Okay guys, I have recently stumbled upon a little beauty gem that no-one seems to be talking about! Behold…. The Complexionista Palette by Benefit.
I have unfortunately never really tried any Benefit products before, and one day in work I stumbled across this little palette. I was actually looking for the Hula bronzer when the sales advisor told me about this palette.
In the palette, there are the industrial concealer (shades 1 & 2), the hula lite bronzer, the hula bronzer, watts up cream highlight, and the dandelion highlight… all for the price of £26.5.
Now, let’s talk about the concealers. Firstly, usually it is a struggle to find a concealer that matches my skin tone, everything is usually too dark, too orange, or too pink. However, the concealer shade 1 was my perfect match, and it didn’t dry up or go cakey throughout the day. I used this concealer around my nose, on a few blemishes, and underneath my lip. The staying power of this ‘industrial’ concealer is in the name! I swatched both of the shades on my arm and neither of them faded overnight. I ended up having to use some heavy-duty makeup cleaner to get them off.
Next, the bronzers. Looking in the pan the Hula Lite bronzer looks a little too light, especially when I swatched it on my arm. However, on the face the colour seems to change and appear a lot darker than anticipated. That shade is perfect for people with extremely pale skin who want a more natural contour or bronzer. The Hula bronzer was just as amazing as I expected. The colour sits well on my skin, and so I use it as both a bronzer and a contour, and it doesn’t fade or patch.
Lastly, the highlighters. The watts up cream highlighter is the perfect natural glow on your skin. It isn’t glittery or too thick, and it doesn’t mess with your foundation. You could easily wear this cream highlighter alone and look perfectly glowy, or, for a more intense glow you could dust a little of the powder highlight on top. The Dandelion powder highlight is a beautiful and subtle highlight that you can easily build up. It gives a stunning glow to the skin without looking too intense.
This palette is a perfect travel companion, or as a little taster into the benefit cosmetics line. You get more than value for your money from this palette, and I would seriously recommend this to everyone.
(From top to bottom): Dandelion highlighter, Watts Up Cream highlighter, Hula bronzer, Hula Lite bronzer, Industrial concealer shade 2, Industrial concealer shade 1.