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KateLyn
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  • Review count
    27
  • Helpfulness votes
    165
  • First review
    November 10, 2011
  • Last review
    April 4, 2013
  • Featured reviews
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  • Average rating
    4.6
 
  • Question count
    20
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    2
  • First question
    November 11, 2011
  • Last question
    March 26, 2012
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    33
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  • First answer
    November 13, 2011
  • Last answer
    April 4, 2013
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KateLyn's Reviews
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Natural Flush For Any Skin Tone
PostedApril 4, 2013
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
Stunning!
It smells good, is subtle but buildable. It gives me a gorgeous natural flush on my tan skin that no other blush has ever accomplished.
Just the right amount of shimmer.
Hot tip: it's GORGEOUS as an eyeshadow :) brightens up my eyes and lasts all day!
+1point
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Actually Perfect
PostedApril 4, 2013
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
There's no better perfume out there. It's light and flirty, lasts all day, smells subtle but is definitely strong enough to pick up compliments. Very peachy.
Unless you're a fan of deeper, more nighttime scents, buy this. Really.
+1point
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golden bronze complexion highlighter
 
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5 / 5
Perfect Liquid Sun
PostedApril 4, 2013
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
This being Benefit, I always expect to love their highlighters. Girl Meets Pearl is a holy grail product for me, and I've used both High Beam and Moon Beam in the past. I think Sun Beam will be my summertime answer to GMP!!
It's truly liquid sun: a subtly metallic glow on the tops of my cheeks that gives them the illusion of bronzey, sunset-y skin. It's subtle enough to be daytime and work appropriate, but it gives an effect that will definitely turn heads. Love!
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PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Where'd my pores go?!
PostedApril 4, 2013
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
I LOVE the porefessional. It works amazingly to smooth my skin, mattify, and WOW it does a disappearing act with pores.
I do wish it made my makeup last longer though- haven't seen a huge difference in that aspect.
I will repurchase!
+1point
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Mascara in the World
PostedNovember 1, 2012
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
It's hard to describe how much I love this mascara. Makeup junkies, you know: it's hard to find a mascara that does EVERYTHING well. This one does.
Badgal has a fantastic hardy brush that separates every single lash. It's dark, matte, bodacious black.
In one coat, it blackens, lengthens, and va-va-volumizes. No clumps to be found. In two, the volume goes crazy. You start to get the intense volume, WITHOUT that dreaded thick-lash look that's all clumpy.
After three, four, five coats, you get an intense false lash look. Still no clumps. My favorite part of BADgal is that it's a dry, dry formula. It doesn't mark your eyelids like They're Real, or many other popular mascaras do.
The best mascara EVER.
+2points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect For Any Look!
PostedJuly 10, 2012
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
I absolutely ADORE my Hoola. I am normally an NC35 or so but I can tan to NC40 and darker without much trouble- Hoola shows up best when I'm paler.
Other than the tone issue for some darker skinned ladies, Hoola is amazing. It is totally matte, so if you blend it right it's invisible. I use it for all my contouring, whether it be intense, going-out cheeks, or a casual summer glow to complement my tan. I concentrate it just under where my uppe jaw meets my lower, up by my ears- that slims my face perfectly. I also define my nose with Hoola on either side and a highlighter- Watts Up or Girl Meets Pearl- down the middle.
Hoola never cakes or looks powdery, and for a failsafe zero makeup look I use a facial mist over my powder. It seems to blend with every tone of skin within the range it caters to, which is about NC/NW 20-35.
Totally a holy grail product! The best of its kind <3 x
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow!
PostedJune 19, 2012
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
I was soooo skeptical about They're Real. I was a die-hard BADgal fan and nothing was going to change my mind, or so I thought.
Well, I bought the They're Real Mini out of curiosity (such a good idea, to sell miniature testers!) and I am beyond happy I did!
In one sweep from base to tip, my lashes look long, deep black, highly voluminous, and the CURL. I didn't realize mascaras could curl like this- I don't use a curler because I never thought I needed to, but the intense effect of even a subtle curl is amazing- I look so much more awake!
In two or three or ten sweeps, you start building an intense false lash look that you can keep separated or clump to your heart's delight.
It is NOT waterproof, I went in the shower with it and when I came out it was mostly off my lashes and under my eyes. However, since it isn't advertised as waterproof this isn't a problem. It doesn't sweat off or mark onto my lids unless it gets totally wet.
Five stars! I'll be getting a full size ASAP. Good job again Benefit <3 x
+9points
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Average Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally!
PostedMay 11, 2012
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
Finally, finally the perfect foundation for me.
The feel: tinted moisturizer. Lightweight.
The look: natural, flawless medium coverage.
The look is luminizing but not the slightest bit greasy. The consistency is on the liquidy side (it runs off your fingers if that's where you pump it) but still manageable. I put one pump onto the back of my hand (the pump squirts a bit the first few times) and apply with a stippling brush, although I got just as good results with my fingers. I precede it with a certain "smashing" primer, and follow with Boi-ing. It looks like my face is bare, but flawless. I use 50% less concealer now, and the coverage lasts all day with my primer. It softens my skin while I wear it and it doesn't make me break out. The color match is perfect.
I don't think I'll ever buy another foundation. Ever. Thank you Benefit, now I can come to you for all my beauty needs! x
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industrial-strength concealer
 
Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Coverage
PostedMarch 27, 2012
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
When I pat this onto trouble spots with a concealer brush, it covers anything I need to cover without breaking a sweat. The only problem is, its not very thick or very blendable, so trying to rub it in with my finger so it matched my skin wasn't working! My solution? A stippling brush! The design is perfect for lightly blending the color into my skin without smudging the concealer and defeating the purpose.
This is an awesome concealer, I can't wait to try the new #3 when I run out of the old 02. Love!
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Average Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Super Awesome
PostedMarch 15, 2012
KateLyn
from: California
Benefit Cosmetics Employee: No
Age: 13-18
Eye Color: Amber
Skin Tone: Medium
I was really underwhelmed by That Gal until I really put it to the test.
My skin reacts badly to waxing, and I had a big fat ugly breakout on my forehead after getting my eyebrows done (not by Benefit- ill never stray again!)
Anyway, I had a terrible breakout and i finally admitted that I would have to go out in public like that. I found myself in the bathroom with my full array of concealers and foundations in front of me. By habit I reached towards my Benefit products, primarily Confessions of a Concealaholic. I decided to go ahead and retry That Gal, because I new I would need some big guns for this breakout. I put That Gal under my concealer and the rest is history.
Wow! It is now about six hours later, and my concealers have stood up to rain, Pilates and shopping. They never last this long without budging! Plus, as always, it smells wonderful and application is easy. Love!
+5points
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KateLyn's Questions
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Same Brush?

Is the brush that comes with this mini version of They're Real! Just like the full size brush?
2 years, 5 months ago
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How long is the promotion?

How long will Hoola and Thrrob be sold together at this discount? Just curious. Thanks!
2 years, 5 months ago
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Which shade?

I have 01 and 02. I tend to mix them, because 02 is dark enough but a little pink, while 01 is much too light, but more gold toned.
I am thinking that 03 may be more my tone, but I am afraid that it would be too dark.
In short I need an adjustment of shade. Boi-ing 02 is definitely dark enough, I just need more gold. Will 03 be right for me, or should I continue mixing the two lighter shades?
2 years, 5 months ago
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Why is the brush so skinny?

Pleaseeee Benefit, please, can we have BADgal waterproof and brown in the big brush? The huge brush makes BADgal special.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Should I dare?

I am an NC25-NC30 with warm undertones and dark hair and eyes. I have never thought that bright pink was in my color palette, but lately I've been hearing good things about Posie Tint from people with darker skin tones.
What do you think? Should I go for it?
2 years, 5 months ago
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Will this stay on my waterline?

I have used countless "waterproof" eyeliners on my waterline and none of them seem to stay. I always end up with eyeliner under my lower lashes and all over. In you experience, does this stay or will it run a bit?
Also, I wear contacts and some eyeliners dry out my eyes faster than not wearing makeup would. Does BADgal irritate your eyes?
2 years, 5 months ago
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KateLyn
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Will Thrrob go on sale?

I understand that Thrrob is being discontinued and I'm hoping to catch a few boxes on sale in the "Buh-Byes" before they go away forever... If they don't go on sale I can't quite justify it. Please let me know :)
2 years, 6 months ago
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Can you send it in for sharpening?

Tweezerman lets you send in your tweezers for sharpening.... Can we do this for the Benefit Tweezermans?
2 years, 6 months ago
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bronzing & highlighting face powder duo
 

10 or Hoola?

I'm looking for a fairly subtle, easy-to-use, hard-to-go-wrong contouring color for the hollows of my cheeks. However I can really only afford either 10 or Hoola at a time. Which would you recommend for golden-medium skin?
2 years, 6 months ago
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SKG- full size?

Is the Some Kind-A Gorgeous a full size or a smaller size than the separate one?
2 years, 6 months ago
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KateLyn's Answers
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Does this mascara give a more individualized lash look if not which other ones will

Yes! BADgal separates and thickens lashes. It looks amazing on everyone!
1 year, 4 months ago
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KateLyn
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have very dark undereye circles, should i use a corrector first under erase paste

Nope! Erase paste is a very thick, concentrated concealer and you won't need anything under it! Make sure to set it with powder so that it lasts all day :)
1 year, 4 months ago
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KateLyn
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Since it says that it has sesame seed oil, will it cause pimples to acne prone skin?

My skin is very sensative, and I have to use oil free products, but this highlighter has such a nice color that I want to use it but I'm afraid that I'll clog my pores and or get pimples.
I've used this for years and it has never broken me out :) it's a very light formula, I don't think it will clog pores or cause you to break out!
1 year, 4 months ago
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KateLyn
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What's happened to Lip Plump?

It's no longer in the Primers section. Have you decided to discontinue it?
Hello!
Benefit rotates out products periodically to make room for new innovations. Unfortunately lip plump is gone :(
1 year, 4 months ago
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Natural?

I was wondering if this mascara can also go on very natural looking.. In all the pictures I see, they always look very noticeable and very big. Are there any tips that will help it look more natural then big and false looking?
One sweep of this will look fairly natural... However for a more natural look try BADgal or BADgal Brown :)
2 years, 2 months ago
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shimmer in foundation

some similar foundations have what looks like glitter in them, and this foundation has the same description. So what im asking is does this foundation have glitter in it that is used to reflect the light?
No glitter here! It's "luminizing" which means you end up looking a little dewy, like you applied a highlighter, but it's not shiny or sparkly.
2 years, 3 months ago
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is the espresso colour a brown or black?

Espresso is brown :)
2 years, 5 months ago
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KateLyn
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on my container it says 0002 wat shade is this

02 means its the medium shade, 02. Most likely. However, you may be accidentally reading a serial number or something. The biggest number on the back should say 02, or 01 or 03. If you don't see anything like that, then probably there's just a typo and it is indeed shade 02.
2 years, 5 months ago
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KateLyn
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How would you use RSVP as a liner?

If your question pertains to application, using the ceaseless cream shadows as liners could be done with a flat, thin liner brush. Normally you can find these types of brushes anywhere makeup is sold... Just ask an employee at a Sephora or another beauty store.
If your question pertains to the color, RSVP would be a very subtle but pretty way to line and accentuate your eyes. If you're looking for something more noticeable try one of the darker colors.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Will there be more colours?

Are there going to be new shades of creaseless cream shadow/liner?
As of now Benefit has not announced any upcoming new colors. However, you never know! Keep checking back if you're curious :) Also, if you haven't seen these in person, they're actually much more varied and vibrant than the swatches online. Check them out in person and you might find a color you like!
2 years, 5 months ago
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