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  • Review count
    130
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    521
  • First review
    November 15, 2011
  • Last review
    December 3, 2014
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    1
  • Average rating
    4.5
 
  • Question count
    66
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    18
  • First question
    December 15, 2011
  • Last question
    November 18, 2014
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  • Answer count
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  • Helpfulness votes
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    November 15, 2011
  • Last answer
    November 24, 2014
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Katiuska's Reviews
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Average Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I liked it so much last year...
PostedDecember 3, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
I remember last year being positively surprised by the concept of an advent calendar containing deluxe minis of beauty products instead of chocolates, which was what I've always been used to, that I bought your advent calendar without giving it much thought. Perhaps the price might have drawn me back, but fortunately I had some discount, so that clenched it. Therefore, a little bit of everything had me go the extra mile of buying it.
It's not that I don't like the one that's released this year; so far I've only opened three windows to jump to such a hasty conclusion. But... just four paper clips to start with, no matter how nice they look? Perhaps a little box full of paper clips would have been better. Ultra plush lipgloss in A-lister is OK, although I've found the They're Real! deluxe mini that's greeted me today much more to my liking. What will I find tomorrow? Who knows? I'll let myself be surprised.
I like your releasing advent calendars with deluxe minis, I find it to be a very original thing, and with those lovely packages only you come up with for all your products, especially for your kits. But, this must absolutely be said, what I find appalling is this increase in the price with regard to the one last year. Think it over if next year you intend to continue with this tradition.
Loved that it's very nice, very cute, but shockingly pricey
+14points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Couldn't have come at a better moment
PostedNovember 24, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
I keep on thinking that releasing lip balms for each one of your cheek/lipstains is a very good idea. It doesn't matter what use you give those lipbalms: to somehow boost the colour of the tints, as lipglosses by their own right... This cutie of a kit contains both lollibalm and especially, benebalm. I say especially because the benebalm I have in my bag is dying on me and the one in this kit is a lovely and handy backup. And I have lollibalm for quite some time.
As for the tints, what can I say that hasn't already been said? They look lovely on your cheeks with just one coat which you must blend immediately, and you can even apply it with your fingers, whereas on your lips the colour can be as intense as you want it to be, depending on whether you want to layer on or not.
Loved that it's very cute, comes just in time
+5points
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limited edition set of they’re real! mascara, liner & remover
 
Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very good deal!
PostedNovember 18, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
When I saw this kit in the website, I was afraid I would not find it anywhere. However, when one day I stepped into a Sephora store, there it was. The price was OK, so I didn't hesitate.
The mascara is a must for me, I don't think I've ever had a mascara as good as this one. I love the formula and I love the brush. If only you also released it in brown one day... how happy I'd be. And I think I wouldn't be the only one.
As for the eyeliner, I also like it very much. I love the way it looks on the eye. Of course, I've still got to practice to get the perfect wing, but that's of course up to myself. How longlasting it is is certainly another advantage. How many twists it takes for the formula to come out... , it remains to be improved.
I'm glad this kit comes with the remover, but I would have loved the remover to have come in a small tube, as if it had been a deluxe mini, instead of the small, thin envelope it comes in. Perhaps the kit would have been bigger and, more certainly, a little more expensive, but personally, I would have preferred it.
Loved that it's Long Lasting, glamorous, great duo
0points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lovely, but I want more
PostedNovember 15, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
Birthday Suit and R.S.V.P are beautiful colours, I'm very glad you've decided to keep them in your new collection, and I also like Skinny Jeans very much, it's one of the very first shades I got tried on, combined with Birthday Suit. However, I will always miss a gorgeous shade such as Stiletto and my heart will always ache for Samba-dy loves me, which I'll never forgive you for discontinuing it.
However, in your new collection there are shades that, of course, I can call my favourites, and my absolute one is Bikini-tini because I use it as a base for practically EVERY other powder eyeshadows, those in beauty kits (big beautiful eyes, the rich is back...) or the new powder eyeshadows, and even combined with other creaseless cream eyeshadows, such as my two cents, which has become another favourite, and which I combine with gilt-y pleasure and kiss me, I'm tipsy. Holy smoke! is wonderful for a smokey eye look, and so is no pressure!
These eyeshadows can also be used as eyeliners, in the inner corner of your eye for some light (in the case of Bikini-tini), and there's no need for eyeshadow primer, they stay on.
I hope this collection stays on for a long time, but I want more colours!
Loved that it's combinable, pigmented, luminous
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just when I needed it most
PostedNovember 9, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
Whenever Christmas time comes, you have the very good habit of releasing kits such as this one, of skincare. This year you have introduced a welcome novelty, the instant comeback mini, which is a very good product, though I think I'll miss the usual total moisture one that normally comes in kits like this. And of course, the Porefessional deluxe mini can never be given a miss, due to its brilliant work on pores.
What normally happens to me, or what has happened to me so far, es that the jar of it,'s potent provided by the kit came in very handy as a backup for the one I had at home already finishing whereas I could feel afford to feel utterly careless about Triple Performing for some time; well, this year it is the other way around: just when I needed a backup for Triple Performing, then along comes this kit to save me.
And I quite like box.
Loved that it's very useful, a must, lovely reusable box
+2points
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booster blush to amplify your flush
 
Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another lovely must in my makeup bag
PostedSeptember 30, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
I think it was last summer while I was still on holidays when I saw this in the website, that I thought: "Another new, lovely product. What a pity it's still not available anywhere..." Some weeks later, one day after work, I visited one branch of our local department store for more Bathina and I saw this cutie of a blush booster and, of course, first of all, wanted to have it tried on. The very original package catches anyone's eye, and the smell is lovely. Needless to say, I bought it.
The peach shade makes the product ideal to be worn solo on your cheeks (it looks great), but of course it's a wonderful partner/booster for any Bo'P. The first Bo'P I used this with was Sugarbomb, followed by Rockateur and the Gimme Fever blush in the The Rich is Back kit, and also with a little bit of Watt's up!.
I've yet to try it with a cheek/lipstain; it's got to look very nice as well.
Loved that it's lovely peach shade, smells very nice, very cute box
0points
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Powerfully moisturizing
PostedSeptember 25, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
When I bought this in Sephora about a month or so ago, I did it because I was told it boosts the effects of the beauty products I'm using. What convinced me was trying a little bit of the product on my hand for texture, very hydrating and somewhat refreshing. Perhaps the price drew me a little backwards, but I had a little discount, so I took advantage of it, and the bottle of Posietint I had at home needed a backup, so I bought both. The girl told me to use a small amount of the serum, both in the mornings and in the nights, that just a little would be enough.
Well... practically a month later, I use a drop and a half of this before my moisturizer, day and night... and from the first usage, my skin looked fairer, as if the few blemishes that were there looked much less angrier and felt a lot more moisturized EVEN BEFORE THE MOISTURIZER. After the moisturizer, of course, the feeling of comfort is, so to speak, more complete.
What stopped me from giving this the five hearts this most likely deserves is the bottle. It's not that I don't like it; it's just that I'd rather it was transparent, like the Triple Performing one, because, that way, I'd be able to see how much product I'm using and when it would be about time to buy another bottle because the one I already have may already have run out of product.
Loved that it's very hydrating, firming, just a litte of it is enough
+7points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of my favourite Benefit kits ever
PostedAugust 15, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
As soon as I saw this kit, which was last year, I believe, I had a crush on it. What did I like most about it? Of course, the They´re Real! deluxe mini is always wonderful to have, I´m quite a fan of the mascara, and now that the eyeliner has been released, they`re a wonderful duo. The lipgloss is very nice as well and so is the blush, which has a very natural shade. But of course, what won me over are the eyeshadows, especially the teal shade, although the others are lovely too. Sometimes, I combine them with a creaseless cream eyeshadow, which tends to be Bikini-tini.
I hope there will be more kits like this.
Loved that it's eyecatching package, has vibrant colours
+1point
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strip-down waterproof eye makeup remover
 
Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Impressive!
PostedJuly 19, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
Until now, I´d always used Remove it to remove any makeup, face and eyes. What I usually did to remove the They´re Real! mascara was to press gently a cotton disc soaked with Remove it against my eyelashes for a few seconds and then remove it completely. The new eyeliner also comes off with Remove it, but it doesn't come off easily.
Now, with this new makeup remover, the eyeliner comes off quite well (although for those remains between my eyelashes I use a cotton swab with a bit of product); and, of course, the mascara comes off quite nicely. I use Remove it now to remove the foundation from my face.
Now that you´ve released the eyeliner, which I quite like, this is gonna be a must in my beauty bag.
Loved that it's quite quick, efficient
+2points
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I quite like it!
PostedJuly 5, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
I like the way it looks once you wear it on your eyes, how it can make the perfect cat eye look. I love wearing it not too thick, but, anyway, my real problem is getting the wing right; that´s most certaintly a matter of practice. It´s durability is another advantage: it´s to be appreciated that it lasts so long that it´s taken the brand to launch a specific eye makeup remover (not that it doesn't come off with Remove it, it does -I´ve tried it-; it just takes a little longer), but the new makeup remover does it much quicker.
What I´m not so sure of liking so much is the lash-hugging: ok, it makes the eye look great, but when it comes to removing it, the remains of product are a little hard to remove between the lashes. And the fact that it takes some twists before the product finally comes out... I think that is to be improved. The product that finally comes out, I wipe out with a tissue, no problem whatsoever about that.
Overall, I like it, and will continue using it.
Loved that it's Long Lasting, glamorous, matte
+4points
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Katiuska's Questions
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 bling brow
bling brow
Swarovski® crystal jewelry for face, body and brows
 

Some questions...

I was considering applying some of these Swarowski crystals this Christmas time for a fantasy touch, but I'd like to ask some questions:
1. Are they intended just for the eyebrows or can they be applied in any other área of your face (between your eyebrows, like some Indian women)?
2. Can they be used over makeup?
3. Can they be used more than once?
1 month ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Where have they gone?

Where have the hydra-smooth lip colour and the ultra plush lip gloss? I was just browsing the website and it came to me as a very big surprise to notice them missing. Is it just a glitch in the website or have you actually decided to discontinue both products?
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Two questions

Not one but two:
1. Does it have the same scent as the other two Bathina products?
2. Perhaps this is more a suggestion than a question, but here it goes anyway: will there ever be a shower gel? I mean, just so the range can be complete, so to speak...
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Can this be used under a cheek/lip stain?

4 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

Will this be back in stock soon?

I'd like to order it.
5 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

How to use?

I´m 42 and have sensitive skin that has an irritating tendency to blemishes now and then. Not that we have this one yet in Spain (we don´t), but if we did, my first question would be whether I could use this or not. If I could, how should I use it?
5 months, 1 week ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
invisible silky-matte broad spectrum SPF 45 sunscreen for face
 

Work with Big Easy?

How well could this work with Big Easy? Not that it's already available in Spain (it certainly isn't), but as soon as it will be, I'd like to have it and I would like to know how well both this and Big Easy could work. I'm thinking of applying first this one and then, Big Easy, but all suggestions are welcome...
8 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 BADgal plum mascara
BADgal plum mascara
eye color intensifying mascara
 

Is this going away for good too?

I mean, are you discontinuing this as well?
1 year ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 bella bamba
bella bamba
a 3D brightening pink face powder
 

To be discontinued?

I am very surprised to see this in the Last chance section. Are you planning to discontinue it?
1 year, 1 month ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Could this work with the playsticks?

I still have some playsticks and I'd like to know if stay flawless could work just fine with those as well...
1 year, 3 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
Katiuska's Answers
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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 weeks, 5 days ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

WHAT GOES ON FIRST WAX OR COLOUR

I think wax goes first.
5 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.
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.
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.
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.
9 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.
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.
10 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

What is the lightest shade?

Your shade finder on this website is very misleading because the supposed lightest shade looks darker than the second lightest shade. I just want to know the lightest shade.
I think it is Ivory-I'm pure for sure.
10 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Will you still recommend High Beam for those with oily skin?

I do not discourage it, your complexion could use some luminosity; HOWEVER, go easy on it if your skin type is very oily.
11 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain