I’ve recently found myself gravitating towards smaller-sized beauty products, like those that comes in value sets but aren’t full-sized. I think I’ve been motivated to do more of this because of the success of my recent sample killah project – it made me realize that I don’t always need a full-size. It makes sense you know? When you’re a beauty blogger and you have way more than you need, sometimes “downsizing” is the only way to go! If you have been reading my blog for some time, you’ll know that I adore value sets so this set was the perfect combination of what I was looking for! There are usually several items that get put together into a set, so you can test a brand/range without spending too much money on it.
A brand I consistently come back to when it comes to value sets is Benefit Cosmetics. They just get. it. All year round, theme-specific or not, I have yet to be disappointed by their value set offering. The bene-kit, aptly called Benefit Cosmetics Bronze ‘N’ Dandy ($18, available here) features 4 deluxe-sized products worth around $43.98 (based on my own estimates). The products included in this set are:
- 0.1 oz Hoola Bronzing Powder – valued at $12.86
- 0.1 oz Dandelion Brightening Face Powder – valued at $14.40
- 0.22 oz Ultra Plush in Dandelion Lip Gloss – valued at $8.38
- 0.22 oz Ultra Plush In Hoola Lip Gloss – valued at $8.38
This set immediately made its way to my cart because of the Hoola Bronzing Powder, one of my all-time favourite, fool-proof bronzer. A similar value set I purchased a long time ago came with the exact same size of the bronzer which lasted me a good 3 months of daily use reminded me why I needed this set.
I have yet to try the Dandelion Brightening Face Powder but I have only heard good things about it. After swatching and playing around with it, I was pleased to see that there’s sufficient pigmentation to show up on my NC25 skintone.
I am not too crazy about the lipglosses, but that applies to both drugstore and high-end brands – I’m just not really into them lately. I am curious though about the colours as Hoola did appear to age me a little but Dandelion was as lovely of a pinky shade as I hoped. Neither glosses were sticky, and lasted well enough.
The Benefit Cosmetics Bronze N Dandy set is a fantastic value set that makes it affordable to try some of Benefit’s best-seller favourites and shows why Benefit reigns supreme when it comes to value sets. The Hoola bronzer was enough to entice me to repurchase this set, although I wished there were more selection when it comes to the inclusion of the blush. The lipglosses are fine, but I’m not too crazy about them (though they definitely fit the theme). Great set worth purchasing!
What about you? Have you tried any of the products included in the Benefit Cosmetics Bronze N Dandy set? Would you purchase the Benefit Cosmetics Bronze N Dandy? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share with me comment section or through Twitter or Instagram!
Where to Buy: Sephora ($18)