Ay carumba! Benefit has released some rad sets this holiday season!
I love, love love Benefit’s holiday collections because they offer minis of their bestsellers that gives you a great way to try out the brand. I still have minis from two of their holiday sets from a couple years ago that I still use to this day.
The super-fun brand come out with a bunch of different sets for this holiday season, and although there are some blasts from the past that we all know and love (like a lipgloss set and a beauty bestsellers kit), there are some fun new ones as well (including an advent calendar!).
I received two of the sets, Groovy Kind of Love and Let’s Make Lovely.
A Groovy Kind of Love is a complete kit for complexion, eyes, lips, and cheeks. The set is housed in a chic tin that has four eyeshadows, two blushes, plus three minis of their bestsellers: the POREfessional, They’re Real! mascara, and Benetint. The set, which retails for C$43, is a great way to introduce anyone to the Benefit brand and it really does highlight some of their top products. For me, this one includes some makeup must haves, so it’s perfect for anyone, whether you are just trying out Benefit or have used some of these in the past. For those who haven’t tried They’re Real! or The POREfessional, these are stellar products that I have used and loved. They are sample size, but they do last a long time; I myself am still using my They’re Real! from my Sephora birthday gift (that one is 3.0 g, whereas the one in this set is 4.0 g).
This set is available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale in Canada; I don’t believe you can buy it at Sephora.
If you are looking for something more along the lives of a stocking stuffer, Let’s Make Lovely is a more affordable set (C$27) and features four samples of Benefit’s best-selling products, including Hoola bronzer, They’re Real!, The POREfessional, and It’s Potent! eye cream.
I have either full sizes or samples of each of these products already and I can honestly tell you that these are must haves for anyone’s makeup collection. They may be sample sizes but they do last a long time, especially It’s Potent! (a little goes a long way) and Hoola (I have a couple sample blushes from two years ago that I haven’t even hit pan on).
I am a bit mixed about this set, only because of the price. I feel like $27 may be a bit too pricey for what you are getting (for example, you get two samples free with your Sephora birthday gift). On the other hand, the samples do last a while; I just feel like $21 would be more reasonable for this set.
If you can justify the price, this set is perfect as a small gift or a Hanukkah gift (it starts early this year, at the end of November!).
Between the two sets, I would definitely go with A Groovy Kind of Love because for a little more, you get more products and it’s housed in a super cute tin.
Like I mentioned earlier, Benefit also has a few different sets for the holiday season aside from these, including an advent calendar which will no-doubt be a huge bestseller.
Are Benefit holiday sets on your wish list?
Please note, this set was sent by PR. All opinions are my own.
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