Sunday, 23 October 2011


Benefit Tan About Town

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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.



21 comments:

  1. I do love Hoola bronzer, not such a fan of BADGal lash mascara myself, I like the wand but not the actual mascara!

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  2. I love the little sets from Benefit. i don't think I'd get this set bit it would be perfect gift :)

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  3. I saw this and was really upset they did not do it with other products! I'm a MASSIVE Benefit junkie and I love that mascara, but I have really, really pale skin unsuitable for medium or Hoola. I do love some of their other face powders though such and Sugarbomb or Bella Bamba!

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  4. I saw this on the asos website too, really wanted to see how the mini hoola would be packaged as you couldn't really tell on the website. the plastic packaging looks a bit rubbish but i like the mini some kind of gorgeous and mini bad gal - looks like it's good too keep in your handbag in case of emergencies.

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  5. I've been using all 3 of these products for many years. I adore Hula and some kind of gorgeous is the perfect finish for me as I'm not a massive fan of full coverage foundation all the time. I think £9 seems like a really good price if you want to try out these 3 products. I'm a big fan of Benefit and it's one of the few brands I always re buy stuff from

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  6. The bronzer sounds good due to its lack of shimmer, shimmer does not suit me at all but that is far too much. I don't mind spider eyes either, i'd rather be able to see my eyelashes than not x

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  7. I love the color of the bronzer, will really suit ur skintone. Im hosting a BLOGSALE! where everything is going for £10 and below.. anyone is welcome to check it out:

    BLOGSALE!

    xo

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  8. Ohh i'd love to try this for the bronzer mini but i hate the benefit some kind a gorgeous.
    For anyone after the full sized bronzer its coming up on buyapowa.com soon for around half the price!
    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/
    xo

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  9. I love badgal and hoola, haven't tried the foundation though :) xx

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  10. This is a great price to try out some benefit products! x

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  11. I've always wanted to try Hoola Bronzer! Always thought it looked nice in the little pot thing it comes in, but it's so overpriced! x

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  12. Hoola is one of the staples of my make-up kit.. It is a little pricey, but lasts ages, coz you don't really need much application!

    The Deer Head

    x

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  13. This is a great secret Santa idea! Looks so cute! X

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  14. NOTE!! Benefit some kind of gorgous DOES come in other shades in the full sized product!!! xxx

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  15. Canmake shading powder is an amazing dupe for Hoola at a fraction of the price, the only bad thing about it is that its quite hard to find but i think its worth it to save £15! :)

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  16. Is it possible for you to show a some swatches?

    Bluebox89

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  17. Ooooohh this is a fab affordable way to try products - I wonder if they do it with other products? Going to see now xx

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  18. i really want to try the bronzer, a great way to give it a go :D

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  19. U can buy Benefit blushers on ebay, i've bought two from there now (Coralista and 10)and both have been good quality and only about £7. I would say their the real deal, colour and consistency are the same as my shop bought SugarBomb.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BENEFIT-HOOLA-BRONZER/320779931335?ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1&ih=011&category=11864&cmd=ViewItem#ht_500wt_949

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  20. Bad Gal is one of my favourites, It's just annoying that they make the waterproof version smaller for the same price. Mine went straight back.
    xx

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  21. I love spider lashes too!

    Marie x

    marieeeloves.blogspot.com

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