Benefit Cosmetics Party Poppers 12 Days of Gorgeous Set. The box is super vibrant and fun. When I first got it, I opened it up and it scared
the hell out of me. It started singing like one of those annoying musical cards. I ended up putting it on a shelf for a few days until the coast was clear and I knew that no one would be disturbed by the “card singing”. It’s a great idea, fun, and unexpected, but once is enough — for me! Description of this set from Ulta:
“SURPRISE…it’s the 12 days of gorgeous! Open up this holiday set to play an original “Bene-song” then pop open each door to reveal a glamorous goodie for a full face look. It’s priced to please…so snap up one for yourself & one for your favorite Benebabe!”
I guess I should have read the full description, it would have prepared me for the music!!!
Included in the set:
- The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Face Primer mini (0.25 oz)
- BADgal Lash Volumizing Mascara mini (0.14 oz)
- Lollitint Cheek & Lip Stain mini (candy orchid) (0.08 oz)
- Ooh La Lift Instant Under-Eye Brightening Boost mini (0.08 oz)
- They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara mini (0.01 oz)
- They’re Real! Remover mini (0.25 oz)
- Rockateur mini (rose gold blush) Rockateur (0.1 oz)
- High Beam Highlighter mini (0.08 oz)
- Total Moisture Facial Cream mini (0.3 oz)
- Ultra Plush Lip Gloss mini in Hoola (0.22 oz)
- Ultra Plush Lip Gloss mini in Sugarbomb (0.22 oz)
- Watt’s Up! Highlighter mini (0.08 oz)
Swatches from left to right: Lollitint Cheek & Lip Stain mini (candy orchid) – this stains pretty darn good! It took me a good few minutes to hard scrub it off | Ooh La Lift Instant Under-Eye Brightening Boost mini – very pale pinkish color | High Beam Highlighter – almost the same color as the Ooh La Lift, but with a shimmer | Watt’s Up! Highlighter – gold with a light shimmer | Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb – shimmery glossy pink | Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Hoola – lightly shimmery glossy coffee | Rockateur (rose gold blush) – has a fragrance to it, like a matte rose color, lightly pigmented.
I also picked up Ulta’s Brow Tint in Deep and Medium, plus their Brow Gel Crayon in Dark Brown (to the left).
With these 4 purchases I got the following freebies/samples:
Skincare Cosmetics‘ Retinol Vitamin Enriched Anti-Wrinkle Facial Oil – highlights, protects, nourishes, ultra-light, absorbs quickly, 9 essential oils.
Benefit Cosmetics‘ If Easy Was A Crime They’re Real Sampling Kit, which included: They’re Real! Push-Up Liner (not sure how this sample works! anyone know? when I open it, there’s a little orange stopper, which I assume I remove, then above the plastic base is a rubber part where I also assume the liner is supposed to be pushed upward, but umm… HOW??! so confused. I should take a pic and see if you all can figure it out.), They’re Real! Mascara, and They’re Real! Remover
smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – I like this primer, and I keep meaning to get a full-size one, but keep forgetting — luckily Ulta keeps sending me one sample packet with my orders, LOL!
KeratinComplex Infusion Keratin Replenisher – “an advance formulation that revitalizes the hair with a blend of keratin and emollients. It restores moisture, protects against frizz and helps seal nourishment into the cuticle, leaving behind a silky, shiny finish.”
And finally 5-pc Bliss Sampler, which included:
Fabulous Makeup Melt Gel To Oil Cleanser (0.67 oz)
Triple Oxygen Radiant Protection Energizing Serum (0.16 oz)
Fabulous Foaming Face Wash (1.0 oz)
Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Foaming Mask (0.16 oz)
Pink makeup bag
This haul was a blissful indulgence, indeed! I think I also used up all my reward points on the Party Poppers Box.