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Katiuska
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  • Review count
    140
  • Helpfulness votes
    628
  • First review
    November 15, 2011
  • Last review
    December 9, 2015
  • Featured reviews
    1
  • Average rating
    4.5
 
  • Question count
    80
  • Helpfulness votes
    25
  • First question
    December 15, 2011
  • Last question
    December 3, 2015
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  • Answer count
    231
  • Helpfulness votes
    121
  • First answer
    November 15, 2011
  • Last answer
    March 16, 2015
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Katiuska's Reviews
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lovable kit
PostedDecember 9, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
-Porefessional: It's always a must have for me. It conceals my pores and gives my complexion a matte appearance. However, when it comes to my makeup, I always mix it with some That Gal!
-Eyeshadows: Neutral and, therefore, always wearable. I use them with a creaseless cream eyeshadow (which can be Bikini-tini, Birthday Suit, R.S.V.P or My Two Cents), and now, with the creaseless eyewashes in the Party to the Peepers! kit. Great for day and night wear.
-They're Real!: Another must have for me, I just love the length it gives to my eyelashes. And now, also in blue and brown, the latter of which I use with such neutrally lovely eyeshadows. It can be used with either Bad Gal mascara or Roller-Lash, my other favourite.
-Dandelion/ Rockateur: Two lovely BoP's, one a ballerina pink and the other, a warmer shade. You can use them separately or mixed. And also, on top of Benetint if you feel like it.
-Benetint: I think this is the most versatile product of the kit, since you can use it both for your cheeks and for your lips. Don't let the dark colour of the tint mislead you, the colour it leaves on lips is very natural. Besides, it's buildable, depending on the intensity you desire. And on cheeks it's equally natural. You can apply it with your finger (which is what I usually do), smudging it quickly so it doesn't leave a red mark on your cheeks, or with the brush.
It's a very complete and lovable kit, to be used every day and also at night. Personally, I would have preferred a double ended brush instead of the double ended sponge applicator for the eyeshadows, and thus, together with the brush for the blushes (this product I use with a bigger brush), they are the only items to be, at least for me, seldom used.
Loved that it's neutral, complete, makes you look natural
+3points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Eyeshadows should be a product of its own right
PostedDecember 8, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
The Moisture Prep bottle I have at home is already asking for some restocking, so that's what I did yesterday afternoon. While buying it, my eyes were delighted to see this kit, which I didn't know whether it would be on sale here in Spain, and I added it to the shopping bag, together with the limited special Swarowski They're Real!
I very much like these colours, they are great to be used solo or you can play with them and the ones in the The life of the party! kit and, in fact any other kit, to create lovelier combinations.
And the They're Real! mini is always wonderful to have, so I won't add anything else about the mascara that I haven't already written.
0points
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
From humph! to staple in my beauty arsenal
PostedNovember 5, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
The first time I saw this it aroused my curiosity, as it happens with everything Benefit, but at the same time I wondered, "A BB cream for eyelids? What for?". Not that it stopped me from buying it, just to see if it was as good as publicity claims it is. And it is. From the first application, not only are my eyelids an even shade and the dark shadows seem to fade, but they (my eyelids) are also softer than usual, not to mention the protection from external factors (pollution, sun, etc.). I had asked if it can work with Stay don't Stray; I suppose it can, but it alone suffices to keep eyeshadows in place, creaseless and more luminous and prettier.
What I don't like so much is that the first time you use this it takes so many twists to get some product, because it makes me think I'm twisting it in the wrong direction, but I'll keep on buying this a long time.
Loved that it's protecting, makes eyeshadows look more luminous
+1point
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Always welcome skin care kit
PostedOctober 8, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
One day after work, about three or four weeks ago, with the intention of restocking Bathina, and also to check if Air Patrol was on sale yet (which it still wasn't), I saw this real cutie of a kit, containing the usual skin care products. Since the it's potent! jar I had at home was practically empty and the Triple Performing also needed restocking, I didn't hesitate to buy it. The Instant Comeback mini is really nice to have, until I get to buy the full size, and so is The Porefessional mini. The latter I mix with some That Gal! most of the time. The box is really cute, you really know how to catch my and everyone's eye, never forgetting about the quality.
Loved that it's lovely box, always useful content
+3points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice not only for summer
PostedJuly 28, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
There are two items in this kit about which it would be idle to write anything at all, and these are Hoola and They're Real. Therefore I won't say anything else about them. The Benebalm is for me a must, something I always need to carry with me. And the novelty is the Dew the Hoola spray, something I'm looking forward to seeing released as a product of its own right. You can use it solo or mixed with your usual fundation. Besides, I like its smell.
Loved that it's naturally bronzing, nice packaging
+1point
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comes at a very good time
PostedJuly 28, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
The balms are constant and excellent companions for me. I always carry them in my bag, I always have at the ready whenever my lips want some moisture, which they get, together with some colour. I normally wear each of them solo, but I also combine them with their corresponding tints or make combinations.
I give this kit four hearts instead of the five I originally intended to give it for one reason: it's not that it’s disappointed me once I received it. No. Now I received it I think I would have gone the extra mile of spending a little more money had it included THE FOUR BALMS WITH THE FOUR TINTS.
Loved that it's good timing, practical, nice
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hurrah, I finally got it!
PostedJuly 21, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
I don't think anyone can imagine, first my longing for this kit and then, my most bitter disappointment because it didn't reach Spain at the scheduled time, which was last Christmas. Even the girls in the Benefit boutique in Madrid, where I hope it would at least be available if not anywhere else, expressed their disappointment at that fact. Then a few months elapsed with me browsing your website and finding it still out of stock, and I finally got used to the idea that I would never have it, until one blessed day, one week ago, browsing the website again for new items I was very pleasantly surprised to find it was finally available so I didn't hesitate and, together with two other ítems, I ordered it and today, I received it and at night, I'll sleep a very happy woman.
Now, to the kit: it contains six beautiful blushes:
-Hoola, which I think is the most versatile of the six, at least for me. The use I have for this one is blush, bronzer and eyeshadow. It is very natural, and matte, which is another plus.
-Dandelion, very delicate pink, very good for very fair complexions such as mine.
-Bella Bamba, which I'm quite fond of. It gives quite a pop of color to your cheeks. Just a little of it is enough, it goes a long way.
-Coralista, mmmmm, one of my favourites, no doubt. What can I say about it that hasn't already been said?
-Sugarbomb, another favourite of mine, so warm and so sweet as its name indicates. It never fails to delight me.
-Last but not least, Rockateur. I love it, even if the original box should contain as much amount of the product as the others contain. It reminds me of Sugarbomb.
The kit also contains a little capsule of Watt's Up, which I intend to mix with Majorette. Over this combination the blushes are to be applied.
I find this kit adorable and I think the blushes it contains can also be used with the tints. You just must explore any combination your imagination allows you, and may it allow you plenty! I intend to take this kit with me to my holiday destination.
Loved that it's ideal, lovely, combinable
+1point
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sexy eyes on the go
PostedJuly 14, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
They're Real has been my go-to mascara practically since the day it appeared. Even though Roller Lash is also wonderful, for me They're Real can never be given a miss. And both together make eyes look beautiful. I don't know how long I've wished for the brown version of They're Real, it must have been eons. And the brown eyeliner going with it (though not in this kit) is so nice to have.
This kit includes a deluxe mini of this my dream come true and the original black. For just a little more, it could have included a deluxe mini of the brown eyeliner as well as it includes the deluxe mini in black. And it's so nice that the remover deluxe mini is also in the kit.
I have also the blue, the green and the purple eyeliner, the latter of which I haven't tried yet. The other two are lovely, I find it wonderful that they're darker shades of blue and green.
Please, launch beyond green and beyond purple also for the They're Real mascara, I still miss Badgal Plum (and, I think, so do many people) and I'm sure a green mascara would also be welcome.
Loved that it's lovely, very handy
+2points
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Well... quite alright
PostedMarch 16, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
Since I had been using such a good product as Porefessional for some time, and Agent Zero Shine has become an absolute must in my makeup bag, logically I wanted to try this one as well. When I first saw this, I was surprised by the fact that the tube was smaller than the others', but when I tried it both on my hand and on my forehead, well... it does mattify indeed.
Of course, once you apply it on your skin, which you'll have to do by little strokes, it will eventually fade, so you'll have to reapply during the day. I suppose its small size makes it fit to be carried in your bag, for touchup purposes. I like the triangular shape, it makes it easier to get to other corners of your face such as your nose and its surroundings.
I like the product and might buy another one once the one I have is finished off.
Loved that it's practical
+1point
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm totally amazed
PostedMarch 16, 2015
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
When I saw it in the website, I was already interested, and of course all the publicity in Facebook and Instagram did a lot to make me want to at least try it. One day I went to the Benefit boutique in Madrid, where of course they had it, and from the moment I had it tried on I was shocked, in a very positive way, at how long my lashes looked with it on. On top of it, the girl applied a coat of They're Real!, just so they looked even longer. No need to say, I bought it.
Now that I have it, I am absolutely delighted. It's as if They're Real had really gone one better. The brush is wonderful, and the mascara is so easy to remove... Definitely a must have.
Loved that it's lenghthening, so easy to remove, buildable
+6points
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Katiuska's Questions
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What about sun beam?

Hi, everyone!:

High beam is to be my next purchase, I like the way it looks on my fair complexion, but there's a question I'd like to ask. A few weeks ago you included a new illuminator in this section, sun beam, but now I see it isn't there anymore (now you see me, now you don't- kind of thing). Why is that?Second thoughts?
6 years ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 

What's up with Rush Hour?

I bought Posie Tint last Christmas, I quite liked it and decided to buy it, together with High Beam.
However, I'd llike to know whether Rush Hour has been discontinued. Is it so?
5 years, 9 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 
 velvet eyeshadow
velvet eyeshadow
velvet eyeshadow
 

When will the shade buns be back?

Whenever I push the Buy me button aflter selecting the shade buns, the message says that it's out of stock. And it's annoying, because it appears to be a very nice colour and I'd like to include it in my next order. Will it be available again soon? Also, I've seen someone mention in her review one shade, Up in Smoke, that isn't among the collection of shades. Will it be available as well?
5 years, 9 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 
 creaseless cream eyeshadow/liner
creaseless cream eyeshadow/liner
cream shadow/liners that stay put!
 

Will there be more colours?

Are there going to be new shades of creaseless cream shadow/liner?
5 years, 9 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 
 velvet eyeshadow
velvet eyeshadow
velvet eyeshadow
 

Buns (the sequel)

The shade Buns may be available online and in stock, but I keep on pushing the button Buy me when picking that shade and the message remains the same: "out of stock". What's with this shade?
5 years, 8 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 

What about Toffee?

Has Toffee been discontinued? I can't find it anywhere.
5 years, 7 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 
 benetint lip balm SPF 15
benetint lip balm SPF 15
A rose-tinted lip balm with SPF 15 created from our legendary benetint. The translucent shade perks up your lip color for a perfect smooth, shiny, rose-colored finish.This irresistible blend of Vitamin E, sunscreen, and light rose-petal fragrance protects and delicately tints lips. Suitable for any lip color.
 

Are there going to be more lip balms?

I quite like Benetint Lip Balm, I use it every day after the lipstick has vanished from my lips, to keep them moisturized and, also, for them to have a little colour, and also with Benetint. My question is whether there are going to be Lip Balm versions of the other Lip Stain/Tints, Posie Tint and Cha Cha Tint.
5 years, 7 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 
 creaseless cream eyeshadow/liner
creaseless cream eyeshadow/liner
cream shadow/liners that stay put!
 

Eye wanna and eye gotta

New question for you: I heard about two eyeshadow kits, Eye wanna and Eye gotta, some time ago, but, apparently, they seem to be Sephora exclusives. Will they remain that way? And I'd also like to know if the same thing will happen with other Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner shades, such as Tidal Rave.
5 years, 7 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 
 full-finish lipstick
full-finish lipstick
full-finish lipstick
 

More colours, please!

This is one of the best lipsticks I've ever used, both for texture and for colour, but, are there going to be more colours? I really hope there will be.
5 years, 7 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 
 stay don't stray
stay don't stray
stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows
 

She Laq, where are you?

I quite like Stay don't stray, it works quite well as a primer for eyeshadows and I like the neutral shade, but, where is She Laq? Has it been discontinued?
5 years, 7 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, España
 
Katiuska's Answers
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in the hello flawless powder i'm "i love me ivory", what shade am i?

i already LOVE the powder, which provides great coverage for my acne as it is, but i'm looking for a foundation to wear that is LIGHT for when my skin gets even more broken out. since i love the powder, i figured i'd try the foundation!
i just need to know what shade i would be.

if i use "i love me" ivory in the hello flawless powder, what shade would i be?? thanks!
Either Ivory-believe in me or Ivory-I'm pure for sure will suit you nicely, I think.
2 years, 9 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

What's the best way to remove this mascara?

I'm finding this mascara creates a black, waxy residue in water/my makeup remover, so I'm wondering how other users are removing the product effectively. Thanks!
Hi:

So far, a cotton pad soaked with Remove it! has done the work very efficiently for me.
2 years, 9 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

BADgal vs They're Real- Is there a real difference?

I'm looking for a comparison! Need a new mascara and wondering what the real difference is between this 19 and 23 dollar bottle... Thoughts, ladies? Thank you!
Hi:

If you want volume for your lashes, BADgal would be your mascara. They're Real! would be what you're looking for if what you want is length.
3 years ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

WHAT GOES ON FIRST WAX OR COLOUR

I think wax goes first.
3 years, 4 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Which foundation I can use for a very oily skin ?

Big Easy is a very good choice if you want a liquid texture, and so is Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow. If what you want is a powdery texture, go to the Hello Flawless powder in whatever shade suits you best.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Which shade of boi-ing should I use if my Big Easy foundation color is 04 medium?

02 Light medium.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

What shade is the women in the picture applying on her face?

Her complexion seems to be the same color as mine and I am torn between light and light/medium. I do not want to go to0 light and the swatches illustrated are not helping.
I'd say Medium, but light tends to tamper with the shades sometimes.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Lighter or darker shade with freckles?

I have very fair skin with plenty of freckles all around the face. Will it be better to get a darker or a lighter shade and still look natural?
Hello:

Get the one that's closest to your complexion. If I were you, I wouldn't try to conceal the freckles.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

do you have bad gal lash in brown? (not deep brown; just medium brown)

They had it, but, alas, they discontinued it.
3 years, 9 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

Is there a similar shade to buckle bunny?

I know these are new shades, but I wondered if there was a similar brown?
Hi:

I would give Nude swings a go.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain