £8.10 with student discount or you could just wait for the inevitable 20% off Asos codes that float around, They also sell it on the Benefit website.