Sunday, August 14, 2011

Makeup Review: Benefit Feelin' Cheeky! Minis

I almost feel like it has been forever since I have done a review on a product since all the excitement of my first Sigma giveaway and other specialty posts I have published recently, but for all of you review lovers this one is strictly a review and I have a few more I will be doing soon as well so make sure to check back often for those! Now on to the lovely, long anticipated review!

Benefit Cosmetics Feelin' Cheeky! Minis Trio including
Posie Tint, High Beam and Benetint

I will admit it, I am a sucker for a good deal. So when I happened to be browsing around a Sephora (back when I was with my sister in the Virginia/D.C. area) I must have looked dumbstruck, utterly surprised and filled with desire when I saw the mere $15.00 price tag on this set of popular Benefit minis near the check-out line. I would be lying if I said I didn't snatch one up as fast as humanly possible before checking out and heading off on my marry way to browse around MAC (I have been debating about what my first purchase should be, a concealer? or Creme Cup Lipstick? or maybe Painterly Paint Pot?) and avoid those very pushy salesmen (and saleswomen!) at the kiosks so perfectly placed in the middle of the mall to attack any living person with charm and some sort of evil plan to get them to drop some serious dough on their products.

After finally making it out of the mall alive I was eager to try them, I admit, I had very high expectations for these cult fav products and most of them were met! Posietint and Benetint both turn out very sheer and natural on the cheeks with one layer using three short streaks, however Posietint was a little too sheer and almost didn't make much of a difference in the color of my cheeks even on my porcelain skin. That being said, I could stand if Posietint was a little more pigmented so I don't have to take the time to apply 2 or more layers to get sufficient color unlike Benetint that gives me a natural rosy tint with one layer.

Swatches from Left to Right on Porcelain/Fair Skin:
Benetint, Positint and High Beam

Now the one thing in this set that I was most hesitant about was the High Beam highlighter. Mostly just because I do have combo normal/oily skin and usually shy away from anything that will make me look dewy in the first place which can more easily become oily throughout the day. However, I am definitely glad that it was in this set so I had the chance to... well... give it a chance! I found this highlighter actually really easy to use and blend and it easily helps balance out a matte foundation, eye look or lipstick since it can be used on all areas of the face like cheekbones, browbone and cupid's bow. Plus, a little goes a long way so this little 0.13 US oz bottle will probably last me a few years!

I also love the overall portability and travel-friendly size of these minis. All three of these minis bundled together take up less room than one MAC blush or mineralized skin finish will in your makeup bag so feel free to fly, drive or take a train ride  (hey that rhymed!) with these. I can also say that after a good 2-3 hours in the ocean with salt water spraying and splashing on my face the tint on my cheeks and lips stayed put!

The Stats:
 - Multitasker (both lip and cheek stain in one! The highlighter can be used under the brow, on the cupid's bow,cheekbones, and anywhere you want to highlight)
 - Long Lasting Stain (on the cheeks)
 - Color fades a bit on the lips after a few hours of wear
 - Easy to blend into the skin / easy to work with
 - All products have a unique nail polish applicator
 - Can be sheer for a light flush
 - Easily layered for more bold color
 - Natural looking on the skin
 - Travel Friendly (each bottle is just 0.13 US oz)
 - Sephora Exclusive
 - $15.00 US Dollars

Have you ever tried these? Have you tried any other cheek/lip stains?
Tell me in the Comments!


JessieMariem said...

Using a stain is one thing I am so afraid of!! It would have to be something I borrow from a friend to see if I like it first. lol

Kelsey said...

Yea I get it, I was actually fairly afraid at first too, but really with this trio you can't go wrong and if you do try these out always start with a small swipe or dab and quickly blend with your fingers and you can build off of that and learn how much you need and how quickly it blends into your skin.

Britt said...

I want this so bad but they are always out at my Sephora!!

KTisaQT said...

OMG! this review makes me what this set even more!! I will definitely be looking in sephora next time i'm there!!