November 3, 2009

Benefit Glitz, Glam, & Gloss Review

Hey Chicas!

Anyone doing X-Mas shopping yet?   I kinda sorta am.  I started way earlier as there are way too many incredible deals going on not too you know?   I already got most of my friend shopping done now I can concentrate on my fam.  And most important I’ve gotten my “me” gifts.  Ha, selfish Muse, very, selfish.

Speaking of gifting yourself I got another lip gloss set you might want to lay your hands on.  The new Benefit Glitz, Glam, & Gloss Set combines six glosses into three with a cool dual ended design.

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 6

Jump for it.

If you’ve been wanting to try out the new Benefit Lip Gloss selection here’s your chance to try six shades for $26 bucks. You know the Muse she can’t resist math….here’s the deal.

One full size gloss is $18 bucks from Benefit at 0.17oz in size and this gift set is $26 with six shades of gloss in a 0.1oz size. So technically that gives you 0.6 oz of gloss for $8 more than the original price of a single gloss. I personally don’t mind paying extra for a little variety plus the cute little slide draw packaging kinda draws me in however I did want to break it down for you guys as I know you love the math as much as me right?

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 7

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 8

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 1

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 9

I’m a big fan of Benefit Her Glossiness so it’s total sadness that it’s gone for good however these new glosses aren’t as fab in my humblest as they have a bit of a drier texture but the pigmentation is way better. Each has a shimmery finish and in some cases a slightly gritty texture but aside from that it’s all coolness in the realms of the festive shades you’ll get.

The set includes:

  • Fresh Squeezed (Pink Grapefruit)
  • I’m With the Band (Pink Shimmer)
  • Zone Out (Golden Beige)
  • Almost Famous (Brown with Golden Shimmer)
  • Kiss You (Fuchsia)
  • Friends in High Places (Sparkling Raspberry)

Pictured from left to right Almost Famous, Zone Out, Kiss You, Friends in High Places, Fresh Squeezed, and I’m With The Band.

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 5

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 4

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 3

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 2

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 15

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 14

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 13

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 12

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 11

Benefit Glitz, Glam, and Gloss Set 10

Considering the gloss catalog contains eight shades this is basically like getting a chance to try the entire range of shades (you’ll be missing out on two colors).

Overall, I likey. It’s not really a love for me but I do think the cute packaging, very pretty shade selection, and beautiful presentation make them tempting to pick up as a gift or for yourself.

For more details check out my Benefit LipGloss Review.

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Vonvon

    I have the set from last year’s. The colors are quite similar to it. We still haven’t gotten it here…..still considering…..

    • the Muse

      hey vonvon def…last year’s set had a few similar colors but the glossiness formula was my love last year 😀

  • Kaoru

    How would you say Fresh Squeezed compared to MAC Pink Grapefruit? I’m almost out *cries* and am on the lookout for a replacement (even temporary).

    Thanks in advanced! ^_^

    • the Muse

      kaoru decent enough dupe…not as wonderfully vibrant and bright as pink grapefruit and it leans more towards a heavy pink but it’s not bad either. god I love Pink Grapefruit, it’s my fav too 😀