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Dec212012

Be posh and plush with the Benefit She's So Jet Set box

I used to not like makeup sets before with products that are in way smaller sizes. I mean, how can I enjoy something when I'm so conscious about finishing it up quickly? And what if I like it, what am I going to do then? But now that I'm older, wiser, and more liquid (lol), I have seen the wisdom of buying sets and smaller sizes. 

Small tubes and bottles are great if you want to carry stuff around. It's not smart to bring full sizes of stuff in your bag because of the heat here - it can spoil/dry up makeup faster. Also, if you're like me who doesn't usually bring big bags, every bit of space is valuable real estate. That's not just applicable to when we're travelling y'know!

Thus, boxed sets like the Benefit She's So Jet Set (P2,100) is perfect if a.) You travel a lot b.) You want mini-sizes of your "Bene-faves" for your daily bag c.) If you have never tried Benefit before and would like to start now. This contains four lovely and pigmented eyeshadows, illuminating powder duo, mini Porefessional, They're Real Mascara, and lip gloss. 

I understand that this is part of Benefit's limited edition holiday sets!

Porefessional is Benefit's #1 product, while They're Real is the brand's best-selling mascara. The lip gloss is also remarkable - it's got the same texture as the Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss which I reviewed earlier, meaning it's non-sticky, moisturizing, and lasts reasonably long on lips. I'm not a fan of the cool-toned shade of the Life of the A-List gloss, but it's nice on top of a lipstick.

The eyeshadows are super pigmented and have an amazing, velvety finish. :D Call me a fan! I should really look at Benefit's individual eyeshadows closely. They're usually skipped over in favor of the brand's more popular products, but believe me these eyeshadows can give other brands a run for their money.

L-R: Champagne Please, Gold Card, Pretty In Mink, Elegant Espresso

I was a little disappointed with the First-Class Face Powder. Well, initially. I keep insisting on using it as a blush, when it's more of a finishing powder to add a bit of glow to the skin. Nonetheless, it can be used as a blush provided that you don't mind putting on lotsa layers, like I did in this look.

Swatch of the face powder

Here's a look I did using this set!

The whole shebang including the lip gloss and mascara

Since Life on the A-List is too cool for me to be worn alone, I layered it on top of a pink lipstick. Much better!

I have to mention the applicators that came with the set. Unlike other "just because" applicators in sets, the eyeshadow sponge and powder brush actually *gasp* work well. The sponge and brush are both soft and dense. :) I would still prefer to use an eyeshadow/ full powder brush while I'm at home, but outside I don't mind dealing with small applicators.

So there you go! If you like how kooky and luxe Benefit She's So Jet Set is looking, do check it out at your fave Benefit counter. :) Oh and hurry because this comes in limited quantities only, seeing as it's part of a holiday collection.

You can follow Benefit on Facebook, and find them in Greenbelt 5, Rustans Shangri-La and Makati. 

Reader Comments (21)

Nice! I should be getting this for Christmas; its everything you need in a box! I'll just ask my friend who lives in Makati to get this for me. Thanks Liz!

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLian

This is so cuuuuute! Really perfect for travels during this season. :)

Love the eyeshadow too and the way you applied it. Please make a tutorial on that look. :)

Thanks so much Ms. Liz:)

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheng

from the looks of it mukhang highly pigmented nga yung eyeshadows nya reminds me of Naked palette pero this one it looks too glittery :/ is it?

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteryan

love the look you did with the eyeshadows so lovely :)

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjen

is this better than their "how to look your best at everything" set? thanks Liz! :)

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

wow wow wow! I love their set! <3 I super love benefit forever! :)
I love how you did your makeup Liz! Ikaw na! :D

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRhea Bue

the packaging is really nice as always,Benefit is known for their package staff but technically some of their sets...i'm also quite disappointed. Maybe because those shades in the package we're not really blending much as to what i'm expecting, but all in all there's always room for improvements so with the final look you have Liz. I'm kinda convinced to go try more from this brand.^_^

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereloisa mae

I was just in Benefit Greenbelt tonight and I must've missed this set. Or maybe it was OOS in that branch? I'm in need of a new primer and I've been itching to try They're Real so I'll look into this. Please do a review on Porefessional! BTW, I love how the light falls on your face in the photo where your eyes are closed :)

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

I really benefited from this Benefit Porefessional! Loved how my pores really minimizes <3 my fave amongst all the items in the package :-)

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadine

I always love how witty Benefit products are and the box is gorge. The eyeshadow looks really good on you. Very 'no make up' make up look.

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

This is a gorgeous set!

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMadel

Gaaah! this is so cute, now I know the sense about buying smaller tubes than the actual size. Plus, it's my first time to actually use sample sizes this month, and they're really efficient, because who would want the actual size if you're allergic from it, hehe

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPauline P.

The eyeshadows are gorgeous! Perfect for the office :)

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrownOso

*gasp* That is so adorable and actually pretty nice bang for your buck for the price considering how much each of the products in the kit costs individually (Porefessional is around 1k more or less already!). I also love how it's so compact and pretty complete with applicators and evertything! Have i mentioned how adorable it looks? Cause it's freakin cute! I always drop by Benefit while at G5 and gaze at the products and uber adroable packaging. I have heard many great reviews but I'm not keen yet on which product to indulge on, have any suggestions and reccomendations for me Ms. Liz? :]

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCam

Sounds like a great deal. I like full-sized products though cause it might be worth more than the travel size ones. But this is a good sampling kit before spending on full sized ones. Great makeup Liz. Lakas maka-teeny boper :)

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

The eyeshadows looks gorgeous and highly pigmented. I'm lemming for the mascara and the Porefessional . Wish someone would give it to me for christmas. He-he!

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

I love these sets! It's a chance for me to try out the products without committing for too long. I have oily sensitive skin that doesn't agree with most products. I got last year's set with 10 of their bestsellers and I'm not even half way through the entire thing.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteresquire

Ooh. This is nice. I will follow Benefit on Facebook to get to know some of their sets. Thanks!

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey

So cute! I've never tried anything from benefit.

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCathrina

where is this benefit store ?

x

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNina

sobrang nag hoard si mama at bff nya sa canada ng porefessional kase wala pa nyan sa pinas... laking tuwa nila nung may benefit na dito sa wakas hehehe...

http://getbetterinstyle.blogspot.com/

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhenry

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