Benefit Instant Beauty Kits: How To Look The Best At Everything Complexion Kits; Lip and Cheek Kits

By Emma | August 20 2012 | 13 Comments


Benefit Instant Beauty kits

Oh, hello! These cute, kitsch kits from Benefit are some of the best we’ve seen from the brand in a while – they’re so lovely that when I clapped eyes on Go Tropicoral, I actually squealed.

Benefit Instant Beauty Lip and Cheek kits

It’s one of three lip and cheek kits with a lip and cheek stain, Highbeam highlighter, blusher and matching gloss. With its pretty coral colour palette this one will fly off the shelves here in Ireland – these shades are so, so pretty on Celtic colouring (see this post for more recommendations!). Go Tropicoral comes with a mini Chachatint, High Beam, Coralista blush and matching gloss – most of these have been on my list for aaaaaages.

Benefit Go Tropicoral Kit

My one little quibble? I’d love this even harder if it came with Sunbeam or Watt’s Up instead of Highbeam, but hell – I love it plenty just the way it is.  The other two are mighty tempting too – Feelin’ Dandy comes with Posietint, High Beam, Dandelion blush and gloss, while Sugarlicious has Benetint, High beam and Sugarbomb.

Benefit Go Tropicoral

Launching at the same time are these How To Look The Best At Everything kits which are adorable in their book inspired boxes. They come in light, medium and deep and include a mini-sized version of The Porefessional, Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation, two shades of Boi-ing Concealer, Hello Flawless powder and a brush.

Benefit Instant Beauty Complexion Kits

What shades are included? I hear you ask – well the lightest kit comes with shades 01 and 02 of Bo-ing with HFOW in ‘Cheers to me champagne’ and powder in ‘Me vain? Champagne’. That’s the medium one in the pic below, with ‘I’m so money, honey’ foundation and ‘I’m cute as a bunny honey’ powder.

Benefit Instant Beauty Complexion Kit

I can see these being popular with all age-groups but they have a definite back to school/college vibe going on, with the blackboard imagery, book-ish packaging and ‘smart is sexy’ strapline. Smart is sexy? That’s a philosophy we’re more than happy to get behind.

Each of the kits come with a handy little tips and tricks booklet and a good sized mirror. They represent decent value for money, considering the variety of products you get to try out – but as always, they’re even better value in the UK. Both sets are £24.50 across the water and €35 here.

They’re on counter from September – will you be checking them out?


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13 Replies to "Benefit Instant Beauty Kits: How To Look The Best At Everything Complexion Kits; Lip and Cheek Kits"

  • Emma – I SCREAMED with joy too when I saw these! Love them, I think everyone is going to want one

    This sounds so corny but they are adorable – and good value for money too – though you are right about the exchange rate, I noticed that too.

  • ams says:

    These look so dinky but I think Id probably remove the gloss and little bottles from the box and then be stuck with a really clunky box of blusher.

    ASOS is great for buying benefit especially if you select GBP as the currency.

  • Babodpower says:

    Mmmmm think I’d go for the Sugarbomb kit as I opened my Sugarbomb blush yesterday and it was in bits in the box!! Don’t even know how it happened! And while I will use it,i travel a bit and I can’t take it with me now so I need a new one (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it) plus the gloss looks like a colour I would use a lot,I have the gloss in Dallas and it’s a tad oranger in colour than I would have liked but it’s a really nice formula and will get a lot of use.

  • Laura says:

    ooooooooooooh they look very pretty!

  • says:

    They look cute as usual and the sizes are perfect, but a) I can’t afford Benefit, and b) the make-up I’ve tried seems to be comedogenic. Last time I bought something from Benefit was the get bent mascara, which was very nice but I get my HG mascara for less, so…

  • Aw the Coralista one is dinkedy! I agree that they should’ve switched HighBeam for SunBeam since they’re posed to compliment each other a bit better. Ca-ute though

  • EmmaCat says:

    That mark up…. i think that, and how none of these really suit my casper face, despite me DESPERATELY wanting one, are putting me off!!

  • Nee says:

    Oh damn! Why do they have to look so damn appealing.

    I want them all!

  • They’re absolutely adorable, I love them!

  • Sabina says:

    These look gorgeous! Hopefully by September someone runs a competition so I can get my hands on these :)

  • Betty12 says:

    Love the look of the how to look the best at everything purely as it contains some items I’ve wanted to try.. .love kits that come in trial like sizes.. and with more than one product even Better! When I was in America I spent a fortune in Sephora on their range of diff brand travel sizes purely to get to try things I wanted to get for ages.. . Love that.. :) will defo purchase one of these to feed the habit ha ha

  • JLo says:

    I spotted these on sephora website a while ago (they did a deal for all 3 of the blush kits for $50… Sob) so I’m delighted they’re coming here. Definitely want the tropicoral one, wish there was different highlighters apart from high beam cos then I’d wanna buy all 3!

    Love love love benefit, the difference between uk and Irish price is horrendous tho :(

  • littlesis says:

    Oh my, these are so cute!

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