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Benefit Cosmetics The Bronze of Champions

In Beauty on 04/07/2013 at 14:00

Where I got it: I got this from the Benefit counter at Smith & Caughey Queen street for $60. This is a palette box of 6 products in a deluxe sample size. image

What I got: I got Benefit’s The Bronze of Champions box. This is a box of wonderful bronzing products! It has some of the products and really want to try before buying the full size. Hoola bronzer, They’re Real mascara, Watt’s up highlighter, Thanks-a-latte powder eye shadow, Bikini-tini cream eye shadow and Hoola Ultra Plush Lipgloss.

imageAbove: Watt’s Up Soft Focus Highlighter. Applied directly and smoother out.

Watt’s Up is a light champagne highlighter that is designed to be smoothed out for a soft focus look. Easy to apply and not too shimmery. Great as a highlighter.

imageAbove: Hoola bronzer with brush

Hoola bronzer is the famous matte bronzer from Benefit. This is a very natural looking bronzer for those who doesn’t like shimmery powders on your cheeks because shimmer can make pores more obvious.  This is quite pigmented so you only need a light hand. Great for contouring and light bronzing.

imageAbove: Bikini-tini cream eye shadow.

Bikini-tini cream eye shadow comes in a small pot and is creamy with great staying power. The shimmery champagne color with a sheen finush is great as a base and can also be worn alone. I think I could also use this as a highlighter!

imageAbove: Thanks-a-latte powder eye shadow.

Thanks-a-latte powder eye shadow is a soft golden brown shimmery color that is similar to Suspect from Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette.  Doesn’t come with a brush and it is glued into the cardboard.  The shimmery bronze-brown color is lovely because I love bronze/brown tones on my eyes. Very easy to use, nicely pigmented and long lasting when used with the cream eye shadow as base.

imageAbove: They’re Real mascara.

imageAbove: Without and with 2 coats of They’re Real mascara

They’re Real mascara has a big brush with pretty hard bristles. The formula is very black and glossy.  I used this directly onto bare lashes and the effects were not that striking to be honest (I expected more). However, it wasn’t clumpy and I think it must suit people with more lashes as the brush is quite big and my lashes are too short. I will try more ways to apply them to get some better results.

imageAbove: Hoola Ultra Plush Lipgloss


Hoola Ultra Plush lipgloss is a shimmering golden nude lipgloss.  It doesn’t feel sticky but it looks like clear gloss on my lips.  I like how it has no shimmer.

Overall: The set is lovely because I get to try 6 products in one go and I can take these smaller sized products to travel or in my handbag.  I was quite glad that I tried the They’re Real mascara before buying the full size because I don’t really find it that amazing on my lashes.  On the contrary, I tried hoola on my hands and it looked pretty dark on my hand, but it looked great on my face all blended out. I love it! It is now my favorite bronzer.  I also love Watt’s Up as a stick highlighter (alternative to my favorite High Beam).

Repurchase? I wouldn’t repurchase the set, but I would purchase the full sized of Watt’s Up and Hoola bronzer. As for the eye shadows, I don’t go through them fast enough so these and my existing collection will last for a long long time.

Thanks for reading!

  1. The Hoola Bronzer and Watts Up highlighter look fantastic! I really wish there were more Benefit stores in NZ!

    The Lilly Mint Blog

    • Yes! I love both products! Great for contouring and highlighting! They should have more stores in NZ I agree!
      If you do want to buy some, I can arrange something for you 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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