Sunday, 9 November 2008

Benefit’s ‘Betty Brushes Up On Beauty’…

After my recent Benefit haul, a few readers have been asking me about the ‘Betty Brushes Up On Beauty’ brush kit I picked up – I’ve been trying them out for a few days now, and they’ve brought a lot of fun (if not colour) to my makeup kit.

Betty knows beauty best – she’s chosen the four most essential brushes for any makeover in her 'Betty Brushes Up On Beauty' set. The powder brush, fluff brush, hard angle brush and talent brush are instant beautifiers. She’s even added an extra pouch for more makeup. This bad is “all that” and more. Measures 6” x 4”. Limited Edition.

The Verdict:
Benefit has some of the cutest items I’ve ever seen – way to go on making us buy adorable-looking cosmetics! This pouch comes in purple (my fave colour!!) with a retro-inspired design and four brushes. The Velcro closure on the pouch is not my particular favourite since I don’t like that ripping sound it makes when I open it. However, it does function well so I suppose I can overlook that small matter. There is also a sturdy zippered compartment for carrying cosmetics.

The interior of the case has individual compartments for each brush. One thing I found odd about this is that the four compartments for the brushes are similarly sized, while the brushes are different thicknesses. This means that only the powder brush fits snugly into its compartment, while the other three brushes have ample space to move around in their respective compartments – not ideal, but since there’s a minimal chance of the pouch accidentally opening it’s not a big deal, but I wish they had thought about it before manufacturing the pouch.

As far as the brushes themselves go, they are an ideal size for travelling and first perfectly into the palm of my hand. The bristles are synthetic, but they’re really soft and a pleasure to use.

Powder brush

Fluff shadow brush

Shadow liner brush – this one works really well with my Skinny Jeans Creaseless Shadowliner… :)

Hard angle brush

All the brushes are really easy to manipulate and handle – I only wish I’d managed to get a few more of these for the bargain price I bought them at! At just RM50 for the set (the US retail price is usually about USD44!!), this is just such a FANTASTIC deal! It’s so absolutely pretty too…dang my weakness for gorgeous packaging…LOL…

For me, this is going straight into my travel kit for sure – heck, it’s going into my makeup kit, period! :D

Rating: 4.5 / 5
Value: $$$
(based on the price I bought it for)



At 12:39 am, November 10, 2008 , Blogger Connie said...

I'm still beating myself up for missing the sales :(

Anywho, the powder brush looks rather small for powder but I'm sure it'll be great for blush! so cute! Benefit's hard angled brush is really good. This is definitely a bargain! Can't wait for your thoughts on the Powder PoP! :D

At 12:44 am, November 10, 2008 , Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

Nice brushes! too bad they were long gone by the time i got there :P

i am on the hunt for synthetic shadow brushes for my cream shadows :P

At 12:46 am, November 10, 2008 , Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

and oh! happy birthday!!!!!

At 6:01 am, November 10, 2008 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

oohh Bee! I've never seen this! this definitely looks so pretty!!!! Thanks for the photos!!!



At 8:28 am, November 10, 2008 , Blogger Tine said...

You can always stuff another brush in the same compartment if it's too big for just one brush. That's what I do anyway. Can bring more brushes around with me :P

Oooooh happy Cow One! :P

At 1:55 pm, November 11, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

connie: it's good for those hard to reach nooks (like the sides of the nose!) and works quite well with loose powder - will get around to the powder pop once I stop admiring the pweety colours...heehee!

plue: benefit's brushes are lovely...but just too overpriced locally.. :(

and thank you for the birthday wishes!! :)

askmewhats: I get a 'in person' version? ;)

tine: of course can stuff...but the ones I have now are either too big, or too long..haiz..(and that's not quite the purpose of a TRAVEL kit right? LOL!)

At 10:55 pm, November 13, 2008 , Blogger kahani said...

Boo they DO look like great brushes! And I missed them. =(

I bought the bag anyways. For RM20, it was so cute it was more than worth it. =D


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