Do you just hate it when you try to really pack your toilettries light and you end up getting every bottle from your bathroom shelf? Women usually have separation anxiety when it comes to their beauty stuff. (I swear, I can always tell if there's something missing from my shelf and makeup kit!) The simplest thing to do would be to gather up sample and travel-size versions of your must-haves. Most cosmetic companies are generous on giving out skincare samples especially if you buy a heavy loot from them. But it's hardly the same for makeup. There's almost no brand who gives out powder or tint samples. 

Lucky for us, Benefit is launching their complexion and cheek kits mid-September! We had a sneak peek on these handy kits at the opening of their 3rd store in Rustan's Makati. They're totally what we should tag along when they travel, or when we have no time to fix ourselves and can only do so while in transit.

Complexion Kits

The "How To Look Best At Everything" Kit consists of Benefit's top seller complexion perfecters in mini's.
 
Each kit consists of the ff:
Shades of foundation, concealers and powder vary in each kit, depending on the kit you choose.

The Tips & Trick booklet guides you on how to use each product and where to apply them.
 
Lip & Cheek Kits

Three kits to choose from!

Feelin' Dandy
consists "pink-me-ups" dandelion-themed set of products:

  • Posietint Poppy Pink Lip and Cheek Stain, 0.13 oz travel size
  • High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer, 0.13 oz travel size
  • Dandelion Brightening Face Powder, 0.1 oz travel size
  • Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion, 0.22 oz travel size
  • Blush brush
  • Tips & Tricks Booklet
  • Mirror

I'd recommend Feelin' Dandy to fair-skinned women for that nice rosy glow.
 
Sugarlicious consists a sugarbomb-themed set of nude shades:

  • Benetint Rose-tinted Lip and Cheek Stain, 0.13 oz travel size
  • High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer, 0.13 oz travel size
  • Sugarbomb Brightening Face Powder, 0.1 oz travel size
  • Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb, 0.22 oz travel size
  • Blush brush
  • Tips & Tricks Booklet
  • Mirror

I'd recommend Sugarlicious kit to light- to medium-skinned women for a natural flush.
 
Go Tropicoral consists a coralista-themed set of products:

  • Chachatint Mango-tinted Lip and Cheek Stain, 0.13 oz travel size
  • High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer, 0.13 oz travel size
  • Coralista Brightening Face Powder, 0.1 oz travel size
  • Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Coralista, 0.22 oz travel size
  • Blush brush
  • Tips & Tricks Booklet
  • Mirror
I'd recommend Go Tropicoral to medium- to dark-skinned women for a bronzed look.


To test if one complexion kit and one cheek kit is true to it's instant beauty promise, I left the house with no makeup on and brought only a "How To Look Your Best At Everything" kit and Sugarlicious cheek kit. Oh, and also just one additional product, my newest Styli eyeliner & brow liner since both kits don't include eye products. 

Forgive the picture quality, my iPhone camera was the only on-the-go one I had in my purse that day!
 

What I used:
  • The POREfessional on my forehead, nose, chin and cheek plane
  • Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation all over
  • Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer under the eyes
  • A light sweep of Hello Flawless Custom Powder Cover-up
  • Benetint Poppy Pink Lip and Cheek Stain on the apples of my cheeks and saturated on my lips
  • High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer on my brow bone and cheek bone
  • Sugarbomb Brightening Face Powder on the apples of my cheeks
  • Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb, 0.22 oz travel size
  • Styli eyeliner on my brows and lashline to complete the look

It's very convenient to use even on a moving car as everyhting is enclosed in a tight box. The hardest thing was to open and keep still the tint bottles but aside from that, I didn't have any trouble using the kits. The mirrors are convenient and the tips & tricks booklets teach you where to apply which product on.  Seriously, just one complexion and one cheek kit is what you need if you're always on-the-go. 
This is also a perfect purchase for those of you new to the Benefit brand and would want to try out their bestsellers. P1,600 is a good price to pay to have about 4-5 of their very bests.

The complexion and cheek kits will be available starting September 15 at P1,600.00 in all Benefit cosmetics branches. Benefit cosmetics is locally available in Greenbelt 5, Rustan's Shangri La and Rustan's Makati.

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