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Benefit Primer, Concealer and Highlighter Review

11 January 2013


I picked out a few beauty items that I’ve been itching to try, courtesy of Adore Beauty.

Benefit Boi-ing Lemon Aid Eyelid Primer/Concealer Duo Set

I’ve heard lots of positive reviews about the Boi-ing primer and Lemon Aid concealer, and I thought this was a great way to try them both. My biggest concern is… will they suit my Asian skin tone?

I have combination skin. A few dry patches here, and a few oily spots there. My skin is not sensitive, nor does it suffer from unusual oiliness or dryness. So…

When I first used the concealer, I thought it was fantastic. I used it under my eyes, and it blended so well. The colour was ok. It was a bit lighter than I expected, but after a bit more dabbing it looked fine. I stepped back from the mirror, and saw that my dark patches and blemishes were lightened and my eyes seemed brighter. I also used it around my nose and on my chin.

Same goes for the primer. I thought they worked really well on me. They both had a very nice consistency and felt smooth and easy to apply.

I layered up with suncream and a touch of foundation, and the results were excellent. I really liked the two products a lot!

But then I went on holidays and I got a bit tanned and my skin went a bit dry.

So I’m now finding that the concealer is a bit too light for my tanned skin!! I also find that because my skin is a bit dry, the concealer doesn’t seem to “melt away” as well as before. The more I try to apply, the more whitish it looks. Damn! I’m a bit grumpy, because I really liked it. I guess I’ll have to get the next shade up.

The Lemon Aid primer still looks good and works well though :)

I rate it 4/5 stars.

Benefit Watt’s Up! Soft Focus Highlighter

I’m a big fan of blush and bronzers. I believe they are the underrated secret to a radiant face! I never leave the house without a swipe of blush. It totally lifts your face and complexion.

So being such an avid user of blush, I have always wanted to try using a highlighter.

I used Benefits Watt’s Up on my cheekbones and it looked pretty good. I just applied a *tiny* little bit, blended it in with my fingertips and it gave a nice glow to my cheeks. The faint sparkle and champagne colour was nice.

But I also tried it on my brow bones and the outer corners of my eyes, and it looked weird. It just made my skin look patchy white, and looked like I wasn’t using the right colour foundation or something.

I don’t think I’ll use this every day. Just when I go out and want to look a bit more polished.

I rate it 3/5 stars.

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