Sunday, 6 January 2013

Review - Benefit 'She's So Jetset' Makeup Palette

For Christmas this year I was lucky enough to receive one of the Benefit makeup kits they bring out every year around the festive season. Benefit aren't a brand I have a lot of products from, I've tried a few of their items in the past and always ended up feeling they were a bit style over substance but since hearing such amazing things about the infamous 'They're Real' Mascara, I was ecstatic to receive this little box of treats under my Christmas tree.

One thing I cannot fault Benefit on is their packaging; They have such a retro 50's vibe to all their products and is just so very iconic to Benefit as a brand. The 'She's So Jetset' kit comes in a gorgeous little box complete with a mirror in the lid and contains all the bits you'd need to create an everyday subtle smoky eye look.

The gorgeous little set contains:

The POREfessional Face Primer
'Champagne Please' Eyeshadow
'Gold Card' Eyeshadow
'Pretty In Mink' Eyeshadow
'Elegant Espresso' Eyeshadow
'First Class' Face Powder & Brush
'Life on the A-List' Lipgloss
'They're Real!' Mascara

I actually really like everything included in the kit, there's nothing I won't use up but by far the stand out stars for me are definitely the face primer, which creates a silky soft base for your foundation, and the mascara which fans out and separates lashes for a full look. The eye shadows are buttery soft and very rich in pigmentation; They create the perfect soft smoky eye for day to day wear and have just the right amount of shimmer for a subtle glow.

I don't think I'll get as much use out of the face powder as I found it didn't have much colour pay off and I have other blushers I prefer but it is nice to have it in a little kit for if I'm travelling anywhere and don't want to take loads of other products with me. Similarly the lipgloss isn't really very 'me'. It is a very pretty pale pink with pearly shimmer and whilst it isn't ideal for my naturally pigmented lips, I could see it looking beautiful on someone who suits a good nude!

This is the makeup look I created using everything included in the Benefit Palette, please ignore my bedraggled looking hair, it is wet from getting out the shower. Overall I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a compact little kit that will provide you with all the basics for a really simple, natural and girly look. Even better, now it's past Christmas you can pick this little beauty up a lot cheaper! If you are interested, take a look here.

I hope you are all having a nice weekend and have enjoyed the first week of 2013! I am really loving eating healthier and I feel so much better for it already. I have been making loads of fresh fruit juices and smoothies in my liquidiser so I've been finding eating more fruit and veg really easy and enjoyable. How are your new years resolutions going?



  1. You lucky girl , I sooo wanted to try this set xxx

    1. Ahhh treat yourself ;) it is such a handy little set! There's normally a few things I'm not sure about in these kind of things but everything is so neutral and wearable! x

  2. The packaging is soo cute! Have been wanting to try this primer for a while now too!

    1. Yeah the primer is amazing! Definitely lives up the hype. Although I got the Collection 2000 primer the other day and that's really good so far too and so cheap! x

  3. Ooh I got this for my cousin for Xmas! Love Benefit, looks fab on you!

    Sam Muses xx

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    1. Oooh did she like it? Thanks lovely :) x

  4. I think the lipgloss looks really pretty on you! :)