Review: Benefit POWda WOWza

Benefit's boxed powders are probably one of their most popular products - and rightly so. Their packaging is unique and super cute (and eco-friendly as they are cardboard!), and their colours (though they lack variety) get lots of praise and they do look pretty! But £23.50 for one? Hmm - you could get a NARS one for that!

Now the 3 that I've always had an eye on were Coralista, Hoola and the new Bella Bamba - the latter 2 being the ones I most likely got. So when I saw this year's Benefit Christmas powder box set have all 3, I was on it!

First things first - it's a cute packaging, but the box is TINY! It's probably the size of a MAC quad, if that. But my thought was - it's cheaper than 1 blush at £19.50, and when do I actually finish a blush? Also, the nature of the products in there and the size of the box actually makes it a really great on-the-go or holiday product, with one bronzer, one peach blush, one pink one and a brush. And the brush? Not as bad as everyone makes it out to be, as it definitely does the job :)

1. Coralista: At the moment, I can't figure out how to make it show up very well on my skintone - it's still a work in process :P But being such a classic and raved about, I'm so glad to be able to try it for very cheap :)

2. Bella Bamba: My FAVOURITE, I can't get enough of this one! It's like NARS Orgasm, but a bit pinker/redder with a subtler and silver sheen, but still maintaining a wee bit of a peachy tinge. It freshens up your face and really brightens your skin :) If I were to purchase a full-sized of any of the 3 powders, it would be this one! It's also great that it's in the box because I think it's a shade people may be scared off by and would wanna try first :)

3. Hoola: I like this bronzer, I think it's an all-year bronzer unlike my other ones which I have to rotate through depending on my skintone. But you need the LIGHTEST touch with it or else you can look muddy! In that sense it's worth the money, and it's great that it's part of the box because it's one of those products that I think everyone wants to try at one point!

Left to Right: Coralista, Bella Bamba, Hoola.

Is it worth the £19.50? 100%, no doubt about it! You get to try universal and raved about products for cheaper than a full size, but you still get a really good amount of product (esp. Bella Bamba and Hoola with their insane pigmentation!)

If you are a newbie like me, it's a great way to get a taste of some of Benefit's most popular box powders. And even if you already have one of these, this set allows for a purse/holiday-friendly solution :) I think these 3 shades are universal and popular enough to be great as Christmas gifts for anyone or to buy online. But it's undoubtedly a must-have for those who have never tried Benefit's box powders! :)

What's your favourite Benefit box powder? :)

I bought this from Debenham's, who's running a 10% sale meaning you can get this for £17.55 + free delivery if you are part of their Beauty Club! Benefit are also running a 15% off sale as well - if you are interested in purchasing!



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