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  • Review count
    136
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    592
  • First review
    November 15, 2011
  • Last review
    July 28, 2015
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  • Average rating
    4.5
 
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    November 15, 2011
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    March 16, 2015
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Katiuska's Reviews
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice not only for summer
PostedJuly 28, 2015
Katiuska
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
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comes at a very good time
PostedJuly 28, 2015
Katiuska
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
Katiuska
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
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sexy eyes on the go
PostedJuly 14, 2015
Katiuska
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
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Well... quite alright
PostedMarch 16, 2015
Katiuska
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
Katiuska
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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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
+18points
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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
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 the REAL steal
the REAL steal
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
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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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Katiuska's Questions
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Lower lashes

I know this must be a very stupid question to ask, but can I apply this under my lower lashes?
2 days ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Rockitude

Will this kit ever be available in your website?
2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Replica for Lolli tint?

Since there is pocket pal, rosie pal and the one for cha cha tint (whose name I don't remember right now), will there ever be a replica for Lolli tint?
2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

Is it going to be discontinued?

Seeing it in the Sale-abration promo has made me wonder...
2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

Will you restock?

If so, when?
2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

Dew the Hoola

I'd like to know if the Dew the Hoola spray is to be released as a product by its own right, and if so, when. And, since I have a fair complexion, could I mix a bit of it with some foundation in my own shade?
3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

Only two new shades?

I'm utterly delighted to see that They're Real mascara has two new shades, one of them brown, which I always wanted, and the blue one seems to be lovely. However, without wanting to sound ungrateful, so to speak, I'd like to know why there are only two new shades of the mascara, but FOUR of the eyeliner. Why not four and four? Many of us still miss Badgal Plum and would like, if actually not it back, at least something similar. There's a beyond purple eyeliner, why not a beyond purple mascara?
As a suggestion, you could also launch a grey shade for both mascara and eyeliner...
1 month, 1 week ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

All there is to know about this (or most of it)

1. Is there any difference between this and Dr. Feelgood?
2. Can it be used under, over makeup or both?
3. Price?
5 months, 1 week ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
 

Some questions

1. Can it complement They're Real! mascara somehow? Because I do not intend to give it up.
2. Will it only come in black? I'd also like it in brown.
3. Last but not least: how much will it cost?
6 months ago
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Katiuska
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instant eye gel to help smooth the look of undereye puffies
 

Differences

Hi:

Is there any difference between this new product and it's potent or ooh la lift? Can it complement either one or both?
7 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 
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.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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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.
4 months, 3 weeks 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.
8 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain
 

WHAT GOES ON FIRST WAX OR COLOUR

I think wax goes first.
1 year 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.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Which shade of boi-ing should I use if my Big Easy foundation color is 04 medium?

02 Light medium.
1 year, 2 months ago
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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.
1 year, 4 months ago
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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.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Madrid, Spain
 

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

They had it, but, alas, they discontinued it.
1 year, 4 months ago
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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.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Katiuska
Madrid, Spain