December 10, 2012

christmas gift guide - benefit gift sets

Around Christmas time ever since I was a young teen until now I like to flick through Benefit's Christmas brochure and pick out my favourite gift sets to ask for. As Benefit is an expensive brand it was something that I'd only really get treated to on Christmas and Birthday's as I wouldn't be able to afford to buy their products regularly a few years back. I think the case is the same with most girls in that it's a little out of their price range, but with the sets you can try out lots of mini sizes for a good price, making the sets lovely gifts.

she's so jetset kit - the porefessional mini | 4 shade eye shadow palette | first class face powder | lip gloss in life on the A list | they're real! mascara mini - £29.50

This make up kit would be most suited to paler complexions in my opinion, with the light shades of the eye shadows, blush and lipgloss. I really like how the set has everything you need to perk your skin up in the Winter time and add a flush of colour. The only negative that I can find is the sponge applicator which has a cheap feel to it, I just wish that Benefit included a brush as they do with most of their make up kits so that the set could retain a luxury feel.

leelee's beauty secrets set - laugh with me leelee perfume mini | the porefessional mini | "that gal" primer | they're real! mascara - £39

Personally I much prefer the Benefit gift sets that include full sized products, making this version my favourite out of the bunch. I was really pleasantly surprised when I peeked inside the gift box for the first time to find all of these great products, including my favourite mascara of all time 'they're real'. Alternatively you could always pop one of the sample sizes along with a full sized product in your own gift bag for a friend and use the remaining products for another gift bag.

away we glow kit - coralista blush | shimmer 5 colour eye shadows | high beam mini | sun beam mini | lipgloss in 'life on the A list' | badgal lash mascara mini - £29.50

This set would be a great gift for anyone with a warm toned complexion or those who like to fake tan. I really like how many products are included in this set to try out but would of preferred a sample size of 'they're real' mascara to 'bad gal lash'. Thankfully Benefit have included a proper brush in this set making eyeshadow application much easier than using a sponge tip applicator.


  1. I love benefit so much, they always do such nice little gift sets, you're right though, they are on the expensive side. I think what I love most about these sets is that you get quite a few different products to try out at once :)
    Eleanor x

  2. Wow- you got gifted loads. So lucky. I do like benefit- but it's very pricy. x

  3. the second one looks amazing, would love that! x


  4. I'm loving the blusher shade, so lovely <3

  5. wow, I want them all for my Christmas gifts!