Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Benefit 'Groovy kinda love' kit


Besides owning the 'They're Real' mascara that I recently talked about (and am loving even more since using it this week!) in a previous post, I haven't tried out much else from Benefit, shocking I know!

The 'Groovy kinda love' palette from Benefit contains a sample size of the Porefessional, Benetint and They're Real mascara, four eye-shadows in 'tickle my ivory' 'guilt-y pleasure' 'shimmer down' and 'kiss me, I'm tipsy' a duo blush in 'Dandelion' and 'Bella Bambi' a mini blush brush and a double ended applicator for applying the eye shadows. Although I haven't and won't use the applicator it's a nice extra if you just want to take the kit somewhere without anything else.

The four eye-shadows are extremely pigmented and are in great wearable shades for a neutral lover like myself. The kit also comes with a 'how to' guide for applying the shadows if you need any inspiration! My favourite shade has got to be 'Shimmer down' a gorgeous deep, golden brown that'll compliment any look and I'm loving the addition of a white in 'Tickle my ivory.'

A miniature 'They're Real' mascara has come in super handy to keep in my handbag for touch ups throughout the day and I can see it being great for travelling too. I've never tried any Benefit blushes but heard great things so getting to try two was very exciting! I prefer to use a big fluffy brush to apply them than the brush it came with that I swirl around both to create a sweep of pinky shimmer as I found 'Dandelion' slightly too pale to show up on my skin tone. I have found them extremely soft and easy to blend just like my favourite MAC blush. 

My favourite product from the whole kit, without a doubt is the miniature Porefessional. Benefits Porefessional has been raved about all over the web in recent months and I can see why. I don't usually use a primer but I actually look forward to putting this on. A light brown coloured product that looks naked on the skin that smoothes my face creating the perfect base for my foundation. I've really noticed the difference it has made to how my foundation looks throughout the day and its lasting power, I know ill be purchasing the full size as soon as this runs out! 

Kits like these are such great ideas as it gives you a chance to try multiple miniture products without having for fork out a fortune so you can find your favourites! 


  1. I wish I bought this when it was on sale after Christmas, it looks amazing x


  2. Oh wow! Those eyeshadows look so nice! I've been wanting to try benetint and I love the mini size that comes with this!

  3. Thats amazing you get to try a bit of everything. Love it!

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  4. Those eye shadows look gorgeous! Benefit They're Real is my favourite ever mascara!

    rosielouiselove xo

  5. Wow, You have took me through this little benefit set with such great description. I would definitely buy one now! I hate taking a risk so I love it when a blog does a fantastic review like this.
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