Sunday, 20 November 2011

Beauty Bargain: Powda Wowza

One of the things I love the most about Christmas are the amazing cosmetics/beauty sets you can get at faaabulous prices. Of course these are intended to be purchased as gifts but there's no rule against buying gifts for yourself! Whilst in a particularly self pitying and stropping mood on my break from work I passed the benefit counter (I say passed, I fully intended to go there but I like to justify presents to myself by claiming that it caught my eye or that it was the last one there...) and picked up this little beauty;
I was pretty shocked at how teeny-tiny this is, but for £19.50 it's a bargain, it had caught my eye on ASOS but it wasn't until reading Yu's post that I decided it just had to be mine!
The set contains mini 3 gram versions of Benefit's most popular boxed powders; Coralista, Bella Bamba and Hoola and also a mini brush. A little note on the brush, some hate this others don't really mind it I personally don't like it as I find it leaves me looking a little stripy - however that could purely be down to lack of skill on my behalf.
I have wanted to try the much hyped Coralista blush for a long time and after having Balla Bamba applied (if you can use the word applied, I was basically attacked with it) at a benefit counter it's been on my "to buy" list for ages. I wasn't too fussed about Hoola, it's a product many love but I have my HG bronzer (Chanel Bronze Universal) I haven't really used Hoola as a bronzer just yet however as it's matte I've been using it as a contour shade and so far I like it, due to the tone however I think I'd have to use a light hand if using it as a bronzer as I am very pale.
Top - Bottom: Hoola, Bella Bamba, Coralista
They're such gorgeous shades, I'm glad now that I didn't fork out the £23.50 for full sized versions of these products as although I'm only getting 3 grams in this set it's highly unlikely (at least with my ever growing blush collection - call me obsessed) that I'll use these up! I can see this being a great product to take on holiday as it's so compact!

12 comments:

  1. great review, I wish they would release more mixes of these though as I own two out of three but these would be great for travel and to have a try of everything they offer

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  2. Thank you, yeah I think it'd be quite cool if it had a kind of Inglot-esque system and you got to choose your 3 powders! xxx

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  3. Oooh - I have some of Benefit's powders, but I don't own any of these three! That makes this very tempting! x

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    1. It's lovely, I wanted it for ages! I'm so glad I found this palette x

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  5. Oh I'm very tempted to snap up this little compact myself! Thanks for the lovely swatches xx

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    1. It's ok :) glad you find them useful! x

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  6. I've wanted this for a while, but last week when I finally saw it in person was shocked by how small it is! I was expecting something slightly bigger.
    Thanks for the swatches, coralista and bella bamba look beautiful!

    x

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    1. I was also shocked at the size but I have quite a large blush collection so I doubt I'd use up these blushes x

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