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Benefit Cosmetics - which products are good??

(30 Posts)
PinkPussyCat Sat 13-Sep-08 16:00:02

Have got an appt at the Benefit counter in Debenhams next Saturday, to have a tinker with their products... Which ones are worthwhile, or worth avoiding?

Sparkletastic Sat 13-Sep-08 16:08:43

Benetint is fab as is Hula (bronzer). Cream eyeshadows are brilliant. I used to love their eyebrow wax stuff but have to go for cheapo Rimmel nowadays sad. Not massive keen on their lippies - prefer MAC by far. Have heard Dandelion powder is ace but haven't got it. Kitten sparkly powder is lush if you like that sort of thing. Also love Bathina which is kind of a scented wax / gloss for body - not as mad as it sounds I promise grin. In the main I think their wackier products are where their appeal lies - I go for MAC for most 'normal' stuff.

PinkPussyCat Sat 13-Sep-08 16:17:29

Thanks sparkle... I should say I am very fair-skinned, do you think Benetint would be ok on me? (Have been leafing through brochure)

2loudboys Sat 13-Sep-08 17:58:31

Agree with Sparkle re: Benetint & Hoola - both are great and I wouldn't be without either. Benetint should be fine on you as you can start with a little bit and just build it up till it's as strong a colour as you like.

Also rate Erase Paste v. highly but don't faff around putting in on with a brush, just use ring fingers. And You Rebel (tinted moisturizer) and Some Kinda Wonderful (quite a sheer compact foundation) are great, as is Boing concealer!!

Also agree with Sparkle though, that their eyeshadows & lippies are nothing special.

ash6605 Sat 13-Sep-08 18:06:06

Also agree that Benetint is FA,even if you are fair as you can build it up as much as you like. I LOVE Moonbeam highlighter and Ooh La Lift which is an under eye highlighter to brighten up the dark circles.
As others have said the eyeshadows aren't too good,I find they don't stay put although I haven't tried the lipsticks.Ooh and I can't remember the names but the perfumes are surprisingly good.

ash6605 Sat 13-Sep-08 18:07:20

OOPs should have previewed-meant FAB!!

akhems Sat 13-Sep-08 18:19:41

has anyone tried/can recommend posie tint? Personally I find benetint isn't the right shade for me and wondered if posie tint would be better, haven't had a chance to go and have a look in person yet

PinkPussyCat Sat 13-Sep-08 19:48:38

Ooh, thanks for your replies ladies, that is VERY useful! I am really looking forward to it now, I will just have to try not to spend toooo much....

Akhems, funnily enough I was wondering the same thing about Posietint, hopefully someone 'in the know' will be along to

katch Sat 13-Sep-08 19:49:30

I first tried Benefit on Friday, can't believe erase paste - no dark circles!

Also bought a face powder , dandelion I think, which gives a lovely light covering in a flash (I'm also fair-skinned).

Going back for a lesson next week.

RubySlippers Sat 13-Sep-08 19:50:28

Dr Feelgood and browzings are both excellent

docket Sat 13-Sep-08 20:06:34

I've got posie tint and I like it, it gives a nice, healthy looking glow (don't be put off by the pre-rubbed in colour, it is rather pink...

janeite Sat 13-Sep-08 20:08:14

Can somebody tell me more about Erase Paste please?

slayerette Sat 13-Sep-08 20:10:42

I have Dandelion and LOVE it.

katch Sat 13-Sep-08 20:15:29

Erase Paste is a concealer which actually works. Both me and my mum bought it and stared at ourselves in the mirror when we got home - couldn't believe the transformation. I now go out feeling totally fresh-faced, and have decided to get my contact lenses out of storage.

janeite Sat 13-Sep-08 20:18:28

Thanks Katch. Just tried searching the Boots site and couldn't find it.

katch Sat 13-Sep-08 20:31:26

I don't know if Boots sell benefit - I went to a House of Fraser counter, which I hardly ever do, as get embarrassed sitting on the high stool staring in to the perfect youthful features of the sales assistant - but she seemed to enjoy helping me look less tragic.

2loudboys Sat 13-Sep-08 20:32:21

Erase paste is a little tub of undereye concealer (think it comes in 2 shades) which the Benefit girlie will almost certainly put on you too thickly with a brush. Don't panic or hyperventilate at the caked-on make-up look, and don't bother with the brush. Just dab your ring finger in the pot and warm it between both your ring fingers and then pat it as thinly as needed under your inner eyes and TA DAAAAA no dark circles!!!

janeite Sat 13-Sep-08 20:34:03

Boots do sell Benefit (or certainly the Birmingham one does) and they have Benefit stuff online but don't seem to do Erase Paste. Thanks again - will have a look in Debenhams or HOF.

castlesintheair Sat 13-Sep-08 20:36:02

I've got Dr Feelgood. Fills in all the cracks. Must remember to use it!

bluebump Sat 13-Sep-08 20:38:48

I've got Benetint and Hollywood Glo, both of which I love. I really want to try Dandelion but always chicken out of spending loads on more make up!

Caz10 Sat 13-Sep-08 20:40:29

Dandelion is AMAZING

Better for fair skin than Hula imo

I didn't like their foundation sticks (playsticks I think) - very cakey

akhems Sat 13-Sep-08 20:42:36

thanks docket.. I found benetint too much of a raspberry pink for me, think I need more a strawberry colour if that makes any sense to anyone but me? lol

also boots do sell Benefit online and I know the brent cross branch has a concession and I think one on Oxford street too

bluebump Sat 13-Sep-08 21:05:53

House of Fraser sell Benefit too.

PinkPussyCat Sat 13-Sep-08 21:12:21

Wow this is great - thanks everyone! I suspect my credit card may melt next saturdayblush

akhems Sat 13-Sep-08 21:19:29

ooh forgot to say, another vote for Hula, somekindagorgeous and dr feelgood

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