Benefit POWda WOWza: debenhams (£19.50)*
I bought this with a voucher I got at the Debenhams Press day alongside a few other items (including the Chanel Eyeshadow Im obsessed with!). Im not really the biggest Benefit fan, I think their packaging puts me off a little. Mainly because Im not into that retro-girly-whimsical sort of look so its not to my taste. I always hear people raving about the products, and I am intrigued by the brand,I just dont know why Im so tentative when buying things from them!
I decided upon the Benefit POWda WOWza face kit which contains 3 of Benefits most popular face powders: Hoola Bronzer, Coralista Blusher and Bella Bamba Blusher. All the powders are soft and easy to blend. For cardboard packaging I'm surprised how well its made, its very sturdy and solid and doesnt feel like its going to break, although if you chucked it in a makeup bag it would probably end up a bit tatty looking!
Hoola: This is the same size as the little one I got in the Tan about Town kit, I actually really like it. At first I thought it was a bit grey but actually looks alot warmer on my skin. Because its a matte powder its great for contouring your face. Its a very natural and subtle bronzer.
Coralista: I've really wanted to try Coralista for a long time as I imagined I would love it. Being a warm toned peachy coral, it sounded perfect. However it just doesnt really show up on my skin, Maybe because I do like to be tan (orange) but overall felt the colour wasn't there for me. I have been wearing it with the Balm Frat Boy on the apples of my cheeks as the powder does give my skin a lovely glow,just not enough colour for my personal tastes.
Bella Bamba: This is probably my favourite of the two blushes, its a bright medium toned pink with a golden shimmer running through it. Initially I thought it was a standard Nars Orgasm variation but it does pull alot pinker. Its fairly pigmented and gives the face a nice glow.
Overall I'd really recommend this Benefit POWda WOWza face kit, its good value considering you get three of Benefits most popular shades in one box. I dont personally go through a whole blush so its nice to have them without committing to full size. A full size Benefit box powder is £23.50 after all. After a quick google I've seen it reduced to around £13 at a few places but they are sold out. Its worth looking around though! It is limited edition, but if you can get your hands on it I highly reccomend it if your just starting to build up a Benefit collection.