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    November 15, 2011
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    August 15, 2014
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    4.5
 
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    December 15, 2011
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    November 15, 2011
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    July 19, 2014
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Katiuska's Reviews
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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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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
+1point
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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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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very good idea!
PostedJune 14, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
I was, and still am, sorry to have seen the previous Benetint Lipbalm go for good, it had been an inseparable companion for me and a must in my bag, something I went to whenever my lips needed some moisturizing. Not only was the slight very appealing and a very good complement for the tint, but the jar containing it was also very attractive.
However, I very much like your idea of launching lip balms for each one of your tints and intend to get the four of them. So far, the balm replicas for Benetint and Lollitint are the first ones that I bought. Now, for Benetint Lip Balm:
-I quite like the design. And I also think it's quite practical. It´s more direct and quicker to have the stick than having to dip the finger in a jar to get the product.
-Perhaps I would have liked a little more colour, but the shade it has is very much to my liking.
-It´s an excellent complement for the tint, but solo looks lovely. And, why not?, it can even be worn on top of other tints. The day I bought this one, which was the day I got it tried on in the Benefit stand, I wore it over the mixture of Posie Tint and Chacha Tint (a mixture, incidentally, which I've tried on now and then and has never failed to please me) and it looked great.
I like the product very much, I don't think it´ll take me too long to get the other balms. And, like its predecessor, it´ll be an inseparable companion.
Loved that it's very moisturizing, very nice sheer red
+1point
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Skin comfortable with texture
PostedMay 21, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
Lately, when a new product comes out, I tend to adapt it to my beauty routine. I've done it with Big Easy, which I praise, I believe, most deservedly, and now, for Dream Screen.
I apply Dream Scream after It's Potent (It's Potent being the last step of my beauty ritual) and before Big Easy. What I like about Dream Scream is that it isn't oily, it seems to dry quickly on your skin and just a little is enough for both face and neck, it goes a long way.
However, I would have liked the SPF to have been slightly higher. Sun in some countries (Spain, for example) tends to be scorching and fair complexions need to be protected in any way they can.
And even though a little amount of the product goes a long way, I too think the bottle should be a little bigger.
Overall, I think it is a very good product.
Loved that it's very nice not oily texture, light
+2points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pity I can't add another star (or heart)
PostedMarch 14, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
I'd really been looking forward to trying this one, such was the hype. One day, at the Benefit stand, I was told by the girls that, because of the texture of this product and also my skin type, I was gonna love this, and they were absolutely right! It was also the day I had Lollitint tried on, but I already had my say about Lollitint, so back to Big Easy. Now, I'm wearing this everyday.
I apply it over cleansed and moisturized skin. I love how this product looks on the face once it is applied. And I think my skin looks a little better since I've been using this. However, if there is a spot that is a little persistent, nothing like a little Boi-ing to hush it. Powder are rendered optional, you can use powder with this or not. Personally, just a very slight go at Agent Zero Shine with this will do.
How much time it can save you if you want to look pretty but must make it to your work in time is one of its best things. And for someone with my complexion, it also impresses me very favourably how well the shades seem to adjust, after having tried them. Light to medium, which is the one I bought, fits me quite nicely. And even Medium gives me a very nice touch of colour without making me look too heavily madeup.
The only problem might be that it is a little pricey, but I think it is worth every cent it costs.
Loved that it's makes skin feel comfortable, so soft, natural
+14points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Candy for cheeks and lips
PostedMarch 9, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
As usual, I get to know about all that's going to be released through your website, and when I first saw this tint, the first thing I noticed was the very nice bottle. The colour looked both interesting and promising. Of course, what I didn't like so much was how long it took to have it here in Spain, but now we do have it.
However, one day after work, when I stepped into one branch of our local department store headed to the Benefit stand, I wasn't after this, mainly because I was after the new Big Easy, which has become quite a hit for me, and also because I didn't know this had been released as well. I had Big Easy tried on me and, of course, had Lollitint tried on as well, both on cheeks and lips. And I loved the orchid shade at once, how it looked. And I bought both Big Easy and Lollitint.
Like its other sisters, Lollitint can be worn both on cheeks and lips, and can be worn solo and with other lipglosses (if you so choose), BOP's (the natural choice would be Hervana, but Dandelion wouldn´t be a bad alternative at all) and even lipsticks. On cheeks, I think just one coat suffices, whereas on lips it is as buildable as you want it to be.
Loved that it's very nice mauve shade, buildable
+1point
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mmmmm...
PostedFebruary 18, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
It was last summer when I saw this in the website, and I was in two minds whether to order it or not, but in the end I decided to wait. I think muy patience has been rewarded.
This product has Bathina's wonderful and sensuous aroma, and I find the bottle package to be handier than the puff from the red box, and I'm really fond of the red box.
I really, really must explore its use as massage oil, It must be quite an experience.
Loved that it's delightful scent
+1point
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect matte lightness
PostedJanuary 28, 2014
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
I had seen some publicity of it in Facebook and, of course, that sufficed, as usual, to have my curiosity aroused about it. Having the product shown to me one day in a Sephora when I was going to restock on Stay Flawless and Bathina, also did a lot to make me want to have it, but it still wasn't available, so I still had to wait a couple of weeks.
It goes without saying it was worth the wait. Now it has become a fundamental part of my makeup:
1. The very packaging itself, how you can remove the lid so powder are to be tapped inside. Then, you remove the brush and dip it in the powder and have a go with it all over your face. Besides, you can carry it in your bag if you want to. It's just that handy.
2. The powder is supposed to be a complement for the Porefessional, but I think it can be an excellent complement for any foundation as well. I'm surprised at how light it is and how natural and matte skin looks.
I hope this product will go on and on for years. Very well done!
Loved that it's light, makes skin look so natural, soft
+8points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Groovy and so, so cute
PostedDecember 21, 2013
Katiuska
from: Madrid, Spain
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 35-44
Eye Color: Green
Skin Tone: Fair
To begin with, the design for the box is lovely, it reminds me of those magazines I used to read when I was a kid. You open it, and it turns out that there is even more to this lovely kit than meets the eye:
-The Porefessional: Always useful to have. This pore minimizer comes in very handy to conceal pores, to blend with other concealers (Boi-ing for instance) and other primers (preferably That Gal), and it has a very nice smell.
-Benetint: Another item that shouldn't be given a miss in any makeup bag, it is quite a gift for both cheeks and lips and it has a charming aroma of roses. In your lips you can layer on if you so wish, and if you want to add a lipstick or a lipgloss on top of it, you're quite welcome to it. In your cheeks, just one go will do. The brush contained in the product is usually the tool to apply it with, but, when it comes to applying it on my cheeks, I've recently taken to applying it with my fingertips. I just wash my hands afterwards and that's that.
-Gimme fever/Dandelion: I'd already known the gimme fever blush from the The Rich is back kit, it has a lovely shade. And Dandelion is a classic, it needs no introduction. Together make a lovely combination to apply directly on cheeks. As to applying it on top of Benetint... I'd only do it if very little amounts of them were applied, so as not to overload the look.
-They're real!: It is really idle for me to say more about this. I've already written about how I love it and I think that, at present, it is enough.
-The eyeshadows: Leaving the best for last... Well, what can I say? The four of them are lovely, whatever way you look at them. The difference is that two of them belong to your collection, Gilt-y pleasure and Kiss me, I'm tipsy, whereas the other two, Tickle my Ivory and Shimmer down, SHOULD belong to your collection. In any case, the four of them work quite alright together, they enhance any eye colour. The first time I used these eyeshadows, I combined them with creaseless cream eyeshadow in Bikini tini for a luminosity extra, but of course, they can be worn and flaunted by themselves.
Perhaps the only item in this lovely kit that may remain unused by me is the double-ended sponge applicator, since I would have preferred a brush. Otherwise, this kit is utterly lovely and also useful.
Loved that it's very pretty outside and useful inside, perfect
+2points
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Katiuska's Questions
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Can this be used under a cheek/lip stain?

5 days ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

Will this be back in stock soon?

I'd like to order it.
1 month 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?
1 month, 1 week ago
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Katiuska
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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...
4 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Is this going away for good too?

I mean, are you discontinuing this as well?
8 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

To be discontinued?

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

What happened to Ivory-Believe in me?

I was dismayed and disappointed not to see it anymore in the colour range. Why? Will it be back soon?
1 year ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

Soon to be discontinued?

I've seen this in the sale-abration section, and I'm afraid it might get discontinued. Is my fear groundless or are you really gonna discontinue it?
1 year, 2 months ago
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Powderflage+Fakeup?

I still have a jar of Powderflage at home and I was wondering how those two could work together...
1 year, 3 months ago
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Katiuska's Answers
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WHAT GOES ON FIRST WAX OR COLOUR

I think wax goes first.
1 month 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.
2 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.
2 months, 4 weeks 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.
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
4 months, 4 weeks 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.
5 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.
6 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.
6 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.
7 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Does stay flawless feel heavy on the face?

I'm thinking about buying the stay flawless primer, but I heard a few people saying it feels heavy on the face.
If it helps, I have normal to dry skin, and my sister has combination skin, will it work for us ?
I suppose it depends on the customers' individual experiences with it, I don't believe it's got anything to do with your own skin type: some people are delighted with this primer, others won't have it anymore because, for whatever reason, they've had a bad experience with it. If you want to know if it will feel heavy on your face, go to a boutique or to a stand (if you happen to have one in your citiy) and have it tried on, it's the best way to know.
7 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain