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Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calender 2013 "Countdown To Love" Overview

9.11.13


Benefit Cosmetics San Francisco

Are you always cracking your head over what to get your loved ones for Christmas?

Well it is time for you to sit back and relax as you tick away this worry off your Christmas list because a beautiful array of Holiday Season Sets by Benefit Cosmetics are coming your way.

So let's get started by going through one of their main product highlights.


Benefit Cosmetics "Countdown To Love" Advent Calender 2013

Having recently launched their Holiday Collection for the year 2013, Benefit Cosmetics have begun celebrating the coming New Year in full swing by introducing their latest addition; 'Countdown To Love" Advent Calender 2013.


Limited at only 200 units in the whole of Malaysia, this funky advent calender has gotten beauty lovers gripping to the edge of their seats, as they wait for their chance to experience and fall in love with this lovely set.


The size of the Advent Calender

Coming in at a whopping size of 15 inches (width) x 17.5 inches (height), this advent calender features 24 luxury sized units of Benefit Cosmetics best sellers.

It is a perfect addition to those that have yet to experience the full essence of Benefit Cosmetics.


Countdown To Love

 I would have to say that this 'Countdown To Love' Advent Calender is a splendid idea for it  actually enables beauty lovers and non beauty users alike to go through an exciting experience together with Benefit Cosmetics.

This exploration of products during the snowy month of December will also able them to form a wonderful relationship with the brand that we have come to love so much.


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I noted that not many sites online have actually shown what the advent calender is all about with regards to the products and its sequence so as I managed to get one in hand, I will now go through each of those 24 holiday gift slots and show you what Benefit Cosmetic products comes inside.  


Day 1: Coralista 'A Rio Pleasure' Face Powder

Coralista 'A Rio Pleasure' Face Powder

Coralista 'A Rio Pleasure' Face Powder

  • This product is a warm coral pink shade that comes in a 3g container and is a blush for a tropical flush.

Application:

  • Brush lightly across the apples of your cheeks, starting from the hairline and working in. Lightly dust over high point of face and you are done!


Day 2: 'Stay Don't Stray' Stay Put Primer For Concealer and Eye Shadows

'Stay Don't Stray' Stay Put Primer for Concealer and Eye Shadows

'Stay Don't Stray' Stay Put Primer for Concealer and Eye Shadows

  • This product comes in a 2.5ml tube in shades of light/medium. It's dual-action works 360 degrees around the eyes to make concealers and eyeshadows stay put without the worry of creasing.

Application:

  • Apply 3 tiny dots under eyes and eyelids and blend. Let it set for 1 minute then apply the your daily concealer and eye shadows.


Day 3: It's Potent! Eye Cream

It's Potent! Eye Cream

It's Potent! Eye Cream

  • This deluxe size comes in a 3g container and is a brightening eye cream that fades dark circles and helps smooth fine lines for brighter, younger-looking eyes.

Application:

  • Apply gently under eyes. This can be done for morning or at night.


Day 4: Ultra Plush Dandelion Lip Gloss

Ultra Plush Dandelion Lip Gloss

Ultra Plush Dandelion Lip Gloss

  • This lip gloss comes in a soft squeeze 6.5ml tube and is in a soft pearly pink shade that glides on smoothly for an even texture.

Application:

  • Apply evenly for plumper and fuller lips. Can be used daily.


Day 5: Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain

Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain

Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain

  • This 2.5ml tube is a kiss-proof, see-through color for lips and cheeks that last for hours.

Application:

  • Brush 3 strokes on the apples of your cheeks and blend quickly with your fingertips. Apply on lips and blend. You can repeat the steps for a deeper shade of color.


Day 6: Barrette

Barrette

Benefit Barrette

  • Get flirty and glitzy with this bow barrette by Benefit Cosmetics.


 Day 7: Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

  • Comes in a 6.5ml tube and gives a luxurious sheen of color without feeling sticky.

Application:

  • Apply to lips for a smooth and luscious coverage.


Day 8:  High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer

High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer

High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer

  • Comes in a 2.5ml tube and comes in a satin pink shade for subtle luminescence.

Application:

  • Can be used as a spot highlighter while dotting and blending over makeup, cheeks and brow bones. 


Day 9: 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer

'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer

'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer

  • This 7.5ml tube consists of a silky pink primer takes any dull complexion to a more brighter appearance.  

Application:

  • Apply with fingertips to face, blending it in an even, upward motion.
  • Wear alone or under makeup for smoother makeup application.


Day 10: The Porefessional

The Porefessional
The Porefessional

  • This oil free, translution and light weight Porefessional comes in a 7.5ml tube that minimizes pores and fine lines.

Application:

  • Take a small amount to your hand and dab lightly over fine lines and areas that have pores.
  • Can be wore on it's own or be applied under makeup for a even and flawless finish.


Day 11: BADgal Liner Waterproof

BADgal Liner Waterproof

BADgal Liner Waterproof (Black)

  • Creating soft definition to the eyes, this long lasting liner is perfect for daily outings and night outings.

Application:

  • Line the liner across the eye and get it near to the lash line for a lasting definition.


Day 12: Total Moisture Face Cream

Total Moisture Face Cream

Total Moisture Face Cream

  • This moisture face cream comes in a 8.9g container that provides immediate and long lasting moisture.
  • Is a hydra-concentrated facial cream with tri-radiance complex.

Application:

  • Gently apply cream to face and neck.

Day 13: Bracelet

Benefit Bracelet
Benefit Bracelet

  • Charm your audiences with this delicate Benefit Bracelet.


Day 14: BADgal Lash Mascara

BADgal Lash Mascara


BADgal Lash Mascara

  • This 4g BADgal Lash Mascara gives thick black formulation for full, voluminous lashes.

Application:

  • Hold the handle at the base of the lashes then sweep upward from root to tip. You can layer for extra drama.

Day 15: Posietint

Posietint

Posietint

  • This 2.5ml poppy-pink tint stain brightens the lips and cheek for a long lasting finish.

Application:

  • Brush 3 strokes to the apple of your cheeks and blend it out quickly with your fingertips.

Day 16: Hoola Bronzing Powder

Hoola Bronzing Powder

Hoola Bronzing Powder

  • Containing 3g of the award-winning bronzing powder, this will complete your look for a soft, natural matte color.

Application:

  • Sweep across chin, cheeks and forehead with accompanying brush. For contouring you can use a blush brush.


Day 17: Ultra Plush Sugarbomb Lipgloss

Ultra Plush Sugarbomb
Ultra Plush Sugarbomb Lipgloss

  • Comes in a 6.5ml tube and gives a luxurious sheen of color without feeling sticky.

Application:

  • Apply to lips for a smooth and luscious coverage.


Day 18: Sunbeam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer

Sunbeam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer

Sunbeam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer

  • Comes in a 2.5ml tube and comes in a golden bronze shade for subtle luminescence.

Application:

  • Can be used as a spot highlighter while dotting and blending over makeup, cheeks and brow bones. 


Day 19: Girl Meet Pearl Liquid Pearl Luminizer

Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl Luminizer

Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl Luminizer

  • Comes in a 7.5ml tube and features light reflecting pigments to give a sensual glow to the skin.

Application:

  • Pat and blend over makeup for eye-catching luminescence. 


Day 20: Ooh La Lift

Ooh La Lift
Ooh La Lift

  • This insta eye brightening boost comes in a 2.5ml tube that perks up tired eyes

Application:

  • Apply 3 little dots and pat gently with fingertips. Reapply if you need to.


Day 21: Ultra Plush Coralista

Ultra Plush Coralista

Ultra Plush Coralista Lip Gloss

  • Comes in a 6.5ml tube and gives a luxurious sheen of color without feeling sticky.

Application:

  • Apply to lips for a smooth and luscious coverage.


Day 22: Necklace

Necklace
Benefit Necklace

  • This delicate star necklace will add a subtle yet radiant touch to any outfit you wear.


Day 23: Chachatint

Chachatint

Chachatint

  • This 2.5ml mango-coral tint stain brightens the lips and cheek for a long lasting finish.

Application:

  • Brush 3 strokes to the apple of your cheeks and blend it out quickly with your fingertips.


Day 24: Dandelion Brightening Face Powder

Dandelion Brightening Face Powder

Dandelion Brightening Face Powder

  • This product is a ballerina pink shade that comes in a 3g container and is a blush for a soft glow.

Application:

  • Brush lightly across the apples of your cheeks, starting from the hairline and working in. Lightly dust over high point of face and you are done!


Total of 24 Products

Cashing in at RM260, this limited edition of Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calender 2013 is admittedly  a little pricy, but is a good gift for makeup enthusiast or for those who would like to give a general try to Benefit Cosmetics.

This product is available at 2 Benefit Cosmetics Boutique only, so if you are interested in making a purchase, head on down to


1 Utama Boutique : 03 7733 3930
Starhill Boutique : 03 2148 5592


So my general overview of the Benefit Cosmetics "Countdown To Love" Advent Calender 2013 is that even though it makes a pretty good gift for Christmas, it is a bit expensive especially for those who would have liked to enjoy a little more product sampling rather than looking at the  accessories.

 With regards, I personally thought it would have been better to replace the 3 accessories with 3 more deluxe samples from their collection as it would have been more beneficial towards beauty lovers and non beauty lovers alike.

I was also hoping that there would be a little slot at the back for hanging the calender due to the calender being quite big, but unfortunately since there wasn't, I chose to enjoy the design of the advent calender by propping it up on my wall for now :)


A closer look at the sequence of the 24 products

Regardless, the beauty products inside are pretty good for those that are constantly on the go and are looking for a quick fix. Highlighting their best sellers in an all in one calender was also one of the best way to introduce the brand to the overall public. 

So in a way, Benefit Cosmetics have definitely made a fun, edgy and festive way to countdown the days until Christmas for their beauty fans.

To find out more about their Holiday Sets, do show your support and like their pages at:


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Xx!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Shiv, love your blog on the Benefit Calendar. I did notice that other bloggers were raving about it, but not as much details as yours, since you've reveal every single one of it already. Glad you did the post, couldn't afford one myself... thanks for the review.

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    1. Hey Mel, yeah the limited edition is pretty pricey but glad you like the review.

      Was trying to get a a more detailed and clearer picture of it when it first launched but couldn't find one so thought I better post one up for those who are curious about getting it :)

      Glad to see you enjoyed reading the post! ^^

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  2. OH wow...lucky you that you managed to grab one! but yes it is pretty pricey isn't it?? but i love benefit so it's a good starter pack to try everything that they have. thanks for the detailed reveal of the calendar!!

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    1. No worries dear :) Glad you enjoyed the post! :)

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